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Hockey Fans Call to Action!

12/08/2012 at 6:31pm EST

I'm a fairly new hockey fan. So as a fairly new fan, it was a surprise to me (and my husband!) how upset I've become about the current hockey lockout and the failure to negotiate a new contract. I didn't realize how much I look forward to hockey each year and how much I miss it and that's what's driving me to write this.

There have been many stories online about how divisive an issue this is. Some fans are only angry at the league, some fans are only angry at the players union and some fans are just angry period!

So what could hockey fans around the world do to motivate the NHL and the Player's Asso. to resolve their dispute? Why not ask hockey fans all over the world, regardless of their personal position on the issues, to write letters to the NHL or the Players' Association or both, to express their thoughts and frustration about the lockout and the failed contract negotiations?

If you like this idea, here are their addresses:

The NHL Offices Attn: Gary Bettman
1185 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

NHLPA
20 Bay Street, Suite #1700
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2N8

Fans could also communicate this idea through other hockey blogs, twitter and facebook to get the message out faster and get more hockey fans to write letters.

Maybe it's a waste of time and postage, but I would love to see both sides deluged with tons of angry letters. Makes me laugh just thinking about it. But more importantly, maybe it actually would put some much-needed fan pressure on both sides to reach a compromise.

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