The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through November 1. A total of 135 regular-season games were scheduled for Oct. 11 through Nov. 1. The cancellation was necessary because of the owner’s lockout and no Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL.
The National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association met for a little more than an hour Thursday in the latest attempt to negotiate a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Union responded to the League’s proposal from Tuesday, but Commissioner Gary Bettman said there was little to discuss from the proposal.
“The Players’ Association came back and basically made three alternate proposals on the players’ share, all variations, to some degree, of the one proposal that they made over the summer and really haven’t deviated from since,” Commissioner Bettman said. “And none of the three variations of players’ share that they gave us even began to approach 50-50 (revenue split) either at all or for some long period of time and it’s clear that we’re not speaking the same language in terms of what they came back to us with.”