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#91 L'Orange

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:42 AM

My goodness, I went to the Oilers game on Sunday and it was so dead. The Oilers fans were louder than the Canucks fans, it was so embarrassing... a number of "Let's Go Oilers" chants went up, and there were only perhaps a few hundred Edmonton fans there, but they easily matched if not shouted over the halfhearted "Go Canucks Go" chants. I only get to go to one game per year, and I can't even stand up and cheer that much... if I do, everyone around me's just gonna stare, judging like "what?! standing up at a hockey game?! outrageous!!" I'm not a vocal or outgoing person, but give me a good hockey game and I'd be on my feet with the rest of the crowd. It has nothing to do with the music, its the culture of the upper class in this city, where its embarrassing to care about things...


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:16 AM

Sunday night was quiet. The game wasn't exciting. So many scoring opportunities missed. At some point Oilers' fans were chanting "Lets go Oilers". The Kassian fight was a brief distraction but it all fizzled out.....and you all know how the shootout went!
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:27 PM

It would help if the ushers/staff didn't try to enforce "indoor voices only" and "no standing" policies. When you're paying $200+ a ticket, you really don't want to get kicked out in the first period for saying "f*** yeah" after a goal or blocking some short person's view and getting called in.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

I used to live in Van and went to lots of games circa '80s '90's. The fans were always high energy and loud. I watch the games on TV now and you can hear a pin drop at times. What a lathargic bunch! Can you imagine what these fans would do with the white towel incident? They'd probably clap their hands. I think the fans are spoiled by the product/results on the ice and have become apathetic. It's a shame, really.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

I agree.. look at the teams that have won the past few decade or so despite their environment. Carolina, Tampa, NJ, Anaheim, and even Detroit and Los Angeles have arenas not at capacity and as quiet as ours.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

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I am new on here and just had to say something about the Canucks fans at Rogers Arena.

First of all, I know there may be some topics on this but I just had to make this to get my point across.

The fans that go to the games are very, very quiet! I mean it is even quieter than a library, why are people at Canucks games so boring?

I know everyone blames "suits," who I understand are businessmen (not sure), but I feel that even the regular fans that go to the games do not make noise. The fans that sit in the upper bowl and the fans that sit in the lower bowl are always just sitting there and not making any noise, they are either talking with someone or just on their cell phone.

I have been to many Canucks games since 2003 (not season ticket holder), I remember that even the pre-season games had more noise back then. As the years have gone by the crowd noise has decreased except for playoffs but even sometimes its quiet at a playoff game. The fans need to engage them self into the game and to start making noise, they need to show their passion.

The only chant we have now is "Go Canucks Go!" What happened to chants like "Oilers Suck!" or "Kiiippprrruuuusssooofff!" (mocking the opposing goalie). Let's start making noise, the only thing makes noise is the announcer on the PA.

So come on Canuck fans, let's get creative, show our passion, and cheer our hearts out at Rogers Arena.

Sorry for making it so long, just really makes me mad at how quiet it is.

Go Canucks!
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

Loud arenas are overrated.

Patriots have one of the deadest stadiums in the NFL, I hate them, but they have been one of the most successful teams of the decade.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

The fans at RA are as boring and tired as this topic
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

If the team could win a cup than the arena would be louder.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

The fans at RA are as boring and tired as this topic


Maybe it's because I see Seahawks fans, BC Lions fans, and even Whitecaps fans always cheering loudly and then you have Canucks fans.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

When new, it's always good to read the board rules and use the search engine before posting new topics

http://forum.canucks...t-rogers-arena/

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

http://forum.canucks...t-rogers-arena/


Can this be put into that topic or something?
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

Cheaper booze, problem solved.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

The fans that sit in the upper bowl and the fans that sit in the lower bowl are always just sitting there and not making any noise, they are either talking with someone or just on their cell phone.


