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NHL prints up an apology to fans

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Attention hockey fans: if you read The News & Observer print edition on Friday, you'll be seeing an apology from the National Hockey League.

The NHL, following a long, frustrating lockout that lasted 113 days, realizes it strained the loyalty of its fans. That's why it is placing advertisements in several U.S. and Canadian newspapers in NHL markets -- including The N&O -- telling fans the league is "committed to earning back your trust and support."

The NHL season, reduced to 48 games because of the lockout, begins Saturday.

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not good

last hockey season practically all of chip's stories would have several comments. this season no one seems to be commenting. is that a sign that fans have lost interest? i would say it is a good sign.

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A Raleigh native, Chip has worked at the N&O since 1979 and is the Canes beat writer. He can be reached at chip.alexander@newsobserver.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @ice_chip.
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