Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings skates for the puck over Adam Henrique #14 and Andy Greene #6 of the New Jersey Devils in Game Four of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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NHL lockout forces canceled games through Oct. 24

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NEW YORK (AP) -- An NHL lockout has forced the cancellation of regular-season hockey games for the second time in seven years.

The league on Thursday wiped out 82 games through Oct. 24 -- beginning with four on Oct. 11, which would have been opening night.

The NHL and the union are unable to decide how to divide $3 billion in hockey-related revenues.

There have been negotiations in recent days, but the sides have not gotten any closer to an agreement on core economic issues.

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