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01-23-2012, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by mkoivu9 View Post
The more knowledgeable crowds (Western Canada, Toronto, Pitt, Minn, Detroit, Boston) tend to just watch the game rather than the NBA type sideshow chants and 'waves' that'll you'll see in the markets that aren't as connected to the game (growing up playing the game, being connected to the game outside of the NHL, etc.) Not intended to be a shot at either type of fan base, just my two cents.
Or maybe they are simply more excited by the game of hockey. And Montreal should be considered a knowledgeable crowd, no? I think more likely is the fact that ticket prices are usually higher (more suits), but you may have a point.

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