The NHL informed teams on Friday that the league has canceled all games through Nov. 30 due to the ongoing collective bargaining negotiations with the NHL Players Association, according to a report by Elliote Friedman of CBC.
This announcement is expected later on Friday as the league is likely to cancel more games following the NHLPA's decision to reject their most recent proposal, which was presented last Tuesday. The league proposed a new collective bargaining agreement that contained a 50/50 split of hockey-related revenue with no salary rollbacks.
The NHL expressed that the proposal was made in the hopes of fitting in a condensed 82-game season for the 2012-13 year. This meant that a deadline was set for this past Thursday for the players to accept the deal.
Now that the deadline has passed, the NHL has formally withdrawn the proposal.
The NHL All-Star Game will not be canceled as part of this set of cuts, according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly. However, some have reported that the All-Star Game and the Winter Classic could potentially be canceled as early as next week if no progress is made in negotiations.