With the Collective Bargaining Agreement signed by both the NHL and the NHL Player's Association, the lockout is officially over. Yahoo! Sports takes a look at top match-ups and headlines going into this season.
The top-seeded teams from the NFC will face off this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. EST at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Can the Falcons sustain their success after a dramatic, last-second victory over the Seahawks?
Great news for hockey fans - there will be an NHL season after all. An agreement was made between the Player's Association and the league early Sunday morning, essentially ending this year's lockout just in time to save the season. The shortened season is predicted to begin on January 19th.
This Sunday night's matchup between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys will determine the winner of the NFC East.
With over half of the games in the 2012-13 NHL regular season already cancelled, the entire season is now in serious jeopardy. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly has predicted the deadline to begin the season is “sometime in mid-January.” Hope is dwindling as no negotiations are currently scheduled between the Players' Association and the league.
The National Hockey League and the NHL Players' Association are still struggling to reach a Collective Bargaining Agreement. Although the window is closing, there is still time for the two sides to make a deal that would save this year's season.
With college football's bowl season fast approaching, SI.com's Stewart Mandel breaks down each matchup and ranks all 35 games.