NHL cancels more games, including All-Star

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The Associated Press

The NHL has called off all games through Dec. 14, plus the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio.

The league made the announcement Nov. 23, the 69th day of the NHL’s lockout of its players.

The new cancellations come as little surprise. The two sides had an unproductive negotiating session on Wednesday that produced no movement to break an impasse over splitting more than $3 billion in revenue and also player contracts.

A total of 422 regular-season games, more than 34 percent of the season, have now been lost.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says losing the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus is “extremely disappointing.”

“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,” Daly said.

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  1. This season is doomed – we get the player that we wanted (the front office wanted, I mean) in the off-season, and then our first season with him is completely blown – what a waste!

  2. From Pat Leonard at the Daily News:

    “The Canadian Press tallied Friday that after this latest announcement, the total number of NHL cancellation due to a lockout since 1994 equals 2,120 regular-season games, three All-star Games and one Winter Classic.”

    Amazing.

  3. Czechthemout!!! on

    Hi guys,

    Have not posted in a months, miss being on, Here posting about the Rangers. The players and owners are both fools. But this is what happens when you try and socialize a free market enterprise. If some of these owners cant compete against others than they should not be in the buisness. Contraction is really what this sport badly needs, and not just because of financial reasons but also because of quality of play.

    The players union should decertify and all the players should playout their contract and than have at it in free agency. There should not be any guaranteed contracts unless agreed upon during negotiations. And there should be a draft because that is how the NHL wants to run their buisness. If the players dont like it, tough! You want to play in the NHL , than those are the rules.

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