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Atlanta Thrashers -> It's been about 6 weeks since the move was announced...will you still follow the NHL?
 
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  AMike
 
July 5, 2011 8:31:40 am
 
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It's been about 6 weeks since the move was announced...will you still follow the NHL?
The sting of the move has somewhat subsided at least for me. Don't get me wrong, I am still royally pissed off at the ASG for their bullshit. And I would like to see that their face is rubbed in this for now until eternity.

But, I was a hockey fan before the Thrashers existed and will continue to be so now that the Thrashers existence is no more. I will still subscribe to Center Ice and follow the sport. And yeah, I'll likely watch a few Winnipeg Jets games too.

 
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  adam at work
 
July 5, 2011 8:36:55 am
 
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I'm having a harder time finding interest in the NHL right now. Completely ignored the draft and free agency frenzy.

I do find that I'm much more intensely interested in actually playing hockey than I was before. I'm also more closely following the Braves and upcoming NFL season (hopefully). The Hawks can suck a nut.

 
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  Bongo
 
July 5, 2011 9:51:44 am
 
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I wouldn't think of giving up a sport I've loved for over 35 years just because of some lying cunts in suits. I've already picked 5 or 6 Nashville games I want to attend and while tree growth in my hood has made Center Ice unattainable, I can watch games online for free.

The playoffs rocked. That was all I needed to get me over my anger and frustration.

 
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  TheBrickwall
 
July 5, 2011 11:00:22 am
 
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Much better games to watch online, or on Center Ice, than listening to Matt McConnell try to make a Thrashers n Panthers yawner sound exciting.
 
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  Bongo
 
July 5, 2011 11:43:30 am
 
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Yeah I won't miss Matt and Durwood. Plus the production quality on Sportsouth sucked big time. I've seen better produced college games.
 
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  Green Hornet
 
July 5, 2011 1:52:59 pm
 
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I wouldn't think of giving up a sport I've loved for over 35 years just because of some lying cunts in suits.



Amen, brother. It won't quite be the same without my own team to root for (probably follow the Rangers, who got me through the last Atlanta NHL drought, or perhaps Nashville or Boston), but I'm not going to turn away from my favorite sport.

Granted, I didn't watch ANY of the draft (just couldn't do it. Too painful) and have paid minimal attention to free agency. But come October, I'll still tune in to whatever games are available on Versus, NHL Network and eventually NBC.

 
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  Bongo
 
July 5, 2011 2:14:46 pm
 
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I never gave two shits about the draft anyway. Once the Stanley Cup does a lap around the rink it's baseball season.
 
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  KnightDawg
 
July 5, 2011 7:22:45 pm
 
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I'm such a homer that I'll just have to wait for a lost cause to catch my interest. It won't be the Jets, or the Flames or any team with that wreck named Heatley. All I can do right now is eleminate teams due to prior hate such as the Flyers, Lightning, Hurricanes - Whalers - whoever the **** they are now and of course Ottawa. Heck, I think I spent most of the playoffs rooted for the roof to fall in on the teams playing. I guess I'm bitter, but I actually miss the Flames more than the Thrash atm.
 
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  CheapSeats
 
July 8, 2011 3:08:11 pm
 
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I was on the bruins bandwagon before this year, and I'll stay on it.

but I won't be getting center ice. gary bettman will have to suck my **** before I throw more money at the NHL.

 
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  redTHRASH
 
July 9, 2011 8:42:09 am
 
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I'll stick with the Jethrashers until distance issues will probably cause me to lose interest. Very sad since Thrasher hockey was my love and what i looked forward to seeing everytime they played. I will be going to detroit to see the Jethrashers play my former love on Dec 10. Otherwise i'll follow them on center ice.
 
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  Section119
 
July 10, 2011 9:19:26 pm
 
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I will follow the former Thrashers. Hope they do well quickly so evryone will realize it was an ownership/management issue and not the players.

I am not buying anything though. Except CenterIce, its like crack man.

 
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  poliguin
 
July 11, 2011 7:10:32 pm
 
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Cancelled XM, won't renew center ice. About the only thing I'll do for quite some time is catch whatever game is on Versus or NBC, but that's about it. May look at going to Nashville, but I'm not so sure yet.
 
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  fireball
 
July 14, 2011 4:58:58 am
 
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I'll probably follow it a lot less....hard to get excited about it without a horse in the race and all. I'm still on that nhl fan faceoff survey thing....I'm doing my part to skew their results with my "Screw You nhl!" attitude.

 
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