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02-14-2013, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Beacon View Post
Lockouts are great for the owners. They pay half the salary, but a similar number of people wind up buying merchandise and even tickets. Most people go to games based on how much they can afford to do it. If you wanted to go 6 times this year, you will mostly likely still go the 6 times. Same for merchandise.

I was actually thinking a couple days ago of posting a poll here to see who stuck to their promise to boycott hockey and/or hockey merchandise purchases. I bet it was almost nobody.
For a team like the Rangers, it is good because they do not have to pay rent. Teams that have to pay rent were much more impacted.

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