NHL fans are loyal to a fault. They put up with a lot and this has made both owners and executive in the NHL to just do whatever they want.The league has suffered a lot in the last 10 years because of this. The fans need to stop going to games until the owners do what is right.
The presumption that owners are greedy is a false assumption from the start. For the sake of argument, we'll say that it is true. The only way for a fan to enjoy the live sport is to go to the arena in which their team plays. Since this is the only option available, they have to pay the owners who do profit from ticket sales. However, the ticket sales also help to support their favorite organization keep operating and maintain a competitive product on the ice.
No because they just want to go watch some hockey. Gary Bettman sucks for the lockout, and I wouldn't give him a dime to him, but the Bruins owner, Jeremy Jacobs, is pretty good. The price is worth the good hockey, and hockey is a good sport to watch and play.
Fans are not contributing to the owner's greed because at the end of the day, all the fans want is to just see their favorite team play. It really has nothing to do with the owners or player, but unfortunately the fans will always suffer in a situation like that, where nobody really wins.