Cap'n Clutch wrote:All good points except that the Habs have a much larger fan base to draw from and have a rich history. The Sens have barely been around by comparison. You're also dealing with a vastly different market when it comes to Ottawa and the fact that selling season seats to corporations isn't as easily done as other markets due to the fact that the majority of business is either government or corporations that have most of their dealings tied to government.
True. But this just means it's a challenge. Dallas fans shout "Stars" when they sing Start Spangled Banner; they even do that when visiting other rinks. Don't know how it started but we have nothing like that (United in Red?) Stars scoreboard operator trolls other teams. The only thing I can think of is the ill-fated clip of Spartacus making Habs players walk the plank a short time after Gainey's daughter was lost at sea. Can't believe I'm saying it but I actually kinda miss Cotton Eye Joe -- that's how bad it is now.
What will it take for Sens fans (the vast majority) to be loud and proud? I don't know, but it's not my job. Maybe "plant" some professional supporters/cheerleaders? Identify best fans in each section and give them some kind of prize. Dab cam? Really?