Source: if there isn't a deal in place in next 7days, NHL will cancel games thru Dec. 15. Next cancellation could be the season.
— Chris Botta (@ChrisBottaNHL) November 15, 2012
…canceling of these games doesn't really matter, because if an a agreement is miraculously settled upon an entirely new modified schedule would likely be created anyway. Having said that, symbolically it puts us that much closer to the entire season being wiped out.