Right now the NHL has cancelled all games through December 14th. Interestingly enough, today Philadelphia Daily News Flyers beat writer Frank Seravalli writes about the talks and the possibility of beginning the season 10 days from today.
“At this very moment, the entire NHL season is teetering on the edge. Both sides are making a serious push to try and get a deal done. Should this push fizzle or fall through, both sides are likely to throw their hands up in the air - and the season could be wiped before their elbows hit the bargaining table again.
For now, hope is in the air. Buckle your seatbelt. It's time.
(By the way, the current setup would seem to suggest a 56-game, inter-conference schedule, which could begin as soon as Dec. 15. Rogers Sportsnet's Doug MacLean reported the 56-game idea.)”