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TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 -- As NHL players and owners continue their back-room negotiations, it may be too little, too late for many die-hard hockey fans. It could be good news for Lacrosse, however, according to a new poll by Canadian online travel leader FlightNetwork.com : www.flightnetwork.com/hotels/
Asked what fans are doing to fill the NHL void, 25.6% responded that they were locking out players on their Xbox NHL 2013 games. Others are filling the void as follows:
-- 26.3% are finally embracing Lacrosse as our National sport
-- If Gary Bettman starts walking with a limp, it may be because 20.1% are
busying themselves making Voodoo dolls of him and Donald Fehr
-- 16.0% are going back to church... for the organ music
-- Surprisingly, only 11.9% are dressing up their grandpas in crazy jackets
and forcing them to yell nonsense at them on Saturday nights
When asked what they are REALLY doing to fill the void, an overwhelming 40.3% said they're too angry to watch anything hockey-related:
-- 22.9% are watching classic game reruns on TV
-- 22.7% are anxiously awaiting the World Juniors tournament
-- 7.6% are picking up tickets for their local AHL teams
-- 6.5% are following their favourites in various Euro leagues
In typical, diplomatic Canadian : www.flightnetwork.com/destinations/Canada.shtml
fashion, when asked who's to blame for the lockout, 54.1% said both sides share equally in the blame. Those willing to take a stand were almost evenly split, with 21.2% blaming the owners vs. 21.5% blaming the players.
About FlightNetwork.com ( www.flightnetwork.com : www.flightnetwork.com/
As one of Canada's leaders in online travel, FlightNetwork.com delivers the lowest airfares from the top airlines by offering consumers access to over 2 million bulk rates on cheap flights negotiated with major airlines. Its proprietary flight booking engine offers last second booking. Backing up FlightNetwork.com's award winning online service are over 120 insightful travel specialists in the FlightNetwork.com call centre who ensure that customers successfully book the best travel deals.
FlightNetwork.com's Price Drop Protection plan is a unique, free program, exclusive to FlightNetwork.com customers on all economy flights, vacations and hotels : www.flightnetwork.com/
. The Price Drop Deal covers unlimited drops on domestic flights, vacations and hotel bookings. If you book with FlightNetwork.com, and the price drops after you book, you will get the difference credited back.
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