CBC’s year-end montage is a fitting conclusion to the 2011-12 season (VIDEO)

The Los Angeles Kings lifted the Stanley Cup on Monday night, bringing an end to the 2011-12 NHL season. It was a great year, and even if the postseason was a little more defensive-minded than some of us wanted, it remained hockey, the greatest sport on earth, and thus, it remained great.

If you need one last reminder that hockey is excellent, look no further than the CBC's final montage of the season? Sure, the whole thing is set to Coldplay, but we'll forgive them that because it's still teeming with fantastic hockey moments from the year that was.

Just jump ahead to about the 10-minute mark and let the CBC play us out:

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A pretty good year, in this dude's humble opinion.

Now then. Someone lock Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr in a room until they work out a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Or fall in love. I don't really care, just so long as the 2012-13 season begins on time.

s/t to the Pensblog.

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