allow the fans that want to be rowdy and have a good time more of a European hockey atmosphere. This is common in Europe. It's been said that Djurgardens in Sweden have the best fans in the world and the reason is they're standing and cheering the whole game. That's not the North American style and I think if we tried to do that in our building we'd be disappointed with the results but we're going to start with one section this year for 10 games. Our supporters in the Red Scarf Union are helping us with that and if people are interested in being part of those games and having a good time and bringing that European hockey mentality to Ottawa we encourage them to get in touch with the Red Scarf Union. We've given them access to tickets at a great price so they can pass those on to people and really have a great time in those sections. We hope to start that this year and build on it each year and if we can get one section really rocking then maybe next year we can expand that to two or more sections.
I always felt like real noise, not that plasticlike "clap your hands on the jumbotron" has been missing in NHL arenas. If the best league in the world can get european style support sections I think the sport and atmosphere would benefit greatly from it.
Here are some example (Sweden and Switzerland are the top dogs in icehockey support):
Djurgardens (Stockholm Sweden)
Also something we have going on in Europe is this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKBGIvCvokw, basically it's against modern hockey and more support for local heroes/talents instead of selling out and adding too many foreigners to a team.
For those not knowing what the term "choreo" means: It's a shortcut for choreography it basically means supporters are preparing either a very big banner, picture or some small pyro-things before a game to show support and showcase themselves :-)
disclaimer: I'm not disrespecting the NHL style here I just think having SOME sections for that is a good idea.