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09-11-2012, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by NYRangers88 View Post
If Gary Bettman thinks the NHL in the United States will recover from a 2nd lockout, he is in for a rude awakening.
That's hogwash.

All sports that go on through CBA negotiations/lockouts always say the same thing, "they'll never be able to recover". Yet they always do recover. There may be a short term loss of the die hard and casual fans but eventually 95% of them come back.

In 2004-2005 the NHL went through a "crippling" season long lockout. The NHL suffered some when they came back but look at them now, you could argue they're are/were stronger then ever.

The fans will come back and the owners/players know this. 95% of the fans who are angry now will get over it when they see their beloved game back on TV.

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