NBC on new CBA agreement: “Let’s drop the puck”

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Now that the NHL lockout has come to an end, you better believe all of us here at NBC Sports are excited to get back to watching hockey.

NBC Sports & NBCSN Executive Producer Sam Flood had this to say about the end of the 113-day work stoppage.

“Doc, Edzo, Pierre and our entire production team are counting the seconds until the season begins so we can get back to doing what we love: telling the story of the annual quest to win the Stanley Cup, the greatest trophy in sports. Let’s drop the puck.”

NBC’s lead play-by-play man and broadcasting legend Doc Emrick followed with a thought of his own.

“Only one chance to make a good first impression. I have no doubt the players will do just that. They will have to. The effect of even a two-game losing streak will be four.”

A shortened season should make the whole thing feel like a run to the playoffs. Game on, everyone.