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01-23-2012, 09:52 AM
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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.
Isn't a lot of that simply going to depend on how they mix the sound levels for the broadcast? For example, I've noticed during playoff games that are covered by both CBC and NBC, NBC often mixes the crowd sounds louder than CBC does.

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01-23-2012, 09:58 AM
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1) Montreal
2) Winnipeg
3) Chicago
4) San Jose
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01-23-2012, 10:47 AM
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I've been to 11 arenas, here is how I would rank them in loudness:

Montreal
Calgary
Vancouver
San Jose
Edmonton
Toronto
Buffalo
Boston
Los Angeles
Ottawa
Anaheim

Although, when I was in San Jose and Edmonton they didn't score. And this is over the last 5 seasons so some arenas might be louder now. Not to mention my loan game in Montreal happened to be their biggest comeback in franchise history vs the Rangers in 08. Man that place was deafening - et la buuuut!!!

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01-23-2012, 10:56 AM
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Edmonton is the craziest when they're in the playoffs. 06 cup run was the loudest crowd Iv ever witnessed. Winnipeg has to take the cake as of today though.

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01-23-2012, 11:04 AM
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I've been to Boston, New York, Long Island, Washington, Philadelphia, Detroit and Columbus more than once each. The craziest and loudest one was Philly... followed by Detroit. Boston wasn't loud, like someone pointed out, unless somoene scores, or there are lots of fights or they are winning. The Islanders were like the Whalers... lots of die-hard fans but not enough to fill the arena and ultimately lackluster.

Washington was ok but had the annoying horn guy, and the people with the damn olympics style noise makers.

Detroit was ok, and Columbus was ok.

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01-23-2012, 11:07 AM
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ACC in Toronto is definitely not up there, simply cause of the suits and lack of emotion from them.

Ill say HSBC or whatever they call it now, in Buffalo is up there.

When the Leafs are in town. And its not just the fact the leaf fans invade. The Sabres fans get up for these games aswell, and really make it a fun fan vs fan chanting battle.

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01-23-2012, 11:24 AM
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If we're talking about playoffs, this is the loudest crowd I have ever seen

Boy I can't wait till I'm 136 years old and the Oil make it back to the playoffs. Was so proud in '06

*wipes tear*

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01-23-2012, 11:41 AM
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1) Winnipeg Jets
2) Edmonton Oilers
3) Montreal Canadiens
4) Toronto Maple Leafs
5) Vancouver Canucks

if your list isn't made up of 5 Canadian teams, your list is wrong.

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01-23-2012, 11:43 AM
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1) Winnipeg Jets
2) Edmonton Oilers
3) Montreal Canadiens
4) Toronto Maple Leafs
5) Vancouver Canucks

if your list isn't made up of 5 Canadian teams, your list is wrong.
Seriously? I'd take Nashville and Philly over Vancouver and Toronto.

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01-23-2012, 12:01 PM
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1.Islanders
2.Devils
3.Columbus
4.Dallas
5.Anaheim

oh wait a sec my mistake you asked for five loudest not quietest whoops

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01-23-2012, 12:23 PM
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If we're talking about playoffs, this is the loudest crowd I have ever seen

Yep. Edmonton in the playoffs is rediculously loud. Someone should post the video of the time the crowd drowned out the anthem signer so he just the mic to the crowd. Teams mimick it all the time now but that time it was totally unplanned and just a special moment in Canadian history.

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01-23-2012, 12:24 PM
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1 San Jose
2 Calgary
3 Montreal
4 Minnesota
5 Winnipeg

Detroit was the biggest disappointment. When I went to a wings game. When the players come out to start the game, the fans don't even stand up to cheer for them. Another thing is that when the Wings score only about half the fans actually stand up to cheer.
You probably went to a boring regular season game. Playoffs and rivalry games are pretty electric. It's on the players to get the crowd going here they won't cheer for no reason.

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01-23-2012, 12:27 PM
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Is it just me or was Rogers arena quite as a morgue during the playoffs? Aside from the intro's and goal scoring it was pretty quite for the playoffs especially during round 4.

