and speaking from experience of sitting behind the bench at the final five a couple years (in a jersey!) – they are terrible seats. The sightlines and smell are terrible.
Behind the bench is bad for wanting to watch the game. NHL smells is not that bad. College is not bad compared to high school. Some high schoolers are so bad they melt your nasal hairs.
I remember having a seat behind the bench at the X when gophers played one of the last final five games ever (vs CC) and I couldn’t see anything. Was awful but that game was bad anyhow so w/e ¯\_(ツ)_/¯