In what might be the last installment of cancelations before the entire season is wiped out, the NHL has canceled all games through December 30 as a result of the ongoing NHL lockout.
Roughly 42 percent of the season has now been canceled as the NHLPA and its owners struggle to reach an agreement for a new CBA.
The two sides appeared be on the verge of an agreement last week before an abrupt end to talks concluding in an angry press conference by commissioner Gary Bettman.
The Sharks will lose seven more games as a result of this cancelation. They have lost a total of 35 games and 16 of them at home.
In 2004, the entire season was canceled as a result of failure to reach a new CBA-deal, and it looks like we may be heading towards that same path again in 2012.