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Get your shocked face ready: NHL cancels schedule up through Oct. 24



NHL canceled hockey games

We all new this was coming. If you're surprised that the NHL is crossing off days from the calendar then you haven't been paying attention. Here's the official statement (not that it matters):

The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through October 24. A total of 82 regular-season games were scheduled for Oct. 11 through Oct. 24.

The cancellation was necessary because of the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players' Association and the NHL.

No. No, NHL. It wasn't necessary. It happened because you all suck.

More about the loss games after the jump…

If you're looking for any thread no matter how small to remain optmistic, we present Greg Wyshynski of PuckDaddy:

We prefer Jack Edward's take more, though:

Bruins had six games scheduled in October, three being at home. BostonBruins.com already updated their October schedule to reflect the changes so here's the original from Yahoo! Sports.

Boston Bruins, NHL canceled October hockey schedule
Damn… lockout is costing us a home & home against the Habs. Awful. There are three games remaining for October but hahahahahahaahahahaha yea right. October is gone. Just unofficially.

We hardly knew ye, October hockey.

If you want the top image for your desktop wallpaper — a way to remember all the games we won't be watching — you can find it here.