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01-23-2012, 01:54 AM
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Can't include Winnipeg. It's their first year, so once the novelty of having an NHL team wears off, we'll see where they are.
I don't know why, but this made me laugh a lot. I'm sorry.....I just found it funny for some reason.

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Canucks crowds definitely do not deserve to be mentioned in this thread. Once the national anthem is over they all shut up.... and stare at you like you're weird if you try to get a chant going.
And I found this funny too, because it's so true. Vancouver crowds are very tightly wound.....until the playoffs.


From what I have heard from friends and family and from what I know from people, the best crowds seem to be:

1. Montreal.

And then in no particular order, I have heard good things about Tampa Bay, Washington, San Jose, Chicago, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Toronto, Nashville and of course Winnipeg.

But all 30 cities would have fanatical fans if their team was doing well or going far in the playoffs.

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01-23-2012, 01:56 AM
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gotta love the tank.

you can skip to the end.
that was a sick kill and they are pretty loud. I kind of wonder how much that has to do with the mikes in the boards I could hear each pass Edmonton made as it hit the stick I have never heard that before at least not to that extent.

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01-23-2012, 01:59 AM
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The Wild draw good crowds and sell out most of the time but aside from goals, fights, and the team introduction; the crowd is pretty quiet for the most part. We know the game and we enjoy watching it but most Minny fans just don't yell or cheer a whole lot. Of course every time I go to a Wild game I have to sit next to the one person standing and screaming profanities.

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01-23-2012, 02:08 AM
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CBC had a a decibel reader at one of the playoff games in Edmonton during the 2006 run and it was said to be louder then a jet plain taking off.
This. Here's a post from an earlier HF thread with almost the same question. He says that the Wikipedia comment doesn't have a citation, but I think CBC should have something official about it. Anyways, the reading (145 dB) seems insanely high.

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...&postcount=151

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01-23-2012, 02:26 AM
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If we're talking about playoffs, this is the loudest crowd I have ever seen

The hurricanes crowd was super loud that year, I believe they set a personal record in game 7.

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01-23-2012, 02:30 AM
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This thread needs more NSH. We are consistently loud and rowdy every night.

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The suits have taken over in Calgary. There's still the C of Red but the place isn't rocking the way it used to. It's the same problem in Vancouver and Toronto.

Nashville is pretty awesome. I love all their crazy chants, though I don't even know what they're saying half of the time .

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01-23-2012, 02:55 AM
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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.


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If we're talking about playoffs, this is the loudest crowd I have ever seen

I could watch that video all day. I can't wait until 2022 when we see playoff hockey in Edmonton again.

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If we're talking about playoffs, this is the loudest crowd I have ever seen

Wow, look at the players' eyes in that video, the adrenaline going through their blood at that moment must be off the charts.

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01-23-2012, 03:34 AM
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Did they approve plans for a new arena in Edmonton? If so, when will it open?
Unfortunately, yes.

The plans so far look like garbage.

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01-23-2012, 04:58 AM
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The suits have taken over in Calgary. There's still the C of Red but the place isn't rocking the way it used to. It's the same problem in Vancouver and Toronto.

Nashville is pretty awesome. I love all their crazy chants, though I don't even know what they're saying half of the time .
It sucks. All 3 are great hockey cities but ticket prices get in the way of diehards attending games. Though in Vancouver I've also noticed there are real fans but they are carefully watching the game. They'll cheer when need be but a lot of people are just watching the game. Oh well. As long as its loud in the playoffs. Noise doesn't make you more or less of a fan.

For loudest IMO it's Winnipeg and Montreal. The rest are a level below. HM to SJ too.

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The consensus number one has to be Winnipeg (for this season at least ).

Winnipeg
Montreal
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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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Anyone who puts toronto in the top 5 has never watched a leafs game. Our crowds are awful half the time.

Montreal is a clear first imo.

EDIT: Though if we're talking just this season, yeah, Winnipeg.

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1-Winnipeg
2-Montrea
3- Toronto (When the suits dont occupy 10 000 seats)
4- Edmonton (in playoffs its louder than anywhere else)
5-Boston

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01-23-2012, 09:08 AM
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I for one find it difficult to put teams like Boston and Chicago up there. There are other teams whose fans stuck by them even in the bad years and still sold out every game. While every team has its die hard fans, few teams have fans so loyal that they will fill the seats even in the worst of years.

5. Winnipeg
4. San Jose
3. Philadelphia
2. Montreal (Can't give them 1 because their attendance has dipped significantly this year)
1. Vancouver

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I've been to the United Center twice to see my Preds play on the road and it was definitely not a Madhouse on Madison. They cheer in the anthem and during a goal, that's it. They aren't even the loudest in the Central, imo. Only arena in central I haven't been to is the Joe.

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01-23-2012, 09:25 AM
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Of the three I've been to:

1. Chicago
2. Boston
3. Detroit

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Agreed. I forgot how loud that place is/was. Them and old Chicago Stadium were literally neck and neck for me during those days. Just amazing.
Sigh, I still miss it. Even the UC all jacked up can't compare.

"Until you played in the old Chicago Stadium," said Dallas' Sergei Zubov, "you have no idea how loud an arena can be."

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From a Flyers fan, I think Philly is an overrated crowd. There are often long stretches of quite even in close exciting games or Flyers blowouts. Yesterday was a good example.

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I like this example here, don't think it can be beat:


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Nashville needs more love in here - they're arguably a top 5 crowd.

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Winnipeg and Montreal.

You know it's loud when the crowd noise/chants/cheers/boos are almost able to drown out the announcers on TV.

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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.
Yeah, I've never understood what the problem was with going to a hockey game to enjoy watching it without having to yell and jump around.

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