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11-12-2012, 10:22 PM
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Waning fan passion - a growing concern

Personal observations: a lot of fans I've talked to are so <disgusted/frustrated/angry/etc.>, they simply want to know when things are starting up again.

Others are starting to indicate things getting to the breaking point ("That's all I can stand; I can't stand no more") and they are preparing to walk away.

These are not casual "once a season I turn the game on TV" but "diehards", STH, suite holders/sponsors.

And now some players comment on their concerns over waning fan passion

“It’s very dangerous,” Canadiens NHLPA rep Gorges said of waning fan interest. “That’s something we’ve talked about since the start. The league is not just hurting the players by locking us out. There are a lot of people who love hockey and they’re starting to lose their passion. They don’t want to sit here and listen to this."
More and more these days, you’re hearing fans say they simply don’t care about hockey. This could be merely the impatient voice of frustration, an anger instantly forgotten when/if a deal is finally struck.

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