With the NHL and NHLPA still at an impasse over a new collective bargaining agreement, the league cancelled the first two weeks of the regular season through October 24th.
For the Red Wings, this means that their October 12th opener against Nashville from the Joe is gone. These cancellations also include Detroit’s first six games including a home game against Vancouver on October 23rd and road games in Buffalo on October 16th, St. Louis on October 18th, Chicago on October 20th and Columbus on October 23rd.
— If season-ticket holders want to keep money in their account until hockey resumes:
For canceled and non-rescheduled games, the season-ticket holder will receive an additional three-percent rebate on money paid per ticket, plus any parking passes or CC Olympia Club memberships purchased.
This rebate will remain on their account and can be applied towards the purchase of 2013 Red Wings playoff tickets or 2013-14 season tickets and will be calculated at an annual percentage rate that begins to accrue on September 27, the date of the first scheduled preseason game.
— The second option is for ticket holders who would like to receive a refund for the cancelled and non-rescheduled games.
In this instance, the first refund will be processed in November. For cancelled and non-rescheduled games, fans will receive an additional one-percent refund on what they paid per ticket, plus any parking passes or CC Olympia Club memberships purchased.
The refund will be calculated at an annual percentage rate and begin to accrue on September 27, the date of the first scheduled preseason game.
With both sides seemingly far apart and no further meetings scheduled you can probably expect more cancellations beyond October 24th.
Pretty impressive for a league that has already lost $100 million dollars with the cancellation of it’s preseason schedule.
h/t: Detroit News