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NHL Cancels More Games Including The All-Star Game

NEW YORK (November 23, 2012) -- The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through December 14. The NHL also announced the cancellation of the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio. The cancellations are necessary due to the absence of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL.

A total of 422 regular-season games – 34.3 percent of the season – were scheduled for Oct. 11 through Dec. 14.

“The reality of losing more regular-season games as well as the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus is extremely disappointing,” said NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. “We feel badly for NHL fans and particularly those in Columbus, and we intend to work closely with the Blue Jackets organization to return the NHL All-Star events to Columbus and their fans as quickly as possible.”
 

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OlderThanChelios's avatar

Oh no, not the ASG. What a huge loss.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 11/23/12 at 02:28 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Should have the Gary.ASSG pony-and-dog show anyway as a show of faith to the corporate sponsors.

Sorry.  Couldn’t say that with a straight face.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 11/23/12 at 02:36 PM ET

starsfan26's avatar

Am I the only one that HATES when the NHL makes a decision followed by phrases like “We feel so badly for the fans”?  It could not be more insincere. 

At this point I would rather the presser say something like “We are cancelling some more games and will eventually get around to canceling the entire season…oh and seriously, we don’t care what anybody thinks.  Is there a puppy, child or senior citizen around that Gary can kick to prove this to you?”

Posted by starsfan26 on 11/23/12 at 02:47 PM ET

Paul's avatar

What I would prefer sf26 is Bettman making the announcement, not Daly.  After all, he is the commish.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/23/12 at 02:49 PM ET

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They’re “good cop, bad cop’, Paul.  Gary’s public role is that of the meanie.  Daly’s public role is that of the ‘gee golly, sorry about this’ guy.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 11/23/12 at 05:20 PM ET

starsfan26's avatar

They’re “good cop, bad cop’, Paul.  Gary’s public role is that of the meanie.  Daly’s public role is that of the ‘gee golly, sorry about this’ guy.

Agree, great analogy

Posted by starsfan26 on 11/23/12 at 06:06 PM ET

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Posted by HockeyinHD on 11/23/12 at 05:20 PM ET

Isn’t the good cop supposed to at least pretend to be sincere?

Posted by Garth on 11/23/12 at 11:50 PM ET

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Isn’t the good cop supposed to at least pretend to be sincere?

I think to most people who haven’t followed Daly’s special brand of clueless dupe flavored liberally with purposeful lying, he comes off as a fairly sincere dude.

Also, it helps to have Bettman as the point of comparison.  When the bad cop is a guy that pretty much every player and every fan holds in the utmost of contempt, being the good cop mostly just revolves around not waterboarding a reporter in public or being caught playing with a Tickle Me Elmo doll in the parking lot at Remington’s.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 11/24/12 at 06:32 AM ET

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