More NHL Games Cancelled; Lockout in Deadlock

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More NHL Games Cancelled; Lockout in Deadlock

October 26, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2012 at 1:40 PM CDT

(Northland's NewsCenter) --- More of the NHL season is being cancelled due to the lockout by the league owners.

The deadline to salvage the 82 game season passed on Thursday and according to the CBC, the league will cancel the regular season through November.

There have been no official meetings between the players association and the owners.

Three counter proposals from the player's have been rejected by the league owners.

The player's lawyer says that the players are not getting a fair deal.

Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly issued the following statement:

"The National Hockey League deeply regrets having to take this action. By presenting a proposal to the NHLPA that contemplated a fair division of revenues and was responsive to Player concerns regarding the value of their contracts, we had hoped to be able to forge a long-term Collective Bargaining Agreement that would have preserved an 82-game Regular Season for our fans. Unfortunately, that did not occur."

The regular season was supposed to start on October 11th.

This is the third player lockout in 19 years since Gary Bettman became the commissioner in 1993.

The entire season was lost in the 2004-2005 season due to a lockout and the Stanley Cup was not awarded for the first time since 1919.

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