NHL Announces More Cancellations

All games through Jan. 14 axed, roughly half of the season

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.