NHL cancels more games

Tim Wilson cleans around a vacant Nashville Predators practice rink on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL locked out its players at midnight Saturday, the fourth shutdown for the NHL since 1992. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The NHL on Thursday added two more weeks of cancellations, erasing contests through Jan. 14 because the league and the players do not have a collective bargaining agreement.

Almost 51 percent of the season has been canceled, and the Flyers have had 41 games _ exactly half their schedule _ wiped out by the labor war.

Both sides still hope to play a 48-game season.

Stop laughing.

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