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01-22-2013, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Ovechkid08 View Post
The X's atmosphere has always sucked, don't know where people are getting the idea that its changed recently. NHL hockey is just like that, and why its more fun to be at college and high school games. Even during the State tourney, the excel seems tuned down though so maybe its just how the building resonates.
I have to say, the crowd that impressed the hell out of me was Winnipeg, the night Butch got concussed - those fans were rabid, making their own ambience, singing and chanting like drunken English hooligans.

I personally hate the efforts of arena management to "pump up" the fans: lame hair metal - cues to be loud, etc. It's like a sit-com with a laugh track, like we don't know how to react.

I grew up in the era of a lone organ and scoreboards that weren't jumbotrons, and fans knew how to have fun and cheer for the good guys w/o all the crap they throw at you nowadays.

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