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PHT Morning Skate: How fans can teach a lockout lesson

Sep 11, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Renaud P. Lavoie passes along word that the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to a “special waiver period” through Sept. 15. If Lavoie’s explanation is correct, it sames like it will only really affect “AHL veterans.” (RDS)

Eric Duhatschek believes that the only time fans can send a message about the lockout is when the games are back on. (The Globe & Mail)

Bob McKenzie with a deep lockout take that earns a Hunter S. Thompson-inspired headline. (TSN)

The Royal Half presents a wonderful/regrettable collage of Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup tattoos. (The Royal Half)

Craig Custance studies the impact of social media on the CBA negotiations. (ESPN)

Donny Rivette goes in-depth on the Florida Panthers’ perspective regarding a Roberto Luongo trade; let’s just say the Vancouver Canucks shouldn’t shoot for the moon. (Nucks Misconduct)

Joe Pelletier believes that the 1987 Canada Cup was the greatest hockey ever played, producing this great line about how its greatest moment has been overshadowed:

Somehow the beauty and the dramatics of the Gretzky to Lemieux winning goal have gotten lost somewhere between Paul Henderson’s shot heard around the world and Sidney Crosby‘s golden goal.

Megalodon doesn’t provide a rave review for Ryane Clowe‘s Twitter career. (Battle of California)

  1. manchestermiracle - Sep 11, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Pretty good article in the Globe and Mail, but it doesn’t go far enough. If there’s a lockout, the only way the fans can make their displeasure known is to do the only thing any consumer can do when unhappy with a company’s policies: Don’t buy the product.

    If there is a lockout, and then play resumes (this year, next year, whenever), simply do not buy the product. Don’t buy game tickets, don’t buy peripherals (jerseys or other memorabilia), don’t support the league in any way. Watch the games on TV (but not pay-TV; no NHL packages) but be sure to boycott any of the advertisers. In the event of a lockout the only effective message the owners and players will get will be the fans demonstrating their anger in the only way it’ll be heard: By negatively impacting the league’s wallet.

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