Thanks to Twitter and the wonders of social media we all get a front seat view to player reactions to the end of the 113-day long NHL lockout.
For some, it reignited the holiday spirit.
For others, pure excitement - and not just for themselves, but for the fans.
Erik Johnson was feeling particularly giddy. Who knew he was such a joker?
Joey Hishon kept it simple, Brick Tamland-style.
Players were not the only ones sounding off. Check out these tweets, from our lovely family here at MHH.
Despite all this great news, we still have one more thing to worry about before we can truly sit back and recline.
However, I would not be too worried about it. It seems like Ryan O'Reilly wants nothing but to stay in Colorado.
The lockout is officially over. Players are happy. Fans are happy, mostly. Put on your burgundy-tinted shades, everybody, it's time to celebrate the real New Year's. On that note, I'll leave you all with the latest tweet from the always hilarious and always cheeky @AvFanProblems.