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Data Shows Winnipeg Hockey Fans Forgiving Team, But Still Angry With NHL
Published February 28, 2013
COMING TO THE GAME? In December, 55% of hockey fans reported that they had planned to attend a Jets home game if it had not been for the lockout. Now, 55% still say they plan to attend a game. In January, 41% of Winnipeg hockey fans said they were less interested in the NHL season because of the lockout, with about one in seven fans strongly agreeing with that sentiment.
BLAME GAME: While Winnipeg hockey fans are also most likely to continue to blame both the owners and the players equally (40% in January and 44% in December), in January, more fans blamed the NHL owners (32%) than in December (22%), and slightly fewer blamed the players (24% in January compared to 29% in December) (Prairie Research Associates).