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You’ll Be Back

from Rob Oiler of the Columbus Dispatch,

The sides are inching closer to ending the stalemate. When it finally happens, they will shake hands and celebrate at the nearest overpriced steakhouse. At different tables, of course.

While Czar Bettman and the opposing nouveau-riche dine on center-cut filet, the bourgeoisie — that would be you, fans — will stick your noses to the restaurant window and wish they would hurry up and eat so the season can begin.

Even devoted but disgusted Blue Jackets fans — I’m talking to you, season-ticket holders — who vowed never to attend another game and never to give the NHL another dime, will check the calendar to see which games to attend.

Oh, yes, you will.

As for casual fans, the ones who attend games only because friends drag them along or — better yet — free tickets are available, you also will return. Maybe not this season, but next year for sure. History says so.

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Of course we will.  But each time this happens the game loses a little innocence.  It’s a fantasy for many fans.

Showing them the man behind the curtain can take the dream out of it.

Baseball has been severly damaged by all the strikes lockouts.  Greed.  There are still lots of baseball fans but the game is losing new fans.

Posted by 13 user names on 11/08/12 at 09:39 PM ET

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