So it seems that this lockout has reached phase 2 with the owners threatening to use replacement players and the players threatening to start up a new league. The owners are banking on the hope that the fans will back the franchises, some that have stood for decades, and in some cases have become a sporting tradition where families have cheered the same team for generations. Meanwhile the players feel that the fans won't watch second and third tier replacement players playing in the "premier" hockey league in the world. They would rather watch the stars of the game exhibiting their skills in a player built league. I know this arguement is alot alike the "Chicken vs the Egg" theory but it brings me to my question. As a hockey fan, which has a greater priority over what or who you cheer for. Do you cheer for the skillful player?? Or do you cheer for the team and what their monicker stands for??