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Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly statement regarding cancellation of 2012-13 schedule through Nov. 30

Friday, 10.26.2012 / 1:55 PM / News

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Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly statement regarding cancellation of 2012-13 schedule through Nov. 30
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly issued a statement regarding cancellation of the 2012-13 NHL regular-season schedule through Nov. 30.

NEW YORK – NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly today issued the following statement regarding cancellation of the 2012-13 NHL regular-season schedule through Nov. 30:

"The National Hockey League deeply regrets having to take this action. By presenting a proposal to the NHLPA that contemplated a fair division of revenues and was responsive to Player concerns regarding the value of their contracts, we had hoped to be able to forge a long-term Collective Bargaining Agreement that would have preserved an 82-game Regular Season for our fans. Unfortunately, that did not occur.

"We acknowledge and accept that there is joint responsibility in collective bargaining and, though we are profoundly disappointed that a new agreement has not been attained to this point, we remain committed to achieving an agreement that is fair for the Players and the Clubs -- one that will be good for the game and our fans."

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