devlman Posted October 31, 2015 Share Posted October 31, 2015 (edited) I didn't start going to games in Philly until I moved here a few years ago. I think the ones that travel to Newark for games are ballsier and more hostile than they are collectively down here. I wasn't confrontational or anything, but I was engaged and vocal the whole game. The worst I got was called an a$$hole from probably a section away. I met any "you suck" I got with a prompt middle finger, and they'd just look away. That building is pretty loud reacting to plays on the ice, but when it comes to any organized "let's go flyers", it's infrequent, short, and participation is sparse. Definitely as a whole, sporting events are a lot tamer than they were when I was growing up. There's a lot more security, and no one wants to get tossed out of a game they paid a small fortune to get into. Ruffians who would look to start a fight are largely priced out in most cities. Sths can probably lose their privileges that way too. Just a theory, but I wouldn't be surprised if social media is also a factor for the tamer atmosphere. People aren't anonymous anymore and everything is filmed. People just don't want to risk doing anything.As for the good start by the Devils, every player is pretty decent, there's little deadwood, and there's a faster tempo with less predictability. Edited October 31, 2015 by devlman Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.