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The fight in us

We may have ice in our blood but

should we have blood on our ice? By Pa u l A r n o l d a n d S a m M c L o u gh l i n Ph o t os by Geo f f H e i t h

this last fall was a pretty miserable one for hockey fans

.

as clouds invaded our sunny skies

another storm took shape on the horizon the nhl lockout

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,

:

A laborious five months later, hockey is finally back in full swing, but not without losing “US$328.2 million in brand value,” according to TSN. Many disenfranchised fans have cancelled season tickets and stopped buying merchandise to show their frustration. One fan even packed up all his Edmonton Oilers gear and sold it for charity in protest. Collectively, fans are upset, and willing to take drastic action to make their voices heard.

but shouldn’t we have done this last year

?

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