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12-16-2009, 01:23 AM
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Why is Rexall so GD quiet?

I don't go to many games... but I was there tonight.

My god it was quiet.

There were maybe 3 chants... all 3 started in the nose bleeds. Despite my best efforts, continuing these chants in the lower bowl was damn near impossible. Nobody joined in. One woman actually gave me a dirty look for joining in to a "Lets Go Oilers Lets Go!" chant.

The game was at worst pretty damn decent, following a 5 game winning streak... you would not have known.

And what's with showing all the idiots on the screen instead of, you know, actually showing replays of what just happened on the ice?

That's not even getting into the pathetic pre-game entry...

Was the music on 50% volume tonight?

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12-16-2009, 01:26 AM
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I don't go to many games... but I was there tonight.

My god it was quiet.

There were maybe 3 chants... all 3 started in the nose bleeds. Despite my best efforts, continuing these chants in the lower bowl was damn near impossible. Nobody joined in. One woman actually gave me a dirty look for joining in to a "Lets Go Oilers Lets Go!" chant.

The game was at worst pretty damn decent, following a 5 game winning streak... you would not have known.

And what's with showing all the idiots on the screen instead of, you know, actually showing replays of what just happened on the ice?

That's not even getting into the pathetic pre-game entry...

Was the music on 50% volume tonight?
It was really dead tonight. I noticed it right away.

Not sure why?

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12-16-2009, 01:28 AM
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I don't go to many games... but I was there tonight.

My god it was quiet.

There were maybe 3 chants... all 3 started in the nose bleeds. Despite my best efforts, continuing these chants in the lower bowl was damn near impossible. Nobody joined in. One woman actually gave me a dirty look for joining in to a "Lets Go Oilers Lets Go!" chant.

The game was at worst pretty damn decent, following a 5 game winning streak... you would not have known.

And what's with showing all the idiots on the screen instead of, you know, actually showing replays of what just happened on the ice?

That's not even getting into the pathetic pre-game entry...

Was the music on 50% volume tonight?
It was pretty dead tonight, the crowd only starting up after goals, and dieing down soon afterwards. And yeah, I really hate the lack of replays, had no idea what had happened with Nilsson's breakaway chance, other than that the goal judge got a little too excited.

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12-16-2009, 01:29 AM
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It was really dead tonight. I noticed it right away.

Not sure why?
Like I said... I don't make it out to many games, but comparing to other cities, it sure seems pretty quiet on TV as well.

I actually thought the crowd seemed fairly decent during the anthems.... and then just died. Completely.

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It was pretty dead tonight, the crowd only starting up after goals, and dieing down soon afterwards. And yeah, I really hate the lack of replays, had no idea what had happened with Nilsson's breakaway chance, other than that the goal judge got a little too excited.
I think that was what really set me off... from my angle it looked like a sure goal, I saw the red light, jumped up.... and then felt like a moron as play continued, and still don't know what the hell happened.

But at least I got to see somebody sitting in their jacket and smiling at the camera?

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I think that was what really set me off... from my angle it looked like a sure goal, I saw the red light, jumped up.... and then felt like a moron as play continued, and still don't know what the hell happened.

But at least I got to see somebody sitting in their jacket and smiling at the camera?
And ultra-cool vids of da boyz after the goals!!!

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Like I said... I don't make it out to many games, but comparing to other cities, it sure seems pretty quiet on TV as well.

I actually thought the crowd seemed fairly decent during the anthems.... and then just died. Completely.
The atmosphere seemed dead from the moment I walked in the door.

It usually is not this dead. it was the most emotionless, quietest, dullest crowd that I can remember for a very long time.

I know we commented on it a few times. They even booed a few times? They seemed rather surly in fact.

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The atmosphere seemed dead from the moment I walked in the door.

It usually is not this dead. it was the most emotionless, quietest, dullest crowd that I can remember for a very long time.

I know we commented on it a few times. They even booed a few times? They seemed rather surly in fact.
Definitely booed at the end of the 2nd... and it made no damn sense, given the way the team had played up until that point.

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It's always been like this, IMO. Extremely dead crowd; too many armchair coaches dissecting each and every play, yelling in-game drills to players etc. They should be enjoying the game and revving up the team. I believe Cole said something to that extent after leaving Edmonton.

I always laugh when people say, "We(Edmonton)have the best and loudest crowd in the NHL". BS. San Jose is louder, FFS.

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While I'm at it and having enjoyed a few Rexall beers.....

... would it kill people to wear a ****ing jersey to the game?

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Well maybe you guys missed the weather thread but we just experienced a record cold snap that has put a damper on the whole city.

Personally after 5 days of that crap I'm dragging ass even at work. I'd have a hard time even going to the game tonight.

but then I'm older..


Aside from that we're half way through the season and nobody knows who or what this club is.

I think its the performance enigma and knowing they could be anything from good to **** which makes people reserved.

That and 3 years missing the playoffs will do that.

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12-16-2009, 02:19 AM
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Aside from that we're half way through the season and nobody knows who or what this club is.
Thirty games, of solid hard work and effort isn't enough for the so called best, most knowledgeable fans in the league to recognize and cheer on their team?

That's pretty embarrassing.

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Thirty games, of solid hard work and effort isn't enough for the so called best, most knowledgeable fans in the league to recognize and cheer on their team?

That's pretty embarrassing.
... coming off a 5 game winning streak, with a 8-5-2 record at home.

I hate to say it..

... but we're being out done by Calgary and Montreal.

