Sunday, January 6, 2013

What the Flyers are saying about the Lockout ending

January 6 , 2013

So now that the lockout is over, time to hear what the Flyers think about the news.

First lets start with team president Peter Luukko who issued a statement on the Flyers' website after he was informed of the new CBA:

"We were informed earlier this morning that the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association have reached an agreement. As details concerning the schedule become available to us, we will release further information concerning the resumption of play. Our organization is very excited for our players, our coaches and, most particularly, our fans and we look forward to playing hockey again shortly. The Philadelphia Flyers are extremely grateful to our loyal and dedicated fans who have shown tremendous patience and support during this process. We will refrain from making any additional comments at this time."

Meanwhile, players took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the 113-day lockout's end.

"Back to the fun stuff!!!!! "

                                - Jody Shelley, @shelleyhawk45

"Thanks/sorry Fans media and everyone affected by this lockout. Never a fun situation. Now lets go play some hockey !"
                                - Max Talbot, @Max25talbot

"Very excited to get back to Philly for some hockey. Can’t wait to see the boys and the fans again."
                                - Matt Read, @MReader24

"It’s a beautiful day for Hockey.  "

                                - Claude Giroux, @28CGiroux

Giroux also shared his comments on the lockout over the phone with TSN, which you can watch by clicking here.

Randy Miller of the Courier Post tweeted that Scott Hartnell was the first to let his teammates know that the lockout was over.

" players started finding out lockout ended when Scott Hartnell sent a 5:30 a.m., text to teammates that read, "Deal done, boys!"

                                - Randy Miller, @RandyJMiller

On his 80th birthday, Flyers Chairman Ed Snider shared his thoughts about the new agreement with NBC 10 in a phone conversation that you can hear by clicking here.

And finally, Flyers Play-by-Play man Jim Jackson made his first tweet today, so make sure to go follow him Flyers Fans.

"Hallelujah!!!! Let's get back to hockey...FINALLY! "

                                 - Jim Jackson, @JimJPhilly

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