So I had the pleasure of going to Madison Square Gardens last night to watch the Rangers dismantle the Lightning 8-2. It was fun to watch former Vancouver Giant James Wright, ex Canuck Mattias Ohlund, and in all take in a hockey game that I didnt have to tweet on my phone or laptop. It’s my goal to hit an NHL game in every arena and so far I’ve been fortunate enough to go to 5 different arenas. I’ve been to the home of the Flames, Oilers, Sharks, Rangers, and of course the Canucks.
One thing thing I’ve noticed, and something I miss about the pre-lockout days, is a Canucks goal horn that gets the fans up and singing along. The Canucks current goal song is Green Day and frankly it’s just lame. It only perpetuates the stereo type that Vancouver fans are dull and don’t get into the game and while the fans get up and go crazy for a goal, frankly this “Woo” nonsense doesn’t cut it.
Below is the current Canucks goal song and underneath it is the “Ole” goal song which I remember used to get all the fans into the game no matter what the score of the game was so long as the Canucks had just scored:
The one thing I loved the most about the Rangers game was the goal song. It was catchy, it was fun, and when the whole arena starts singing it you can’t help but get caught up in the electric atmosphere. Don’t get me wrong, Vancouver Fans know how to get excited for a goal, but after watching games at the Shark Tank, and MSG, their fans really get into a goal where as Vancouver fans now sit on their asses “Woo-ing” for half a period.
Even last year’s goal song was more conducive to getting the fans up and singing and into the game:
While we’re at it though, I certainly wouldn’t mind doing a throwback to the Canucks ’94 goal song! I just want to hear a goal song which has the word “Hey” in it multiple times, or something of similar nature that the fans can really get into, you know?
Here’s the Rangers current goal song. I love it and hope that for the fans’ sake the Canucks sometime soon come up with something better and more engaging than the “Woo” that lasts less than 3 seconds and Green Day who just plain suck. Oh, and for the record this Rangers horn is much better than the Blackhawk’s Chelsea Dagger. I promise.