While there have been mixed messages throughout the NHL Lockout, it appears as if talks have basically gone absolutely nowhere. That is why NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is calling for a two week recess.
That makes sense, right? If talking has not led to a new CBA, then not talking certainly should.
We are two weeks away from December. We know that games have been cancelled through the month of November, as the NHL has also scrapped the 2013 Winter Classic in Detroit between the Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs on New Year’s Day. The next step will be wiping out all games through December, while the announcement after that inevitably to be that the entire 2012-2013 NHL season has been lost.