Upper bowl sometimes gets rowdy and that's where the "real fans" sit. Lower bowl is way too quiet.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

Had we won 5-0 in any of our first home games, I am not so sure we'd be having this conversation. Just sayin.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

ok, so the Canucks are in a sense the victims of their own success. there's a lot of people who really care who just can't afford the tix. honestly, i'm not fretting about it. in american football, having a loud crowd on defense is very important (e.g., Seahawks causing the most false start penalties of any team).

i'm not sure the correlation is that strong in hockey. (anaheim, carolina, tampa, nj, dallas....)

i suppose it's a bit embarrassing, but hey it's still one of the best arenas in the league
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

You must be new here

The fans at RA are as boring and tired as this topic

When new, it's always good to read the board rules and use the search engine before posting new topics

http://forum.canucks...t-rogers-arena/


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

It will be the Stanley Cup Final.
10,000+ people will miss the winning goal because they are either checking their stock options, talking to their lawyer (or they ARE the lawyer being spoken to), dumb chicks tweeting useless sh!t, metrosexual boys exchanging fashion tips, GF's BF's texting madly about anything and everything that has nothing to do with hockey...


The other 5,000 or less will be cheering and totally into the game.. until an "usher" threatens them with removal because they refuse to adhere to the rules of Rogers Place which include: not paying attention to the hockey game whatsoever. Do not cheer too loudly, if you do, do so quietly as to not offend or annoy those around you. Drink. By all means, spend $100 on 5 beers for you and your girlfriend.. but don't enjoy it, you'll be excommunicated.
Also, don't ever. EVER get up out of your seat. You may obscure the view of many people sitting around you who have chosen to OBEY OBEY OBEY and remain in their seats timidly, sipping over priced beer they cannot enjoy.

Welcome to Vancouver.

Edited by darkpoet, 26 January 2013 - 11:12 PM.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:25 PM

It will be the Stanley Cup Final.
10,000+ people will miss the winning goal because they are either checking their stock options, talking to their lawyer (or they ARE the lawyer being spoken to), dumb chicks tweeting useless sh!t, metrosexual boys exchanging fashion tips, GF's BF's texting madly about anything and everything that has nothing to do with hockey...


The other 5,000 or less will be cheering and totally into the game.. until an "usher" threatens them with removal because they refuse to adhere to the rules of Rogers Place which include: not paying attention to the hockey game whatsoever. Do not cheer too loudly, if you do, do so quietly as to not offend or annoy those around you. Drink. By all means, spend $100 on 5 beers for you and your girlfriend.. but don't enjoy it, you'll be excommunicated.
Also, don't ever. EVER get up out of your seat. You may obscure the view of many people sitting around you who have chosen to OBEY OBEY OBEY and remain in their seats timidly, sipping over priced beer they cannot enjoy.

Welcome to Vancouver.

You've been kicked out of a game too?
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:41 PM

People are too lazy to scream I guess. :bigblush:
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:48 PM

Maybe it's because I see Seahawks fans, BC Lions fans, and even Whitecaps fans always cheering loudly and then you have Canucks fans.

I fell asleep at the Whitecaps game. I'd much rather watch a quiet, but very exciting Canucks game than a loud, but extremely boring Whitecaps game.

When the crowd is more entertaining than the on-ice/on-field product, that's a bad sign.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:32 AM

Ive been going to games since the late 80's and it has never been this bad with regard to fan noise. The Colleseum seemed to have a more colorfull crowd with people yelling from all areas of the building. They were way more engaged and nasty, especially with the refs.

Now we've had a bunch of success, there's a lot of new and casual fans at the game and they don't realize that hockey games are suppose to be the same experience as watching a movie.

Also management seems to foster a more family, corportate environment. Ushers get involved as soon as there's a sniff of any rowdyness.

Maybe this is how Gillis and Aquillini want it?
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:02 AM

Yup it's terrible. Too many factors stated above contribute to it.

Doesn't help that ticket prices are insane and the "real" fans can't really afford to go all the time.

