Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/26/12
It could well be a long, long winter for hockey fans. In the back-and-forth between the NHL and the Players' Association, neither side seems willing to budge, and at this point they can't even seem to agree whether or not to meet -- and when they do, the big issues have a way of going on the backburner. Earlier Friday a report emerged that the NHL and commissioner Gary Bettman would officially announce the cancellation of the Winter Classic and All-Star Game, making the situation just that much more grim. Likewise, more regular-season cancellations could be on the immediate horizon,...

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