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BIGBLUESHIRTSNYY 12-09-2012 01:44 PM

No more!! The fans are the ones losing, will you pledge? *Just Drop It campaign*
 
Take the pledge!!!!
https://player.vimeo.com/video/55149830

Penalty Kill Icing* 12-09-2012 01:47 PM

Sorry to be a buzzkill, but hockey fans as a group have pretty low self-esteem. :laugh:

Watch all go back once hockey starts.

PS: low self-esteem in terms of being a sports follower ONLY.

ThunderAlleyNomad 12-09-2012 01:52 PM

Nope. I understand the point and all, but I enjoy live NHL hockey and watching it on tv. So not going to happen with me.

BIGBLUESHIRTSNYY 12-09-2012 01:54 PM

I know,we all want our hockey back. Greed is amazing at what it can do.

Islanders1932 12-09-2012 02:00 PM

I'm taking the pledge or well part of it. I will not buy any tickets or merchandise. I need to watch the games though. However, ticket sales account for 50% of NHL revenue, so I still feel like I will be making a difference since I usually go to 15 games a year

Fugu 12-09-2012 02:05 PM

I like them.

haveandare 12-09-2012 02:09 PM

Say they cancel ten games after the 21st - first of all, you're letting them off the hook for everything that's happened so far, and secondly, you're punishing the NHL (maybe) for ten games. Does anyone honestly think that a league who is willing to cancel game after game after game for months is going to care if people sit out a handful of games? Is that really going to go through their heads next time the CBA expires and billions of dollars are on the table?

Machinehead 12-09-2012 02:12 PM

I have no interest in activism that wont accomplish anything anyway.

I just want my hockey. I was supposed to get Rick Nash for my birthday. I got it but its still hiding in the closet. I just wanna open that gift and forget the lockout happened.

Boltsfan2029 12-09-2012 02:13 PM

It's not a bad idea but it's totally unfeasible for someone like me - my season tickets are paid for. I'm unemployed at the moment (one year so far). I can't just not show up and flush that money down the commode. It's no problem for me to not buy merchandise or food at the arena - I already do neither of those, so, unfortunately, I won't have much impact in that regard. Supporting businesses around the area I can do if the budget will let me, I don't exactly have cash to throw around right now!

Ogopogo* 12-09-2012 02:14 PM

What a ridiculous load of crap. Give me your tickets if you don't want them.

Fugu 12-09-2012 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ogopogo (Post 56397275)
What a ridiculous load of crap. Give me your tickets if you don't want them.


The ones people won't buy? You can have my Wings tickets in that case. :laugh:

Ogopogo* 12-09-2012 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Fugu (Post 56397377)
The ones people won't buy? You can have my Wings tickets in that case. :laugh:

Having a rough day?

Preisst 12-09-2012 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Machinehead (Post 56397195)
I have no interest in activism that wont accomplish anything anyway.

I just want my hockey. I was supposed to get Rick Nash for my birthday. I got it but its still hiding in the closet. I just wanna open that gift and forget the lockout happened.

Does Nash know that he's in the closet? Doubt he'd be happy about it. lol

Homeland Security 12-09-2012 02:28 PM

I haven't spent one dime on the NHL during this lockout. For Christmas not one dime was spent on NHL style gifts either. Also December 21st? What about the games they screwed us over out of now?

Fugu 12-09-2012 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ogopogo (Post 56397427)
Having a rough day?


Not at all. You're the one that wants tickets that have yet to be paid for, so you don't even need to ask. Just show up with the $$.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 10 Min Misconduct (Post 56397805)
I haven't spent one dime on the NHL during this lockout. For Christmas not one dime was spent on NHL style gifts either. Also December 21st? What about the games they screwed us over out of now?

Yes, me too. I once thought my team was one of the moderates, giving me a way out of holding them accountable-- if I choose to rationalize it. Devellano has me rethinking that however.

Section337 12-09-2012 02:44 PM

Although I understand the frustration that leads to a movement such as this, they continue to ignore the number of those tickets for which fans have already paid. A team like the Oilers probably had the money for 75+% of the money for 45 home games by September 10th.

This pledge is saying that I am taking it on the chin as a result of the NHL/NHLPA's charade and to show that pisses me off, I should punch myself in the face.

islesfan3991 12-09-2012 02:55 PM

No thanks. I'll happily go back to supporting my hockey team the second they get back onto the ice.

Thumper17 12-09-2012 02:56 PM

MOD

Quote:

Originally Posted by islesfan3991 (Post 56398769)
No thanks. I'll happily go back to supporting my hockey team the second they get back onto the ice.

The NHL thinks of you as a sentient wallet, you do understand that?


Just to clarify, you can still check the scores and watch highlights. Just dont directly give the NHL any money. At the very least dont go to any live games, thats where it hurts them most.

Crows* 12-09-2012 03:04 PM

While noble and I wish I could actually do this.. it aint gonna work.

We all know we'l be at the feet of this league kissing its feet as soon as it's back. As soon as a deal is signed everyone will put 15:yo::yo::yo::yo: of these in their posts.

We'l all go bonkers and no one will remember even saying they wont come back.

Diamondillium 12-09-2012 03:08 PM

Nah, screw pledges, I'll watch hockey instead while others are choosing to not enjoy themselves.

Dionysus 12-09-2012 03:08 PM

I won't be buying any NHL merchandise or going to any games that's for sure.

Ducks DVM 12-09-2012 03:16 PM

My season tickets are paid for, doesn't make sense to stay home. Also, I'd prefer there WAS an Anaheim Ducks to go see, so I won't be involved in anything that damages the bottom line enough to bring about the Quebec Mallards or Seattle Geese, thank you very much.

Melnyks Mirage 12-09-2012 03:16 PM

On a regular hockey year I buy:

Hockey News Yearbook
McKeen's
Sporting News Yearbook
NHL Yearbook
(etc...)

At least a few game tickets (not so far...)
On top of that, a bunch of ancillary fluff.

Comes up to a few grand a year, about four to five thousand spent on hockey-related fluff.
This year, the house is going to look a lot better and next year if I have no hockey? Even more stuff for our family. :)

Section337 12-09-2012 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thumper17 (Post 56398831)
The NHL thinks of you as a sentient wallet, you do understand that?

Of course we are. That is the base nature of suppliers and consumers, why want more in this situation?

Quote:

Just to clarify, you can still check the scores and watch highlights. Just dont directly give the NHL any money. At the very least dont go to any live games, thats where it hurts them most.
Then people who believe in this method should actually hold off and implement this boycott at the beginning of the playoffs. That's when media pays attention to things like attendance and nobody has paid for that yet.

Boltsfan2029 12-09-2012 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thumper17 (Post 56398831)

The NHL thinks of you as a sentient wallet, you do understand that?

Just to clarify, you can still check the scores and watch highlights. Just dont directly give the NHL any money. At the very least dont go to any live games, thats where it hurts them most.

OK, first off, season ticket holders, especially those who have been through prior lockouts, paid for their tickets knowing full well this was the expiration year of the CBA and a lockout was possible. I, for one, chose to do so because I anticipated that some hockey would be played and, if not, that my money would go to the next season and guarantee the seats I've had for 15 years with my friends. It's the chance you take. Customers of all businesses are probably pretty much considered "sentient wallets," you either buy or your don't.

As for not giving the NHL any money - what do you propose season ticket holders who have already paid for their tickets do? No food at the arena, no merchandise there or elsewhere. Fine. Do you really suggest we not attend the games we've already paid for?


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