NHL cancels All-Star Game as lockout drags on
November 26, 2012
The National Hockey League lockout shows no signs of ending anytime soon, and now a third of the season has officially been lost to the work stoppage.
The NHL said that games have been canceled through Dec. 14, and it also axed the 2013 All-Star Weekend, scheduled for Jan. 26 and 27 in Columbus, Ohio.
The NHL has been unable to come to terms on a new contract with the NHL Players Association. So far 422 games have been canceled, or 34 percent of the league’s season.
The two sides had been talking over recent weeks, prompting some optimism that they’d reach an accord before December. But they remain far apart on how to split revenue.
Now there’s talk that the NHLPA may decertify, generally the next step in a protracted labor dispute and one that the NHL will likely fight.
This is the third major lockout to hit the U.S. pro sports world in just over a year, and it looks as though it will be the most difficult to end.
The National Basketball Association lost roughly a quarter of its season last year to a lockout, and the National Football League reached an agreement during the preseason of 2011 that preserved the full 16-game schedule.
The NHL says it is losing up to $20 million per day on the lockout. NBC and NBC Sports Network are the main NHL carriers.
Readers: No C7 during this upfront
Fact: We now use the web more than TV
May’s five biggest sweeps stunts
So tell us, which network will win May sweeps?
‘Relative Insanity,’ totally inane
For NBC’s Thursday, an early close
Cable overnights: New high for ‘Chrisley’
The word: FCC guts net neutrality rules
USA’s summer lineup: ‘Pains’ and ‘Affairs’
Whoa: Amazon scores HBO Go
‘About a Boy’ grows for second straight week
Coulson: I did not participate in a cover-up
‘Scandal,’ from bubble to breakout
- GroupM communications director John Wolfe exiting
- Theresa Griggs becomes creative director at Cosmopolitan
- Ryan D’Agostino and David Granger join Popular Mechanics
- Jeanne Fontana becomes health and wellness president at Robb Report
- Christopher Dolan becomes publisher at Muscle & Fitness
- Karen Bonck becomes SVP of branded partnerships at Debmar-Mercury
- Sam Register rises to president at Warner Bros. Animation
- Luis 'El Matador' Hernandez joins Fox Deportes
- Charlize Theron and Andy Samberg hosting NBC's 'SNL'
- Jennifer Garner developing mystery project at Bravo
- 'Bachelorette' contestant Eric Hill dies at age 31
This week’s cable ratings
This week’s broadcast ratings
This week’s top movies, songs and books
This week’s daypart ratings
This week’s younger viewer ratings
This month’s new media traffic data
Senior digital media planner job in L.A.
Media planner position in Dallas
Needed: Senior digital media buyer and planner
Expert marketing consultant available in all markets
Media buyer/planner job in Philadelphia