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04-09-2013, 11:23 AM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Mount Kisco, NY
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How to support your hometown hockey team 101. See.... Winnipeg Jets 2011-12 season.
How to look like complete imbeciles when supporting your hometown hockey team. See...... NY Rangers, Philldelphia Flyers.... any year, any season.
Buffalo is way closer to Winnipeg than NY/Philly.
I've been to a ton of NYR games over the years (usually when they are hosting Buffalo).
I'm not sure that's a comparison you really want to make. The Rangers fans can be pretty loud and raucous. And there are hecklers, but by and large they don't boo their own team the way that Buffalo fans do, even when they are playing bad.
Not sure what happened to the Buffalo crowd. Back in the 90s, it seemed like the crowd was louder, more chanting, and less negative/cynical/pessimistic. Granted, the team hasn't been good this year, but it seems this way even during wins.
Of course, I don't get to many games in Buffalo anymore, and maybe I'm not really getting an accurate picture over TV.
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