I am kind of giddy about this. Not only is Hockey back, but I LOVE the compressed season. Loved it for the C's last year, and love it even more for the B's. There should be either a C's or B's game on every night!
I will say though, this is probably a bad trend, if the NHL is as successful in the shortened season as the NBA was last year. I think owners might be seeing that having that compressed season, while not great for overall revenues, can actually increase interest a bit, rather than hurting it.