NHL puts more games, All-Star weekend on ice due to labor standoff
The NHL season was supposed to start October 11, but league owners have locked out players until the two sides reach a new collective bargaining agreement.
November 23rd, 2012
03:52 PM ET

NHL puts more games, All-Star weekend on ice due to labor standoff

The National Hockey League has scuttled yet more of its season, announcing today that all games through December 14 are cancelled - as are its annual All-Star Weekend festivities - due to a labor impasse.

The season should have started October 11, but league owners authorized a lockout until they and the NHL Players' Association reach a new collective bargaining agreement. Up through this week, the NHL had nixed games through November 30 and its annual outdoor Winter Classic.

Friday's announcement means that 34.3% of the season has been called off. So, too, is the All-Star weekend, which would have been January 26 and 27 in Columbus, Ohio.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Canadian Observer

    It's a sad day for all of us Canadians. Hockey is our national sport. We play it as children.

    November 23, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Canadian Observer

    My favorite player of all time was Bernie Geoffrion. He was a great skater and great person.

    November 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Benn

      Boom Boom Geoffrion was the best. Even coached the Flames years ago.

      November 24, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. Pudding Pop

    Gary Bettman needs to go. He is doing his best to ruin a successful product.

    November 23, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    I hear ya on that @ Canadian Observer, although im not from canada, hockey is very big where im from. My personal fave is Brendon Shanahan!

    November 23, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Hmmm can post on the political blog, but im blocked from this one??

    November 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Well im shocked, my post went thru. Too bad my on topic ones wont. My favorite hockey player is Shanahan. And it stinks no hockey this year!

    November 23, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |