NHL cancels games through December 30
December 10th, 2012
02:09 PM ET

NHL cancels games through December 30

If you were hoping for some good news on the NHL season, well, you're going to have to keep hoping.

The league announced on Monday that games through December 30 have been cancelled after the players' association and the NHL could not reach a new collective bargaining agreement.

If you're playing along at home this brings the total number of cancelled games to 526.

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  1. BD

    Very sad for the NHL, not its management that seems to have no concern with a season being scuttled, but for the fans. The league is giving a bick F-U to its fans by going through these protracted negotiations and regardless about what they say regarding the future economic health of the game; I assure you, this current situation is doing far more damage.

    Personally I don't understand why the league didn't take the players up on the offer to play during negotiations...

    December 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. peteypab

    My only question is that they knew this was coming. Why wasn't it taken care of in the past two off seasons to ensure the continuation of the regular season uninhibited by bettman the "oh powerful one"

    December 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chris

    Let's put curling on TV!

    December 10, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. e-rock

    At least the Islanders won't suck?

    December 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jeffro stills

    At least the Toronto Maple Leafs can say they arent in LAST place this year!

    December 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Chris

    Who wants some useless Sharks season tickets?

    December 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Anomic Office Drone

    And all 19 American hockey fans wept.

    December 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • JOeBlow

      19 fans seems overly optimistic

      December 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • JJC

      As a U.S. hockey fan I think that there are more fans that are intelligent enough to understand the game in the U.S. I know for you guys that aren't fans that it is hard to understand a game that moves this fast, hell they don't even stop the game to trade out players. You can keep your sports where there is only 15 minutes of actual "play" in an entire 60 minute game. Intelligent people want to see a sport that is more complex and where the players are in top physical shape. Unlike the fat guys in baseball that can barely run and whose only skill is in swinging a bat. Keep your slow and dumbed down sports.

      December 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Wifi

    Pretty sad.. All the lost jobs because they can't figure out who gets the $$$. Did they not learn what happened when baseball had the strike in 94'.. It took years for them to get the fans back.. Now with the economy and high ticket prices people have a hard time going.. Hell look at the yanks.. They don't sell out and they have 19 million people in there metro area. It is tough when it costs $200-$500 to take your family to a game. Hockey will suffer greatly for years because of the players and owners which was the case with baseball. Both sides were too greedy with there representatives asking for too much

    December 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. liberal disease

    why don't they call in Barry and boner to sort this out and put the final nail in the coffin on this Canadian sport. Whats next the soccer going on strike?

    December 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bruce

    Why don't they just cancel all the GAMES for ever.

    December 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Air wolf-1984

      And watch bloody Basketball?
      Yeah right!

      December 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • snowdogg

      Hockey is as boring as soccer.

      December 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • fan


      Have you played hockey? I find basketball boring but I never played it.

      December 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      Baskeball can be boring at times but at least their fan base is not limited to Canada and a few major cities in the United States.

      December 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sam


    December 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. MakesSense

    Season is over for me. Not one nickel.

    December 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. CaesarXIII

    Owners... You've lost more money than what you're trying to bargain for. Congratulations on ruining another season.

    December 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Anonymous

    I remember being a 13 year old kid, mesmerized by this game. Now, 20 years later, I feel nothing but pity, for a group of overgrown men, who have become so money-grubbing hungry, that they forget about the fans. Yeah, you may work hard to get to where you are, but you don't deserve the money when you behave like jerks. Get over yourselves.

    December 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lardeau

    What a bunch of utter greedy DUMBOs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If there was another league everybody would leave the NHL and never come back. At this moment the players are STUCK. There is no other major league in North America where they can go. And the Owners know that.

    December 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
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