The NHL has already cancelled all of its preseason games in September, and if a resolution doesn't come quickly between the league and the NHLPA, regular season games won't be too far behind.
One of the juicier games that could wind up being cancelled, assuming the league plays a shortened season, is Dallas' visit to Philadelphia -- which normally, it wouldn't be a big deal. However, the Stars signed NHL legend Jaromir Jagr, who spent the last year with the Flyers.
The folks over at SI.com highlighted some other games that could end up being cancelled:
If so, a number of highlight games would be lost, including . . . Nov. 11: Wild visit Devils, as Zach Parise returns to New Jersey; Dec. 1: Wild visit Predators as Ryan Suter returns to Nashville; Oct. 30: Stars visit Flyers, as Jaromir Jagr returns to Philadelphia; April 5: Rangers visit Blue Jackets, as Rick Nash return to Columbus. Another interesting casualty will likely be the Islanders-Devils preseason game at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center on October 2. It would have been a kind of coming-out for the arena's ability to host hockey...Ah, well. We can always look forward to the KHL tilt between Dynamo Moscow and CSKA Moscow (Alex Ovechkin's current and former teams) at Barclay's scheduled for Jan. 19 and 20.
We'll see if any of these games end up occurring. It'll take a minor miracle at this point to see Jagr return to Philadelphia.