"The NHL season begins tonight, after a year lost to lockout. Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Phil Sheridan approaches the impending puck drop with an appropriately fuzzy memory: 'Those guys (what are they called again?) are back, ready to drop those little gizmos (the black rubber dealies), and skate in pursuit of that big silver thing (you know, Lord What's-His-Name's What-Have-You). Hockey. That's it. They're going to be playing ice hockey again. This is going to be a first: a league where the comeback player of the year is everybody.'"