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Wouldn’t it have been nice if this feature came to an end today?*It was a nice thought, but it didn’t, so here are some thoughts that aren’t quite as nice.
Ryan F. won’t sit idly by and do nothing. He’s got a brand-new protest: he*will only watch Toronto Maple Leafs from here on out. It’s kind of*like a hunger strike, but with more suffering, I guess.
I’ll keep this short. So here we are once again. The NHL season is supposed to be underway but alas it is not. You know, the last couple of weeks fans like me have been told how we can stop this lockout. I’ve seen people and even hockey media suggest I unfollow the NHL/NHLPA on social media sites, stop buying tickets/merchandise or even stop being a hockey fan altogether. I’m not going to do any of those things. I am not naive enough to think that I could have any effect on ending this lockout. I am going to do something though, not from pressure but simply based on what I feel.