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09-29-2003, 11:05 AM
Hab at it
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Originally Posted by Ghost # 1
I love the fact that Craig Rivet came out and said last year the same thing, that the booing is pissing everyone off in the dressing room, and guys WANT to stay away from here because of it... (good example Georges Laraque)

Booing is keeping us in the cold, as it lowers team spirit, because maybe THEY start to believe they suck, and don't play like they should.

I remember going to my first (and only) hab game againsty Detroit 2 years back (IMO best reg season game of the year )

Though we lost 3-2... We WERE down 2-0 and looking rather meek until...
That's right the MOLSON centre got up on it's feet and started cheering like mad...
The Brave heart song went on the radio, and the whole building was pumping up our boys. I saw Perrault AND Petrov get shivers down their spine (they tried to get comfortable again by shrugging it off) and what do you know, against the BEST team assembled at the time, we tied it in a matter of 2 minutes and 13 seconds.

(By the way it was Perrault and Petrov who scored the 2 incidental goals)

My point???
Cheering is much more constructive than booing.
Excellent true life story and it just goes to show that positive reinforcement is more advantageous than negative.

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