NHL Lockout: League Cancels January Games with No CBA Talks Planned

December 20th, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »

The NHL cancelled another block of regular-season games on Thursday, bringing the total amount of games lost to the lockout over 600.

Per league press release:

The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through January 14. The cancellations are necessary due to the absence of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players' Association and the NHL.

A total of 625 regular-season games—50.8 percent of the season—were scheduled for October 11 through January 14.

CBA talks have stalled and we are no closer to reaching an agreement that will allow for a shortened 2012-13 season than we were two weeks ago, when owners and players met in New York City.

According to Tom Gulitti of The Record, it doesn't appear that there is much dialogue at the moment:

No communication so far today between the NHL and NHLPA.

— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) December 20, 2012 How will this cancellation impact the labor talks? Nick Cotsonika of Yahoo! Sports explains:

If NHL cancels through Jan. 14, we all know what t ...

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