Is the JLA crowd intimidating?
I've been going to the first two home playoff games for the last 5 years, and I've gotten the feeling that the crowd isn't very engaged for most of the game. Something as standard as chanting the away goalie's name doesn't happen too often...
I look at those Montreal games and I get jealous (though that is probably comparing apples to oranges with a Canadian market).
Granted, I thought the 2011 crowds were pretty good.
Is it because the Wings aren't "new" winners? Ford Field seems pretty intimidating, but they are "new" winners (kind of) the same way the Palace was intimidating when the Pistons were "new".