Lockout Thread II
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11-16-2012, 11:40 AM
Join Date: Dec 2003
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Both sides have killed off the casual fan, hockey will be a die hard fan only sport for the next few years. Attendance down, TV ratings down, merchandise sales down-nice job guys. The fans need to pull back their season ticket money, amazing to me that people still have money invested in these teams the way they've acted to the fans.
We fans cheer for strangers, get emotional about a corporate logo, and give them our money for the privilege to do both. It's kind of ridiculous when you think about it.
But, it's the owners league, and the players careers, so they each gotta do what they gotta do. If they're both willing to go this far(half a season at best), potentially further(another full year), and possibly to some insane level of stubbornness(maybe January 2014, or later), then they'll certainly have worked hard for, and deserve, everything they don't get.
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