NHL Lockout: Negotiations Reaching Do-or-Die Status with All-Star Game Looming

November 23rd, 2012 by Alex Ballentine Leave a reply »
As if the cancellation of early-season games wasn't bad enough, the NHL All-Star Game may be the next victim of the work stoppage.

According to Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch, the All-Star Game is expected to be axed on Friday.

The event would be the 60th game in NHL All-Star history.

Obviously, the loss of the All-Star Game will be saddening to fans, but the loss of the game also means the additional loss of two more weeks' worth of regular-season games. That's a grand total of 422 games. With the lockout now 69 days in, the NHL is really on the brink of cancelling the entire season.

Considering the league's history of strikes and work stoppages, one has to wonder if the league can really survive losing an entire season of games.

There has been small progress made towards a deal, as the two sides agreed to move entry-level contracts from two years to three (h/t Aaron Ward of TSN).

One movement on part of NHL, they did move on term of entry level to 3 years#TSN

— Aaron Ward (@aaronward_nhl) November 21, 2012  

However, in the grand scheme of things, the length of entry-lev ...

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