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01-03-2013, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Unstable View Post
I don't agree with this at all. The vast majority of the U.S. national TV schedule is still ahead of us, as is the entire NBC schedule, and the playoffs. The only big loss as far as "casual" fans is the Winter Classic. I would imagine that most people start paying attention to hockey in January, when the NFL season is over (be it the regular season or the playoffs depending). If they fix this right now all they'll have lost is two weeks.
Aahhh, a voice of reason. Pretty sure everyone on here knows a few people that don't pay attention until the play-offs or until football is over. I would label them as casual fans and seriously doubt they are going to boycott the NHL when it does come back. Hell, by the time the league comes back those people won't even realize they had a lockout.

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