The Nashville Predators easily have one of the best playoff atmospheres in all of sports.
Bridgestone arena is loud and raucous from puck drop to the final horn.
Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler, however, appeared to throw some shade at the Preds’ home crowd on Tuesday night after the Jets’ game three win in Winnipeg.
Jets captain Blake Wheeler on the crowd noise in Winnipeg: “Our fans are huge. It’s real too. Our crowd noise is from the crowd. It’s not from speakers or music or live bands or whatever. That’s people making noise and that goes right through your body.”
— Joshua Clipperton (@JClipperton_CP) May 2, 2018
This is a completely absurd statement from Wheeler.
When the Jets were down early to the Preds on Tuesday night, you could’ve heard a pin drop in Winnipeg.
And I was far from the only one to notice how quiet it was at Bell MTS Place.
Are the Winnipeg fans being quiet on purpose? I can’t remember a less hyped playoff hockey crowd this early in a game. #Preds
— Chris Martz (@thechrismartz) May 2, 2018
— Eric Jackson (@iamthelummox) May 2, 2018
Maybe Wheeler is just upset the Jets don’t have a Taylor Lewan like figure to fire up the crowd.
Titans offensive line is shotgunning beer to fire up the Preds crowd pic.twitter.com/fNMd2TwUbI
— Born Salty (@cjzero) April 29, 2018
The Jets might have a 2-1 series lead at the moment, but it’s clear to everyone outside of Winnipeg that Smashville has the better playoff atmosphere.
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