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Boston Sports Then & Now:
Are you kidding me with this ad? Let’s start the season now, I mean tonight. Drop the puck. bit.ly/X3NLhg
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) January 13, 2013
Dan Rosen, I COMPLETELY agree. This video is an INSULT to the intelligence of hockey fans.
“They want the game to MEAN something. They want the game to MATTER.”
HAHA…that’s HILARIOUS. The NHL is promoting something they don’t even believe or care about.
Then NHL owners like those of the Chicago Blackhawks post form letters (probably from the LAST lockout) to their fans:
(SCREEN CAP: Chicago Blackhawks)
PATIENCE & LOYALTY?!?
Are these guys kidding me?
Where is the LOYALTY to their fans? Their customers!
OH YEAH, loyalty only works one way in their eyes.
Other teams around the league are trying to make GOOD with the fans where it counts….their WALLETS.
#Preds are pulling out the stops for STHs. #Pens giving discounts & free concessions. What else are other teams doing?
— Hockey Broad (@HockeyBroad) January 11, 2013
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