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10-13-2004, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Tybor
From an "average fan's perspective" I have to say seeing the fact that minor league hockey is actually being broadcast sort of brings the lockout front and center for me. As much as I love wheeling and dealing these young guys, I think anybody that stumbles upon Pack games on MSG will probably be more upset about missing the real thing. Its sort of like in April when you turn on Fox and you see the London vs. Rhein in NFL sort of rubs it in that you're still 4 months away from training camp. While there are plenty avid, dedicated fans here that are looking forward to any form of hockey...think about long would you stay tuned to watch the Columbus Clippers, NFL Europe, or and NBDL/CBA games?

I guess it comes down to the alternatives. Right now, there isn't any.

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