I'm not going to pretend that hockey is bigger in San Jose than it is in Toronto, but you're absolutely wrong. You've also never been to San Jose. Hockey is more popular here than you think. We don't sell out all but one game this season for nothing.
I was just in San Jose and saw the Oilers-Sharks game.
Some fans may really like it, and more power to them, but it is nothing like a game in Canada. It feels very minor league in comparison.
When they announce a powerplay and everyone starts doing that shark chomp thing?