To expand upon Michael Russo's earlier report (by Kevin) that the cancelation of the 2013 Winter Classic is being delayed because of Hurricane Sandy, Katie Strang of ESPN New York has a source that reports what could be a devastating blow to the 2012-13 season.
A source familiar with the league's plan told ESPNNewYork.com that the league is expected to cancel the Winter Classic on Thursday, the source said.
Since massive preparations would need to be made ahead of the January 1 date at The Big House, the NHL needs to make a decision soon regarding whether to cancel or not.
… I stand by this: if the NHL cancels the 2013 Winter Classic, then an announcement that the 2012-13 season is canceled should follow right behind it.
… If the enormous greed by both sides wipes out the NHL's signature moment outside of the Stanley Cup Final, then quite frankly the NHL doesn't deserve to have fans come back at some point to watch hockey.