I haven't been to any other arena except for the Canucks so I can't really comment too much. I thought Nashville looked awesome last year as well as the years before. Montreal always seems insane and Philly seems pretty good. For the Canucks, there are a lot of quiet nights during the season but it does get ramped up in the playoffs. At the same time, I think quiet fans get a bad rep... they are not necessarily "suits", most of the games I go to, I lean forward (sorry for those sitting above me, only one row behind me anyway, lol) and stare intensely only making noise on the big plays
Ive been to a few games in Buffalo with the leafs and sabres but this game was absolutely nuts at the end. Probably 10000+ leafs fans at this game. I also went to a game at the bell centre this year between the habs and leafs, that was a great atmosphere as well.
But really the top of this list begins and ends with Montreal. Winnipeg are also amazing. If QC gets a team, they'll definitely be in the top 5. For American crowds, always been impressed by Nashville and to a lesser degree, San Jose and Washington.
You clearly haven't been to a playoff game at the Joe then..
no. ive seen on tv (different I'm aware).. and if takes a playoff game to make noise, then that makes my point.
watch tonight for example for those who have center ice.. red wings in detroit versus st louis .. detroits biggest game so far while nashville plays columbus in nashville, the worst team in the nhl. watch those games and post in this thread with who was louder
As a Bruins fan, I appreciate and agree that you consider us top 5, but we're not number 1 if I'm interpreting this the right way. I wish I could say we were, but Montreal has the best crowd in Hockey.
But not by nearly as big a margin as in years past. Montreal still has a "good" crowd but if the team isn't competitive, the crowd quality takes a hit.
Without question, Winnipeg was loud during the playoffs. But the idea of the packed barn and deafening noise during the regular season is a complete myth that's been addressed and debunked several times. Frankly, the packed house and the earth-splitting noise happens everywhere during the playoffs....Atlanta was extremely loud during their lone playoff series, Columbus was as well, Nashville always is, Dallas was, and so on.
You've had a hate on for Winnipeg since it was announced that they were coming back, so people should take your opinion with a big grain of salt. As for people saying we're only the loudest because we have a small arena, I'm pretty sure that if we had a bigger arena with a few thousand more people we'd still be among the loudest. As for the novelty factor people, I'm thinking that if the crowds were going to die down due to the novelty wearing off, it would have started by now, we are over halfway done the season after all. I don't know if we are the loudest or not, but we sure have fun and that's good enough for me! I'm going to be a loud and proud STH for life, no matter how good or bad the team plays!