Impact of the Olympic break

UPDATE: According to the National Hockey League, an agreement has been reached where the players will be able to participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics. As suggested earlier, a slightly longer haitus than usual will be put in place to accommodate for the games in Sochi, with NHL play breaking on Feb. 9 and resuming on Feb. 26. Now that this issue is resolved, the release of the full schedule for the upcoming 2013-14 campaign likely isn't very far off.