Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fan: Boycott opener if NHL returns

A Flyers season-ticket holder wants fans to boycott the home opener if the NHL ever returns from its labor war.

Fan: Boycott opener if NHL returns

Flyers fans. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)
Flyers fans. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

A Flyers season-ticket holder wants fans to boycott the home opener if the NHL ever returns from its labor war.

"Whether it's this year or next year, the first game back should be in an empty Wells Fargo Center," said Bill O'Toole.

He said it would serve as "a protest to what the league and the players have put us through. It would be a national story and a fitting 'final word' put on the debacle by the fans, the ones who write the checks for the billions of dollars these two sides can't seem to divide."

O'Toole claimed he has received lots of support from other season-ticket holders on his idea, and he is hopeful it spreads around the league.

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