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Report: Cancellation of regular season games not likely until Friday

Oct 3, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT

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The regular season is supposed to start on Oct. 11. The only problem is there hasn’t been a single preseason game yet and, even more importantly, the union and NHL haven’t shown any outward signs that they’ve made significant progress towards a new CBA.

The question has begun to shift from if regular season games will be canceled to when. The answer is not until Friday, according to Sportsnet’s Michael Grange.

That would be roughly a week after the NHL scrapped what was left of the preseason schedule. The lost preseason has cost the league closed than $100 million.

The lockout has also hurt “workers, businesses, and families,” according to two US Senators from New Jersey.

  1. theawesomersfranchise - Oct 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Better news
    TSN is re-playing the 2005 World Junior championship game
    Canada vs Russia

    Because of the lockout some of Canada’s juniors were, Seabrook, Phaneuf, Weber Coburn on D, with, Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Crosby, Anthony Stewart, Getlaf, Ladd, Corey Perry and Bergeron….

    Russian had Radulov, Malkin, Ovy and the silver medal

  2. antkowiak666 - Oct 4, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    just cancel them already.there is no way on earth,we are gonna see hockey on Oct. 11th.

  3. jimw81 - Oct 4, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    As expected, NHL hitting self-destruct mode

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