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I've heard other teams do it I think so it can't be that unique. But I don't know, it's all a matter of opinion I suppose.

Everyone does the "Emery" chant because it sounds cool. ;) So does chanting "Miller." Unfortunately. *sigh*

Sorry dboon but Miller does have one of those names that's easy to work with.

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It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks especially when we're talking 18,000. I chant it! do I approve 100%? No I don't but when you've got a whole arena doing it and you get caught up in the moment it just happens. Chanting you suck when you're only up by one goal is kind of stupid imo but it happens and I don't see it changing anytime soon.

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Probably because that chant is lame.

There. I said it.

Sorry. I have thought that for so long, and I've held my tongue but I just have to say it. I've always hated that chant, no matter what fans are doing it, no matter what goalie's in net. I dunno, it just could be so much better. If you're gonna do a goalie chant, chanting their name repeatedly sounds way cooler. Ex: "EEEEMMMMMEEEERRRRYY!!! EEEEMMMMEEEERRRYYY!!! [and so on and so on]" It has such an amazing eerie effect. I dunno, the "you suck" part just sounds so lame to me, I don't know. Sorry. :(

Agree.

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Seriously, tsa, it's bad. Maybe we can get him to change his name to "Posluzny" or something...lol

:lol: Yeah there are some names that don't work, but Miller just flows right off the tongue with that chant.

If you all noticed he let in 6 goals...the chant was done 6 times. At least there is a method to the madness.

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Probably because that chant is lame.

There. I said it.

Sorry. I have thought that for so long, and I've held my tongue but I just have to say it. I've always hated that chant, no matter what fans are doing it, no matter what goalie's in net. I dunno, it just could be so much better. If you're gonna do a goalie chant, chanting their name repeatedly sounds way cooler. Ex: "EEEEMMMMMEEEERRRRYY!!! EEEEMMMMEEEERRRYYY!!! [and so on and so on]" It has such an amazing eerie effect. I dunno, the "you suck" part just sounds so lame to me, I don't know. Sorry. :(

EAT IT MILLER!

He earned it

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I was at the game last night, also sitting in section 334. I didn't see what actually happened but I saw when everybody was standing up and cheering when the Buffalo fan was escorted out. :lol:

It was awesome saying "Miller..." like 5 or 6 times. And my dad came up with a good counter to "Let's go Buff-a-lo!" After they say that, he says "Back home!" They quited down real fast! :lol::lol:

Great game though. It looked like we gave a 60 minute effort.

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were you the one with the yellow raincoat sitting in front of us? me and commodore lover were saying back home also but not that loud. commodorelover said the only place they were going was down in stats, funny!

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I guess it's to each their own. We've already started with the "You Suck" chant, and it'll be almost impossible to get the arena to change it.

All it would take is to get the guys in 329 to keep going a few times. They start it, they can probably change it. Not that they probably want to, but that is the only section I know of that is organized enough. I do the chant myself, like you said, it has been done forever, but when I listen to other games on TV and hear "Miller" or "Emery" over and over, I always think it sounds better since they don't stop. "Khabibulin" on the other hand, does not roll off the tongue quite as well but since we rarely face him anymore and only on the road this year, we don't have to worry. :lol:

As far as "Ref you Suck" that must continue. Impressionable youngsters need to learn from an early age that this is an undeniable truth. :lol:

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I know we have drifted off of the Buffulo fan in general, but I reallywant in on that discussion.

I know that the majority of Buffalo fans are good solid hockey fans, and reasonably mature. And yes, it's the few bad apples that spoil the whole bunch. It's just that even though it's a minority of jerks, with Slug fans that minority of boneheads is much larger. Buffalo, for some reason, produces more noxious moron instigator fans than anywhere else. We have fans from alot of Eastern teams come into our house, and sure Boston, Philly, New Jersey, Islanders, Rangers fans have a few obnoxious fans, but nothing on the scale of Buffalo.

This was clear last night. There were definitely enough drunken Slug fans operating purely from the brainstem so that every section had at least a few. The only thing that kept them somewhat in check was that they didn't win. I'm sure I'm not the only one to notice this, but I'm pretty sure I know the general origin of the word Buffoon. The only thing that doesn't fit is that a Buffoon is generally good natured.

I can't help but contrast the Conference Finals with the Stanely Cup finals in 06. The slug fans came in got drunk and took a great pleasure in instigating trouble everywhere: the stands, the hallways, the parking lot, they were ubiquitous, like cockroaches. It was suprising they didn't start peeing on things to mark them. Then came the Edmonton fans. Passionate to be sure, but civil and reasonable.

The fans of most visiting teams come to see their team win, but at some level they realize that it's just a game, and there is a good naturedness to the ribbing. There are many Buffalo fans like that also. But far too many aren't. It seems that their very being is dependant on the outcome of the game and the interfan exchange. I honestly fear for the saftey of the slug fans today as they will be severely hung-over and depressed.

