The lockout thread
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11-01-2012, 02:25 AM
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Disagree. Big cash cow for the league, plus the 24/7 coverage is huge in the PR department. It's the leagues prize piece during the regular season.
There are no casual fans in the NHL (at least not enough to matter).
You are selling out a Stadium that has nothing but Maple Leaf fans ,and Red Wing fans.
Two franchises that are not going to lose one single fan that matters (season ticket holder) there is a waiting list for both of those franchises.
These are not fringe franchises, the other owners can care less if there is no Winter classic.
The NHL will reschedule the Big house next year, no harm done, no hard feelings.
The NHL knows who their fan base is.......WE will all be back once Hockey starts again(even if it takes two years).
(Personal opinion) the whole record revenue thing has a lot more to do with inflation than anything. It costs more to see a Hockey game today, than 10 years ago, hell five years ago.
The NHL really didn't gain a bunch of casual fans......If it did, there wouldn't be a lockout.
Ive told this story before; but it just reminds me how insignificant hockey is in America.
My sister has lived in LA for 15 years now.....She went to her first Kings game this year with me.
She had no idea LA had a hockey team....But she can tell you who the Green Bay Packers are; and how long Brett Farve played for them.
She even knew who the Jacksonville Jaguars are, and their starting QB........That is just wow.....
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