Team fell into trap of wanting to dazzle the home fans. No hockey sense, no accountability on the D end.
For a couple of shifts in the 2nd, the Kennedy addition to the Malkin line was awesome. Keep him there, move 46 up to old TK spot.
Season Ticket holder for 17 years. The CEC lack of crowd noise may never change.
1. Fans don't seem to have a good sense when the could really lift the team with a chant / noise.
2. Many times, including last night, organic chants / noise starts buildling only to be overwhelmed by over the top in-game entertainment noise. The people that run the in-game entertainment need to have some sense and a kill switch. At the igloo, many times the noise would start to build during a stoppage / TV timeout and really get gong when play started. At CEC every single second of down time is filled with entertainment, loud music, jumbotron features etc...
3. That buliding will never be as loud as the igloo due to the size and shape.
4. More people in attendance seems to water down the intensity. When the Pens sucked, the 12k of us that showed up to see them were pretty passionate about being there.
Uninspired play never helps. Last night was brutal.