Not that I didn't find myself trying to defend our honor. What seemed to work best after the game was to get in the proximity of some slug fans and loudly ask "If only we could play Buffalo every day!" Although I was probably taking my life into my hands. I was probably closer than I knew to getting, wait for it...slugged. (Sorry).

Anyways, it shouldn't matter any more this year. Next time we play them at home they'll be out of the playoffs.

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It's a shame really. The Canes / Sabres games seem to bring out the best in both of the teams and the worst in some the fans (on both sides).

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were you the one with the yellow raincoat sitting in front of us? me and commodore lover were saying back home also but not that loud. commodorelover said the only place they were going was down in stats, funny!

No, I was wearing a Ward shirt with an autograph...but I'm glad we weren't the only ones saying it! :lol:

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I was in section 128 and no issues. Seemed to be serveral Buffalo fans who cheered their team but nothing that warrented attention or need to yell back at them. No need to get in their face and tell them they suck.

I actually think they have great fan loyality that comes from generational fan growth. I hope the Canes fan growth contiues and grows. Yes, some would do better to sit at home if they want to drink and cause trouble but the same could be said for some Canes fans.

I did walk to my seats behind a guy all dressed in Slugware with a canes jersey over his arm and the canes had just scored and he was saying the exact thing and the exact way the arena announcer would say it. "Goal by Brind'amore with an assit by LaRose..........." He had been to the RBC many times........

One thing I did notice about last night and one must realize that I am a strict que/line and sit in the seat on your ticket guy. I always sit in my seat that I bought and expect others but last night I lived on the edge as it was college night and in 128 (end where the Canes shoot twice), it was a free for all on seats. I never sat in my seat and finally got kicked out around 2nd period which was Ok as I found a single seat in the row next to where I was sitting. (since game was not on my 24 game plan). It felt kind of like college where I use to live a little more fast and free before the corporate "MAN" started to slowly tap out my fast and free life......or maybe I just got older.

Either way, it was a fun game and the Buffalo/Raleigh fans were not that bad although I know there pockets of whatever whereever.

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I was at the game last night and had no problems. the only attempted fight I saw was out in the parking lot in front of my car after the game. Stupid drunks! I know people will disagree with me, but I feel that alcohol shouldn't be sold at any of the games, and shouldn't be allowed in for tailgating. The people who start the fights are the one who have been drinking (both sides) since who only knows when, and then they get inside and drink more. Or, they get inside and try to catch up to those who have had more time to drink! The other side would be to prohibit alcohol during tailgating and figure out some way to monitor how much alcohol someone has been buying. Whether it be by a wristband puched for each drink bought and have a limit. If someone appears to be totally obliterated, they should not be sold any more alcohol. Yeah, that kills a huge revenue, but I feel when it comes to the safety of everyone, then I don't see a problem getting rid of the alcohol. Stop it before someone gets hurt in a fight, namely a child. I go to the games and have never bought a beer or the such, and have a great time.

Maybe banning the alcohol would keep the drunks in the bars starting fights and not at the RBC Center. I dunno, just how I feel.

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Hi all,

Just wanted to add my 2c on the game last night!

#1 I am from Buffalo originally and now call Raleigh my home. I left Buffalo but not the team I grew up with. I root against the Canes 4 times a year (Buffalo games)

#2 If I wear my Sabres jersey to a game it dosent mean I am looking for a fight. I was waiting for my wife outside the laides room with our son (10 y/o) and would like to thank the drunk Canes jersey wearing (won't call a fan) idiot who taught my son the "F" bomb. THANK YOU! for adding to his vocabulary!

#3 If you feel the need to get drunk and stupid STAY HOME!!! I wanted to see a hockey game without the drama but damn people cant control there drinking! I was in section 109 and we had a great mix of both Canes and Sabres fans. No issues and friendly teasing back and forth from both sides.

#4 I smoke, therefor I go outside during the intermission. Whoever the Canes fans were that I actually had a great hockey conversation were Thank You! We were talking about the teams like adults when a group of OBLITERATED college kids came up and asked me "is he bothering you?" The Canes fans told them no and to go away before they call security over. I really do appreciate you guys sticking up for me as I was outnumbered 5:1.

#5 This is/could be/should be one of the best rivialries (sp?) in hockey with all the transplanted Buffalo "fans" down here. I think even with all the "incidents" last night it was still a great game. I am really looking forward to the game in May or is it March 28th?

Great game, I applaud the win, Buffalo dosen't look like they came to play 3 periods. P. Lavi had the guys hopping for the full game and IF they can keep it up maybe a repeat of 06? (looking ahead!)

Have a great day all!

John

If all Buffalo fans were like you, we'd all be having a great time at the tailgates together.

I want to apologize for any 'Canes fans that were being jerks toward you. It makes no sense for any 'Canes fans to talk about how Sabres fans were doing X, Y, and Z and then go out and try to start stuff themselves, that's just not right. We've obviously been trying to build a reputation as some of the more enthusiastic and yet classier fans in the league, so it really sucks when some of our guys just go out looking for trouble.

