HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > National Hockey League Talk
National Hockey League Talk Discuss NHL players, teams, games, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Will you support the NHL?

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
02-16-2005, 02:17 AM
  #1
I Am Ziggy Palffy
Registered User
 
I Am Ziggy Palffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Country: Taiwan
Posts: 2,117
vCash: 500
Will you support the NHL?

I'm not sure if i'm beating a dead horse here...but whenever the NHL will be back, will you support it?

Hockey has very few loyal fans, at least in the US...and i, being one of them, cant help but feel betrayed by the league...i'm always having to be a hockey apologist here in a town ruled by the Dodgers and Lakers...and yet for all our support, we simply get brushed aside as they argue over how many millions they would get....

I dont know if those involved in the labor dispute realize, but no one seems to care about their sport...all the while they're arguing over their millions, they are spitting in the faces of the few loyal fans they still have....

i would be very hesistant to fork out my hard earned money to support this league when it comes back...

your thoughts.....

I Am Ziggy Palffy is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 03:11 AM
  #2
Friesenh2o
Registered User
 
Friesenh2o's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: San Jose
Posts: 152
vCash: 500
When the season officially begins, I am locking myself and my family outta the arena until I recieve a 24% rollback in the cost of Tickets! :mad:

We all know it aint gonna happen, but untill a major adjustment is made to the ticket prices for my team, I will be staying away and encouraging my family and friends to dump their season tix! I love hockey, but the fact that they dont seem to love their limited fanbase in return is a joke!

Friesenh2o is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 03:14 AM
  #3
MeatTornado
I was born ready
 
MeatTornado's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,475
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to MeatTornado
I will continue going to at least one game a year, and watching as many games as I can on TV. People can say how they will never forgive the NHL as much as they want, I can't see how anyone who is a fan of the game could go without watching top level hockey when it is right in front of them

MeatTornado is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 05:46 AM
  #4
Tekneek
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3,211
vCash: 500
I am trying to make a decision on this myself. I'm just not sure which direction I will go in, but if they cancel the season today I won't have to cross that bridge for another 7 months or so.

Tekneek is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 04:21 PM
  #5
The Kingslayer
Registered User
 
The Kingslayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Yuck horse piss!
Country: Cambodia
Posts: 20,577
vCash: 50
Im upset that there was no season, but im a true fan of the game and I will surely be back next season if they finally fix things up.

The Kingslayer is online now  
Old
02-16-2005, 04:26 PM
  #6
Psycho Papa Joe
Porkchop Hoser
 
Psycho Papa Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Cesspool, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 23,357
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by I Am Ziggy Palffy
I'm not sure if i'm beating a dead horse here...but whenever the NHL will be back, will you support it?

Hockey has very few loyal fans, at least in the US...and i, being one of them, cant help but feel betrayed by the league...i'm always having to be a hockey apologist here in a town ruled by the Dodgers and Lakers...and yet for all our support, we simply get brushed aside as they argue over how many millions they would get....

I dont know if those involved in the labor dispute realize, but no one seems to care about their sport...all the while they're arguing over their millions, they are spitting in the faces of the few loyal fans they still have....

i would be very hesistant to fork out my hard earned money to support this league when it comes back...

your thoughts.....
I'm still holding out hope that there will be a player revolt and the season will be uncancelled, even though I've tended to support the players over the last 2 months.

But if no Stanley Cup is rewarded this year, the NHL has lost this fan of 30 years, for life. I will never watch another NHL game in my life.

Psycho Papa Joe is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 04:29 PM
  #7
Gwyddbwyll
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Country: United Kingdom
Posts: 10,500
vCash: 500
If my team survives, yeah I'll be back watching NHL hockey.

Players come, players go. I blame them more than the owners for the current problems and I'll be even less inclined to hero worship them.

Gwyddbwyll is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 04:38 PM
  #8
cassius
Registered User
 
cassius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,415
vCash: 500
I am a Penguins fan.. so I sure as hell am going to support them. There are no greedy superstars on my team. Hopefully ticket prices will be reduced as well though.

cassius is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 04:45 PM
  #9
Matty
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Strawberry Fields
Posts: 2,396
vCash: 500
The league is not required to provide fans with entertainment.

The players are not required to provide fans with entertainment.

