The people that say they will boycott watching, even on TV, are either faux hockey fans, or they are over-the-top stupid.
So you will be denying yourself your favorite sport and meanwhile those players and owners will continue to rake in millions and live the good life. Your little monk-like self flagellation will go unnoticed and be irrelevant.
And the very same people that crowed the about the poor support workers and pubs suffering are now the same people that want to make those workers suffer for the rest of the season. Nice.
I don't expect you to have a clue, but this is more exposition than it is advice, since I don't think you're worth my advice in any way. You look like the kind of person who smokes a pack every day and gets hammered on weekends because you claim to be just to weak for anything else, and justify it by thinking the general populace is just the same as you. The fact that you see not watching hockey as punishment is merely proof if this. Only losers pull the "not a real hockey fan" card. If being a "real" hockey fan makes me like you, I do not want to be any sort of hockey fan. If someone comes up with proof that any of the opinions you express in this post are prerequisites to being a "real" hockey fan, I will remove myself from these boards and never return, never watch another hockey game of any sort again, and never voluntarily perceive any hockey-related media for the rest of my life.