NEW YORK (October 26, 2012) – The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through November 30 because of the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL.
A total of 326 regular-season games – 26.5 percent of the season -- were scheduled for Oct. 11 through Nov. 30.
STATEMENT BY NHL DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BILL DALY
NEW YORK (October 26, 2012) – 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."
Flyers games affected are as follows:
Nov. 1 vs. New Jersey
Nov. 3 vs. Anaheim
Nov. 4 @ NY Rangers
Nov. 6 vs. Buffalo
Nov. 8 @ Carolina
Nov. 10 vs. Carolina
Nov. 13 vs. Minnesota
Nov. 16 @ Buffalo
Nov. 17 vs. Buffalo
Nov. 21 vs. Ottawa
Nov. 23 vs. Winnipeg
Nov. 24 @ NY Rangers
Nov. 28 @ Toronto
Nov. 29 @ NY Islanders