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NHL Announces More Cancellations

The National Hockey League announced that all games through
Jan. 14 have been canceled, meaning the four-month lockout will bleed into the
new year.

The league has been unable to agree on a new Collective
Bargaining Agreement with NHL Players Association, which is needed to resume
play.  With the new cancelations, the total number of games lost is now
625, or 50.8% of the season.

Time is running out for any hope of a condensed season; if
the season is lost it would be its first since the 2004-05 campaign. That year,
the league officially put the season on ice in February 2005.