MANILA, Philippines – National Hockey League (NHL) players and club owners reached the 100th day of the league’s shutdown over money issues with no talks planned and shrinking hopes to salvage even a shortened season.
Team owners have wiped out 625 games through January 14, just over half the planned schedule that was to have begun in October.
Organizers vow they will not stage a season with less than 48 games per team, requiring a mid-January deal.
Owners locked out players in September when a collective bargaining agreement reached after the 2004-2005 season expired and was wiped out by a similar fight over money. -- Mornings @ ANC, December 26, 2012