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Hockey Needs the Bandwagon Fan

Published by on May 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

As a fan of the Boston Bruins, I know what it's like to be surrounded by bandwagon fans. Living in Boston, I am always around fans that only begin to root for a team if they are winning. While it may sound like I'm being harsh on Boston fans, I'm not trying to be. Bandwagon fans exist all over the country.

But as much as it pains me to say this, hockey needs the bandwagon fan. Before the lockout in 2004-2005, hockey was a major player in the top four sports (hockey, baseball, basketball, football). Ever since the lockout, it has fallen off to the back of the pack.

A major part of this of course is the fact that hockey isn't on TV even as close to as much as it used to be. Now, fans only get to watch hockey on na...

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