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NHL cancels All-Star game, season through Dec 14

By the CNN Wire Staff
November 24, 2012 -- Updated 1642 GMT (0042 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The season should have started October 11
  • More than a third of the season has now been called off
  • Social media was also abuzz with commentary surrounding the news
  • The last NHL lockout wiped out the 2004-05 season

(CNN) -- The National Hockey League on Friday canceled the All-Star game and the regular season through December 14, as the player lockout continued with no collective bargaining agreement in place.

The announcement means that 34% of the season has now been called off, including the popular Winter Classic game. The season should have started on October 11.

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"The reality of losing more regular season games as well as the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus is extremely disappointing," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said in a statement.

Social media was also abuzz with commentary.

"Since the lockout began, all Fridays have been Black Fridays for NHL fans. Everything is 100% off," tweeted Adam Proteau, a reference to the shopping bonanza that follows Thanksgiving. ‏

The last lockout of NHL players by the owners wiped out the 2004-05 season.

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