1. This is Colin Wilson of the Nashville Predators. Usually Colin plays forward, but for 113 days he was a victim of the NHL Lockout.
But there’s good news for Colin! In the wee hours of the morning this weekend, the NHL and NHL Players Association reached a tentative agreement after marathon negotiations, paving the way for a shortened 48 or 50-game season to begin by mid-January. There’s still a slew of legal hurdles to jump over, but team owners and players will vote on the agreement Wednesday. This is great news not just for fans, but for the players themselves, many of whom have been going stir crazy.
- [Florida is bracing for tropical storm Erika, which is expected to hit the stat on Monday after tearing through Caribbean islands. At least 20 people have been killed. ›] (http://www.buzzfeed.com/stephaniemcneal/at-least-5-people-are-missing-after-tropical-storm-erika-thr)
- And on the same day 10 years later, former U.S. President George W. Bush toured New Orleans on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. ›
- Owen Labrie was found not guilty of felony sexual assault charges stemming from a 15-year-old former student's accusations that he raped her at St. Paul's School. ›