Even though I’m a very dedicated Toronto Maple Leafs fan (even in these trying times), I tend to watch many other hockey games throughout the season. While watching these games over the years, I’ve noticed that each arena has its own quirks, be it quirks in the environment of the arena itself, the fans, or even the players. There are many of these little quirks with each of the NHL teams, but I’ve selected my favourite for the purpose of this article.
Colorado Avalanche – “Super Mario Mushroom Power Up”
Being corn-fed Nintendo games from my early childhood, I couldn’t help but smile when I heard this sound at the end of a Colorado Avalanche penalty kill:
Dallas Stars – Jumbo Tron Chirps
The Dallas Stars have redefined their image with the emergence of Jamie Benn, acquisition of Tyler Seguin, and a jersey redesign, but none are more important than the individual they hired to run their Jumbo Tron:
Needless to say, the Adult Cartoon “South Park” has become a household name in North America, in both good and bad ways. This popularity has spilled over to the world of hockey to the point that one of the main characters “Eric Cartman” tends to show up on the LA Kings Jumbo Tron to amp fans up in some good ways:
I am the founder of this website. My father Wayne, being the Montreal Canadiens fan he was, made sure that hockey was a part of my life ever since I was born. What did I do to repay him? I became a Leafs fan. I love the entirety of the sport though, and I can put my biases aside to give a proper objective opinion when required.
Favorite Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Favorite Beer: Miller Genuine Draft
Favorite Pastimes: Watching hockey, Playing Hockey, Snowboarding, and video games.