The NHL announced the cancellation of regular season games from Oct. 11 to Oct. 24 in an official statement on Thursday afternoon. A total of 82 games had been scheduled during that time period.
The league and the NHLPA have been in meetings this week to come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement after the previous one expired on Sept. 15. Preseason games were cancelled last week, and an estimated $100 million in revenues have already been lost as a result. The last meeting on Tuesday lasted over two hours, but made "no progress," according to NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly.
Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune weighed in: