NHL cancels regular season games through Nov. 1

Bruce Bennett

With the owners and the NHLPA unable to agree to a new collective bargaining agreement, the league was forced to cancel more games.

The NHL announced on Friday night that it has cancelled all league games through Nov. 1, which amounts to 11 percent of the season. Despite the announcement, the league is maintaining that if an agreement is reached quickly, it may be able to squeeze in a full 82-game schedule.

Things could get worse quickly, though. ESPN New York reported that a source close to the league said that the NHL could make "much more significant" cancellations if the two sides can't come to an agreement by the end of the coming week. The owners submitted a proposal to the union for the first time in a month on Tuesday but rejected three of the union's counterproposals back. The two sides do not currently have any talks scheduled.

As the lockout wears on, the NHL will soon be in danger of having to cancel the 2012 Winter Classic. The game, which takes place on New Year's Day, is annually the most marquee NHL regular season game of the year. This season's matchup is set to pit the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs in Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

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