I can't remember if it was this offseason or not, but Bieksa commented on it, pretty much saying it's hard to play in Roger Arena sometimes due to the lack of adrenaline etc etc they get off the crowd.

I don't think people understand how much the crowd commits to a game. You give the home team adrenaline, energy, and most of all a reason to play.

It's so infuriating to watch Canuck games after watching home teams play in San Jose, Winnipeg, Nashville for example. All those arenas are rocking and makes it so much harder for the opposition to come in and play without getting intimidated.

Any of you that regularily visit Canuck games at home. PLEASE, I beg of you. Be noisy! Chant, yell, sing. I don't care. Anything is better than sitting there being quiet and sucking the life out of the building.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:10 AM

The opposing goalies always ends up getting chirped by the fans at all the games I go to (if we're winning or close game)

Overall noise level is pathetic though unless Canucks score
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:13 AM

I often try and make the effort of going to Canucks games at least twice a year. Every time, it's very hard to start a chant. I would hear surrounding fans around me, especially in the upper bowl, and I would join in. Cheer as loud as I can, try and get everyone else to. But nobody joins in. So we just shut up. That's the whole story. Sad to say.... Because normally, there will always be only one Go Canucks Go chant throughout the entire game that ends up being very loud and that's it.

I can't start chants because I'm not the type of person who can start things like that, but if someone is trying to, then yes, I will join in and contribute as loud as I can.

I think the only successful crowd involvement that occurs at Rogers Arena is the wave. And even then, that's almost a rarity on a game to game basis.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:20 AM

Rogers Arena sucks. When you can actually hear the traffic outside while the game is on something is wrong. People seem weirded out by each other there. It's like everyone wants to be there, just nobody wants to stand up and cheer because they have this fear that people are gonna look down at them for being normal and not a vegetable.

This is why the only 2 fans that have anything to add to the night wear costumes so nobody knows who they are for real.

This is why I stopped going to games.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:18 AM

It will be the Stanley Cup Final.
10,000+ people will miss the winning goal because they are either checking their stock options, talking to their lawyer (or they ARE the lawyer being spoken to), dumb chicks tweeting useless sh!t, metrosexual boys exchanging fashion tips, GF's BF's texting madly about anything and everything that has nothing to do with hockey...


The other 5,000 or less will be cheering and totally into the game.. until an "usher" threatens them with removal because they refuse to adhere to the rules of Rogers Place which include: not paying attention to the hockey game whatsoever. Do not cheer too loudly, if you do, do so quietly as to not offend or annoy those around you. Drink. By all means, spend $100 on 5 beers for you and your girlfriend.. but don't enjoy it, you'll be excommunicated.
Also, don't ever. EVER get up out of your seat. You may obscure the view of many people sitting around you who have chosen to OBEY OBEY OBEY and remain in their seats timidly, sipping over priced beer they cannot enjoy.

Welcome to Vancouver.


It is This. The Rogers Arena crowd represents an accurate cross-section of people and culture of Vancouver. It's a melting pot. You will have people getting drunk, cheering, texting, day dreaming, talking etc. It doesn't help that a significant amount of games are boring because the canucks lack consistent intensity and because of that, can't persuade the crowd out of their normal routines and therefore fail at engaging them consistently.

Edited by Bagofcats, 27 January 2013 - 02:20 AM.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:33 AM

Cheaper booze, problem solved.


then u will have fights all over the place.. or drunks standing and yelling the whole game...
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

You've been kicked out of a game too?


I have too.

I haven't been to a game at RA in years. Its way too quiet.
For that price, I should be able to cheer as loudly and passionately as I want.
Having to "tone it down" is ridiculous. It takes away from the overall experience.

They should consider having a rowdy section.
Perhaps with standing room.
Loud, rowdy people can be loud and rowdy without affecting others.

Having a concentrated group of vocal fans, would be much more effective in
getting and sustaining chants.
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