NHL cancels games through Dec. 14th
The NHL has canceled all games through December 14th, as well as the 2013 All-Star Weekend, which was scheduled for January 26th and 27th in Columbus.
“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 422 regular-season games — 34.3 percent of the season — were scheduled for Oct. 11 through Dec. 14.
“The reality of losing more regular-season games as well as the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus is extremely disappointing,” said NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. “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.” -NHL.com.