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#1 FunkedUp

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:12 AM

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HP Pavilion, Sharks 19%

Bell Centre, Canadiens 14%

United Center, Blackhawks 13%

Wachovia Center, Flyers 12%

Joe Louis Arena, Red Wings 10%


Anyone surprised?

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:17 AM

I have always thought that the flames fans were pretty loud. Canadians are usually pretty good fans. Good to see we are up there as well. Would have never guessed the sharks were the worst though

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:19 AM

I have always thought that the flames fans were pretty loud. Canadians are usually pretty good fans. Good to see we are up there as well. Would have never guessed the sharks were the worst though


I think Calgary's fanbase is more intimidating for the home team. :lol:

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:26 AM

I have always thought that the flames fans were pretty loud. Canadians are usually pretty good fans. Good to see we are up there as well. Would have never guessed the sharks were the worst though


I think its more or less just the Sharks' home record that make the HP Pavilion a tough venue. It has been pretty ridiculous over the past few seasons (better than ours). The fans there are probably less threatening than most especially when pretending to be sharks.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:02 AM

i have been going to see the sharks at the tank and with a couple buddies..we boo the s*** out of the opposing team during the preskate right where they enter and exit the locker room ...some of the players DO NOT like it at all... especially derrick morris.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 08:46 AM

For what it's worth... my ears are still ringing from last night at The Joe!
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 09:01 AM

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Anyone surprised?

Not surprised at all. Those teams that are on there belong their because of their arenas and the discrepancy of the percentages seems fair to me.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:31 AM

Well, San Jose's home rink hasn't really caused the Wings any problems over the years, has it?
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:35 AM

Not suprising that the Joe is on there. I am suprised that Calgary or Vancouver isn't on the list, however.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:43 AM

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I was suprised that Joe Louis arena was ranked pretty low because of all the tradition that Detroit has had in the past for the game that it would be one of the more harder rinks to play in.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:54 PM

i think the flyers have a hard time playing in their own arena...hell their fans not only boo the opposing team they boo them, and they've booed santa before.


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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:27 PM

I think its more or less just the Sharks' home record that make the HP Pavilion a tough venue. It has been pretty ridiculous over the past few seasons (better than ours).


HP Arena has a flat metallic roof that echos the noise so things seem to get loud in there. Great for hockey but really crappy for acoustics for a concert. Unlike the JLA, sellouts are common, it's modern, well light, and not in a ghetto.

I don't believe the home record has to do with the poll results. It's probably how comfortable/uncomfortable the visiting players feel at the various venues.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:34 PM

HP Arena has a flat metallic roof that echos the noise so things seem to get loud in there. Great for hockey but really crappy for acoustics for a concert. Unlike the JLA, sellouts are common, it's modern, well light, and not in a ghetto.

I don't believe the home record has to do with the poll results. It's probably how comfortable/uncomfortable the visiting players feel at the various venues.


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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:46 PM

HP Arena has a flat metallic roof that echos the noise so things seem to get loud in there. Great for hockey but really crappy for acoustics for a concert. Unlike the JLA, sellouts are common, it's modern, well light, and not in a ghetto.

I don't believe the home record has to do with the poll results. It's probably how comfortable/uncomfortable the visiting players feel at the various venues.


You're spot on about HP. It's actually a really great place to watch a game. Good replays, good lighting, enthusiastic but not douchey crowd, easy access to beer and food, plenty loud and not really a bad seat in the house.

I do have to take exception to saying JLA is in the ghetto, though. Unless you define all of Detroit as a ghetto, JLA is in a pretty good area. It's a little old, but you're within spitting distance of several nightlife areas and, despite it being near an older urban center, it's incredibly safe down there.

I mean, San Jose is just a suburb of the Bay Area anyway, so comparing the location of HP to the Joe, which is smack in the middle of a major city, is a bit like comparing apples to oranges. Both have their charm.

And for the record, I've been to both barns tens of times, and will, in fact, be at HP tomorrow night for game 5 (proudly rocking my red).
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:59 PM

HP Arena has a flat metallic roof that echos the noise so things seem to get loud in there. Great for hockey but really crappy for acoustics for a concert. Unlike the JLA, sellouts are common, it's modern, well light, and not in a ghetto.



Spoken like someone who has both never been to JLA and doesn't know s*** about the city of Detroit outside of the movie 8 Mile.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:11 PM

If they build a new stadium for the Wings, they definitely need to implement similar technology to what Penn State is doing:

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:19 PM

HP Arena has a flat metallic roof that echos the noise so things seem to get loud in there. Great for hockey but really crappy for acoustics for a concert. Unlike the JLA, sellouts are common, it's modern, well light, and not in a ghetto.

I don't believe the home record has to do with the poll results. It's probably how comfortable/uncomfortable the visiting players feel at the various venues.


I'm certain it does have more to do with the record.
And as for the sellouts stat lets rewind two years and discuss the sellout situation. Which city and arena has a richer tradition? I mean the entire planet knows how rabid the NorCal hockey scene is. Between the Golden Seals and Sharks the banners are innumerable. A history rich with championships and names synonymous with 'greatness'. Hockeytown just doesn't live up to it.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:25 PM

what does rich tradition have to do with selling out

the sharks have had great attendance since their second year. numbers pretty similar to the red wings'.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 03:07 PM

Spoken like someone who has both never been to JLA and doesn't know s*** about the city of Detroit outside of the movie 8 Mile.


Isn't Detroit taking over abandoned properties via eminent domain so they can demolish it and then shrink the city boundaries?

You're right. Never been to JLA. Don't care to. Auburn Hills, another story.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 03:10 PM

You're spot on about HP. It's actually a really great place to watch a game. Good replays, good lighting, enthusiastic but not douchey crowd, easy access to beer and food, plenty loud and not really a bad seat in the house.

I do have to take exception to saying JLA is in the ghetto, though. Unless you define all of Detroit as a ghetto, JLA is in a pretty good area. It's a little old, but you're within spitting distance of several nightlife areas and, despite it being near an older urban center, it's incredibly safe down there.

I mean, San Jose is just a suburb of the Bay Area anyway, so comparing the location of HP to the Joe, which is smack in the middle of a major city, is a bit like comparing apples to oranges. Both have their charm.

And for the record, I've been to both barns tens of times, and will, in fact, be at HP tomorrow night for game 5 (proudly rocking my red).

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