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11-02-2012, 09:10 PM
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Connell McWilson
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
I agree. I think most fans knew on some level that the 2005 lockout was necessary for the future of the game especially in smaller Canadian markets.

The 2012 lockout just seems like a pissing match by rich people.
That is exactly the reason why I don't believe fans will come back in droves like in 2005. This is the type of lockout that created enormous fan apathy and discontent. I expect attendance to plummet. Even if this season is salvaged, there will be huge fan backlash.

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