NHL Lockout: Expect NHL to Be Aggressive When Canceling Regular Season Games

October 2nd, 2012 by Trent Reinsmith Leave a reply »
Things are about to get real for the NHLPA.

“Don’t have any real progress to report, as a matter of fact, no progress was made,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly indicated to NHL.com on Tuesday regarding a resolution of the lockout over the weekend. And with that, a black cloud has placed itself directly over the start of the NHL season. Making matters worse, Daly indicated that no further talks were planned, only saying, “If it makes sense to meet, we’ll meet.”

The NHL canceled all preseason games in two chunks, and with the no end in site for the lockout, the league has to be weighing its options as to how and when to begin to canceling regular-season games. You know, the ones that players actually get paid to compete in.

The NHL has a few options in terms of how it can carry out the cancellation of regular-season games. It can take the approach it did when it scrapped the preseason games and drop games in two-week blocks, an approach that Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada seems to think will happen:

NHL teams preparing for regular-season cancellations this week. Expectations game ...

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