Will you go to or watch another NHL game?

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  1. Schlep Rock

    Schlep Rock Registered User

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    Simple question, simple answer.
     
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    clefty Retrovertigo

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    Why wouldn't I?
     
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    Of course. I'm a hockey fan.
     
  4. Schlep Rock

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    Well there are a lot of people here and everywhere that say they'll never watch another game because everybody is so greedy, blahblahblah
     
  5. Bring Back Bucky

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    I don't think anybody who is never planning to watch another game is still spending time at Hockey's Future, but hey, who knows???
     
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    If this season is cancelled, then the answer is no. :madfire:
     
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    Whoever votes 'no' isn't a hockey fan. if you are, well you're not anymore.
     
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    I didn't know that the NHL was the only place to get my hockey fix. I still play once a week and as we speak, I am watching the QMJHL on a webcast. Halifax is beating PEI 4-2 after 2 periods. Guess I'm not much of a hockey fan if I don't wish to be one of the NHL's whipping boys aka "fans"?
     
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    i'll watch but it will be a long time before i go back to the garden and give the owners any money.
     
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    PEI scores to make it 4-3 Halifax with 13:00 to go in the third.

    Helluva game, definitely worth watching!

    Ooops, forgot. I'm not a hockey fan.

    Sorry. :dunno:
     
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    Thing is, as soon as this whole thing is over everybody on these boards is going to go back to watching NHL hockey. Ok, I shouldn't speak for everybody here, but I'm sure 98% will go back to watching (don't quote me on that, Tie).

    Pro-NHLPA guys will go back to supporting their teams and thus putting money into the owners' pockets, and pro-NHL guys will go back to rooting for the players, putting money in their pockets and idolizing them once again. As long as I can see competitive hockey at a decent price, I'm happy. If one side can make that happen, it's gravy. Correction: As long as the Habs win the Cup, I'm happy. Nothing's gonna change that because of some idiotic lockout. People are acting as if it's a shocking revelation that the owners and players are only after... *gasp* Money! Been that way for years, and I was a fan then too.

    The problem is in the "casual fans" (if they even existed in the first place) not coming back. So while us NHL-followers will carry some grudge, either our feelings will die down over time or the people who they are directed at will be long gone in a few years. The casual fans, on the other hand, could care less.
     
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    I actually feel the lockout is good for the sport in the long term....so I will def. support the NHL when they return
     
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    Yeah, ive basically come to terms with the lockout at this point. Although my team stands a lot to lose if the NHL isn't back for a couple years, I want to get these issues resolved. We need long term strategic planning, not the current myopia, so we dont have to worry about these work stoppages in the near future. I am not blaming my on ice team for the lockout, im blaming the off ice politics. Totally unrelated in my opinion.
     
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    I'll watch the free games on tv and listen to my team online but it will be at least a couple of years before I will pay to see one live.
     
  16. Leafer4Life

    Leafer4Life Go Leafs Go!

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    YES.........
     
  17. I'm certainly not at the point of writing off the NHL. I've debated whether to re-up for season tickets, but I'd still go to games regardless.

    I think both sides realize that there is a problem with the structure right now, and it needs fixing. And the pain is in the details.

    If this became a running joke like MLB, where the league was experiencing labor stoppage issues every 5 years or so, then I'd probably lose faith. I'm hanging in, with the hope that they fix the problem long-term --- and if that means losing an entire season or more, so be it.
     
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    yeah, stupid. Why wouldnt anyone who frequents this board?
     
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    You are asking a bunch of people who hang out on a hockey message board (some of us with thousands of posts) and ignore work/family for long periods of time if we will watch hockey when it comes back?

    Tough one.....
     
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    yes - but what i would like to see -

    one ref
    no institgator rule
    no salary cap
    penalty for trapping - like zone defense in basketball
    no ties - no points awarded for anything that looks like a tie
    call the ****ing rule book - no stick work or obstruction of any kind during transitions
    goalies can handle the puck anywhere - but are free game -
    no farting with the width of the blue line
    four on four during off setting penalties
    no red line -
    no touch icing that can be waved off
    wayne gretzky for commish - ( just a dream )
     
  21. Schlep Rock

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    http://www.hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=125127

    Not such a stupid question. But at least he clarified he never wants to see specific players doing their job! :dunno:
     
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    You ask it simple: Of course i will watch again.
     
  23. Dave is a killer

    Dave is a killer Dave's a Mess

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    To me its all about whats on the front of the jersey instead of whose name is on the back, so hell yeah I'll go back
     
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    Yes, of course.
     
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    At this point, I most certainly would. If the league is out 2-3 years, and I hardly recognize anyone, hmmm yeah, I'd guess I'd probably still go to a game.... :cry:
     
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