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Habaneros 08-17-2012 01:06 PM

United in dislike, NHL fans start boycott
 
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2012/...to_unite_fans/


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Unfollow NHL (@UnfollowNHLSept) launched on Saturday on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter. It's a social media movement encouraging hockey fans to voice their frustration with players and owners by un-following players, teams and the league on Twitter and un-liking them on Facebook if no agreement is reached by mid-September.

David_99 08-17-2012 01:12 PM

That'll show 'em...

chuck1984 08-17-2012 01:30 PM

I've unliked the Canadiens on fb, maybe it's not much but atleast I can say I tried. Sick of the fans being put last when we are the ones who make the NHL (and any other pro. league) function. If the owners didnt want these big contracts why would they allow them in the 1st place? I really, REALLY want to watch my Habs this season but I agree that we need to boycott. Best thing would be to not go to any games, especially in the big markets such as Mtl, T.O., NYR etc... Imagine a Habs/Leafs game with the stands empty? Ticket prices are ludicrous yet people keep going. Bottom line, I hope their's hockey but wether there is or not we should really unite and do something about being ''forgotten'' by the league (players and owners alike).

Captain Smurf 08-17-2012 01:45 PM

A little premature? There hasn't even been a lockout. At any rate, it will make little to no difference.

thrillhouse99 08-17-2012 01:48 PM

Grrrrrrr! Unliking stuff on Facebook! Grrrrrr!

FlyingKostitsyn 08-17-2012 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by thrillhouse99 (Post 53656991)
Grrrrrrr! Unliking stuff on Facebook! Grrrrrr!

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Originally Posted by David_99
That'll show 'em...

Bettman must be cowering in fear :laugh:

juve 08-17-2012 01:55 PM

How about about we rage tweet them instead? We did it for Mass Effect 3!

LyricalLyricist 08-17-2012 02:12 PM

Let's be angry over the financials of a private business we do not own! Yes!!!!!

Theosis 08-17-2012 02:33 PM

I don't see what unliking players/teams and unfollowing them is going to do, but sure... Whatever floats their boat.

Blind Gardien 08-17-2012 02:50 PM

Hilarious. Don't renew your season's tickets or stuff like that, that's about all that will really be noticed.

Prairie Habs 08-17-2012 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist (Post 53657777)
Let's be angry over the financials of a private business we do not own! Yes!!!!!

The actual finances obviously don't affect us but I think some people here would be displeased about the whole "lets not play hockey" thing.

chuck1984 08-17-2012 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Prairie Habs (Post 53658967)
The actual finances obviously don't affect us but I think some people here would be displeased about the whole "lets not play hockey" thing.

Yup, usually hockey fans wanna watch um...hockey!?

Frozenice 08-17-2012 02:57 PM

If you want to do something why don't you petition the Prime Minister of Canada to introduce back-to-work legislation for all players on Canadian-based teams. :sarcasm:

googlymoogly 08-17-2012 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Frozenice (Post 53659115)
If you want to do something why don't you petition the Prime Minister of Canada to introduce back-to-work legislation for all players on Canadian-based teams. :sarcasm:

If he is a Leaf fan it might give them a chance to make the playoffs:laugh:

Jmac1160* 08-17-2012 03:21 PM

This generation is confused... movements aren't really movements if doing it from your seat.

Ice Poutine 08-17-2012 03:22 PM

Money, cash, moolah: thats what talks the loudest! Have a movement start saying that fans will NOT attend any NHL game until the owners start acting like intelligent people and not kiddies and then the numbers and lack of money and attendance will make things move.

The owners are not the bosses of this sport, WE ARE!! No team can operate in front of nearly empty arenas! WE make the rules not them... Ultimately WE decide!

:rant::madfire::soap:

Captain Smurf 08-17-2012 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Jmac1160 (Post 53659709)
This generation is confused... movements aren't really movements if doing it from your seat.

:laugh::laugh:

Meh, I just don't think its worth a movement. You wont abandon the sport if you care that much. Apathy is the real danger, its why I didn't watch a basketball game last year.

War, corruption, government policies, charity movements, human rights and oppression of said rights are worth protest, not billionaires and millionaires bickering. Especially when said people know very well that a prolonged labour dispute can hurt them all.

Captain Smurf 08-17-2012 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by googlymoogly (Post 53659407)
If he is a Leaf fan it might give them a chance to make the playoffs:laugh:

PM is from Calgary, I'd wager he's rooting for the Flames.

Analyzer 08-17-2012 03:38 PM

Nothing gets to you like when someone unfriends you, or unlikes you on facebook...

PsychoticHab 08-17-2012 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain Smurf (Post 53660227)
PM is from Calgary, I'd wager he's rooting for the Flames.

Nope, he is in fact a Maple Laughs fan.

Habsfan18 08-17-2012 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by thrillhouse99 (Post 53656991)
Grrrrrrr! Unliking stuff on Facebook! Grrrrrr!

It's serious business. :laugh:

guest1467 08-17-2012 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Jmac1160 (Post 53659709)
This generation is confused... movements aren't really movements if doing it from your seat.

I don't even know where to start with this comment. First of all, this is not a 'movement' and I wouldn't label it as such.

Furthermore, you do know that political activity and civil society evolves with each era right? The internet, and other information mediums will always play a very large role in grassroots movements. They are used in interest groups (registration, mail information, internet, newspapers ect) through their various information campaigns. These mediums are also at the core of many movements because of their ability to unite people from different regions and expand awareness quickly.

This is the information age, you are expecting things not to have an internet component to it?

The n00b King 08-17-2012 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Frozenice (Post 53659115)
If you want to do something why don't you petition the Prime Minister of Canada to introduce back-to-work legislation for all players on Canadian-based teams. :sarcasm:

If I ever could "like" a post on this ****** board, this would be it.

You want to boycott the NHL? Don't give money to get channels like TSN/RDS.

Don't buy tickets.

Don't buy products.

Don't buy ANY Molson products.

That's how you show your discontent with something. You use your wallet.

Valois 08-17-2012 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by PsychoticHab (Post 53660549)
Nope, he is in fact a Maple Laughs fan.

And he's actually from Toronto originally.

thrillhouse99 08-17-2012 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Valois (Post 53668953)
And he's actually from Toronto originally.

Yup, he is indeed from Toronto, he just went to school and lives in Calgary.


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