NHL cancels games through December 30

Published On December 10, 2012 | By Kimberly Petalas

It is becoming a routine: the NHL just canceled more games. The hockey fans don’t even want to talk about it. Not having a hockey season is hard for everyone: the players, coaches, and especially the fans.

Even though all games through December 30 were canceled, all hope is not lost!

If we take a look back to the 1994-1995 season, an agreement wasn’t reached until January 14, so there is still time for a deal to happen. The NHL played a 48-game schedule that year, and I’m sure we can all agree that some games are better than no games.

The game cancellation count is up to 527 games for this season, not including the preseason games that were lost.

As of right now, there are no meetings scheduled for the two sides to talk, but they have been communicating and there is a glimmer of hope that talks will resume quickly.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says that the lowest number of games the NHL will go for a season is 48, so a deal will need to be reached by mid-January, much like the ’95 season.

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Kimberly graduated from Hofstra University in December 2012. She has been a sports fan her whole life and grew up around sports, whether it was playing or watching them. She started her writing career interning for her local newspaper, The Gardner News, where she currently works as a reporter. In college, Kimberly wrote for Long Island Report, as well as Her Campus Hofstra.