Toronto fans all across Canada defend their team to the bone, and it is felt in every Leafs home game, landing it at #5 on our list.#4: Bell Centre (Montreal Canadiens)They may speak French in Montreal, but Canadiens fans know the language of hockey better than almost any fan base.
While the old building had remarkable charm and excitement, the new building may be even more electric due to the videos and light shows that are such a regular part of the atmosphere.
Throughout history, the NHL and its teams have made their homes in arenas across North America.
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.
The Toronto fans made their impression on the league during the first round of the 2013 playoffs, when a sellout crowd wasn’t enough support for the Leafs.
While great fighters have intimidated opposing players for years, big hitters, unbeatable goaltenders and talented scorers can also be intimidating in various ways.
With the increasing concerns about blows to the head, the possible concussions they induce and the severe penalties for these infractions, many teams do not employ “goon” lines in today’s NHL.Getzlaf has a great set of hands, is an excellent passer and has great vision.The game is the thing, and the experience fans get at an NHL arena is 100 times more exciting than watching it on television.Each barn is unique in its own way, while the fans that fill the seats bring seemingly endless levels of enthusiasm and passion.In certain scenarios, a given arena and the fans that fill it may be so passionate that the emphatic, sometimes raucous noise they create has the ability to directly influence the outcome of a game.In light of these changes over the past decade, here is a breakdown of each team’s most intimidating player, his main intimidating attribute(s) and brief analysis of his game.