NHL cancels games through Oct. 24
Games through Oct. 24 were axed as the NHL and players' association haven't been able to come to terms and the lockout by the owners continues with no end in sight. The sides are not meeting and currently have no formal plans to return to the negotiating table.
The '12-13 season was set to begin next Thursday with four games. The Chicago Blackhawks were slated to open Oct. 13 against the Blue Jackets at the United Center. The Hawks had five games scheduled before Oct. 24 -- including three at home. A total of 82 NHL games were canceled.