The National Hockey League announced 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.
For the Rangers that means the following preseason games are cancelled:
9/26 – Rangers vs. Devils at Albany
9/28 – Rangers at Devils
9/29 – Rangers at Flyers
…and it begins. I don’t know how anyone can think that this won’t go the distance. Truly hope I’m wrong.
Preparing for long lockout, NHL told staff today that 4-day weeks/20% pay cuts start Oct. 1. No layoffs yet. No guarantees. @sbjsbd
— Chris Botta (@ChrisBottaNHL) September 19, 2012