Florida Panthers QuickPoll: To Boycott Or Not To Boycott

Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau; not his fault the league will begin play in January - Ronald Martinez

Just how much anger do you harbor over the loss of almost half of an entire NHL season?

Among hockeyphiles, Sunday, January 6 will forever be remembered for the conclusion of the National Hockey League's most recent player lockout. Whatever your heartfelt opinion on the reasons for it, the necessity of it, or who "won or lost" it may be, there are those among the puck universe who feel a need to "boycott" the Panthers, the league, and perhaps the sport in general. To my eyes, this is a completely understandable reaction to the loss of several months of action from a Florida Panthers team which was very definitely on the rise, on the ice and in the community.

I do not personally endorse such an effort in this situation, but I do "get it". Having been through the dual labor wars of 1994-95 & 2004-05 - and groveling back to the game after the resolution of each - I'm way too jaded for such efforts; just give me some NHL puck and all is forgiven.

But that's me.

Are you so inflamed over the loss of 30-something games of the 2012-13 season that you would take action of some type? Not buy a hat? A sweater? Not purchase the NHL's web-based GameCenter or cable/dish's Center Ice? Or worse, not attend a game?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Litter Box Cats

You must be a member of Litter Box Cats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Litter Box Cats. You should read them.

Join Litter Box Cats

You must be a member of Litter Box Cats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Litter Box Cats. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker