Now that we're several days into NHL Lockout 2012, games are starting to get cancelled, pre-season ones anyway:
The NHL's release reads:
The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012 preseason schedule through Sept. 30. In addition, the 2012 Kraft Hockeyville preseason game, scheduled for Oct. 3 in Belleville, Ontario, has been postponed to 2013.
The cancellation of the schedule was necessary because of the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players' Association and the NHL.
While the Kraft Hockeyville game has been postponed, many of the scheduled celebrations in the winning community of Stirling-Rawdon, Ontario, will proceed as planned beginning on September 30.
For the Nashville Predators, this means that five games are cancelled, including two dates at Bridgestone Arena:
|Mon, Sept 24||@ Florida Panthers||Sunrise, FL||1:30 pm|
|Mon, Sept 24||@ Florida Panthers||Sunrise, FL||6 pm|
|Tue, Sept 25||ST. LOUIS BLUES||Bridgestone Arena||7 pm|
|Fri, Sept 28||@ Carolina Hurricanes||Raleigh, NC||6 pm|
|Sat, Sept 29||CAROLINA HURRICANES||Bridgestone Arena||7 pm|
Stay tuned, as I'm guessing it'll be about another week before we may be looking at regular season cancellations, too.