NHL Announces Cancellation of 2012-13 Regular-Season Schedule Through January 14

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December 20th, 2012

via press release:


NHL announces cancellation of 2012-13 regular-season schedule through January 14


NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through January 14. 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 625 regular-season games—50.8 percent of the season—were scheduled for October 11 through January 14.

  • iggy agrimotor

    There will be no season.

  • Joseph

    why is bill daly saying there will be an nhl season. this is going to be false…

  • jessica

    Once the owners have something agreeable to the players watch the players strike just for the fun of retaliation.

    And the Stanley Cup goes to the Portland Winterhawks ;)

  • Andy

    This is embarrassing for the NHL.

    What I think is sadder, is I don’t think anyone actually knows that they are missing.

    NBA is in full swing, NFL is getting down to crunch time. College Football has thrown up some very interesting bowl games.

    There is enough sport around at this time of the year for that to be forgotten about in a hurry. If they have to start cancelling games in the second half of the season then they should cancel the entire thing.

    NBA managed to make it work with a half a season but anything less than that I don’t think there is any point.

  • James Klatt

    Coming January 15

    The full cancellation of the season.

  • Joseph

    I have been told by a friend living in Toronto that Canada’s CBC (which has the broadcast network rights to the NHL in Canada and makes a lot of money off the games) may be set to announce at any time a major furlough of employees which will cut back the broadcast day of CBC radio and TV stations from 24 hours a day to 19; suspend local and regional programming on TV and radio, suspend local and regional news, and to suspend production of entertainment and cultural programming.

    What my source says would be left at the CBC would be network newscasts on TV and radio; a few public-affairs shows on TV and radio; and a handful of sports events on TV. Most of the CBC TV and radio network scehdules would go into reruns.

  • Joseph

    The NHL may not only announce the cancellation of the season in early January, but that the league is folding and going out of business.

    It cannot survive another lost season.

    There will be a new major professional hockey league in North America, but not until the Fall of 2014 (it will take that long for the league to get organized). It likely will have 20 teams: Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and one team in each of the top 17 U.S. television markets.

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