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#1 MLT

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:58 AM

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I don't know about you guys, but i've been the most DIE HARD canucks fan over the last 4 or 5 years. However, with the recent lockout i've lost interest in NHL hockey majorly.

I think mostly because with the lack of nhl this year i've gotten WAY into NFL football and a fantasy league.

I'm not sure my fandom will return to what it once was, post lockout. I'm not one of the weiners saying that i'll never watch another game. I'll obviously always be a fan and watch alot of games, but this lockout has certainly opened my eye's to the world of NFL football and other sports.

I've invested to much of myself into this sport to be let down like this.



Anyone else on the same page here?
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:03 PM

To a certain extent, yes. I've become more focused on junior hockey than in years past, and I've really gotten into football.


Not to say I won't be back, because once hockey comes back I'll be on it like white on rice. But right now, I'm finding other ways to occupy myself until we're watching NHL hockey again.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:03 PM

I thought the same... Until I watched the Wolves game last week...

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

If anything I want it more.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:08 PM

Im losing interest in the interests of the players and owners. Don't care who bites the bullet ( a very small bullet ) just get a deal done and play.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:11 PM

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:13 PM

Anyone else losing interest?

...In all the lockout threads? Yes, I am.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:15 PM

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It took you 2.5 weeks to lose interest in the Canucks?

Hmmm, gotta say that it doesn't sound like you were that good of a fan ...
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:16 PM

Don't buy tickets for an entire season, though I don't think the Canucks owners are on the side of having the lockout, nor do many of the players see, to be big on having the lockout... But bottom line it'll hurt the revenue sharing the NHL so wants and the profits.
They'll still make enough anyways.

End the damn sell out streak!

Edited by PlayStation, 26 October 2012 - 12:17 PM.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:18 PM

I'll always hate the NHL for doing this, but there's no way I'll ever stop loving my Canucks. :rolleyes:
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:29 PM

No change. I'm not a big October hockey fan anyways. NHL doesn't get good until players start clicking on all cylinders which imo doesn't happen until mid November.

I'm loving the MLB playoffs, the NFL and UEFA Champions League right now.

I don't mind waiting until a right deal is signed which insures the financial health of the NHL for years to come. I'm tired of reading about NHL teams losing money and possible moves out of their respective cities.

I'll take short term lockout (even a year) for long term stability.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:33 PM

I watch a bit of CFL here and then. I think it is pointless for owners to fight this problem. They are multi millionaires to multi billionaires, and the players are really just millionaires. Why so greedy Bettman and the owners? No point at looking at his face when its not important.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:36 PM

No change


I just don't get excited when there are discussions. I am 'meh' until a deal is done.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:36 PM

It isn't really turning me on right now, but once it's back I'll be right there, back to my old die-hard self.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:38 PM

Still interested to watch...but with the cancellation of all game through November....I'm pretty pissed atm... > >
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:41 PM

The only thing that bothers me about the lockout is that when I get home from work, instead of hockey on, the old lady always has on Say Yes to the Dress or some other equally nauseating show. C'mon fellas, save me from reality TV!
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:02 PM

Agree entirely. I always look forward to summer ending so hockey and hunting can get going and life returns to normal. But this year I don't seem to miss it. I love the Canucks, big fan and when they get the season going again I know I will watch, but not with the same obsession as it was before. I haven't been to a pub in months, my abs are starting to come back and I'm never hungover at work anymore.
I'm sure that when Canucks hockey begins again, my passion will renew itself.
But for the time being, I'm not missing it.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:02 PM

Right now I'm ticked off with both sides.

When it eventually starts, I'll be wearing my Canuck's jersey and watching the games and cheering them on just a much as before.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:06 PM

Nope. No change. I still love hockey as much as I used to. No matter how long the lockout is, as soon as it's over I'll be sitting in front of the TV watching again.

Really doesn't bother me that much that the NHL is locked out. They got **** to figure out and however long that takes is fine. Figure it out and get a deal that is fair. In the mean time I've been following and will continue to follow the CHL and AHL like crazy. And a little of the KHL.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:12 PM

I'm trying to watch Wolves hockey when I can, my interest hasn't waned.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:32 PM

No change. I'm not a big October hockey fan anyways. NHL doesn't get good until players start clicking on all cylinders which imo doesn't happen until mid November.

I'm loving the MLB playoffs, the NFL and UEFA Champions League right now.

I don't mind waiting until a right deal is signed which insures the financial health of the NHL for years to come. I'm tired of reading about NHL teams losing money and possible moves out of their respective cities.

I'll take short term lockout (even a year) for long term stability.


Didn't we get long term stability last time??
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:37 PM

Didn't we get long term stability last time??


Where have you been, under a rock?
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:39 PM

2 lockouts in 8 years... yes im losing intrest.. but not at the game of hockey, but with the leauge..!

Edited by Han Damhuis, 26 October 2012 - 01:39 PM.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

Agree entirely. I always look forward to summer ending so hockey and hunting can get going and life returns to normal. But this year I don't seem to miss it. I love the Canucks, big fan and when they get the season going again I know I will watch, but not with the same obsession as it was before. I haven't been to a pub in months, my abs are starting to come back and I'm never hungover at work anymore.
I'm sure that when Canucks hockey begins again, my passion will renew itself.
But for the time being, I'm not missing it.


I think this was the general sentiment i was trying to get across.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:55 PM

Same as well, I remember not 3-4 years ago I would follow every prospect, every game etc... check their stats...

Now I care not. With that said bring back Hockey, someone's gotta bite the bullet.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:59 PM

It's a good thing there's hockey outside of NHL, I do want NHL to start fast but thank god I still have my hometown team Jokipojat playing in Mestis-league, whom I work for too.

I can live one season without NHL, but it's tough to not see the 'Nucks play.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:02 PM

Can't say I'm not missing hockey but I am filling the void. I have 2 local university teams that play different schedules (When A team is away for the weekend B is home and vise versa) It is great hockey, maybe not NHL but UNB can keep up with AHL teams (pre season they tied Portland pirates) and the games are pretty cheap, only $3 for any seat in the arena.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:10 PM

I love the game. However, I don't really care that the NHL isn't playing right now. I have a life and I play in my local men's league. I will still go to 15-20 games when/if the NHL comes back. I love the Canucks and I feel the extra time off will do them a world of good. Plus, each game will meen so much more if they play a shorter season.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:22 PM

I can tell you that when NHL hockey returns I will only watch it on TV. No going to games and no merchandise purchases. This is the only thing I can think of that will hurt the NHL if all fans did this.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:29 PM

Like many people, this is the 3rd lockout that I have lived through. I was fine with the last one, but this one stings and has left and incredibly bad taste in my mouth.

I already cancelled my Center Ice Package and won't renew that. As far as my Jets season ticket, the only way I will give that up is if we lose an entire season. If that happens, I won't be coming back. Yes, someone else will take the ticket and the organization won't suffer short term. However, I truly believe that should the lockout last a full season, there will not be nearly as many fans as there was after the previous lockout.

Part of what made the last lockout different was the promise of parity and the introduction of rule changes, making the game more exciting. This happened. But what's the promise after this lockout? For me, lower ticket prices would have to be incentive should we lose a full year; and that won't happen.
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