Precious girl asks Steve Ott why he fights other players. The thing I like most about this video is how hard Otter thinks before answering. You can almost see him thinking about how he would explain it to his own daughter.

A picture of your favorite sport.
Hockey is amazing. The speed, the finess, the fights, the blood. The sexy players!

A picture of your favorite sport.

Hockey is amazing. The speed, the finess, the fights, the blood. The sexy players!

HAHA, I like how the glove is like “I MUST GO. MY PEOPLE NEED ME.”
(From: fydallasstars)

HAHA, I like how the glove is like “I MUST GO. MY PEOPLE NEED ME.”

(From: fydallasstars)

Kari Lehtonen abuses his legs, swinging them skyward to make a fantastic save in overtime.

I can’t stop watching this video!!!! FUCK you, Ekman-Larsson!! The arena was ridiculously loud, I felt like we were at a playoff game. And oh man, the chanting.

This was honestly a clean hit, and I’m shocked that people even thought for a minute that Nystrom would be a head-hunter. I’m glad that he wasn’t suspended or fined. Also, both the Pennsylvania organizations are classless, and so are their fans.

This was honestly a clean hit, and I’m shocked that people even thought for a minute that Nystrom would be a head-hunter. I’m glad that he wasn’t suspended or fined. Also, both the Pennsylvania organizations are classless, and so are their fans.

Individual Anthems

Every man should have an anthem.

Mine would be ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ by Depeche Mode…No, ‘Little Bones’ The Tragically Hip. Or maybe…hmmm, I can’t friggin’ decide. You?

Just imagine a blast of your favorite tune blaring as you stroll into the office or step to the front to run a PowerPoint presentation.

Wrestlers have these.

MLB batsmen have these.

…the President of the United States has one. You know, that ‘Ba-bam-ba-ba-bam…’ (Hail to the Chief) thing.

Well, the question I popped on the players was this; if there were a song that was your theme music, your announcement…your goal celebration, what would that song be?

Here is the enthusiastic and eclectic mix of answers I received:

Lehtonen – The theme to Sportscenter (da-da-da…da-da-da). This would, I surmise, precede the highlight he was about to provide.

Bachman – ‘Takin’ Care of Business’ Bachman Turner Overdrive

Grossman – ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ Guns & Roses

Robidas – ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’ U2

Daley – ‘Encore’ JayZ

Morrow – ‘Not Afraid’ Eminem

Dowell – ‘Bawitdaba’ Kid Rock

Benn – ‘Benny and the Jets’ Sir Elton John

Burish – ‘My Kinda Party’ Jason Aldean

Petersen – ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ Def Leppard (cause he’s a diabetic, and he loves irony)

Dvorak – ‘Keeper of the 7 Keys’ Helloween

Eriksson – ‘Louie Louie’ The Kingsmen

Wandell – ‘Leave the World Behind’ Axwell

Nystrom – ‘Enter Sandman’ Metallica

Pardy – ‘Have a Drink On Me’ AC/DC

Fistric – ‘Jump’ Van Halen

Ott – ‘Till I Collapse’ Eminem

Gologoski – ‘Sail’ AWOLNATION

Larsen – A DJ mix of club music

Fiddler – ‘Indian Outlaw’ Tim McGraw

Souray – informed me that ‘he doesn’t do gimmicks’…so we’ll go with ‘Holla’ by Desiree Jackson

Ribeiro – ‘Motto’ Drake

Ryder – ‘Not Afraid’ Eminem

Vincour – said he would prefer fans stomp/clap/chanting ‘We Will Rock You’ Queen

After polling the players, and seeing their delight in picking a song, I think teams and the NHL should consider incorporating this into the game more - build a musical marriage between a player and a song.

I could see these unions being wonderful audio-enhancement for Shootouts, player intros, and after goals are scored.

Success should have a soundtrack. (And so should failure. See - ‘The Darkness Music’)

And did you notice, no Madonna!!!!!

I always sing songs for the players when they score! But I think Fiddler’s should be “Fiddle In the Band” by Alabama. Jus’ sayin’.

What I love about the NHL All-Star Skills Competition and the actual game itself, is that not only is it a showcase of what amazing talent the National Hockey League currently has to offer, but you can tell that all the players are just there to have fun and show off a little. They only want to make it exciting for the fans and show each other up with goofy and creative moves. It is always an exciting event, and each player is ready to surprise you.

What I love about the NHL All-Star Skills Competition and the actual game itself, is that not only is it a showcase of what amazing talent the National Hockey League currently has to offer, but you can tell that all the players are just there to have fun and show off a little. They only want to make it exciting for the fans and show each other up with goofy and creative moves. It is always an exciting event, and each player is ready to surprise you.

I wish Jordie could have stuck around for more than one game. I have a feeling we’ll see him again someday…