About damn time, too. Unfortunately I'll be watching it at work (and perversely, the Thrashers don't have a home game on one of my days off until November -- after that, they don't have another until AFTER THE FREAKIN' ALL-STAR BREAK), but hockey is hockey, even if I'm watching it sober.
One of the annual signs hockey is back: Patrik Štefan is hurt. Poor guy.
Anyway: welcome back, hockey. Go Avs, Go Thrashers.
(ADD: if I had things even remotely together, I would have remembered to mention that Jes has posted my predictions on NHL awards and standings. You can pick mine out easily -- they're the well-reasoned predictions that will leave you stroking your chin and saying "this fellow -- I like the cut of his jib.")