I was being loud at the game last night and yelled "Sabres suck," etc. a few times but I did not go up to people to try to pick fights, apparently there was too much of that going on on both sides last night (as I said in another post, I was on the other side of the arena from most of the Buffalo fans and so did not see any of it myself). What someone said about the 'Canes fan getting up in the old man's face just disgusted me. The rivalry or whatever it is we have with Buffalo developed because we had a few Sabres "fans" doing that to us, so it's disappointing to see any of our fans acting that way, regardless of the opponent.

Since you asked, the second game is March 8th. Hope to see you there!

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I've heard other teams do it I think so it can't be that unique. But I don't know, it's all a matter of opinion I suppose.

Everyone does the "Emery" chant because it sounds cool. ;) So does chanting "Miller." Unfortunately. *sigh*

Haha, I agree 100% on Emery. Not only does it sound cool, but I can't stand the guy, either.

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Probably because that chant is lame.

There. I said it.

Sorry. I have thought that for so long, and I've held my tongue but I just have to say it. I've always hated that chant, no matter what fans are doing it, no matter what goalie's in net. I dunno, it just could be so much better. If you're gonna do a goalie chant, chanting their name repeatedly sounds way cooler. Ex: "EEEEMMMMMEEEERRRRYY!!! EEEEMMMMEEEERRRYYY!!! [and so on and so on]" It has such an amazing eerie effect. I dunno, the "you suck" part just sounds so lame to me, I don't know. Sorry. :(

Oh, of course it's a lame chant, but it's part of hockey. It's kind of hard to coordinate something spontaneous that's astoundingly creative.

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were you the one with the yellow raincoat sitting in front of us? me and commodore lover were saying back home also but not that loud. commodorelover said the only place they were going was down in stats, funny!

good times, good times. :)

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If all Buffalo fans were like you, we'd all be having a great time at the tailgates together.

I want to apologize for any 'Canes fans that were being jerks toward you. It makes no sense for any 'Canes fans to talk about how Sabres fans were doing X, Y, and Z and then go out and try to start stuff themselves, that's just not right. We've obviously been trying to build a reputation as some of the more enthusiastic and yet classier fans in the league, so it really sucks when some of our guys just go out looking for trouble.

I was being loud at the game last night and yelled "Sabres suck," etc. a few times but I did not go up to people to try to pick fights, apparently there was too much of that going on on both sides last night (as I said in another post, I was on the other side of the arena from most of the Buffalo fans and so did not see any of it myself). What someone said about the 'Canes fan getting up in the old man's face just disgusted me. The rivalry or whatever it is we have with Buffalo developed because we had a few Sabres "fans" doing that to us, so it's disappointing to see any of our fans acting that way, regardless of the opponent.

Since you asked, the second game is March 8th. Hope to see you there!

No apologies or sympathy wanted or needed just pointing out the passion of both groups of fans can and does get out of hand. Add alcohol and POOF! instant idiots.

I was yelling "CANDY CANES" as loud as I could and it actually got a good chuckle from the group of Canes fans around us. People need to realize its only a game.

I did forget to mention in a previous post

----Anyone at the game remember the standing ovation given to the soldier heading over to IRAQ? I had a tear in my eye and was proud to see the responce given by both sides. If we all could stop for a minute and remember there are other MORE IMPORTANT issues going on and because of these men and women we ALL can sit and watch hockey!

Next to my son catching a t-shirt this was the highlight of our night.

John

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Anyone at the game remember the standing ovation given to the soldier heading over to IRAQ? I had a tear in my eye and was proud to see the responce given by both sides. If we all could stop for a minute and remember there are other MORE IMPORTANT issues going on and because of these men and women we ALL can sit and watch hockey!

The Buffalo fans to my right wanted nothing to do w/ this & just sat there staring at the ice while we gave that ovation to this gentleman abouut to go off to a warzone.

And hey John!!! :)

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PATHETIC! No excuse or answer for there behavior. Could have at least shown a little respect for the guy. He wasn't even wearing a Canes jersey! ;) sorry couldn't resist!

Howdy back 300!

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That was an awesome moment. He really looked touched by the kindess. The fans in front of me did not stand up I don't think but whatever they want to do is their deal.

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Just getting around to this, but was there.

The Good:

Sabre Fans should be passionate about their team. It was annoying as heck, but is accepted providing the behavior and language are ok. They're loud, but were really quiet on the way out, and looked very sheepish when leaving early.

We crushed 'em, and got to chant at Miller. Finally, since he got the best of us last year here in Raleigh. However, our stuff is mild compared to what he heard in college. He played at Michigan State, and Ann Arbor fans didn't hold back when they played, so the boy says.

Tribute to soldier going to Iraq. Shame on anyone that didn't stand.

The Bad:

Jumbotron "OOh that smell" and reference to climate. We're better than that, and it should never be displayed.

The Ugly:

Canes fan flipping the bird at Miller after Canes scored (sit down).

General drunkeness. It's still a family experience here.

Didn't see any fights in the stands or outside, and glad about that.

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