I've searched high and low, long and hard and scavenged twitter for the best tweets from the fans expressing their feelings about the lockout. As I expected the majority of you are upset.
A new week starts. If only the NHL would kick their butts into gear & think about fans & not only $$, it would be amazing!
— Dawn Rose(@LadyTennisBall) October 1, 2012
Day 15 of @nhl Lockout and I'm still watching Daly and Bettman talk and act like idiots. #OwnersLockout
— Allan Boynton (@allanboynton) October 1, 2012
It's October and you know what that means ...NHL HOCKEY !!! Oh wait there's a lockout in place ! Thank you #NHLPA #nhlowners. #LockedoutFan
— Paul Calamari (@PCalamari16) October 1, 2012
NHL - no hockey league
— NHLKateNHL (@NHLKateNHL) September 27, 2012
Roger Goodell struck a deal with the refs because of fan outrage. Meanwhile, Gary Bettman laughs maniacally on a big pile of money. #NHL
— Kyle Leathers (@kleathers) September 27, 2012
Can the #NHL get replacement owners?
— Just Plain T (@JustPlainT) September 27, 2012
chuck Norris can't even stop the NHL lockout
— JohnLafata™ (@JohnLafata14) September 27, 2012
#NHLPA, just googled "things that stun growth" Gary Bettman is now third behind smoking and malnutrition #NHL #lockout
— OptimistPrime (@G_5HARP) September 27, 2012
The world is supposed to end this year and there's an NHL lockout. Coincidence? I think not.
— Hockey Problems (@TheHockeyProbs) September 24, 2012
So there's an NHL lockout AND a bacon shortage? Maybe the end of the world is coming...
— andrea (@andreaaaceee) September 26, 2012
Fun Fact. The NHL has lost more games to a LOCKOUT, then baseball, basketball, and football combined.
— Steve Ott (@otterN9NE) September 22, 2012
NFL & the refs are willing to negotiate til 2am while NHL & NHLPA are more interested in trying to convince fans whose fault the lockout is.
— Wheeling Problems (@wheelingprobs) September 26, 2012
If Gary Bettman's head pops off. It may or may not be due to the VooDoo doll that I can't confirm nor deny I have in my possession.
— Leigh(@LuvBuffaloSport) September 16, 2012
Gotta tell ya - I don't buy for a min that ALL owners were unanimous - some voted NO via peer pressure. Can't believe ALL wanted #Lockout
— Mary Ann (@MusingMaryAnn) September 14, 2012
Greedy @nhl owners continue to screw over players, fans and all the people who work in arenas with their stubbornness with this lockout. :(
— Chris Cardwell (@thebl4ckd0g) October 4, 2012
All NHL GMs only get so many kicks at the can before they have to move on. Gary Bettman has been the NHL's GM for 20 years. Time to move on.
— Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) October 1, 2012
Good talk with a co-worker about the #NHL lockout. In conclusion, They don't care about the fans so I'm going to stop caring about them.
— Arnold K (@aroc88) October 4, 2012
that awkward period between baseball and hockey season thats even longer cause gary bettman is an asshole
— Tyler Hagen (@Tyler_Hagen) October 4, 2012
@hockeylife30 the League is being too greedy, the players make the League a success,and the League is unrightly trying to lessen their money
— Jordan T (@44vbtimpson) October 4, 2012
There you have it folks, probably one of the few articles that focuses directly on the fans and their opinions. Heck if the NHL isn't going to listen to us, we have to voice our thoughts some how. Thank you to everyone for your tweets and sharing your thoughts. Make sure you read the rest of the article over on Sports Rantz magazine for thoughts from Facebook hockey fans and the effect the lockout will have on junior hockey. Huge thanks to Kristina Chambers for asking me to be apart of this article and motivating me to do a post about the fans thoughts.