View the story "NHL, we forgive you: Fans scrap hockey boycott" on Storify] NHL, we forgive you: Fans scrap hockey boycott Hockey is back. For some fans, the excitement appears to have melted any plans for a boycott, while others are still angry over the NHL lockout and refuse to watch the opening games.
CTVNews.ca· Sat, Jan 19 2013 10:19:09
Were you so enraged by the NHL lockout that you vowed to boycottthe season? This weekend, you’re either sticking to your promise or you cross-checked it into oblivion.
On Twitter, fans sticking by the boycott appeared to be in the minority, with some teetering on the brink.
Remember guys and gals, don't support the @NHL this year. #BoycottMaster B
I really want to be into hockey again, but I need to boycott the #NHL this year #WishEveryoneWouldBeOnBoardChad Brickweg
NHL hockey is not a sport, it's a business. Boycott it. Seriously people...how soon we forget.Ariel Jones
I don't know if my personal NHL boycott is going to last the weekend.darrenfiorello
So I desperately want to boycott the NHL but with the Leafs/Canadiens tonight...Probably not going to happen #tooCanadiannottowatchhockeyKaMo
Many others were quick to forgive the players and managersfor the labour dispute, saying the excitement of hockey's return was just too much.
After the lockout I wanted to boycott the #NHL. Can't do it. Really excited for todays games #dropthepuck #LetsgoCaps!!Jason Behan
Said I was going to boycott the NHL when it returned from the #lockout but that's out the window #GameOn #GoFlamesGoCorey Verhelst
Well my NHL boycott lasted exactly Zero days. Lets go Flyers!!!Mark Zimmerman
During the lockout I was all, "I hate everything about the NHL, totally gonna boycott it for a month". But now I'm just like, YO, THE FLYERSBrad Hahn
I really thought I would try to boycott the NHL season over the lockout, but all I wanna do today is watch hockey #thepackisback #GoYotesRandon Hok
But some fans noted, those who broke the boycott shouldn't feel too bad.
Some angry hockey fans still won't forgive the NHL and start watching games again. But come on, guys, what else is there to do in January?Sean McCausland
Saying you're going to boycott the NHL is like telling your friends you're not going to text an ex. #yeahyouare #Iaintmadatcha Game on.Stacey B
Are you boycotting the games? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.