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   This NHL lockout thing is now getting serious....no, no, no, it's not about the players or owners, it's cutting into Canada's beer sales

08 Nov 2012 10:11 AM   |   3123 clicks   |   The Atlantic Wire
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EMCGuy     
fark the owners, fark the players, fark the agents, fark Bettman, right in the ass.

08 Nov 2012 10:12 AM
bluorangefyre    [TotalFark]  
I have heard Canadian beer sucks.

08 Nov 2012 10:14 AM
Tr0mBoNe    [TotalFark]  
That's true... the lack of hockey has really put a damper on my Saturday night drinking...

08 Nov 2012 10:14 AM
CapeFearCadaver    [TotalFark]  
This NHL lockout thing is pissing me off.

Only gotdamn sport I enjoy.
Now that F1 is done

08 Nov 2012 10:17 AM
Egoy3k     

bluorangefyre: I have heard Canadian beer sucks.


You heard wrong.

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08 Nov 2012 10:18 AM
Savage Bacon     

bluorangefyre: I have heard Canadian beer sucks.


Say what you will about Canadian beer (though in this case you are very much mistaken), but I find it kind of silly that the two brands most prominently shown in TFA's photo are Australian.

/though I do enjoy watching Cartlon Draught's ads

08 Nov 2012 10:19 AM
picturescrazy     
Why do Canadians need hockey to drink beer?

08 Nov 2012 10:20 AM
Tr0mBoNe    [TotalFark]  

Egoy3k: bluorangefyre: I have heard Canadian beer sucks.

You heard wrong.

[www.canadianbeernews.com image 225x309]


Their Extra Special Bitter is fantastic. I'm going to pick up a growler of it on my way home tonight. I'm glad their brewery is walking distance from my house :)

08 Nov 2012 10:25 AM
Resolute     

bluorangefyre: I have heard Canadian beer sucks.


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For what it's worth, the NHL initially rejected the 1979 merger with the WHA. A massive Canadian boycott of Molson caused the Canadiens to reverse their vote, allowing the Oilers, and future Avalanche, Coyotes and Hurricanes to join.

08 Nov 2012 10:26 AM
GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve     
This'll be fixed soon, curling season just started.

08 Nov 2012 10:27 AM
cgraves67     
Oh, well. I'm sure there is something else they can watch on tv while they drink. Like ice fishing or competetive politeness or something.

08 Nov 2012 10:28 AM
groppet     
For every day of the lockout one owner or players head must be chopped off.

08 Nov 2012 10:28 AM
TheTrashcanMan     
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08 Nov 2012 10:28 AM
SovietCanuckistan     

bluorangefyre: I have heard Canadian beer sucks.


Forgive him, he knows not of what he speaks.

08 Nov 2012 10:30 AM
MayoSlather     
Is anyone going to inform the NHL that they are not MLB, NFL, or the NBA? Kids in America largely do not grow up playing hockey and this is a fringe sport that really can't afford to lose another season to a lockout.

08 Nov 2012 10:30 AM
Nurglitch     

Egoy3k: bluorangefyre: I have heard Canadian beer sucks.

You heard wrong.

[www.canadianbeernews.com image 225x309]


It's Coors Molson that's having issues. Propeller is a beautiful thing.

08 Nov 2012 10:30 AM
grokca    [TotalFark]  

picturescrazy: Why do Canadians need hockey to drink beer?


A lot of us are Leafs fans, you have to be drunk enough to miss the last 5 minutes of the game when they snack defeat from the jaws of victory.

08 Nov 2012 10:31 AM
My_Other_Handle_Is_Taken     

CapeFearCadaver: This NHL lockout thing is pissing me off.

Only gotdamn sport I enjoy.
Now that F1 is done


F1 still has two races to go this season with only a ten point difference between Vettel and Alonso.

08 Nov 2012 10:32 AM
grokca    [TotalFark]  
snatch,
dammit I can't spell today.

08 Nov 2012 10:32 AM
Egoy3k     

Tr0mBoNe: Their Extra Special Bitter is fantastic. I'm going to pick up a growler of it on my way home tonight. I'm glad their brewery is walking distance from my house :)


Yeah the ESB is nice. I miss living in Halifax.

08 Nov 2012 10:34 AM
sedric     
opposite of csb is what... ???

.. i was in ottawa the other night at the 67s game, (junior hockey). bought a beer at the concessions. 9 farkin bucks for a tallboy!! Molson Canadian, which isnt a bad beer but not premium.

so i dont give a fark about the lockout, theres still lots of hockey that can be seen in Canada, but drop the farkin beer prices ya gouging bastards.

08 Nov 2012 10:34 AM
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves     

bluorangefyre: I have heard Canadian beer sucks.


The use the finest moose urine available.

