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  • When music matters - A Minnesota Wild goal song story


    In the world of Minnesota Wild hockey, there are plenty of items for which you can complain about and for better or worse, you can justify those complaints through statistical analysis. The defense looks like swiss cheese. The offense lacks a dynamic scoring threat. The coaches use of players, or even something as meaningless as defining what exactly a "Nordy" is.

    One hot button topic which has garnered more debate than it deserves lately surrounds this goal song nonsense. Personally, this particular writer doesn't much care about what song is used. In the end, it's just a song. I've maintained since this became an issue when the Wild adopted Prince's classic Let's Go Crazy as their goal song, that it's just a song. If you require the music to get amped up after the Wild score a goal, well I'm sorry but that notion just seems silly to me.

    My hockey goal song snobbery aside, here we are once again on the cusp of a new season, and the Wild are once again in the market for a new (or regurgitated) goal song. The Wild have decided Prince wasn't becoming enough for Minnesota sports celebration music, and have offered up 2 options for season ticket holders to vote on. First option is to go back to how it all started and reintroduce Joe Satriani's beloved anthem, Crowd Chant. Your other option, Kaleo's song Glass House. If you're familiar with neither option, here they are.

    Given these 2 options, my personal preference is neither. I'm not a fan of Glass House, and if you're going to change the song again, pick something new and unique. We've done Crowd Chant already, and it's been copied by other teams as well so lets just throw that away already. Yet, it's not just about what I want or what I think now is it? (It should be dang it).

    Ultimately, a goal song isn't going to change the outcome of a season where half your games are played on the road and you'll get no song at all. While some fans maintain that it gets the home fans amped, that's an argument I just don't buy. At most it will extend your excitement up to the next puck drop when they kill the music. Yet people seem to get worked up about this stuff, so I'll step off my little soapbox here and allow you all to sound off in the comments below and/or make your voices heard through the embedded poll.


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