I know not everyone feels the way we do, but more and more have to be heading that way on a daily basis.
The Triumphs of the world can talk about every last in and out of what's going on all they want, and of course there's always much more going on than two parties coming across as being unsympathetic, stubborn, spoiled and annoying, but the fact is most fans don't want to know all of the ins and outs of CBA negotiations...most fans have plenty on their plates already in their daily lives and don't want to be bothered with the business side of it...they want their game back, and they're getting sick of seeing it taken away from them with seemingly no regard for them or the game itself. Yes, it's a simplistic way of thinking, but for most fans, NHL hockey is supposed to be a simple and entertaining diversion.
Satans Hockey said it well...it's not about who's technically right or wrong anymore...in a growing number of fans' eyes, it's about a bunch of millionaire and billionaire clowns acting like squabbling infants.
Fan retribution this time or any time around won't prevent another lockout or stop the "squabbling". There's not a lockout to spite the fans. The players and owners are well aware that lockouts are bad for their bottom-lines and that they turn off the fanbase. So far as millionaires versus billionaires, each side feels they deserve a bigger share of the pot than the other believes. That's all it is. If I'm an owner, I'm doing what's in my best interest, and if I'm a player, I'm doing the same.
I'm not saying that one should or should not go to games when things eventually get started again. Whatever choice you make though will have nothing to do with there being or not being another lockout.