Found December 10, 2012 on Buzz On Broad:
With last week's debacle potentially behind them, time is of the essence for the NHL.  If there is to be any sort of season, an agreement needs to be reached before Christmas.  Today the NHL will formally announce the cancellation of all games through December 30th. Now that all of December is axed, it is obvious that if a deal is signed, the season would start in January.  The two sides are believed to begin talks again on Wednesday.  Sidney Crosby has announced that he will no longer be attending these meetings....if anyone cared.
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