Monday, March 22, 2010

The Hockey Song

In a redcap of last year's Stanley Cup games, the Detroit Red Wings took on the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight. However, unlike last spring, the Red Wings won, 3-1. Worth special note is that the game marked caller's Mike 'Doc' Emrick's 3,000th pro game. If you didn't catch the game in your local market, you will be familiar with his voice as the lead announcer for the 2010 Winter Games men and women's hockey games.

Stanley Cup fever isn't in full swing yet - the playoffs are still a few weeks away (they start on April 14th) - but the competition for the playoff berths and home-ice advantage definitely brings an edge to end-of-season play.

For newcomers to the sport: if you think the Olympic hockey games were exciting, just wait 'til you see the Stanley Cup playoffs. To warm you up, here's "The Hockey Song", by Canadian country singer Stompin' Tom Connors:





"Oh! The good old hockey game,
Is the best game you can name;
And the best game you can name,
Is the good old Hockey game!"


On a side note, if you're looking for them, I removed the ESPN and CBS sports feed off my blog because they were not doing what they were supposed to be doing. (In other words, somebody hacked the apps, so if you, too, have a blog on blogger, and use those apps, you might want to check your settings.)

1 comment:

  1. Nice shout out for Doc Emrick! Fun fact I love about Emrick, from his Wikipedia bio: "Emrick is a founding member, and still president of, the NHL Pronunciation Guide, which is used as a guide for all NHL broadcasters for some of hockey's most difficult names."

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