I have a great memory from freshman year of college at U of M. It was the UM/MSU game, and our student tix were waaaaay up in the nosebleeds of the student section (like row 92 or something). It was all UM fans and there was a great atmosphere (because this was moons ago when UM football was awesome), and about halfway through the first quarter this guy stands up and rips off his UM shirt to reveal an MSU shirt underneath. Everyone starts hootin' and hollerin', good times were had, then it quiets down. A voice comes out of the stillness, and confidently asks: "Hey bud, do you want all of our scholarships to State? We're not using them." Much raucous laughter ensued, as everyone looked to the person next to them "did you get a scholarship to State? SO DID I!" And the infiltrator snuck out, never to be seen again.
So that's what I imagine it will be like at Bolts games, only with a mass of away fans absolutely DRAGGING the home crowd.
I have this mental image of people spazzing out like that kid who got his WoW account cancelled. I'd post the video, but I'm not sure it's entirely appropriate.
Is that the one where he tries to jam the remote up his ass?
No. Red Wings fans don't "deserve" better. Do they have a right to be frustrated? Absolutely. But this is a sport. A hobby. Those millionaires owe us *nothing*. Don't like it? You, as a consumer, do not need to spend your money on their product. Some people, like myself, will continue to support the team both emotionally and monetarily because it is enjoyable (granted, not as enjoyable as when we're winning) to us. Others have every right to say they will not accept a sub par product and sod off to something else. But this sense of blatant entitlement is why other hockey fans can't stand the Wings and their fans.