Better late than never—those are fitting words for the 2012-13 NHL season which finally kicked off on January 19. The hockey season was supposed to start October 11, but then came the LOCKOUT as the NHL franchise owners and the National Hockey League Players’ Association attempted to come to an agreement. Now that it’s all settled, the season will consist of 48 games (instead of the usual 82 games) and will be limited to intra-conference competition. Don’t worry, I’m sure the players will manage to pack plenty of fights and entertainment into those games! And speaking of entertainment, we’ve gathered some of our best hockey funnies below—vote for your favorite!

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