08 Nov 2012 10:35 AM
danno_to_infinity     

picturescrazy: Why do Canadians need hockey to drink beer?


because they have no other sports up there to watch and drink to. Hockey is their life and beer is their blood. Sure, we try to introduce football, and they have this thing called the Grey Cup but I think they're done already. See, I don't even know. Lacrosse is a spring sport. Soccer, WTF is soccer, eh? Baseball is an amusing oddity that they start playing before winter is over in a couple of covered stadiums. Basketball is kind of foreign, they don't get the appeal of all those attractive, successful NBA thugs as they have very little in common with them up there. Hockey is THE national sport, we have no equivalent here. No, we do not, do not try to say football or baseball is our national sport. See? Can't be done. Hockey and hockey alone is the universal national sport of Canada, this NHL lockout hurts them far, far more than it does us. The only way to get an equivalent in the US would be for the NFL, NBA, MLB and NASCAR to all suspend their entire season all at the same time, for an entire year. Now try to imagine Joe sixpack with nothing to talk about, no games or races from last night to say "did you see that?" Then you get the feeling of what it is like for our northern neighbors right about now.

08 Nov 2012 10:37 AM
SDRR     
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08 Nov 2012 10:37 AM
Egoy3k     

sedric: .. i was in ottawa the other night at the 67s game, (junior hockey). bought a beer at the concessions. 9 farkin bucks for a tallboy!! Molson Canadian, which isnt a bad beer but not premium.


Molson Canadian beer is neither beer nor is it Canadian. The last Canadian owned mass beer producer is Moosehead.

08 Nov 2012 10:40 AM
thebpem     

EMCGuy: fark the owners, fark the players, fark the agents, fark Bettman, right in the ass.


someone is horny....

08 Nov 2012 10:42 AM
enry    [TotalFark]  

picturescrazy: Why do Canadians need hockey to drink beer?


Curling isn't a year-round sport.

Or is it?

08 Nov 2012 10:43 AM
Tat'dGreaser     
Damnit, I miss hockey

08 Nov 2012 10:49 AM
Flakeloaf     

danno_to_infinity: picturescrazy: Why do Canadians need hockey to drink beer?

because they have no other sports up there to watch and drink to. Hockey is their life and beer is their blood. Sure, we try to introduce football, and they have this thing called the Grey Cup but I think they're done already. See, I don't even know. Lacrosse is a spring sport. Soccer, WTF is soccer, eh? Baseball is an amusing oddity that they start playing before winter is over in a couple of covered stadiums. Basketball is kind of foreign, they don't get the appeal of all those attractive, successful NBA thugs as they have very little in common with them up there. Hockey is THE national sport, we have no equivalent here. No, we do not, do not try to say football or baseball is our national sport. See? Can't be done. Hockey and hockey alone is the universal national sport of Canada, this NHL lockout hurts them far, far more than it does us. The only way to get an equivalent in the US would be for the NFL, NBA, MLB and NASCAR to all suspend their entire season all at the same time, for an entire year. Now try to imagine Joe sixpack with nothing to talk about, no games or races from last night to say "did you see that?" Then you get the feeling of what it is like for our northern neighbors right about now.


As a Canadian I can confirm that this is completely accurate. The NHL's a cultural touchstone that doesn't really share a place with any other sport, and those of us who are sports fans find ourselves struggling to enjoy what passes for fun in other parts of the world.

08 Nov 2012 10:51 AM
Hoselman     
Why do canadiens do it doggy style?

So they both can watch the game.


/try the veal

08 Nov 2012 10:52 AM
octopied     
I personally am bracing for the maple syrup wars.

No hockey? Bad.

No hockey and no maple syrup? Intolerable!

08 Nov 2012 10:53 AM
sedric     

Egoy3k: sedric: .. i was in ottawa the other night at the 67s game, (junior hockey). bought a beer at the concessions. 9 farkin bucks for a tallboy!! Molson Canadian, which isnt a bad beer but not premium.

Molson Canadian beer is neither beer nor is it Canadian. The last Canadian owned mass beer producer is Moosehead.


shrug.. everyones tastes differ. I never drink Canadian at home but its better than coors farking light.. it is generic suds. premium beers were 9.50 for a tallboy. No Moosehead available.

When the hell are the networks going to start airing ahl or khl games anyway??

08 Nov 2012 10:53 AM
runescorpio     

picturescrazy: Why do Canadians need hockey to drink beer?


We dont. They just arent getting $10 a beer now, only the usual fare.

08 Nov 2012 10:54 AM
reverend maynard     
I might be the only Canadian who doesn't give a damn about hockey, but I think the owners and players should both go fark themselves and learn to appreciate their fans more. They need to take the money they are squabbling over and give it back to the fans in the way of ticket and merch. reductions across the board. Greedy farks.

08 Nov 2012 10:55 AM
themasterdebater     

sedric: ...but drop the farkin beer prices ya gouging bastards.


