from the NHL:
STATEMENT FROM NHL DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BILL DALY
NEW YORK (October 4, 2012) — National Hockey League Deputy
Commissioner Bill Daly today issued the following statement concerning the
cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through Oct. 24:
“We were extremely disappointed to have to make today’s announcement.
The game deserves better, the fans deserve better and the people who derive
income from their connection to the NHL deserve better.
“We remain committed to doing everything in our power to forge an
agreement that is fair to the players, fair to the teams and good for our
“This is not about “winning” or “losing” a negotiation. This is about
finding a solution that preserves the long-term health and stability of the
League and the game.
“We are committed to getting this done.”