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04-18-2010, 03:57 AM
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Atmosphere- Swedish PO vs Stanley Cup

The atmosphere in sweden are quite different from the american way.




Show me the best atmosphere from NHL!


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The atmosphere in sweden are quite different from the american way.




Show me the best atmosphere from NHL!
Too bad they only sound like that in the playoffs.. When Djurgården was far from any Playoff Final the chairs stood empty..

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Too bad they only sound like that in the playoffs.. When Djurgården was far from any Playoff Final the chairs stood empty..
Actually, the atmosphere has been steadily improving for several years now.

Just like the team has improved incrementally over the same time. Of course, if you don't attend or watch the games, or only read what Aftonbladet/Expressen tells you, the official story is what you describe. It's not accurate though. Of course, for the playoffs things have been stepped up a notch or two, but thats pretty natural I think.

Also, there seems to be this myth that Djurgårdens attendance varies more with the results of the team than should be the case for other clubs. This is a very hard case to make considering the relative stability of the attendance figures over the years.

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The DIF crowd this year has been three times as loud as previous seasons, and any DIF fan saying otherwise is lying or want to forget previous sucky years (both on and off the ice)*

The Stanley Cup atmosphere wins although that's weird phrasing. Depends on the teams you compare with, an nhl arena with 400 people would be louder than any given Brynäs game playoffs or not. Caps was insanely loud yesterday in the third, it can't get that loud in Sweden.

*I don't mean this on a game to game basis but comparatively of the whole season/s.

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The atmosphere is always different.

In Sweden there is special parts of the arena, there is regular seats but it's also sections there you are allowed to stand, jump, wave with flags.
Here stands the teams support groups and singing supportersongs, just as in soccer.

I NHL it is more like a whole crowd who is sitting down, somebody can shouts GO RANGERS

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Like you said the biggest difference is that in Sweden there are a small part of the crowd doing most of the chanting and signing, even in the playoffs.

But they also have way better venues for hockey, crowd getting closer etc. 20,000 in attendance helps over the matching normal Swedish 7-8,000 aswell.

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American sports culture is just so different. We don't chant or sing.

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American sports culture is just so different. We don't chant or sing.
Nah, there is plenty of chanting in the NHL. It just isn't as organized as in Europe. The steep ticket prices naturally makes it difficult to do that.

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Also, there are drawbacks with European sports culture too. I would say that rioting and sport related violence is the flip coin of this impressive and beautiful chants.

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The bigest difference is still that in NA you can attend a game in your team's jersey (any game) and feel perferctly at ease, as nobody would get the bright idea that you need a beating for cheering for a different team than they do.

The singing and chanting may not occur so much in Pro-sports, but to say that it's not part of the NA sports culture is not exactly correct, as many college games, in various sports, have plenty of singing, chanting, and performances attached to them.

The biggest difference is just that pro-sports teams, in any NA-league, are only franchises that can be moved to another city over-night if need be, so the league's marketing efforts stresses the team identity more than the city's identity.


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Actually, the atmosphere has been steadily improving for several years now.

Just like the team has improved incrementally over the same time. Of course, if you don't attend or watch the games, or only read what Aftonbladet/Expressen tells you, the official story is what you describe. It's not accurate though. Of course, for the playoffs things have been stepped up a notch or two, but thats pretty natural I think.

Also, there seems to be this myth that Djurgårdens attendance varies more with the results of the team than should be the case for other clubs. This is a very hard case to make considering the relative stability of the attendance figures over the years.
Ye like i've said before. When Djurgården played their last home game(Globen) of the 05/06 season the home stands had 15 people supporting their team. If u compare it to this playoff, they now had like 1500.

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American sports culture is just so different. We don't chant or sing.
There are two different crowds in the NHL too. The Canadian teams and fans, and some of the good ones in the US like San Jose and Minni. I will dig a few up though.

Here is Edmonton though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meLpuF9UMvk

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And here are the Canadiens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-1V89yGt9A

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American sports culture is just so different. We don't chant or sing.
Depends on what you consider a chant. "Lets go..." would count as a chant. But yeah no singing in the NHL. Caps game last night lots of horns, cowbells, and very loud...until the end and then very quiet

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The bigest difference is still that in NA you can attend a game in your team's jersey (any game) and feel perferctly at ease, as nobody would get the bright idea that you need a beating for cheering for a different team than they do.

The singing and chanting may not occur so much in Pro-sports, but to say that it's not part of the NA sports culture is not exactly correct, as many college games, in various sports, have plenty of singing, chanting, and performances attached to them.

The biggest difference is just that pro-sports teams, in any NA-league, are only franchises that can be moved to another city over-night if need be, so the league's marketing efforts stresses the team identity more than the city's identity.
Yeah because there arent any fans fighting in the NHL, riiiight.

Islanders-Rangers-Devils-Flyers...

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