Or rather, make that a "comprehensive response," according to NHLPA head Donald Fehr.
Wow, 2012 tested our patience. Here are some of our favorite posts since the NHL last held hockey games.
The U.S. and Slovakia have a must-win meeting before Canada faces host Russia in what could be the WJC's most bitter first-round encounter.
Resuming negotiations for the first time since a mid-December tantrum, the NHL continues to inch off hills it previously pledged to die on.
Get ready for the annual World Junior Hockey championship, the most exciting hockey you'll have watched since June.