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10-19-2005, 09:21 PM
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Well, I've only seen games in Vancouver and Calgary. Between the 2, easily Calgary.

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10-19-2005, 09:24 PM
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Calgary. It's crazy in the Saddledome.

Montreal has a great atmosphere as well.

Actually, go to any Canadian city and it's roaring.

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10-19-2005, 09:39 PM
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Toronto.

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Exactly.

In that case, easily Toronto .
I've only been able to attend one game so far, Flyers/Leafs, and it was a morgue as usual. Air Canada Centre doesn't come alive until playoffs.

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10-19-2005, 10:11 PM
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I've only been able to attend one game so far, Flyers/Leafs, and it was a morgue as usual. Air Canada Centre doesn't come alive until playoffs.
Even in the playoffs it's subpar. God I hate MLSE. Way to sell off an integral part of this city's social fabric to the corporate elite.

Sometimes I think about what would happen if the Leafs ever hoisted the Cup on ACC ice. What would happen if the majority reaction to Mats Sundin hoisting the Cup after more than a half-century drought was polite applaus from a bunch of suits just barely being able to look up from their Daniele Steele novels to notice what has happened? It scares me.

I hate MLSE.

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10-19-2005, 10:15 PM
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10-19-2005, 10:25 PM
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I'd have to say montreal during the Boston/Habs game, wow it was the playoffs all over again !

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10-19-2005, 10:36 PM
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Vancouver, hands down. Especially during playoffs. The only city where you dont need someone to sing the national anthem because the crowd is singing it so loudly!

Montreal easely win this contest and even kovalev was saying thats montreal fans are really impressive and vancouver fan singning the national anthem means nothing cause its sure u wont see a lot of people from quebec signing Canada's anthem...

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10-19-2005, 10:45 PM
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Vancouver, hands down. Especially during playoffs. The only city where you dont need someone to sing the national anthem because the crowd is singing it so loudly!

I'll give you that. But it's not very the kind of thing you'll hear in a arena packed with near 12 000 people who wants to separate from Canada....

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10-19-2005, 11:42 PM
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Even though I am an Isles fan I have always loved Madison Square Garden, and it was electric tonight.
The Garden has been rockin' since the start of the season. It's awesome.

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10-19-2005, 11:56 PM
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Vancouver, hands down. Especially during playoffs. The only city where you dont need someone to sing the national anthem because the crowd is singing it so loudly!
Vancouverites are good at doing what they are told, evidently.

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10-20-2005, 12:24 AM
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Strong fanbase does not always equal a good atmosphere in the arena. Toronto is everlasting proof of that.
You'll find more cheering in a hospital then you'll get at the ACC.

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10-20-2005, 12:27 AM
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exactly....just another homer thread

but...but...my teams arena has the loudest! you don't know! you dont go to the games!!!

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10-20-2005, 01:25 AM
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I can't say Ottawa because the CC looked and sounded comatose on Saturday, so i'll go with Montreal.
Don't worry it's always like that. Unless the Leafs come to town.

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10-20-2005, 06:22 AM
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I've been to 4 arenas (Habs, Sens, Leafs, and Rangers) and it's not close. The Bell Centre is easily #1, followed by MSG, ACC, Corel.

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10-20-2005, 06:45 AM
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I've been to 4 arenas (Habs, Sens, Leafs, and Rangers) and it's not close. The Bell Centre is easily #1, followed by MSG, ACC, Corel.
Indeed. I've been to many arenas over the years and Montreal is a step above.

The team's done a lot to improve the atmosphere at the Bell Centre. For the first few years, it was very average in terms of atmosphere.

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10-20-2005, 07:07 AM
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I am not sure if the Corel Centre is the best arena for fans. (as an arena maybe but not the fans) Still we are drawing over 19000 per game and our old capacity was 18500. I have not seen as good of atmosphere for early games ever here. I think Sens fans love this years team and the new NHL rules.

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10-20-2005, 07:35 AM
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Honestly, I've watched a lot of games so far and the atmosphere at MSG last night between the Rags and Isles was amongst the best so far. Great fans in NY.

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10-20-2005, 08:06 AM
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Even in the playoffs it's subpar. God I hate MLSE. Way to sell off an integral part of this city's social fabric to the corporate elite.
Not sure which playoff game you're referring to or which other arena's you been to playoff games but I've attended almost every one at the ACC and it's pretty loud. That's what makes the regular season so disappointing.

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Sometimes I think about what would happen if the Leafs ever hoisted the Cup on ACC ice. What would happen if the majority reaction to Mats Sundin hoisting the Cup after more than a half-century drought was polite applaus from a bunch of suits just barely being able to look up from their Daniele Steele novels to notice what has happened? It scares me.
Again not sure which playoff game you've been to but that is not an accurate description, not even close.

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10-20-2005, 08:22 AM
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How about this? You can only name arenas that DON'T belong to your team. Like I'm a habs fan, and I'm going to give props to the Rangers in MSG. I was quite surprised by how good the fan support for that team was at first, because the team looked like rubbish. Now they're winning, and last night against the Isles...well, you gotta expect a good crowd at that. But the point is, the MSG has been pretty good.

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10-20-2005, 08:34 AM
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I hate the Canadiens, but when I made the trip up there from Boston to see them play the B's the atmosphere was amazing and they really know their hockey. For the most part the fans were also decent towards us Bruins fans (with the exception of a few *******s, but you will find them everywhere) even though we beat them. Based on that and what I saw on TV when we played them on Tuesday, as much as I hate to admit it I'd have to go with the Habs.

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10-21-2005, 05:02 PM
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How many teams are going to sell out every game this season? I realize I am simply perpetuating the home-team nature of this thread, but the atmosphere in Tampa is top-notch these days. After winning the Cup, the fans were dying to raise the banners and celebrate. The feel-good, fever-pitch atmosphere from the playoffs has carried over.

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Islanders Rangers at the Coliseum, unlike the Garden where 50% of the fans are corporate suits, every fan at the Coliseum is a hockey fan, even if the Ranger fans make up a good amount of them...

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