The calls are : Go Preds Go - Murray, you suck - It's all your fault. The last part is especially intimidating, because a goalie always feel ultimately responsible for goals, being the last player to get a chance to stop the puck. I would have to say one of them would be the Calgary Corral.It gets even harder when teams walk into certain arenas, and the home crowd can make even the best teams in the league have a road game like the Griswold’s.May 8, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs fans watch pre-game warmups prior to the game against the Boston Bruins during game four of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports The Toronto Maple Leafs may not have been the strongest club over the last 13 seasons, but they have the power of the ‘ACC’ behind them 41 nights a year.
While great fighters have intimidated opposing players for years, big hitters, unbeatable goaltenders and talented scorers can also be intimidating in various ways.
I can say that because I'm Irish :laugh: Interesting. Joe Louis Arena still has that "feel" to it despite only being around since 1979.
As a Leafs fan, I never thought of Maple Leaf Gardens as an intimidating place to play for the opposition... Don't get me wrong there was a lot of classic hockey played in those arenas but it was more the experience of being there rather than the whole feeling of the intimidation factor. You can watch a game and you still know you're in Detroit just based on the fan's heads popping up after a goal. You'd watch a game on TV at Maple Leaf Gardens and there'd be a breakaway and a guy would stand up in front of the camera (not blocking it but just at the bottom of the frame) and it almost gave you an intimate feel that you were there. But you saw that in the Forum too with the camera angles.
I have played there a couple of times and find it very hard to believe Wayne Gretzky and Lanny Mc Donald played against one another at that very rink. r0ryos MOS-0 p PRvdb N175o "The Bruins I have to say are better at grandstanding than any team in the National Hockey League... The first 4 are definitely top-5, no question about it. There are too few places in hockey that you would classify as "hostile" today.
Look at the fans hanging over the glass...:laugh: Pens announcers..."What is it about this rink, this building, this atmosphere? They play to this crowd unbelievable." WJCt Rtz Vym I Let's just say that Boston, New York, and Philadelphia have a lot of Irish... I suppose Philly still is although they change the name of the place every 5 minutes.