Well yes I agree. but we only got that understanding of him a few years into his ownership, the more he attended fan events and made himself public. I'm willing to give our new owners that same benefit of the doubt and same amount of time to warm up to us, which they don't have to do anyway.
As far as the goal song's concerned, I am almost 90% sure this has been Lou's wish for years now and the new ownership group felt obliged to give him his way. I am almost positive the Harris group didn't walk into the building and have the goal-song change as their first order of business. This isn't the best public relations for them either, don't forget that. It's something so petty and so specific that it screams Lou Lamoriello.
I think Lou had a hand in it too. He probably wanted it gone for a long time but JVB wanted to keep it.
The reactions of the posters on HF Boards is laughable and not surprising given who most of their members are. That's why I really spend very little time even lurking on that board. To see posts where some are whining that without the "you suck" chant that the atmosphere is now gone from the arena and there is now no reason to go to games anymore because of that is hilarious.