Just scanning FB with posts about this news, a lot of people are flipping out over this. However about 85-90% who are flipping out over it are in the 27 and under crowd, so this is definitely a generational thing. Hell just reading in between the lines from the statement on the link I posted alluded to this as well.
Some are threating to even cancel their season tickets over this. This is how much a chant of "you suck" means to these people.
Yet when the Devils have failed to hold a STH perk, the VIP pass to the equipment sale, for 2 years in a row which is part of the package they paid money for, the uproar was not nearly as big as this. Says a lot about this fanbase and its priorities.