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NHL Cancels Winter Classic, All-Star Game; Announcement coming next week

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04:22 PM ET 10.26 | The NHL announced on Friday that they have canceled their November slate of games and it appears that the bad news is still going to flow in like sewage for fans over the next week. An NHL source has told ESPN hockey nut John Buccigross that the NHL Classic will be the next game to go and it's cancellation will be announced at some point next week. Canceling the Winter Classic and killing the forward momentum that the sport has been gaining is devastating to watch, and it begs the question of whether or not hockey will ever recover. The Winter Classic was one of the brilliant things since that last lockout to help try and bring the sport out of the abyss, but now it's the just the latest casualty of an ugly and potentially crippling lockout.

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October 26, 2012  05:37 PM ET

Do you suppose that the lockout is the NHL's way of covering up the huge mistake of putting the Leafs in the Winter Classic?

October 26, 2012  06:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Do you suppose that the lockout is the NHL's way of covering up the huge mistake of putting the Leafs in the Winter Classic?

I second that emotion...

October 26, 2012  06:55 PM ET

They never had any intention of playing the Winter Classic anyway. All part of the NHL`s plan. Players asked to get back to the bargaining table and were refused. NHL now says it`s unfortunate for the fans a deal can`t be reached. Well nimrods, if you refuse to come to the table, then duh! Not the sharpest batch, the NHL!!!

October 26, 2012  06:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Do you suppose that the lockout is the NHL's way of covering up the huge mistake of putting the Leafs in the Winter Classic?

Never said there wasn`t an upside!!!!!!

October 26, 2012  07:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Never said there wasn't an upside!!!!!!

Yep.

October 26, 2012  07:56 PM ET

So close...

October 26, 2012  09:00 PM ET

Is it the salad i have or is this site updating during the day instead of rehashed stories?

October 26, 2012  10:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Is it the salad i have or is this site updating during the day instead of rehashed stories?

Happy hour was cutting in on their work schedule.

October 27, 2012  03:30 AM ET

This sad mess just keeps on getting worse and worse......the games being played are in the boardroom, instead of on the ice.......not only hockey fans are frustrated....the domino effect of no games for months, is hurting many businesses.....this NHL mess should never ever be allowedto happen.

October 27, 2012  10:49 AM ET

Do people not know how to speak/type in English? Its. Its. Its. Its cancellation. Not it's. Idiots.

October 27, 2012  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And i wonder who's fault it is that there's a lock-out..............the NHL could very well be negotiating a new CBA WHILE playing!!! Stupid. I'm starting to see a lot of disgruntled fans on different and many websites....many of them swearing off hockey and not buying anymore NHL merchandise. GOOD i say...F YOU NHL.

An organized fan voice of the millions of hockey fans SHOULD be able to lock-out the NHL.
Don't buy the newpapers, cancel the sport channels, DO NOT BUY ANY NHL PRODUCTS, let the sponsors know they can pay less for NHL games with less interest for the sport. The NHL is not the NFL or NBA and does not have the same advantages for television contracts. It is still in its infancy as far as popularity in the U.S.
Put pressure on the owners, especially in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Boston, Philly...and do not do anything, but watch the games on free t.v stations.
Let the NHL suffer a loss...then see how both parties feel about contract negotiations and how they will all lose money. F them all, both sides.
Why can't the CBC at least broadcast the AHL? I'd be quite happy to watch those games and get more familiar with the players and league instead of these stupid, 'historical games'?

October 27, 2012  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Do people not know how to speak/type in English? Its. Its. Its. Its cancellation. Not it's. Idiots.

So Its always to be capitalized?
Thanks.
Next...

October 27, 2012  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

They never had any intention of playing the Winter Classic anyway. All part of the NHL`s plan. Players asked to get back to the bargaining table and were refused. NHL now says it`s unfortunate for the fans a deal can`t be reached. Well nimrods, if you refuse to come to the table, then duh! Not the sharpest batch, the NHL!!!

Bettman has been insulted and this is the payback for the NHLPA not accepting his generous offer. Simple.
Eventually, he will win over Fehr as the owners hold all the cards and they know it over the long run.
The money lost by the players will be greater than what they will ever get at the table and they will eventually have to fold...the pressure will come from the lower 2/3rds of the players IMO.

October 27, 2012  11:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Do people not know how to speak/type in English? Its. Its. Its. Its cancellation. Not it's. Idiots.

Oh, and clearly you have completed your weekend homework. Good job.

October 27, 2012  01:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Do people not know how to speak/type in English? Its. Its. Its. Its cancellation. Not it's. Idiots.

A significant contribution for your third post! Run along English teacher!!

October 27, 2012  01:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

A significant contribution for your third post! Run along English teacher!!

Hehehe

October 27, 2012  01:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Hehehe

Have a good trip Mick. Drink a pint for me.

October 27, 2012  05:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Have a good trip Mick. Drink a pint for me.

Goodbye to my FN buds..............


If I don't see you tonight....................


I'll see you when I see you.....

 
October 27, 2012  06:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Goodbye to my FN buds..............If I don't see you tonight....................I'll see you when I see you.....

Hey Mick, have a blast!!!! Cheers!!!!

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