Sports

NHL Cancels Regular Season Schedule Through November

View Comments
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks with the media at a press conference announcing the New York Islanders' move to Brooklyn in 2015 at the Barclays Center on October 24, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 24: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks with the media at a press conference announcing the New York Islanders’ move to Brooklyn in 2015 at the Barclays Center on October 24, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The NHL made it official on Friday and did what had been expected for several days now.

The league canceled the entire schedule for the month of number, bringing the total number of games missed in the NHL lockout to 326.

This also eliminates any hope of the league playing a full 82-game schedule during the 2012-13 season. According to the league the deadline for salvaging the full season was Thursday, and that deadline passed without any new talks. The NHLPA attempted to meet with the league on Wednesday but was turned away because in the NHL’s view there was nothing to talk about at that point.

This latest round of cancelations does not include the Jan. 1 Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, Michigan, or the NHL All-Star game on Jan. 27 in Columbus, Ohio, but those games appear to be hanging by a thread. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly did however refute a report that the cancelation could come as early as Monday.

Click HERE for the full story from CBSSports.com

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,066 other followers