I am just thinking out loud nothing concrete or confirmed in here and I don't know of exact #'s so mostly guesswork.
Say 120k phones got shipped to Verizon and those are the ones sitting in the warehouses or shipped to stores. There are ~2200 verizon retailers out there (not sure if that is corporate only or include authorized retailers) but 120000 phones to 2200 stores means 54.54 phones/store.
If we exclude the possibility of a preorder and just in stores how long do you think that many phones will last?
Could there possibly be a quiet store release tomorrow where Verizon satisfies the savages and sale out w/ in a week allowing their new phone selling time by itself the rest of the holiday season and making the GNex a back order deal?
Slap or thank me makes no difference but the same old same old was becoming boring.