Originally posted on Philly Sports Live  |  Last updated 10/4/12

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but the NHL just announced that they will be scrapping all regular season games from October 11th to October 24th.  The League resumed talks with the NHLPA last Friday as well as this past Monday, but were said to have gone nowhere.  With the cancellation, a total of 82 games, including four that would have been played next Thursday on not-opening night, have been thrown out the door, with no word on whether they will be made up or not.  If those games never end up being played, it will cost the NHL upwards of $120 Million dollars in lost salary.

Despite the fact that the two sides are talking, it doesn’t mean a whole lot as almost no progress has been made on just how to split up a total of $3 Billion dollars in hockey revenue.  With the lack of progress, many players have signed up to play in leagues over in Russia and Germany.  Philly’s own Claude Giroux and Danny Briere just added their names to that list, signing with Berlin side, Eisbaren.  With multiple players signing international contracts, it’s fair to say that any chance of seeing the NHL this season is doubtful at best.

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