The National Hockey League on Friday canceled the All-Star game and the regular season through Dec. 14, as the player lockout continued with no collective bargaining agreement in place.
The announcement means that 34% of the season has now been called off, including the popular Winter Classic game. The season should have started on Oct. 11.
"The reality of losing more regular season games as well as the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus is extremely disappointing," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said in a statement.
Social media was also abuzz with commentary.
"Since the lockout began, all Fridays have been Black Fridays for NHL fans. Everything is 100% off," tweeted Adam Proteau, a reference to the shopping bonanza that follows Thanksgiving. ?
The last lockout of NHL players by the owners wiped out the 2004-05 season.