Update, 2:18 p.m.:
The NHL has announced that it has cancelled the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through October 24.
Rangers games canceled include:
10/12 – @ Kings
10/15 – @ Sharks
10/17 – @ Devils
10/19 – @ Sabres
10/23 – @ Lightning
First the bad news…
NHL and NHLPA haven't scheduled another bargaining session. Good chance talks don't get going again before next week.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 4, 2012
…no urgency fellas, it's not like opening night is supposed to be next week.
And here's a little something to cheer you up from the always hilarious Bloge Salming/Down Goes Brown…