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Players react to deal on Twitter

New York Rangers Henrik Lundqvist
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is ready to move on. He tweeted, 'the past is the past.'
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NHL players react on Twitter to the tentative deal:

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist ‏@HLundqvist30: The past is the past... lets move forward and start enjoying the best game on the planet!! Hockey is back and I love it!!!

Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski ‏@gollygoose33 #hockey #skate #passes #shots #Dallas #fun #fans #finally ##idontknowwhattodowithmyhands

Oilers forward Sam Gagner @89SGagner: Scot Beckenbaugh, next time I'm in NYC, dinner is on me. Thanks for helping get us back on the ice. #NHL

Capitals defenseman John Carlson ‏@JohnCarlson74: So I guess it's time to jump on my bed again?

Edmonton forward Taylor Hall ‏@hallsy04: So excited to get back to Edmonton. See you soon Oiler fans!!!!

Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog ‏@GabeLandeskog92: People say it's like Christmas morning waking up today? I'd say this is a lot better. Couldn't be more excited!!

Panthers forward George Parros ‏@GeorgeParros: 20 hour day of negotiations and straight to airport for a coast to coast flight... At least I'm coming home happy!

Capitals defenseman Mike Green ‏@GreenLife52: Best day of my life! #theend

Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson ‏@JackJohnson3: Thankful that not just the NHL players can go back to work, but #CBJ staff, Nationwide Arena employees, and Arena District businesses.

Lightning forward Marc-Andre Bergeron ‏@bergeron47: Back to work!

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Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell ‏@Willie_Mitch33: I wake up to have one season end before it started and another start. Playoff like atmosphere out on the river this morning! #nhl #lakings

Avalanche forward Jamie McGinn ‏@JamieMcGinn11: #GameOn can't wait to get this going

Islanders forward Kyle Okposo ‏@bookerT2116: Thanks to everyone at the #NHLPA who worked so tirelessly throughout the last 4 months to resolve this!

Islanders forward Michael Grabner ‏@grabs40: Thanks to everyone who worked so hard and got this done..scramble is on now..can't wait to get to NY #letsplayhockey

Capitals forward Troy Brouwer ‏@tbrouwer20: What a great way to wake up!

Blue Jackets center RJ Umberger ‏@Umby18: Best wake up I have had in a long time! Thanks to everyone involved who put in the countless hours. @NHLPA

Flyers forward Max Talbot ‏@Max25talbot: Thanks/sorry Fans media and everyone affected by this lockout. Never a fun situation. Now lets go play some hockey !

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Maple Leafs defenseman John-Michael Liles ‏@hoosierjm26: Excited to get back on the ice at the ACC soon. Thanks to all the who worked their a**** off to get this deal done. #gameon @NHLPA

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby ‏@Holts170: Huge thank you to all the players who put in countless hours during these negotiations!

Islanders forward Matt Moulson ‏@MMoulson: Woke up to some great news...Big thank you to all who put in countless hours to get this thing done @NHLPA

Sabres forward Steve Ott ‏@otterN9NE: Game On!!! #BuffaloSoldier Time

Predators defenseman Hal Gill ‏@Skillsy75: Nice to have work again! Thanks to Don and everyone in NY. #HereWeGo

Blues goalie Brian Elliott ‏@KidElls1: Game On!

Predators forward Mike Fisher ‏@mikefisher1212: Thanks to all the players and staff who worked hard throughout this whole process to get a deal done!

Kings forward Dustin Brown @DustinBrown23: Finally

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Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty ‏@MaxPacioretty67: Great day and great start to the new year. Hoping for a great season now for our team #habs

Blues forward TJ Oshie ‏@OSH74: Thank you to all the hockey fans who have stayed with us and have been patient though this process. See you real soon!! #BestFansEver

Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney ‏@ryanwhitney6: So much nonsense during this whole mess but I must say all players are very thankful for Don Fehr and the entire NHLPA staff. #GameOn

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