BOSTON (CBS) – Hockey fans’ frustration seemed to be growing as the NHL continued to cancel games during the lockout.
On Friday, the same day the NHL announced its latest round of cancellations by scrapping the regular-season schedule through Dec. 14 as well as the All-Star weekend in Columbus, Ohio, some Bruins fans cleverly expressed their displeasure in front of the Boston Garden.
Photos posted on Massholesports.com showed several “missing” posters taped to barricade poles out in front of the Garden featuring Boston Bruins players.
The signs, which were eventually removed by a Garden security guard, listed physical descriptions of each ‘missing’ player with a photo and stated that each one had been last seen back in April at Boston Garden.
The list of the ‘missing’ included Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron, who are both currently playing overseas, along with Shawn Thornton.
Boston Bruins fans have now missed out on 17 home games — and 29 games total — as a result of the lockout.
The total number of games now cancelled by the NHL is up to 423 — 34.3-percent of the season — which includes the 2013 Winter Classic between the Maple Leafs and Red Wings at Michigan Stadium, and the All Star Game.