Originally Posted by itsJ.Millertime
What makes you think that? Surely nothing you read on this site because 99% of the members here have their lips so firmly planted to bettmans azz his anal pubes are stuck between their teeth. If I've learned one thing from being a long standing member of this site it's that hockey fans have ZERO backbone and ZERO commitment to do what they believe is right, pretty much like americans in general.
Those of of who have been around long enough have had to endure over 20 years of seeing this once great sport turned into a boring, no hit, puzzy sport and the few true hockey fans that were/are members that have taken a stand and quit watching everything but the fights are ridiculed non stop to the point they leave the site.
Yes the league will struggle, yes there will be lots of empty seats and yes there will be a couple teams going bankrupt but there already is that now so what changes? This work stoppage will do nothing to change anyone or anything. Whenever the league begins again, whether it's 2013 or 2014, they'll all be back swallowing whatever garbage product is put on the ice and calling it the "greatest sport on earth" because that's what the spineless, so called "hockey fans" do and bettman and the owners know it.
Get off your elitist high horse dude. You're a fight fan, you aren't a Hockey fan. No hits? No physicality? You could have been watching Hockey in the 80's and if fights were banned at that time you'd have not watched and claimed it a ***** sport then as well. A ***** sport is soccer, baseball, basketball...things americans seem to love, including football which is ultra slow(but good). Hockey is still great and that's why people still watch. Die hards watch. Americans aren't ingrained with it. Some are, but most just are not. Up here however, people will return to it. It's like Ferraro said, people like to claim they are done with the sport and all but everyone gets excited when they hear positive news stemming from this mess..once it's back on, people will flock to it, because there is nothing better out there to watch. Certainly nothing better to play.
As for your fights which you love, and hey, so do many others including myself...there still are fights and they are still permitted. So you be a hypocrite and go watch some other sports where fighting is not allowed, like your football and basketball and baseball, which you guys all seem to still love. Hockey is the WHOLE package, and it's a package no other sport can compare with.