Another slate of games have been wiped out as the NHL players and owners struggle to come up with a deal to end the lockout. On Friday, the NHL announced that they would cancel 53 games through November 1st.
This should come as no surprise after the league rejected three separate proposals from the players association on Thursday. Thus far, 11 percent of the NHL season has been canceled, and more could be coming as no deal seems imminent.
How does this affect the Sharks?
For the Sharks, the latest cancellation wipes out road games in Detroit and Chicago, and home games against Nashville and St. Louis. In the unlikely event a CBA agreement is reached by the end of next week, the Sharks would open the season against Colorado on Nov. 3.
Let’s hope we have hockey soon. I can stand looking at Joe Pavelski in this uniform: