Fans Keep Spirit Alive, Despite NHL's Turmoil

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The dark cloud has passed, at least temporarily, the boys are back on the ice, the NHL's horrible summer has drawn to a close with the court decision in Arizona.

What a summer it was, with the Phoenix Coyotes' legal death throes, Patrick Kane beating up a cabbie, the NHL players' association descending into civil war, and the league managing both to slight its greatest icon, Wayne Gretzky, and to throw one of its owners under the bus (though there's grey area all around).

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