Season could be called Jan. 14
NEW YORK -- The NHL board of governors will meet next month, when commissioner Gary Bettman could seek permission to call off the 2004-05 season.
Top officials from the 30 clubs will gather on Jan. 14 with Bettman, the league confirmed Wednesday. If a collective bargaining agreement hasn't been reached with the players' association by then, the lockout will probably cause the cancelation of the 2004-05 season.
Bettman has so far resisted announcing a drop-dead date to call
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