April 13, 2011; Pittsburgh, PA, USA: Pittsburgh Penguins defender Zbynek Michalek (4) hip checks Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lacavalier (top) during the first period in game one of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

NHL Cancels Games Through November, Two Special Games Axed

Vincent Lecavalier is going to have to wait even longer to play his 1,000th career game, as the NHL announced today the cancellation of all games through the remainder of November. The league also withdrew it’s latest CBA offer from the table. This is the forty-first day of the lockout.

In the mix was two games that so many were looking forward to. First was the Hall Of Fame game, which was set to take place in Toronto three days prior to the inductions. Second was the NHL Thanksgiving Showdown. On November 23, the New York Rangers were going to visit the Boston Bruins in this showdown, and be featured on a float for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float.

Safe (for now) is the Winter Classic on January 1 at Michigan Stadium between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Redwings, though they don’t have much time before this will be canceled, too. Also on the chopping block is the Winter Classic Alumni Game featuring our very own Dave Andreychuk representing his former team, Toronto. The All Star Weekend is scheduled for January 26 and 27 in Columbus, Ohio.

There is no chance for a full season now.

Dolly Dolce

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