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11-03-2012, 02:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Mork View Post
Does anyone else wonder if hockey fans are at each others' throats with animosity towards the owners, the players or both, whether attendance really will pick-up where it left off before the work stoppage?

With the last lock-out at least there was some rhyme or reason. When it ended the NHL emerged with a new system, new hope for better competitive balance, new enforcement of holding and grabbing, and new young stars to carry the play.

This time, when it ends there will be none of that. Just a different division of the same and probably smaller pie.

What is it that would draw fans back, in Canada or the US?

The Raptors do look interesting this year. More and more of us are learning to enjoy life without (NHL) hockey. Lots of other avenues to enjoy

When the lockout ends, the NHL won't miss a beat. The fans will come back in droves....only to go through this again in another 5 years.

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