TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

NHL cancels games through Nov. 1

AP
The Penguins' Sidney Crosby arrives at a news conference following collective bargaining talks in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. (AP)

Penguins/NHL Videos

Rob Rossi podcasts

  • Loading...
Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, 2:24 p.m.
 

More NHL games were scrapped Friday, but playing a full season remains an option.

Citing the lack of a collective bargaining agreement with its union, the NHL canceled regular-season games through Nov. 1. However, commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday that a full season with a compressed schedule could begin Nov. 2.

A total of 135 games have been canceled, including nine involving the Penguins. Three were altered with the latest cancellations. If the sides reach terms on a deal by Oct. 25, training camps would open the next day. The Penguins would start the season Nov. 2 at Columbus and host Edmonton on Nov. 10.

The NHL and NHLPA presented proposals this week, but talks broke off Thursday after a brief meeting in Toronto. No additional meetings have been scheduled, deputy commissioner Bill Daly said.

The sides remain divided on what constitutes a 50/50 share of revenue and the mechanism for which previous contracts will be honored in full. The NHL offer is contingent on an 82-game schedule, Daly said.

Expectations from players and agents are for the NHL to cancel more games next week. Bettman has said the Winter Classic and All-Star Game are at risk if a deal is not in place to open camps.

Rob Rossi is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at rrossi@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Penguins

  1. Trade for Winnik gives Penguins’ competition among bottom six
  2. Penguins notebook: No discipline for Capitals’ Wilson
  3. Rossi: Winnik nice, but not enough for Penguins
  4. Penguins finally find way to beat Capitals
  5. Penguins eye move for former center Staal
  6. Penguins add scoring depth by dealing for Maple Leafs’ Winnik
  7. Penguins GM: Team needs, will keep Martin for Stanley Cup run
  8. Capitals’ duo more productive than Crosby, Malkin
  9. Caps expect physical, legal game from Pens, but not revenge
  10. Penguins notebook: Crosby’s wrist ‘fine’ after fight
  11. Crosby fights, Penguins lose to Blue Jackets