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11-30-2012, 07:42 AM
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Most of our fans are bandwagon.
When are the "new" fans not considered "bandwagon?"
I know a ton of people who started watching hockey religiously around 2005, but a lot of them now are educated fans. Are they now fans or are they still bandwagoners?
I can see why people think the arena is quiet, but I still contend that Root turns down crowd volume and turns up the on ice volume. As a matter of fact, I have been to a game where my friend sent me a text that said, "I didn't know they played hockey in libraries," and I actually thought it was quite loud sitting in the game.
I will say though, the vibe of the games has changed drastically. In Mellon you had a bunch of working class fans smashed together. Now there's way more space, and the fans that show up are much more corporate.
I also don't completely buy that this is a complete football town anymore. With the older population, yeah, it's all football. With the younger portion of the population, I'd say hockey is number 1 with a majority of them.
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