NHL Cancels Games Through December 30

As the National Hockey League's lockout of its Players' Association continues, the league announced the cancellation of all games through December 30th on Monday.

All games through December 14th had previously been cancelled. Also lost are the 2013 Winter Classic, to have been held at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, and the 2013 All-Star Game hosted by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

In all, 526 games have been cancelled due to the lockout.

Commissioner Gary Bettman indicated that the 48-game schedule used during the lockout-shortened 1995 season is the shortest slate of games the league will consider for a season. During the 2005-05 lockout, a 28-game schedule was briefly considered before the season was cancelled.

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This is painful... It doesn't get any easier with time as there is no hockey to go along with the cold weather and shorter days. I have some hope they will get their act together however, with the lastest round of cancellations, it seems that Oct of 13 is our best bet. Sad...

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/13/2012 at 12:36 PM

 
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