I'm thinking that if one or two beers at the most you can drink due to drinking and driving laws in most provinces, they're set that high to realize the most profit - because you can't come back for more. Here in Alberta, your "over the limit" now at 0.05 BAC (new limit just came into effect last month) - that's basically one beer and your done.

08 Nov 2012 10:56 AM
Tom_Slick     

Resolute: bluorangefyre: I have heard Canadian beer sucks.

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Just feel the need to Link the video

08 Nov 2012 10:58 AM
miss diminutive    [TotalFark]  

Hoselman: Why do canadiens do it doggy style?

So they both can watch the game.

/try the veal


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Those Canadiens are into some kinky stuff.

08 Nov 2012 11:03 AM
Slaves2Darkness     

MayoSlather: Is anyone going to inform the NHL that they are not MLB, NFL, or the NBA? Kids in America largely do not grow up playing hockey and this is a fringe sport that really can't afford to lose another season to a lockout.


Maybe you are too young to remember the first and second lockout, but hockey came back stronger and with greater revenue then ever from both. Sure it sucks for the little guys, the beer distributors, the concession sales people, bars, etc... but both the owners are sure that once this little labor tiff is over they will get a bigger slice of increased revenue.

No, it is not the owners you have to convince, but the fans. Convince them that they need to stay away for at least three to five years after the lockout ends. That those arenas to stay empty, that those franchises teetering on the brink of bankruptcy need to be pushed over the edge. Force three to six franchises to collapse, force the owners to fire Bettman, force everyone involved to apologize to us the fans.

08 Nov 2012 11:14 AM
This text is now purple     

MayoSlather: Is anyone going to inform the NHL that they are not MLB, NFL, or the NBA? Kids in America largely do not grow up playing hockey and this is a fringe sport that really can't afford to lose another season to a lockout.


While true, I suspect some form of the NHL would always survive in Canada.

08 Nov 2012 11:15 AM
CapeFearCadaver    [TotalFark]  

My_Other_Handle_Is_Taken: CapeFearCadaver: This NHL lockout thing is pissing me off.

Only gotdamn sport I enjoy.
Now that F1 is done

F1 still has two races to go this season with only a ten point difference between Vettel and Alonso.


Oh, yeah... see, I don't have cable so as soon as football season started the races stopped. I silly-ly figured they were done.

I want to call Vettel winning.
/and will make use of the internet
//stupid

08 Nov 2012 11:19 AM
There's Always A Bloody Ghost     
These may explain how much hockey is a part of all us Canadians:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu0NIB AUz5w

And this, but forward to 1:35: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TSkpI9 wdk0

08 Nov 2012 11:24 AM
RustNeverSleeps     

Hoselman: Why do canadiens do it doggy style?

So they both can watch the game.


/try the veal


Almost... it's so they can both watch Coach's Corner.

08 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
lenfromak    [TotalFark]  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: This'll be fixed soon, curling season just started.


Roger that!

08 Nov 2012 11:31 AM
ytterbium    [TotalFark]  

sedric: Egoy3k: sedric: .. i was in ottawa the other night at the 67s game, (junior hockey). bought a beer at the concessions. 9 farkin bucks for a tallboy!! Molson Canadian, which isnt a bad beer but not premium.

When the hell are the networks going to start airing ahl or khl games anyway??


I watched the Russia vs. QMJHL game on NHLN a few nights ago, and went to a Junior K-Wings game in Kalamazoo last Sunday (great game, so cheap). In a way, the NHL lockout has made me appreciate the whole sport and its system more. I'll be going to many more games (college, juniors, ECHL and AHL) than I would have without the lockout.

08 Nov 2012 11:33 AM
The Southern Logic Company     
Just get a deal done already you farks. It hurts enough not to have hockey, it hurts even more that the Hurricanes JUST got another Staal brother and Semin, it hurts a LOT that ESPN's sims of the season so far have the Hurricanes 2nd in the East.

Would be nice to have sports to watch almost 5 nights a week.

08 Nov 2012 11:33 AM
Uncle Bester     

EMCGuy: fark the owners, fark the players, fark the agents, fark Bettman, right in the ass.


Done in one.

08 Nov 2012 11:36 AM
R66YRobo     
I've completely stopped caring. I can find my hockey fix elsewhere. The lockout could end this afternoon and unless I stumbled across that fact here on Fark, I probably wouldn't know for days or weeks.

08 Nov 2012 11:38 AM
God Is My Co-Pirate     

picturescrazy: Why do Canadians need hockey to drink beer?


I understood every word in that sentence, but together they made no sense.

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08 Nov 2012 11:41 AM
There's Always A Bloody Ghost     
Ahhh, I love Don Cherry! I bet if he ever decided to run for Prime Minister, he'd win by a landslide!

08 Nov 2012 11:42 AM
Valiente     
What is this "hockey" of which you speak?

08 Nov 2012 11:44 AM
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