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NHL Lockout 2012: Games canceled through Nov. 1

Seven years after the NHL lost the 2004-2005 season, negotiations between the NHL owners and the NHLPA aren't going well, as the league faces the possibility of yet another long work stoppage.

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NHL Lockout: The 48 game possibility

A dramatically shortened season is the only chance for NHL hockey this year. What it would mean for the Stars?


NHL Lockout: A dark cloud gets darker

The aftermath from last week's disastrous negotiations could wash away the rest of the season as well as Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr, both of whom share some blame from what has happened.


Stars could score big in 2013 NHL Draft

A lost season would put Dallas right in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick in a draft with two franchise-caliber players in it, one of whom is from the DFW Metroplex.


NHL lockout: league, NHLPA 'very far apart'

The NHL lockout continues without any true common ground being found between the league and the NHLPA.


NHL Lockout 2012: Donald Fehr takes the lead

After four days of serious negotiations last week, it's becoming clear that the fate of the 2012-2013 season will come down to the decision-making process of the NHLPA.


NHL cancels all November games

With a new agreement nowhere in sight, the NHL is expected to cancel the entire November schedule on Friday afternoon.


NHL Lockout 2012: The point of no return

With games being cancelled on a weekly basis, how much longer do negotiators have before it's to late to save even a shortened season?


NHL cancels games through Nov. 1

The NHL lockout has caused all games through Nov. 1 to be canceled.


NHL Lockout: League makes NHLPA an offer

The NHL put forth an offer to the NHLPA on Tuesday, with the union not responding favorably.


NHL likely to cancel bigger block of games

After previously canceling only the first two weeks of scheduled games because of the lockout, the NHL is expected to "go big" with its next round of cancellations, according to Sporting News, with speculation looming that the league could cancel (or postpone) an additional month off the calendar. Any cancellation could come after Tuesday's negotiations, unless an unlikely deal is reached.

The Dallas Stars have already seen their first 10 games cancelled, with the earliest possible still-scheduled game set for Oct. 25 against the Vancouver Canucks. If all games through the end of November are cancelled, as is speculated, that game plus games against the Blues and Flyers would be cancelled for October, as well as a whopping 15 additional games on the Stars' November schedule, including a Nov. 25 home date against the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.

The Sporting News report doesn't see a deal resulting from Tuesday's negotiations, especially after the last round of talks about secondary issues were so disastrous.


NHL Lockout 2012: A roundtable discussion

With a negotiated settlement no closer to resolution, SB Nation Dallas and Defending Big D discussed whether the season will be saved and where the NHL goes from here.


NHL Lockout: League cancels games through Oct. 24

The NHL has announced the cancellation of its 2012-13 regular season schedule through Oct. 24. Dallas Stars fans will lose the team's first two scheduled home games.


Jamie Benn heads to Germany during lockout

The Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn will play for the Hamburg Freezers during the NHL lockout.


NHL preseason to be canceled

The NHL is expected to announce the cancelation of the entire preseason due to the lockout.


How many Stars will play overseas during lockout?

The NHL may be closed for business for the foreseeable future, but that doesn't mean there won't be places for Stars fans to watch many of their favorite players.


Talks between NHL and NHLPA remain unscheduled

We're now in the sixth day of latest NHL lockout -- and there is no end on the horizon. Despite the fact that the league has already cancelled all September preseason games, there are no meetings scheduled between the league and the NHLPA, something that is both baffling and frustrating to fans of the sport.

To make matters worse, Friday was supposed to be a joyous day for NHL fans.

NHL training camps were scheduled to open on Friday; that obviously won't happen. Also not happening anytime soon: formal CBA talks as the two sides have nothing planned.

It's both amazing and unfortunate that we've already reached this point. The sport of hockey is coming off of an excellent 2010 Olympics, and have followed it up with Stanley Cup finals featuring some of the largest markets in the United States and Canada (Chicago/Philadelphia, Boston/Vancouver, New Jersey/Los Angeles).

The aforementioned CBS report also states that the league could cancel the entire preseason slate of games by Tuesday.

Hopefully, both sides come to their senses and begin negotiating -- and negotiating quickly.


NHL Lockout: No Progress On Day 2

The NHL officially locked its players out on Sunday, Sept. 16, when the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the NHLPA expired.

Unfortunately for hockey fans, the lockout hasn't created any urgency between the two sides to negotiate -- not yet, at least. reported Monday that there has been no progress made on the second day of the lockout, and that talks remain unscheduled.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr have spoken informally since the lockout began, and may do so again on Tuesday. But nothing official will resume until at least Wednesday between Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr.

The two sides haven't met for face-to-face talks since last Wednesday.

Over the weekend, the league issued a statement to fans on its website that it was "committed to negotiating around the clock to reach a new CBA that is fair to the players and to the 30 NHL teams."

The Dallas Stars are still scheduled to open up the 2012-'13 season on the road in Phoenix on Oct. 13. If a deal isn't consummated in the immediate future, the league will be forced to start cancelling games.


NHL Lockout: League Offer Unacceptable To NHLPA, Lockout Looms

Hockey fans hoping for a resolution between the NHL and NHLPA prior to Saturday are going to be sorely disappointed. According to the latest report from Stu Hackel of SI, the latest offer from the owners is unacceptable to the NHLPA, and thus, a lockout looks all but certain.

Don Fehr sounded as if the league's latest proposal is not any more acceptable to the players than the players' latest was to the owners.

He confirmed some of the details of the NHL's latest offer, which would start at 49 percent of HRR and fall to 47. This is from the current level of 57 percent. "They've moved from an extraordinarily large amount to a very big amount," he said, and Fehr was quick to remind listeners that prior to the salary cap, the players' collective "free market" value was 74 percent of all revenue; it is now 51 percent under the salary cap.

The owners' offer to the players comes with an ultimatum -- the NHLPA has until Saturday to accept it, and once the lockout starts, the deal is then off the table.

Though it's not a guarantee, and there's still time, it certainly looks like the second work stoppage in the NHL in seven years will occur this Sunday. It'll be a very, very, dark and sad day for the league, and the sport.


NHL Lockout 2012: It Doesn't Look Good

As the Sep. 15 deadline looms, there's been almost no progress in negotiations between the players and the owners. At this point, the season is clearly in jeopardy.


NHL Lockout 2012: Gary Bettman Downplays NHLPA Proposal

With less than a month remaining before the NHL's collective bargaining agreement expires, a hockey fan would hope talks between the players and owners would show progression towards an agreement. But that wasn't the message Wednesday form commissioner Gary Bettman.

"There's still a wide gap between us with not much time to go," Bettman said Wednesday.

"I do think it's fair to say that the sides are still apart — far apart — and have different views of the world and the issues," he added.

Currently, negotiations between the two sides have hit a stand still as the owners rejected a proposal from the players on Tuesday. The offer was to decrease the percentage of revenues for players over the next three season, while in return getting an expanded revenue sharing system to help struggling teams.

In the end, the players and owners stopped talks with almost opposite offers on the table and no meetings scheduled until sometime next week.

For more coverage of the Stars as well as further NHL lockout news and analysis, check out Defending Big D as well as the SB Nation Dallas StoryStream.


Could The NHL Lose Another Season?

The NHLPA is set to make their first counter-proposal to the owners on Tuesday. The odds of the 2012-2013 season starting on time are dropping by the day.

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