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11-24-2004, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Top Shelf
The majority of American NHL fans won't know the difference between replacements and current NHLers. Heck most of em only know two hockey players anyways - Gretzky and Lemiuex.

Message to owners: reduce ticket prices (and beer prices ) and bring on the replacements - fans will come out and current NHLers will cross. The Prongers, Guerins and Marchants of the world can stay on the sideline for all I care.
Nobody is going to pay to watch AHLers clutch, grab and trap. What they lose in star power they'll have to compensate for in other ways. If the do go the replacement route expect rule and attitude changes on the ice. The trap will be banned for a start, maybe not explicitly but in a wink-wink nudge-nudge kind of way. Teams will be playing up tempo entertaining styles to keep the fans interested. The will have to wow the fans will playing style, the kind of hockey most fans wish the NHL would play.

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