New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – The National Hockey League announced Thursday the cancellation of games through January 14, scrapping 99 more games off their 2012-2013 schedule.
The NHL has already lost a total of 625 games or 50.8 percent from its supposed 2012-2013 schedule.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman previously insisted that he will not accept a season with less than 48 games per team, prompting followers to think the 2012-2013 season is already dead.
The NHL and the players association remain in a stalemate on their labor talk while the NHL Players’ Association in a brink of disbandment.
This is the third time over the last three decades that the NHL experienced a lockout of this magnitude.
The 1994-1995 NHL season was shortened to 48 games while the 2004-2005 was totally abandoned all because of labor disputes.