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. Dave

    I'm am lucky that I go to ECHL games. I have been a stockton thunder ticket plan holder for about 6 years now. I get my hocket fix on a regular basis.

    December 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mhaas22

    Hockey's regular season is little more than an 80 game exhibition season anyway. Maybe the players will be fresher for the playoffs.

    December 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. joe

    i do miss watching the NHL, but there may be some good news.... Just heard of a new hockey league called the BHL (bikini hockey leaugue) – hot chics in bikinis playing roller hockey with fighting. Sounds good to me!!!!

    December 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Devils fan

    Hockey will never recover this loss not only in $$$ but there new to hockey" fan base"

    December 10, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Todd

    Hockey? Hmmmm.....not interested. The only time I watched Hockey is when they show the highlights on sports center. Even then I wouldnt pay too much attention to it. Its a dying sport...I dont even think I know anyone that likes Hockey. Hockey is kind of like watching a homeless guy pee in the corner....you know its not right, but you accept it because you are trying to be open minded.

    December 10, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • RenoGal

      You've obviously never been to a game, nor do you have a large circle of friends.

      December 10, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesus Christ Superstar

      Yeah, clearly you've never been to a hockey game or you don't understand how it's played. If you did, you'd realize it's the 2nd or 3rd most popular major sport in the world... But hey, enjoy watching a baseball pitcher scratch his junk, that's exciting!

      December 10, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • frankgrimes78

      It's a dying sport? Wow man put down the pipe, last season grossed 3.3 Billion. It's expanding if anything, well it will as long as they srart playing again soon before we all give up on them.

      December 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • dmr37

      You should go stand in the corner and get a closer look at what that homeless guy is doing.

      December 11, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dennis

    At this point, do us all a favor and cancel the whole season. You are making a mockery of the sport and it's fans. If the season were to resume now, what satisfaction would any team have winning the Stanley cup knowing that it won in 1/2 of a season or less? The season is marred and the fans are angry. PLEASE. cancel the season. Solve your differences ad let's start 2013-14 fresh.

    December 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. acw

    who cares

    December 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jumbo Jim

    NHL should close doors forever.

    December 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Paul

    I get confused when people say Hockey is the worst sport. I don't see how it can be. It has everything all the other sports have that make them great in one. If you like football, you like big hits. Hockey has it, at much higher speeds! Bigger boom. If you like basketball, you probably like good passing and dunks or massive rejections by the centers. Hockey goalies robbing a goal on a breakaway is the same thing. You like baseball, well... maybe it's the drinking, or perhaps the strategy behind a lineup or the diving catch for that 3rd out. Hockey has beer, and line change strategies are done ON THE FLY by coaches. Player substitutions during play only happens in Hockey.

    @Todd – Hockey's not a dying sport. It's just expensive. That's pretty much the only reason why people shouldn't like hockey.

    December 10, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jsamuelson18

    wow

    December 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chris

    Bye Bye hockey. It's the red headed step child of main stream professional sports anyway. The players are way overpaid. Hopefully the whole league folds. I'm tired of overgrown children, owners and players alike, arguing how to split millions and millions of dollars. For the players union to even try to act like they are anyting like the hard working people of the blue collar unions is a joke. This is in no way a labor dispute.

    December 10, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JT

    Gary Bettman is THE WORST SPORTS COMMISSIONER EVER!!!!!

    December 10, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. SW

    Almost every one of my die-hard Toronto Maple Leaf loving pals have said ENOUGH! Let the billionaires and the millionaires go jump in a lake. Cancel the season and bring on baseball!

    December 10, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Josh

    The worst part is that they could have extended the previous agreement through this year and not have had to cancel any games. Yes, it would just be a temporary patch, but it would have given them up through the next off-season to reach a long-term agreement and avoided this costly lockout; and costly it is. Aside from the die-hard followings in the Northeastern cities, hockey severely struggles in the U.S. If the league is seen as too weak to even provide a season every year people will never take it seriously. Why should they? As much as I love hockey, there is no answer to that question. The worst part is that it is an insult to hockeys greats. Even if you hate hockey or sports in general, you've got to hate humanity (or be a Flyers fan :P ) to not admire someone like Mario Lemieux.

    December 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Portland tony

    Hockey is one of the hardest to watch on TV. BUT go to a game and it becomes one of the best sports going. Whereas NFL football sucks when your sitting in the stands....But is great on TV!

    December 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      I agree Portland T. I been to both and you are right.

      December 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
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