NHL cancels regular season games through Oct. 24

Thursday October 4th, 2012

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:

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