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12-22-2012, 08:07 AM
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The Blues have been around for 45 years with no Cup. What's another 6 years to me? Yeah it'd suck, but I'm not gonna quit rooting for the Blues just because they go through a rebuild. I think the NHL would be ******** to do this and I think it's a last-straw solution that probably won't ever happen, but I'd sure as hell rather this happen than for there to be no hockey at all. That's just my opinion on it. I'm tired of the lockout. Just give me hockey, I'm not saying I ever want this hypothetical thing to happen because yeah it wouldn't work out well for us, but if it did happen and it meant they resumed playing, I would suck it up. I just wanna watch hockey, but that's fine if many disagree with me. I just don't think I could ever quit watching the NHL...As much as they might deserve to lose fans, I'm too attached at this point to cut ties. Now would I go to as many games as I do now? Probably not, but I would still watch just about every game on TV. Sorry if my post came across as harsh...I'm just saying I will always root for the Blue Note regardless of what the roster looks like. The 2005-2006 season was painful...but I watched all 82 of those sad games
, so no point in stopping now IMO.
This would be like 2004 all over when Laurie left sold the team. Losing our young core to teams like Detroit - to replace them with mid level vets... yeah... I would turn my back on hockey.
I love the sport and hope that my kids choose to play it, but there comes a point as a fan, when you can say enough is enough. It is one thing to have a change in ownership and have to sell off your top players to cut payroll, but to lose them this way wouldn't be fair.
Personally, I think most of us have found other things to do with our time and while we miss the Blues and will return when the season starts - if this nuclear winter occured, most moderate fans wouldn't return. 12 yeqrs of rebuilding is way too long for the average fan base - especailly when you are at the top of the mountain after a long hike up, demonstrating a ton of patience as the team was built the correct way - to fall to the bottom and have to start over... no thanks.
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