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Daly: January Is Point Of No Return For NHL

[1]NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed today on Toronto radio that the point of no return for the cancellation of the season is “sometime in mid-January.”

Daly’s assertion is consistent with what happened after the 1994-95 lockout when a 48-game schedule started on Jan. 20. (Granted, the 2004-05 season wasn’t officially canceled until Feb. 16.)

Daly also said it was a “crap shoot” how the NHL recovers from yet another work stoppage:

“There’s nobody fooling anybody that what’s going on right now and the fact that we’re not playing hockey is a good thing for either the sport or the brand.”

For more on this story visit: Jason Brough, NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk [2]