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Brooks Laich says Caps fans trump Habs fans

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I’ve seen a hockey game in Montreal, and it was the most electrifying sports experience I’ve been a part of. It was a Thursday night regular season game against the Dallas Stars, and it was the loudest sporting event I’ve ever been to. Louder than NFL, college football, you name it the Bell Centre was much louder.

Brooks Laich says he’ll stick with the Verizon Center as the best home crowd in the NHL. Per Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Blog:

“It’s good,” he said of the Bell Centre crowd. “It’s tremendous. Personally, I think our building is right up there with any building in the league, but it would be comparable to a Montreal or a Chicago. I think those are maybe the three best, loudest buildings in the league. But it’s a fun place to pay. I still like our fans and our building, but this one’s right up there as well.”

Steinberg talked to some Habs players and - no surprise - they will stick with their own crowd as the best in the NHL.

Perhaps it’s because the first two games of the series were so bad for the Capitals, up until the final 24 minutes of Game 2, that the Verizon Center sounded a bit duller than normal. Contrast that to the Bell Centre; I had to adjust the setting on my subwoofer at home because the crowd noise was rattling the floor boards. No joke.

Caps fans will have a great chance tonight to prove that they are in fact the loudest in the NHL. But best fans in the NHL? Lets wait until the Capitals have over 50 years of history in Washington to start that comparison.