Boycott Opening Night
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01-06-2013, 12:47 PM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
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Almost everyone cried for months, now everyone is willing to forgive and forget just like that, even though it is the 3rd time this has happened and the owners and players show no remore towards the fans.
I understand the fans are excited there is hockey again (I am too!), but I am still pissed they put us through this and not so willing to just move on.
In theory, if it was just players and the media it would be quite the visual display, in comparison with a sell-out, where all that it would prove is that Bettman was right, the fans are just puppets.
As for the money, you are right, for a lot of teams the tickets are already paid for. This works better for the lesser market teams where the tickets are not pre-bought, or even Ottawa. I'm not suggesting this is the only thing that people do to hit them in their wallet (I just didn't post it here). Obviously, reducing (or eliminating) the live games you see along with reducing the merchandise sales, will be huge.
I just prefer that we are not having all of these conversations again in 8-10 years (much better than 6 or 7!), but if the fans again show a willingness to flock back in droves, then the players/owners have no reason to care about the fans.
Sure, I'd like to prevent it never happening again but I don't think we have control over any of it. I feel jobbed as a fan and unfortunately, there's nothing I can do about it.
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