He's serious. Carolina had one of the highest recorded decibel levels in a hockey game.
It has nothing to do with fan's, its all about acoustics of the buildings. And I said this yesterday as well, that unless you put a sensor in every building for every game, there is no way to tell which building is actually "loudest".
We had as much of chance as the Pens to get Crosby, it was the luck of the draw, Malkin was a #2 overall, when were the Rangers ever bad enough to get a #2 pick (they actually were the worst team in the league, I believe and Washington won the lottery).