HOCKEY — 18 January 2013

The National Hockey League (NHL) has been making leaps and bounds in an effort to gain back some of their angry customers.

The most recent full page newspaper spread is an apology from Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Stall tell fans he wants to give them “a reason to roar, again.”

The NHL is making an effort to appeal to fans before the season kicks off this Saturday.

Check out his apology for yourself:

eric Stall appology

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If you can’t read the small print, his apology reads:

As an athlete, there is something very special about hearing the roar of your home crowd. I’ve been lucky enough to hear my home fans during a Stanley Cup Final and an All-Star Game. And it’s hearing your voices that I missed the most during the lockout. On behalf of my Carolina Hurricanes teammates, I am sorry for the frustration caused to you by the work stoppage.”

We are focused on winning back your support, through commitment on the ice and in the Triangle community. While I can’t guarantee a win every night, I can say that our team will hustle for every face off, every goal and every game.”

I am proud to call North Carolina my home, an I want to give you every reason to be proud of your hometown team. I want to give you a reason to roar again.”

Thank you for your support.”

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