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12-20-2012, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by bp13 View Post
I've come to the conclusion that the problem here isn't the NHL or the PA, but us.

Most of us were reasonably convinced there wouldn't be hockey this season until January, based on the fact this league has shown itself to be a joke in managing a relationship with the PA, the PA itself has proven to be a joke of a union, and they hired a hardline egomaniac. So most of us assumed they'd all screw this up and lose half a season. And guess what? That's still the overwhelmingly likely scenario. However we've allowed the fake drama of the last month or so, orchestrated by those running each group, to suck us in. And now many of us are beyond exasperated.

This is blatantly our fault. It was never going to go any other way.
If the league and PA feel that fans will always come back no matter what type of labour dispute is going on, these lockouts or potentially strikes, will continue to happen. Fans need to take a stand with their wallets and make the league and players pay for all of this nonsense. Until this happens, they will continue to walk all over us.

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