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"You know what I’m worried about? I don’t live in a hockey-driven town, New Jersey isn’t like Toronto or Montreal or Detroit. And people now that I see don’t even think about talking to me about hockey. The first few weeks, yes, but now no one does. I don’t know if it’s because there’s not enough coverage in the U.S. about what’s going on, but I think it’s going to affect people tremendously, fans are going to move on and find a different source of entertainment. It’s going to take a long time for them to readjust and get back to hockey. Eventually I think people will because our sport is pretty special." 

-Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils on the lockout.  More from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.

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soletrain's avatar

i hope more fans vow to not support the nhl when they finally come back. the disregard for businesses and individuals that count on nhl money to survive to unbelievable. the nhl should be ashamed. even in a good economy it was hard for bars and restaurants to stay afloat around the arena in san jose. so i can imagine santana row businesses won’t last as this stupid lockout progresses.

Posted by soletrain on 10/29/12 at 03:24 PM ET

LivinLaVidaLockout's avatar

Were not that all towns were like Detroit!

Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 10/29/12 at 03:48 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Were not that all towns were like Detroit!

Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 10/29/12 at 03:48 PM ET

If they were we wouldn’t be involved in Lockout / Strike number 3.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 10/29/12 at 04:08 PM ET


Whoa.  Does someone mean to suggest that a town that hasn’t sold even 90% of it’s home seats since the lockout and has been in the bottom 5-8 teams in the NHL in terms of home attendance for around a decade now doesn’t care that much about hockey?

No.  Way.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 10/29/12 at 04:23 PM ET

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