The National Hockey League announced the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through November 30 because of the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL.
A total of 326 regular-season games – 26.5 percent of the season — were scheduled for Oct. 11 through Nov. 30.
Most importantly I was supposed to see the Calgary/Vancouver and Ottawa/Montreal season openers, the Hockey Hall Of Fame game in Toronto, and the Caps vs. Leafs during those six weeks. Now the NHL and NHLPA has ruined that. Thanks a lot.
I heard that when an agreement is made, and the games are scheduled (this year or next) that the fans should all show up at that first game dressed in black. For that game there will be no cheering, just 60 mins of black silence. Because we all know we’ll return to the game when the players do, so you may as well show some sign of solidarity.