If the players don't want to play for the money/deal they are offered, that is their perogative. If the owners don't want to hold regular and post season games and pay the players for the deal the players are asking for, that is their perogative. This is a free country!

The owners/players don't 'owe' the fans anything.

I will continue supporting hockey as long as it gives me value for my entertainment dollar. I will not stop supporting it just because the league and players are having a contract squabble.

Matty is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 07:02 PM
  #10
33teddy33
Registered User
 
33teddy33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Country: United States
Posts: 116
vCash: 500
Send a message via ICQ to 33teddy33 Send a message via AIM to 33teddy33 Send a message via Yahoo to 33teddy33
Of course I'll support the NHL. I have been for the last 30+ years. As long as I can remember I have been a Rangers fan. Its in my family. Its in the blood.
Win, Lose, or Tie a diehard fan through and through.
Its what we hockey fans want. To see pro-level competition. It is just sad to see this happen to the greatest sport is all.

Great - here comes ESPN with another drama series, another Paintball tournament, spelling bee, or more Poker World Series re-runs!



** Oh, Post Script, As for the comment of the NHL and its players don't owe the fans nothing..... Your in a dream world. Are you oblivious to the fact that if there is no fans, there is no NHL?? Obviously you are. Your statement is an ignorant opinion. Thank god for the intranet.... Ignorance seems to teem on it.

33teddy33 is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 07:43 PM
  #11
CoupeStanley
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Nicolet
Country: Martinique
Posts: 2,525
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to CoupeStanley
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matty
The league is not required to provide fans with entertainment.

The players are not required to provide fans with entertainment.

If the players don't want to play for the money/deal they are offered, that is their perogative. If the owners don't want to hold regular and post season games and pay the players for the deal the players are asking for, that is their perogative. This is a free country!

The owners/players don't 'owe' the fans anything.

I will continue supporting hockey as long as it gives me value for my entertainment dollar. I will not stop supporting it just because the league and players are having a contract squabble.
The fact is that the 2.2 billions this industrie has in revenue, they get it from the fans willing to buy tickets, beer, hotdog, merchandise, watch them on tv. To say that they dont owe us anything is technically correct but is fundamentally damn wrong. I was a die hard hockey fans for years and I feel betrayed.

Year after year, we support them. We forked our hard earned money to them, without asking anything but our fix of passionnate hockey every winter and spring. This year we won't get it. I'll certainly come back and watch my Habs again because they have a really special place in the bottom of my heart but it'll never be the same with the NHL in general.

For the love of the game, for the survival of the league, thats just something you don't do!

You can't do that to people that have been your bread and butter for ~ 100 years.

You can't do that to people that have their feet in a ****load of snow all winter long.

CoupeStanley is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 07:49 PM
  #12
Tb0ne
Registered User
 
Tb0ne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Victoria
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,382
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to Tb0ne
If it goes 2 years I might not.

If they get a deal done over the summer and come back with some fresh new ideas to improve the game I will follow it in a second.

Tb0ne is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 08:24 PM
  #13
33teddy33
Registered User
 
33teddy33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Country: United States
Posts: 116
vCash: 500
Send a message via ICQ to 33teddy33 Send a message via AIM to 33teddy33 Send a message via Yahoo to 33teddy33
I have to agree with coupe and t-bone.
We are fans. Its what we want.

When I'm not watching hockey, I'm playing Hockey.
When I'm not playing, I'm ref-ing.
When I'm not ref-ing, I coach.
I love this game.
Always have and always will. Its played a huge part in my entire life.

Not going to let two bozo lawyers (Bettman & Goodenow) stand in the way because their ego's are too huge to give a little more to get the deal inked.
Their positions need to be filled by two people who are in it for the love of the game. Period.

33teddy33 is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 08:29 PM
  #14
GentlemanOfLeisure
Ride Space Mountain
 
GentlemanOfLeisure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: East Windsor NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 5,935
vCash: 500
When Bob Goodenow resigns, When Trevor Linden Retires, that's when I 'll come back, until then, I'll just pay attention elsewhere.

GentlemanOfLeisure is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 08:40 PM
  #15
Thornton97
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Carrollton, TX
Country: United States
Posts: 889
vCash: 500
I'll watch my Bruins with regularity, but the days of watching any NHL game are over. I love my B's and will always support them, but CenterIce will no longer be on my dish.

