Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/23/12
Things are looking bleak, folks. The NHL lockout is now over two months old — 69 days, to be precise. On Friday, the NHL announced the cancellation of all games through Dec. 14, and, worse yet, the cancellation of the NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus, scheduled for Jan. 26-27. The Winter Classic and All-Star Weekend are gone … is the whole season next? About three weeks ago, the league and the Players’ Association looked to be making some progress after holding some originally unscheduled meetings. However, on a third consecutive day or negotiations talks broke down, and it’s been all downhill since. Commissioner Gary Bettman even suggested a two-week suspension of talks, at one point. Suffice to say, Friday’s announcement doesn’t hold any positive news for those hoping to still see some NHL action some time this season. So, do you think there will be any games at all, or is hockey headed for yet another year without the National Hockey League? Take Our Poll

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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