|Hockey fans fed up with ongoing NHL labor strife|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:39|
Some supporters have started grass roots efforts to pledge they won't return when the labor strife is settled. Los Angeles hockey fan Steve Chase started the ``Just Drop It'' campaign that encourages fans to boycott one NHL game for every game canceled after Dec. 21st.
No tickets, no TV, no merchandise. They won't spend a minute watching games or spend a dime on the league.
Penguins star Sidney Crosby understands why fans are upset over the third lockout in Commissioner Gary Bettman's 20-year tenure. He says it's pretty easy for fans, players and management to feel frustrated over the lockout.
History shows the fans will return. The NHL totaled a record 21,468,121 fans in 2011-12, seven years after a lockout wiped out a full season.