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SabresFan44 01-30-2013 10:32 PM

Rogers Arena is a MORGUE
 
Vancouver has to have the least-rowdy fans of any Canadian team.

Calgary can be bad at times also.


Also how bad are the Avalanche this year...it seems like no matter how good the North West teams can get (Wild, Oilers) at least two of them are destined to suck. (Avs-Flames)

Leidi J 01-30-2013 10:33 PM

I noticed this too. Thought it was kinda strange. Maybe it's just a really boring game?? I'm only half paying attention while I do other things.

Noori 01-30-2013 10:41 PM

Too many corporate types at the game (same goes for Calgary).

kmad 01-30-2013 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by SabresFan44 (Post 58719933)
Vancouver has to have the least-rowdy fans of any Canadian team.

We have just as rowdy fans as any other team. It's just that the rowdy people can't afford lower bowl tickets.

Fire Lindy 01-30-2013 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Noori (Post 58720793)
Too many corporate types at the game (same goes for Calgary).

Same for Toronto as well actually.

rypper 01-30-2013 10:43 PM

It's because the lower bowl is filled with yuppies who give you a stink eye when anyone tries to get a cheer going.

Plus the tickets are stupidly expensive. The upper bowl is where the rowdies are.

But I've even noticed when I've attended games I'm too focused on the game to cheer (besides hits/goals).

Used to be nicknamed the garage should be the library.

Nuckles 01-30-2013 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Noori (Post 58720793)
Too many corporate types at the game (same goes for Calgary).

Yep, and it's a Wednesday night game against the Avs, who are missing three of their best forwards.
Not exactly the most exciting game. :laugh:

Fire Lindy 01-30-2013 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rypper (Post 58720935)
It's because the lower bowl is filled with yuppies who give you a stink eye when anyone tries to get a cheer going.

Plus the tickets are stupidly expensive. The upper bowl is where the rowdies are.

But I've even noticed when I've attended games I'm too focused on the game to cheer (besides hits/goals).

Used to be nicknamed the garage should be the library.

Same goes for Sabres games at FNC, so much more fun sitting in the 300's compared to the lower bowl.

pahlsson 01-30-2013 10:46 PM

rogers arena has been pretty pathetic for the past year

canucks losing the hype in vancouver

VinnyC 01-30-2013 10:46 PM

Boring game and the yuppies have taken over. Going to Canucks game is "hip".

NjDevsRR 01-30-2013 10:47 PM

Toronto and New York seem to have this problem during the regular season as well. But come playoff time those buildings are crazy.

Although every building is like this many times during the regular season, maybe except a few places like Montreal Winnipeg etc. It shouldn't be a knock against any team or fanbase.

Nuckles 01-30-2013 10:47 PM

The free scrimmages during training camp were 100x louder than tonight's game.

kmad 01-30-2013 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pahlsson (Post 58721185)
rogers arena has been pretty pathetic for the past year

canucks losing the hype in vancouver

Profound insight.

Philly85 01-30-2013 10:48 PM

Edmonton has been the same but only because the team itself has been boring and atrocious.

Penalty Kill Icing* 01-30-2013 10:48 PM

Those who are saying ACC, there is a difference. Crowd at ACC has nothing to cheer for. Not really the same case as Rogers Arena.

NoShowWilly 01-30-2013 10:50 PM

two goal lead. im sure everyone is nervous. The canucks have already blown 2 goal leads 3 times this year.

DJENTLEMAN 01-30-2013 10:53 PM

That's what happens when ticket prices are jacked up through the roof. Hot tickets of the town become events where you can be seen or entertain others instead of being about the sport and the diehards. It's starting to take hold of the Garden year by year as the Pink Hats jump ship from their once beloved failing franchises in our town and jump onto the Bruins bandwagon. I used to be able to get balcony seats for $5-$15 back in 2008. I paid $180 for last row in the corner for Game 5 last year against Washington (which I know is still peanuts compared to regular season Canadian team prices - just merely showing the large increase, even though it was the playoffs that is still a huge jump).

Ticket prices only become affordable for casual fans and those that don't feel like getting rowdy.

Todds Chiropractory 01-30-2013 10:55 PM

Its become a "place to be seen" for the cities rich. The rink is mostly filled with extremely wealthy casual fans, or people getting tickets as corporate handouts. Its just become too expensive for your average hardcore hockey fans to get into games in Vancouver.

Edit: That being said I still try and get to a few games per year and I have been told numerous times to "keep it down", from people in my section. And its rarely ever profanity either

Unaffiliated 01-30-2013 10:56 PM

fitting since this avs team looks like a corpse.


e: to clarify, i am a depressed avs fan, not a trolling van fan

Bonham 01-30-2013 10:57 PM

As mentioned,

The lower bowl seats are ridiculously expensive...common folk have to sit up top.

I had the privilege of sitting 8th row last year for a game against the Flames; there were two people behind on their laptops during intermission and break. :shakehead

BlamBlam 01-30-2013 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Unaffiliated (Post 58722185)
fitting since this avs team looks like a corpse.

Boom.

Fire Lindy 01-30-2013 10:58 PM

Think of the way the fans used to be back in the old days haha, all drunk rowdy fans, sure they'd go crazy sometimes and throw stuff on the ice or get in fights with players..but you can't deny it didn't make for a great atmosphere. Tickets are crazy expensive now.

NBC was showing some clips of the old Boston/NY games, what a difference hah..

Devonator 01-30-2013 11:12 PM

It seems to me that the only Canadian team that has a good crowd are the habs....other Canadian arenas are so quiet...though if the Leafs start doing something ,I would imagine that could be a pretty lively crowd!

Victory5 01-30-2013 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fire Lindy (Post 58720883)
Same for Toronto as well actually.


And New York


MSG is insanely expensive, next time you watch a rangers game, look in the first few rows (where the waiters serve the fans) and you'll see everyone wearing jackets, ties, etc

ShouldveDraftedFiala 01-30-2013 11:18 PM

There's too many corporate shills there, and the prices are so high that the true fans can't regularly attend.

I got tickets for a game last season, lower bowl center ice. The game was pretty boring, with not much of anything happening, 0-0 late in the 3rd. The Canucks get a breakaway so I stand up and some corporate ******* right behind me has the nerve to say "sit down" in one of those drawn out, snarky tones.

So I let him have it calling him a corporate shill, a fake, and the reason why it's no longer fun to watch a game in Vancouver any more.

After I get some support from the people sitting beside him, he changes up his tactic saying that I was blocking the view of his wife. ********, the angle for the both of them was fine. He basically sums up the experience and treatment you receive for trying to support your team by cheering and getting involved.

After that he starts to call out each player as they touch the puck, as if to justify his ******* behaviour before, and prove that he was a "fan". So I call him out on it and tell him to **** because I'm trying to listen to the game. And that my friend has a hard time hearing and that you're disrupting his experience.

That's why it's so quiet. ******* corporate shills that think they're better then everyone else and tell people to sit down and shut up.


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