Thornton97 is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 08:53 PM
  #16
nckd
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NY
Country: United States
Posts: 265
vCash: 500
Realistically, I'll be back when the players are back. As much as I think both sides have behaved like idiots and without regards to the fans, I don't take it all that personally. They can figure it out for themselves. I'm not going to watch some half-assed league full of replacement players, however.

nckd is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 09:07 PM
  #17
DARKSIDE
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Country: United States
Posts: 1,053
vCash: 500
I'll certainly watch the games on T.V., and until they lower ticket prices, thatís all I'll do is watch.

DARKSIDE is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 09:14 PM
  #18
I'm Just a Bill*
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: On Capital Hill
Posts: 411
vCash: 500
Yes, I will watch the NHL again without hesitation as I believe the problem is with Goodenhow and the NHLPA leadership, not the owners nor a good portion of the players.

I'm Just a Bill* is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 09:25 PM
  #19
Vic Rattlehead*
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: St-Hubert, Quebec
Country: Canada
Posts: 40,788
vCash: 500
I'll still watch the NHL with a passion. Yes, this hurts, but I'll still be cheering for my BRUINS!!!

Vic Rattlehead* is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 09:26 PM
  #20
Vic Rattlehead*
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: St-Hubert, Quebec
Country: Canada
Posts: 40,788
vCash: 500
Oh, and those who won't watch the NHL ever again, then I guess that means you will be leaving, seeing as this is a hockey board.

Vic Rattlehead* is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 09:33 PM
  #21
I Hate You All*
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Vancouver
Country: Palau
Posts: 7,243
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to I Hate You All* Send a message via Yahoo to I Hate You All*
I can't wait until the next game is played.

I Hate You All* is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 09:39 PM
  #22
Habsfan 32
Registered User
 
Habsfan 32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Way up north...
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,319
vCash: 500
Send a message via ICQ to Habsfan 32 Send a message via MSN to Habsfan 32
I will support the NHL for sure. I love the game too much to simply quit watching the best league in the world because two guys can't get a ego dispute settled and bring the game back to the fans.

Habsfan 32 is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 09:40 PM
  #23
scout46
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Calgary
Posts: 274
vCash: 500
As soon as the puck drops!!

scout46 is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 09:52 PM
  #24
Jason MacIsaac
MARS Officer
 
Jason MacIsaac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Victoria, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 16,409
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to Jason MacIsaac Send a message via Yahoo to Jason MacIsaac
If you can just quit watching I am seriously doubting if you are a fan of the game or not. There is a difference from not going to the arena and not watching NHL on TV.

Jason MacIsaac is offline  
Old
02-16-2005, 09:55 PM
  #25
Lam7825
Go Goldy Go!
 
Lam7825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Tacoma WA (for now)
Country: United States
Posts: 1,248
vCash: 500
I'll support this league and its' mis-guided union members when they return...
but I can't see any support for "scab" hockey if that's the next reality. don't even want to think about that horrible scenario.....

AND, when the real NHL comes back, wouldn't it be a sweet irony for every single first game to be played in front of absolutely empty buildings? I say a complete boycott by the fans everywhere is necessary when those greedy little buggers do return to work.
To all the "other" employees of NHL teams, and the local businesses and arena employees and other nearby industries (hotels, restaurants, etc) that have been affected by this labor dispute, I say that we are the true victims here, and we also deserve to be heard. The NHL is not at the top of the list for most American sports fans, and this league has just dropped even further in that poll. This league is screwed, now and forever.

oh, and to the poster who said here earlier that the "NHL and players" don't owe the fans a thing.....you are sadly mistaken. These idiots rely on the fans almost exclusively for their livelihood. Plain and simple. The paying fans who attend the games, park their cars in arena lots, buy concessions (food and beverages and souvenirs) support the NHL. And for those of you at home who pay for the satellite packages like CenterIce....you're paying NHL players' and owners' salaries as well.
There is no national TV contract, and there are no major sponsors for this league.
This product is supported by the fans, and the players had better entertain us, or they will be without jobs. Period.

Lauri from Tacoma

Lam7825 is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:50 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.