As the NHL stood prepared to cancel all the games through November 1, 2012 last week with no new deal in place, the NHL wasn’t going to waste any time in cancelling the Winter Classic as well, with reports coming from New York and Toronto that the decision to put that game on the shelf would come early this week.
With the Northeast bracing for a superstorm as Hurricane Sandy his landfall, this could be the last post for a couple of days as the power could be going the way of the NHL season. I will try to update this site as much as possible even if I lose power, where there is a will, there will be a way, especially if there is news coming from the NHL/NHLPA worthy of an update. If there is nothing to report, there will be no sense in putting anything up as most people in SabresNation will be bracing for life after Sandy.
With the league offices under seige right now with the effects of the storm, it is likely the reason we probably won’t see the cancellation of the Winter Classic this week, we will more than likely see an announcement to that effect early next week – but rest assured before we sit down for Thanksgiving, we will be finding alternative hockey outlets for our New Years activities.
With this though, I would like to send a safety message to all our readers – don’t go out if you don’t have to, and be prepared for the worst as this storm whips through the Northeast.