When the NHL announced the proposal for a new collective bargaining agreement on Tuesday, hockey fans everywhere felt their hearts beat just a little bit faster.
The new CBA would call for a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue, and if the NHL and NHLPA can come to an agreement soon, an 82-game season would begin on Nov. 2.
Fans certainly hope that both sides can find common ground, but a deal is far from complete. On Thursday, the NHL and the player's association will meet to discuss the formal offer.
NESN asked its Twitter followers to share their opinions on the new proposal and what they hope the outcome will be, using the hashtag #icebreaker. The results are in, and here they are: