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PATRICK KANE IS NOT A FAN OF FAKE CROWD NOISE

Since the opening of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs, one of the new things players and fans have had to deal with is pumped-in, fake crowd noises. Some seem to not be bothered by it. Others hate it. Add Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks to the "hate it" list.

"I heard it a lot in Florida, especially. A lot of us were asking if we could turn that noise off and just play, especially when there's some fans in the building in the first place," said Kane when asked for his thoughts on it.

To be completely fair to the NHL, it is not the only league doing it. All of the big ones have tried or are trying to replicate an authentic TV experience without fans in attendance or, at least, far fewer than usual. At the same time, audiences at home can tell when the noises aren't real, making it very noticeable.

"I don't know if it's too similar to actual crowd noise. Sometimes it's delayed," Kane continued.

He's not wrong. Unless someone presses the proper button immediately, the reaction will appear delayed, which only adds to the overall illegitimacy and obvious artificiality of the noises you're hearing.


TIM TUCKER
JANUARY 22, 2021  (9H40)
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