Calgary Flames' Blake Comeau sees progress

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RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:17 PM ET

After more than 80 days of the NHL lockout, there was some good news

And good vibes.

“It was definitely a lot easier to get out of bed this morning and get a workout done before a skate,” Flames forward Blake Comeau said Wednesday from his off-season — and now into what should be a season — home in Kelowna.

That’s because finally, FINALLY, there was some action between the NHL and the players’ association in the quest for a new collective bargaining agreement and end to the lockout.

On the heels of Tuesday’s surprisingly successful meetings between a half-dozen owners, including Flames co-owner Murray Edwards, and 18 players, one of whom was Flames forward Michael Cammalleri, in New York City, the push continued Wednesday with owners, who had a scheduled board of governors meeting in the morning, and nearly 20 players.

Talks went into the night, bringing about some optimism around the league.

“I’m more optimistic than I was a couple o


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