Hockeytown is abuzz with talk about the return of the Detroit Red Wings after a 113-day lockout that threatened to cancel the entire NHL season.
The players association and the league reached a settlement early Sunday after a marathon bargaining session. The 10-year deal paves the way for an abbreviated 2012-13 season.
At downtown Detroit's R.U.B. BBQ Pub, manager Chris Eid (EED) says he was "ecstatic" when he got the news.
Eid says the return to NHL action was a big topic of conversation among his Sunday afternoon.
The restaurant and bar runs a shuttle service to Joe Louis Arena for Wings games.
Eid says the business benefits from being close to Comerica Park, Ford Field and the Fox Theatre, taking the edge off the hockey lockout.