NHL announces cancellation of 2012-13 regular season schedule through Oct. 24
NEW YORK – The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through October 24. A total of 82 regular-season games were scheduled for Oct. 11 through Oct. 24.
The cancellation was necessary because of the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL.
Flyers games affected are as follows:
Thu. Oct. 11 vs. Boston
Sat. Oct. 13 @ NY Islanders
Thu. Oct. 18 vs. Pittsburgh
Sat. Oct. 20 vs. Winnipeg
National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly today issued the following statement concerning the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through Oct. 24:
"We were extremely disappointed to have to make today’s announcement. The game deserves better, the fans deserve better and the people who derive income from their connection to the NHL deserve better.
"We remain committed to doing everything in our power to forge an agreement that is fair to the players, fair to the teams and good for our fans.
“This is not about ‘winning’ or ‘losing’ a negotiation. This is about finding a solution that preserves the long-term health and stability of the League and the game.
“We are committed to getting this done.”