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I'm starting a protest

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i can appreciate your fervor, i really dont think theres anything the fans can do bro

If people can save the TV show JEricho by sending a crap tons of peanuts why can't we get a good number to physically show our passion

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Yeah they're not going to give a crap about what we think until it actually affects them, i.e. if gets to the point where they could lose a huge chunk of fans.

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What happened to "you are only hurting yourself by protesting" the truth is here everybody NOW changes their minds.

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Yeah they're not going to give a crap about what we think until it actually affects them, i.e. if gets to the point where they could lose a huge chunk of fans.

That's just going to cut off our nose to spite our face. Also the results of that aren't going to be shown til next CBA and even then it will be forgotten by the time it rolls around again. It has to be immediate and flashy to work.

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You basically have to prove to them that "yeah you're gonna be losing a million fans and franchises will fold".

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My daughter was waiting to have her birthday party at the devils home opener.. I think maybe I'll drive to Bettman's house and let him explain it to her, he can deal with making a 6 year old girl cry.

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What happened to "you are only hurting yourself by protesting" the truth is here everybody NOW changes their minds.

The truth is there is nothing the fans can do and, furthermore, protesting by not going to Devils games or buying merch only give the bigger teams (Rangers, Flyers, Pens, etc) more of an advantage because they will still sellout and be money powerhouses while the Devils will lose their much needed fans

If anything, boycott national games and the Winter Classic.. But boycotting the Devils only hurts the team in relation to the Rangers who will be unaffected

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Protests like these honestly have very little affect. Spend your time on something more deserving of it.

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That's just going to cut off our nose to spite our face. Also the results of that aren't going to be shown til next CBA and even then it will be forgotten by the time it rolls around again. It has to be immediate and flashy to work.

Yeah I know, but that's the only way either side is going to care about what the fans have to say about this labor dispute between players and owners. So what do we do about it? Well I'm not going to stop being a Devils fan or NHL fan, so all we can do is sit around and hope it gets resolved soon. At the end of the day, this has pretty much no real effect on our lives. Not to turn this into a political thread or anything like that, but if you're going to get out there and protest, aren't there any causes that are more worthy of your time and more impactful on your life?

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I think Bettman needs a visit from the ghost of hockey past to remind him how he used to just screw the devils over and now hes taking on too much in the screwing over fans department. Perhaps the spirit will remind him of this and go to the way it used to be.

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Yeah I know, but that's the only way either side is going to care about what the fans have to say about this labor dispute between players and owners. So what do we do about it? Well I'm not going to stop being a Devils fan or NHL fan, so all we can do is sit around and hope it gets resolved soon. At the end of the day, this has pretty much no real effect on our lives. Not to turn this into a political thread or anything like that, but if you're going to get out there and protest, aren't there any causes that are more worthy of your time and more impactful on your life?

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The truth is there is nothing the fans can do and, furthermore, protesting by not going to Devils games or buying merch only give the bigger teams (Rangers, Flyers, Pens, etc) more of an advantage because they will still sellout and be money powerhouses while the Devils will lose their much needed fans

If anything, boycott national games and the Winter Classic.. But boycotting the Devils only hurts the team in relation to the Rangers who will be unaffected

You sir are wrong but are SO blinded by the game you do not have the stones to cancel your season tickets and go to JUST the games you WANT, if a good part of the STH did this IT WOULD make the impact you state the FANS can't make.

I know you are going to argue because you can not help yourself or maybe just with me but this is may last writing on this subject with you.

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You sir are wrong but are SO blinded by the game you do not have the stones to cancel your season tickets and go to JUST the games you WANT, if a good part of the STH did this IT WOULD make the impact you state the FANS can't make.

I know you are going to argue because you can not help yourself or maybe just with me but this is may last writing on this subject with you.

Yeah, impact the team to become the Hamilton Devils, for pete's sake.

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Honestly, the BEST THING you could do is unite all HOCKEY FANS and request that they get thier money back for thier season tickets. That is the best way to get noticed by the owners.

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You sir are wrong but are SO blinded by the game you do not have the stones to cancel your season tickets and go to JUST the games you WANT, if a good part of the STH did this IT WOULD make the impact you state the FANS can't make.

I know you are going to argue because you can not help yourself or maybe just with me but this is may last writing on this subject with you.

How do you know he doesn't want to go to all the games? Many STHs only sell off certain games because they can't attend themselves, not because they don't want to go.

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You sir are wrong but are SO blinded by the game you do not have the stones to cancel your season tickets and go to JUST the games you WANT, if a good part of the STH did this IT WOULD make the impact you state the FANS can't make.

How is that any different from just selling off the games you don't want to go to? I'm a sth, I don't go to all the games. I sell all the ones I don't want to go to and keep all the games I do. If I canceled my seasons and just went on the secondary market or got a partial plan I'd wind up paying more for the same number of games. Or going to fewer games.

Of course it's easier for me to do - and make/not lose money - in the $22 section than it would be for someone sitting down below. If they didn't have $22 season tickets (and I wasn't sitting on the aisle now, to boot) I wouldn't be a sth precisely because my personal cap is 27-28 games every regular season, but I digress.

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What does a protest accomplish? When a show's cancellation is protested, it's to demonstrate the number of viewers who liked the show. It's to convince the network that they misread their metrics.

So, back to hockey... we send pucks in to both sides... to demonstrate what? That there are 10,000 hardcore fans per team? How does that solve the problem that owners and players have? They know they have fans... they play in front of them.

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The Facebook page is great, please let me know if you need to build the up to a level of fans that WILL MAKE a difference.

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Change the Title Page to "NHL Lockout Fans Protest" so it is more searchable on the web, once we hit critical mass.

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These are all doomed to failure. Anyone protesting a lockout before it cancels any meaningful games is obviously an enormous fan of NHL hockey and probably isn't going anywhere - both sides know this.

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say we take this protest to some albany devils games...tickets are cheap and we'll get to see some of our future players develop

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