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Old 01-07-2013, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Nobody is happier than the business owners near the arenas and their bar/waitstaffs.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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I've been the AHL more than I have before during this lockout.

The NHL really tested my fanhood throughout these past few months but I'm definitely back.

So no.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:32 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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I've been a hockey fan since my childhood in the 50s. I used to keep my ear pressed to the furnace vent in my bedroom because I could hear Foster Hewitt calling the game from the living room downstairs. Jean Beliveau was my hero. Although I was born and grew up 50 miles from Toronto, I became a Habs fan.

So much for my credentials as a fan...

I'm still frickin' pissed at the last lockout, nevermind this one.

A pox on all their houses. I won't attend any games or buy any NHL-related merchandise. I may or may not watch some games on television. I used to watch several a week. After the last lockout, that dropped to a couple a month. I tend to only watch the Stanley Cup final unless a Canuck team remains in contention for a longish run. I may not even watch the final this year.

I really, really, really hope fans show their displeasure the only way the NHL will recognize:

1-Don't go to games.

2-Don't buy the merchandise.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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I have had a growing lack of interest for sports in general the last couple of years and I no longer have the channel that is showing NHL in Sweden.
It is all about business and entertainment nowadays and no one cares for the sport itself.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Just saw on a CBS NHL tweet that the Flyers have sold more season tix since lockout ended than they had lost. Chicago has added 250 more names to their waiting list since the lockout ended. Heard last month that only 50 or 75 Sabres and Pens fans dropped their tix.

Hmmm...
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:37 PM
 
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Hard to take this season as serious as a normal one for me. They have already lost about 3 months of the season. A rushed training camp. A very cramped schedule. I have questions as to how well the quality of play will be this year. IMO, who ever wins the Cup this year will have a diminished memory due to the shortened season.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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I think it does, so does the fact that my team is moving to Brooklyn, and one of my stars (Lubomir) decided to be a putz and stay in Europe and claims that it is based on personal/family reasons. How much you want to bet he comes back if he is going to lose alot of money or when he becomes a free agent.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Seems that NBA fans don't consider the Heat's title last year as diminished, but I could be wrong.

Hockey'S title is even more grueling to win than basketball's, so for that reason alone, maybe it's more diminished if someone wins it without the grueling longer season. But wouldn't this year's compressed schedule make it demanding in its own special way, thus worthy of The Cup?

.....

Wow, just saw one of the local Sunday night network sports shows at 11:30 pm in Boston. We have three going head to head. After all the Pats' coverage of their playoff win, did some Bbruins talk. The Garden stands looked very empty in the lower bowl. Not sure if it was free and open to all. Maybe the Pats' late afternoon game impacted the turnout. Not that it would have filled the Garden in past years before for a practice...

Otherwise, the city does seem pumped for the season...

Heard that Blues and Tampa each drew 5,000-6,000 for a practice. Dallas had a strong and enthusiastic turnout according to their GM. Saw these on ESPN's NHL page in their tweets section. I like reading their tweets on that page, discovering it during the lockout for updated tweets.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Earlier tonight I tried to order a pair of tickets to both Red Wings games in Phoenix. I was on hold for over 10 minutes before I had to hang up to attend to other things. Either the demand has gone up or the ticketing department is bare bones. The Coyotes are playing this smart and offering tickets as low as $20 (low last year was $35, I think).
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I admit I'm kinda getting excited for Saturday.

Maybe it's because the Flyers got Brian Boucher back. Again.

Or not.
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