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We couldn’t hate you if we tried.

This past Saturday, Hockey Night in Canada pitted the Vancouver Canucks against the always-the-bridesmaid-never-the-bride-when-it-comes-to-the-Cup Leafs at the ACC. If you’re Canadian and haven’t been living beneath a rock for the past year, you’ll know that Mats Sundin didn’t continue on with the TML this season. I felt a little heartbroken when I read that the first time. I couldn’t believe, after 13 years, he’d choose to leave Toronto. But he did.

In his first game back at his former home and playing against his old teammates, few people jeered and booed him. The occasion did not go unrecognized. A tribute to the arguably best-ever Leaf was played during the first commercial break, and most 19,500 people in attendance gave him the ovation he deserved, deserter or not.

He may be Swedish, but he has the humility of a Canadian, through and through.

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Hockey Night in Canada, part deux

The theme that will reign over Hockey Night in Canada is due to be revealed tomorrow.  I honestly forgot about this a bit, but I’m excited to see who will win and how their anthem will be received.  I think the first clip (“Sticks to the Ice”) of the two finalists is more believable, but who knows what will happen.  I’m just glad to have stumbled upon a Canadian Club at Aberdeen where I can watch the hockey games from afar.

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Hockey Night in Canada
August 31, 2008, 8:24 am
Filed under: A, Biomusicology, potpourri | Tags: , , , , , ,

So, as many of you fellow Cdns know, CBC lost the bid on the ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ theme song earlier this year to CTV.  It was a really unfortunate loss, but CBC is holding a competition to find its substitute.  I know nothing will really ever properly replace this song, but hopefully something will come close.  I’ll promote this one, if only because I’m acquainted with its creator, but it’s also pretty good, too.  Less upbeat than I’d prefer (and to me, it even sounds wistful at times), but something will have to do.

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