The 58th NHL All-Star Game at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., Jan. 30, 2011. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

After more than 100 days of haggling over a new collective bargaining agreement, the National Hockey League is back.

On Jan. 6, the league and its players came to an agreement to end a dramatic and drawn-out work stoppage that left some of professional sports' most passionate fans out in the cold.

Now the league is expected to announce a 48-game season.

So, what took ...

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