National Hockey League cancels 82 games through October 24 due to the lockout

DENVER - The National Hockey League announced Thursday that it is cancelling the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through October 24. 

A total of 82 regular-season games were scheduled for Oct. 11 through Oct. 24.

The cancellation was necessary because of the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players¹ Association and the NHL.

The main issue is money -- how to split $3.3 billion in revenue.

This is the fourth shutdown for the NHL since 1992, including a year-long dispute that forced the cancellation of the entire 2004-05 season when the league held out for a salary cap.

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