Another round of NHL games lost with CBA talks stalled

Monday, December 10, 2012 at 2:28pm

With negotiations toward a new collective bargaining agreement with the NHL Players Association stalled again, the National Hockey League canceled another two weeks worth of games Monday.

All contests scheduled through Dec. 30 now have been wiped out, and arenas are free to schedule replacement events, if possible. At this point, 42.8 percent of the scheduled contests have been lost.

For the Nashville Predators, that meant four home games including one against division rival Detroit (Dec. 15) and one against the Philadelphia Flyers, which tried to sign Nashville captain Shea Weber during the offseason, were eliminated.

Previously, the league had canceled games through Dec. 14. Also wiped out were the NHL Winter Classic, the annual outdoor contest, which was scheduled for Ann Arbor, Mich., this season, and the NHL All-Star Game, scheduled for Columbus, Ohio.

The sides met for several days last week but talks broke off Thursday without a resolution. No further talks are scheduled at this time.

NHL owners locked out players upon expiration of the last collective bargaining agreement on Sept. 15.

3 Comments on this post:

By: gm0168 on 12/10/12 at 4:26

Feel sorry for all the businesses downtown, who have to be hurting at this loss of revenue. Hopefully the NHL can come back, but this is the 2nd lockout in a short period of time....

By: 4gold on 12/10/12 at 6:55

I don't care about hockey any more. I just think the down town busnesses should sue NHL for lost revenue. Multimillionaires on both sides fighting over 2% of the profits? So Weber would make 30 million 200,000. instead of 29 million 800,000.? I really don't think anyones lifestyle is in jeopardy here but the restaurant owners downtown. Hang the season. I am done. I wouldnt go to a game now if they started tomorrow..

Go Dores, Preds, Titans! Go Nashville a great place to live!

By: courier37027 on 12/11/12 at 10:13

Other pro sports should follow suit and cancel their All-Star games.