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Anyone still going to boycott?

View Poll Results: Do you plan on boycotting?
Yes I will boycott at least a few games whether on tv or live 45 24.19%
No I'm back on the game train! 141 75.81%
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01-06-2013, 05:50 PM
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Anyone still going to boycott?

Anyone still planning on boycotting the league for cancelling all those games a la those lame fan-made commercials a few weeks back?

I for one will likely not bother with this season too much.

Honestly, in September I was upset, by November I was apathetic, and now I just straight up don't give a ****.

I mean seriously. Who wants to support these jokes anymore? One benefit of the lockout has been to introduce me to a wider world of sports. Instead of twiddling my thumbs I invested myself in football, soccer, baseball, hell even a little bit of Raptors action.

I learned that not only is hockey insanely more niche than I thought, but also that it is not necessarily the most exciting game on Earth.

I'm throwing in the towel for the season anyways even without a full lockout...I'm gonna be watching EPL on the weekends instead of HNIC.

Maybe next year i'll feel more interested, but until then..I'm with these guys:

http://imgur.com/zTKhV

Anyone here planning on boycotting or in other ways actively try to avoid seeing games live?

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01-06-2013, 06:20 PM
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I will be against this whole season

This is a tainted season if you ask me


If they announce they are not going to play for the Stanley Cup, and have another "trophy" for just this 1 season, I might watch

But I will not watch this tainted year

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I don't plan to go to any games this season (although that could change), but I will certainly watch on tv.

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Boycott what?

Hockey's back.

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I will be against this whole season

This is a tainted season if you ask me


If they announce they are not going to play for the Stanley Cup, and have another "trophy" for just this 1 season, I might watch

But I will not watch this tainted year
Why is this one season tainted?

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01-06-2013, 06:37 PM
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People who want to boycott make me laugh.

If successful, you're inevitably screwing the sport. Either way, I never found much logic in showing the NHL you don't want to be deprived of hockey again by depriving yourself of hockey...

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People who visit and post on this message board are not going to boycott.

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I will be against this whole season

This is a tainted season if you ask me


If they announce they are not going to play for the Stanley Cup, and have another "trophy" for just this 1 season, I might watch

But I will not watch this tainted year
This is such a horrible arguement.

The season isn't tainted. All teams play the same amount of games and you still need to win 16 games at the minimum to win the Cup. There isn't anything unfair about a shortened .

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01-06-2013, 08:00 PM
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I will watch but don't plan on going to any games, or spending money on NHL related stuff until next season.

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I won't buy any tickets.

because I can't afford it

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Ill be back as if nothing happened.

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Voted Other, I was never going to boycott.

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Why is this one season tainted?
cuz they are playing 48 games instead of 82

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cuz they are playing 48 games instead of 82
But the same amount of playoff games....

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cuz they are playing 48 games instead of 82
OH NOES! THE NHL'S FIRST SEASON EVER WITHOUT 82 GAMES?


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While it is annoying that this had to happen. I'm right back like nothing happened. I love hockey too much.

And like the OP said, I watched other sports, the only difference is -- I just didn't get into them like I am into hockey.

Welcome back NHL, Welcome back!

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OP you must not really be into hockey then. I don't understand how anyone who posts here could boycott.

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I wish there was a way I could register my displeasure while still watching the NHL's product. Sadly I don't know how that could be done.

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I'll watch on TV but no fraking way I pay to attend a game or buy any merch for the season.

Only way I attend is with free tickets.

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OP you must not really be into hockey then. I don't understand how anyone who posts here could boycott.
Because we are angry. I'm sick of these greedy millionaires and their pretentious garbage.

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Yes, I'm not giving the NHL a dime for at least a year after the lockout ends, barring a visit to my brother in Durham, NC and then I'd almost assuredly go to a Canes game. Besides that, I'm buying no tickets, no merchandise, and no videogames, and considering that I was planning on buying a new white Kaner sweater, a new hat, at least 3 or 4 tickets to Hawks games, and maybe NHL 13, that does mean something.

I'll only watch on TV, as I do love the sport too much to stay away, but I'm not a Nielsen family so the league wouldn't know one way or the other.

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01-06-2013, 11:25 PM
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OP you must not really be into hockey then. I don't understand how anyone who posts here could boycott.
You boycott because you hope that the NHL and NHLPA get the message loud and clear and they won't be tempted to pull this crap again in 8 years from now. Short term pain for long term gain...

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You boycott because you hope that the NHL and NHLPA get the message loud and clear and they won't be tempted to pull this crap again in 8 years from now. Short term pain for long term gain...
You act like they want to lockout. It s horrible for them to not have the games played, millions are lost and never recouped.

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You act like they want to lockout. It s horrible for them to not have the games played, millions are lost and never recouped.
And that didn't happen in 1994? Or 2004?

Of course they didn't like that there was a lockout, but they still used it as an option of (no so) last resort because they thought they could get away with it and not face fan backlash and that we'd come crawling back begging for them to take our money. We've got to make them fear about potentially lost money in the future from declining revenues if they keep taking their fans for granted. That's the real incentive for both sides to try to prevent a lockout moving forward.

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Nope. No boycott.

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