NHL Merchanise Boycott: Good Idea/Bad Idea

With the third work stoppage in Gary Bettman’s tenure on the bring of happening, many fans are more than irritate about the fact that they will not have any hockey to watch come October 11th, 2012.  What will be there when the NHL does resume operations if a lockout starts?

Many like myself will still be there to watch the puck drop when it happens, mainly because it is the only sport I follow with any sort of passion.  I was born to watch the boys of winter fly on ice.  Those fringe fans however that were barely holding on these last seven years – the odds of them returning are slim to none.  Fringe fans are easily distracted, without hours of on ice play to keep them busy they will turn to new episodes of crappy programming like Glee, Dancing With the Stars, and Shipping Wars to fill their time.

There is little however, that the average fan can do to stop the NHL from embarrassing itself by cancelling all our a portion of yet another season.  The sport, while lagging behind other major players in the professional sports world – has enough die hard fans that no fan “boycott” would ever work.

Perusing Facebook last night I came across this gem of a parody and figured it was time to start passing this along with every other social media outlet out there, to really show the compassion that the fans have, that we can join in solidarity against the NHL and the NHLPA as they huddle in their corners and figure out how to divvy up our hard earned dollars.

Not buy NHL merchandise for one year?  It sounds plausible, there are just too many markets and too many fans for that to be a realistic boycott.  The only way a merchandise boycott would work is if the owner of a large retail outlet stopped selling NHL merchandise, but then again – they have a say in all of this too don’t they?

Kudos to the guys that put this song togehter – the more of these I find as the lockout looms and carries on – the more I will post them.

Think you can do a better parody? Email them to me or post them on youtube and send me a link, I will post them up here as part of our own little parody petition to kick the NHL season off right where it is supposed to be.


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