Thursday the NHL cancelled the remaining preseason games on the schedule amid the player lockout which has been going on since September 16th. These cancellations included the entire Red Wings preseason schedule which was to begin yesterday in Pittsburgh and continue today against Chicago from the Joe.
Talks between the NHL and NHLPA are to resume Friday however the topics of that meeting will not include any real sticking points such as how to split the $3 billion in annual revenue.
It was announced last week the NHL could cancel the Winter Classic scheduled for January 1st between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs from Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor as early as November.
The regular season is scheduled to begin on October 11th.