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Report: Teams prepping for cancellation of regular-season games this week

Oct 1, 2012, 12:29 PM EST

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Having already lost the entire exhibition season, NHL teams are now preparing to miss regular-season games.

That’s the word from CBC’s Elliotte Friedman, who reports several clubs have started planning on the assumption a cancellation announcement would happen this week.

According to Friedman, it’s expected canceled regular season games will occur in two week “blocks” — based on that assumption, the first slate of erased games would run from Thursday, Oct. 11 (opening night) to Thursday, Oct. 25.

If the league does start cancelling regular-season games, more and more discussions will reference the work stoppage of 1994-95.

That year saw an abbreviated 48-game schedule that began on Jan. 20 and ran to May 3…after 468 games were lost to the lockout.

  1. drewsylvania - Oct 1, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Just agree to something already.

    • bengalfan2012 - Oct 1, 2012 at 12:54 PM

      they have
      they both agreed to kill the sport and are succeeding!

      • drewsylvania - Oct 1, 2012 at 1:27 PM

        As in most sports, the owners have little leg to stand on. As much as they try to deny it, the players are the product. We’d watch these guys play if they played on a random sheet of ice with donated equipment.

  2. blomfeld - Oct 1, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    2011-2012 NBA Season = 2012-2013 NHL Season

    Cancelling forthcoming games in “two week blocks” is completely consistent with my assertion that our season “will” commence by the US Thanksgiving holiday weekend, latest. In fact, even those who are sheep with poor eyesight should now see this as a virtual admission that the owners and NHLPA are in this “together” for the obvious reasons. Don’t fool yourself friends. Wiping out the entire season would have been the equivalent of taking a bullet in the head for all parties involved, no two ways about. But everyone knows that there’s “zero” chance of that ever happening. So let these wealthy “manipulators” carry on with their fake meetings and phoney press conferences, as we simply don’t care. We’ve got much better things to do with our time, instead of sitting here and worrying about some silly “contrived” impasse. The only thing we would ask however, is that they kindly give us a call as soon as the stage performance is over … thanks !

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

    Stanley Cup Champions and “best” hockey team in the world today !!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

  3. 12strikes - Oct 1, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    At this point the NHL should just shut down. That way these “barns” could be use for sports that actually have appeal to the public. Like the LFL, Dirt Bike Racing, and Cockroach races.

    • thedavesiknowiknow - Oct 1, 2012 at 11:57 PM

      and Foxy Boxing, gotta have Foxy Boxing.

  4. ddkendall - Oct 3, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    I have stated in the past that the owner and players learned NOTHING from the last stoppage of play. Maybe the fans have learned something and will not coming rushing back as soon as these babies settle their petty gripes. Millionares arguing with billionares does not get my crying towel out. Maybe hockey could take a page from the NFL. When it finally became apparent that the tack together refereeing system was hurting the game the fans and the media raised such a ruckus it could no longer be ignored. How about some serious noise from the hockey fans and media???

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