We asked three hockey guys: Now that the NHL lockout has ended, are you psyched about the prospects for the new-look Minnesota Wild during the upcoming, abbreviated season?

Jon Bittner, CHS teacher and Pirate varsity boys' hockey coach: "Yes, I am excited to watch the Wild play, because I think they will do well this season."

Nate Erickson, CHS junior and Pirate hockey player: "Yes, because they're going all the way this year."

Kyle Proulx, CHS senior and Pirate hockey player: "Yes, because I think Parise is going to take a big step for the Wild."