NHL Lockout 2012: League Cancels 2013 All-Star Game in Columbus

November 23rd, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
The NHL canceled the 2013 All-Star Game on Friday (via NHL.com), two days after the league rejected the NHLPA's latest CBA proposal. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly had this to say:

The reality of losing more regular-season games as well as the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus is extremely disappointing, We feel badly for NHL fans and particularly those in Columbus, and we intend to work closely with the Blue Jackets organization to return the NHL All-Star events to Columbus and their fans as quickly as possible.


UPDATE: Friday, Nov. 23 at 3:36 p.m. by Nicholas Goss

NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr has responded to the league's choice to cancel the 2013 All-Star Game on Friday (via Steve Zipay of Newsday on Twitter):

On Wednesday, the players presented a comprehensive proposal, once again moving in the owners’ direction in order to get the game back on the ice. The gap that remains on the core economic issues is $182 million. On Wednesday, Commissioner Bettman said the league is losing $18-20 million per day during the lockout, therefore two more weeks of cancelled games far exceeds the current econo ...

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