NHL 2012: Hockey season canceled through November
In a news release, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly expressed his disappointment. "The National Hockey League deeply regrets having to take this action," says Daly. Rather than blaming the players, the commish acknowledges the NHL's role in the collective bargaining process.
"We remain committed to achieving an agreement that is fair for the Players and the Clubs," Daly says, "one that will be good for the game and our fans." Meanwhile, with no end in sight to the standoff between the league and its players, and no clear winner in sight, the fans continue to lose.