Badly.

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Thirty games, of solid hard work and effort isn't enough for the so called best, most knowledgeable fans in the league to recognize and cheer on their team?

That's pretty embarrassing.
Theres nothing embarrassing about people continuing to support the club by paying tickets and going to games faithfully.

As I've mentioned many times the fans have been holding up their end of the bargain for many years and paying some of the highest prices in the league for that *privlege*

What has the club offered up in response?

This is many years of nothing to cheer for and a club that has been one of the worst in the league at home now for years.

I would say if anything this is conditioning but due to the clubs performance.

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For people that go to the games. is there an Organ? Is the scoreboard asking for noise? Is there a lot of amusement outside of what is actually on the ice between whistles?

I know at GM Place, people react to a lot of different things shown on the scoreboard which seems to get the crowd started

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Theres nothing embarrassing about people continuing to support the club by paying tickets and going to games faithfully.

As I've mentioned many times the fans have been holding up their end of the bargain for many years and paying some of the highest prices in the league for that *privlege*

What has the club offered up in response?

This is many years of nothing to cheer for and a club that has been one of the worst in the league at home now for years.

I would say if anything this is conditioning but due to the clubs performance.
Why can't people go there and have a good time?

I mean, there's certainly no dent in the booze sales judging by the lines.

Instead of drinking to party, we seem to be drinking to pity ourselves though.

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For people that go to the games. is there an Organ? Is the scoreboard asking for noise? Is there a lot of amusement outside of what is actually on the ice between whistles?

I know at GM Place, people react to a lot of different things shown on the scoreboard which seems to get the crowd started
Nope... they show a bunch of idiots in the crowd. Generally not even wearing jerseys. They smile and laugh, and they move on to the next one.

This happens almost every whistle.

Replays are far and few between.

Music is played at a pretty low volume, and is hardly "pump up" music.

Game day presentation is a joke.

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... coming off a 5 game winning streak, with a 8-5-2 record at home.

I hate to say it..

... but we're being out done by Calgary and Montreal.

Badly.
This is the clubs home record over the last 4 seasons.

Primary team Edmonton: 68-58-5-7 in these games.
Goals for Edmonton: 398
Goals against Edmonton: 406


In the era of 3pt games you'd be hardpressed to come up with 2-3 clubs in the league with a worse home record.

We pay among the most here for one of the worst hometeams in the NHL.

I can imagine why theres limited enthusiasm from those that go to every game.

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This is the clubs home record over the last 4 seasons.

Primary team Edmonton: 68-58-5-7 in these games.
Goals for Edmonton: 398
Goals against Edmonton: 406


In the era of 3pt games you'd be hardpressed to come up with 2-3 clubs in the league with a worse home record.

We pay among the most here for one of the worst hometeams in the NHL.
Maybe the team would be better if a real home ice advantage was iced?

I mean, I don't think it's likely... but then again, I certainly remember the crowds in '06 seemingly getting into a few goalies heads.

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Probably because Edmonton is just plain boring

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Probably because Edmonton is just plain boring
Rexall Place has been buck wild in the past.

Stating otherwise is simply not true.

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Theres nothing embarrassing about people continuing to support the club by paying tickets and going to games faithfully.

As I've mentioned many times the fans have been holding up their end of the bargain for many years and paying some of the highest prices in the league for that *privlege*

What has the club offered up in response?

This is many years of nothing to cheer for and a club that has been one of the worst in the league at home now for years.

I would say if anything this is conditioning but due to the clubs performance.
Money is one thing, actually being a good crowd is another. I'm not saying they're not pitching in their share of the scrilla. I'm saying Edmonton Oiler fans are boring and jaded. That's a flaw that you can justify if you like, but it doesn't change the cold hard fact that it's embarrassing and useless. It reflects poorly on the fans, not on the team.

Further, when they are so obviously watching exciting hockey, yet they're sitting there ho-humming about playoffs and management, that shows a lot about how much Oiler fans actually understand and appreciate the game of hockey.

Which, as demonstrated, is very little.

But ya, I think that's a super attitude; "I paid my money! Now wake me up when we make the playoffs!"

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Why can't people go there and have a good time?
Well pro sports is a results based business and subjective experience. Losing gets old. It takes effort to have a losing club at home but the Oilers have managed it. I'm not sure why you think a limited sample of games this year so far would trump what the game experience here has been for years.

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I mean, there's certainly no dent in the booze sales judging by the lines.

Instead of drinking to party, we seem to be drinking to pity ourselves though.
With an increasing amount of no shows and empty paid seats I wonder how many disgruntled fans there are now and how many future non renewals.

Maybe the building needs some new energy. From new fans. I dunno.

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It's an Edmonton tradition at this point I guess.

Even in the 80s hey day the crowds at Northlands were infamous for being quiet during the regular season.

Turns into a completely different place during the playoffs though, complete madhouse. Kinda funny how that happens actually.

They were booing at the end of the 2nd period because of the abysmal powerplay couldn't even get set up btw.

Could also be that its finals right now and the crazier U of A students and what not are cramming for exams, leaving the quieter family types in the crowd.

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This isn't new, I remember YEARS ago, when I was still in Junior High, being shhhhh'd whenever I dare raise my voice or try and get a chant going. I think part of the problem is people to emotionally invested in the game, I know for me personally, I can chant at certain parts of the game, but if it's a close game in the 3rd, Im too into the game to chant during game play. It came off REALLY quiet on TV tonight.

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