Union and management bargaining teams bandied wordsfor months before settling on a multi-greed contract for NHL players.
Bandy originated from an Old French word Bander, which was used in an early form of tennis and meant to hit a ball to and fro. Later, in the early 17th century, Bandy became the name of an Irish team game from which hockey evolved. The ball was bandied back and forth between players. The crooked shape of the stick with which the game was played has produced the modern expression bandy-legged.