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NHL Announces Cancellation of 2012-13 Regular Season Schedule Through November 30

NHL Deputy Commissioner also issued a statement Friday

Friday, 10.26.2012 / 1:39 PM / News
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NHL Announces Cancellation of 2012-13 Regular Season Schedule Through November 30

NEW YORK (October 26, 2012) – The National Hockey League announced today 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.

 

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BILL DALY STATEMENT

REGARDING CANCELLATION OF 2012-13 SCHEDULE THROUGH NOV. 30

NEW YORK (October 26, 2012) – NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly today issued the following statement regarding cancellation of the 2012-13 NHL regular-season schedule through Nov. 30:

"The National Hockey League deeply regrets having to take this action. By presenting a proposal to the NHLPA that contemplated a fair division of revenues and was responsive to Player concerns regarding the value of their contracts, we had hoped to be able to forge a long-term Collective Bargaining Agreement that would have preserved an 82-game Regular Season for our fans. Unfortunately, that did not occur.  

“We acknowledge and accept that there is joint responsibility in collective bargaining and, though we are profoundly disappointed that a new agreement has not been attained to this point, we remain committed to achieving an agreement that is fair for the Players and the Clubs -- one that will be good for the game and our fans."

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