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01-23-2012, 12:28 PM
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I don't know why, but this made me laugh a lot. I'm sorry.....I just found it funny for some reason.
Not sure why...first-year teams (whether expansion or relocation) are going to play in front of extremely loud crowds. Once the team's a few years in, particularly if there's little to no success to speak of, it's an entirely different story.

I mean, I don't see anyone on here talking about how incredibly loud it was in Columbus during the first/last/only playoff series.

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01-23-2012, 12:31 PM
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it's known that carolina has the loudest and proudest fans in the nhl

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01-23-2012, 12:33 PM
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Boston? Boston? Who not 5 years ago couldnt sell out a playoff game? (Busload of Habs fan busing to Boston to buy tickets easily)

Im going on consistant loud crowd who always seem to have good attendance year after year. YES.. Winnipeg is there, but they are already in half a season getting an amazing rep..

1-Montreal
2-Winnipeg
3-Edmonton
4-Chicago
5-Buffalo

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01-23-2012, 12:34 PM
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it's known that carolina has the loudest and proudest fans in the nhl
Laugh out loud

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1) Winnipeg Jets
2) Edmonton Oilers
3) Montreal Canadiens
4) Toronto Maple Leafs
5) Vancouver Canucks

if your list isn't made up of 5 Canadian teams, your list is wrong.
B.S.

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01-23-2012, 12:36 PM
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Laugh out loud
what is funny? they announce that fact in commercials and over the loudspeaker during games. they wouldn't lie.

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it's known that carolina has the loudest and proudest fans in the nhl
How are they judged the proudest? How did they get that 'award'?

Im in Montreal, a Habs fan who DETEST the Leafs. But after beign so bad for SOOOO long, Id have to say thier fans are more deserving of the title 'Proudest' over Carolina.

the Hurricaines average slightly over 15,000, 22nd ranked in the league and only fill 82% of rink. How proud are they if they dont even fill the rink?

I have been do many NHL rinks and am a hockey nut, my companies head office is in NC and I have NEVER heard a single person say that thier crowd is the loudest in NHL.

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01-23-2012, 12:39 PM
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Not sure why...first-year teams (whether expansion or relocation) are going to play in front of extremely loud crowds. Once the team's a few years in, particularly if there's little to no success to speak of, it's an entirely different story.

I mean, I don't see anyone on here talking about how incredibly loud it was in Columbus during the first/last/only playoff series.

Id tend to agree with this.. but after 15 years NOT in the NHL, Id say Winnipeg wont fall this way.. theyll be there through thick and thin.. in fact back in the old Smythe division days they always had pretty good attendance and crowds.. I mean they even started the white out!

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01-23-2012, 12:41 PM
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Not sure why...first-year teams (whether expansion or relocation) are going to play in front of extremely loud crowds. Once the team's a few years in, particularly if there's little to no success to speak of, it's an entirely different story.

I mean, I don't see anyone on here talking about how incredibly loud it was in Columbus during the first/last/only playoff series.
Probably because there wasn't a lot of cheering going on during that series on the Columbus side as Detroit dominated. For the people saying Winnipeg there has to be some consideration given to the Jets 1.0 as the whiteouts of the 80's and 90's were incredibly loud as well...while this version of the Jets only has half a season under their belts, the precedent for volume has already been set by the previous incarnation...

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what is funny? they announce that fact in commercials and over the loudspeaker during games. they wouldn't lie.

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Isn't a lot of that simply going to depend on how they mix the sound levels for the broadcast? For example, I've noticed during playoff games that are covered by both CBC and NBC, NBC often mixes the crowd sounds louder than CBC does.
Also remember some rinks the announcers are closer to fans than others, and literally can have a few drunken fools dorwnign them out on purpose! lol!

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what is funny? they announce that fact in commercials and over the loudspeaker during games. they wouldn't lie.
Yeah... thats right.. when the players say "We have the best fans ever" only the Hurricanes fans are right...

Do they still explain icing over the loudspeaker in Carolina as well liek when they first moved to Carolina? Now THOSE are hockey fans! lol!

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