With over a month to go until camps start and little hockey news going on it's time for something light this week. This week I'm combining two of my favorite things, hockey and music. What is the best song ever about hockey. I have selected six candidates for you to choose from.
Time to Go - Dropkick Murphys
The Murphy's ode to the Boston Bruins. The fast paced song appeared on their 2003 album Blackout, but has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity again with the Bruins Cup run this past season.
The Ballad of Wendel Clark - The Rheostatics
Before Leafs fans had James Reimer, they had Wendell Clark as their folk hero. Speaking of Reimer, humor/parody songs do not qualify per my executive decision. Neither do instrumentals.
The Hockey Song - Stompin' Tom Conners.
An all-time arena classic. This song tends to bring about strong reactions from people one way or another. Some love the tune, while others hate it.
50 Mission Cap - The Tragically Hip
This tune about Maple Leaf Bill Barilko's disappearance/death and it's relation to Leafs history is a fan favorite for the Hip fans. Note - The Hip could have had multiple songs in as "The Lonely End of the Rink would also qualify.
Hit Somebody - Warren Zevon
This tune off the late artist's 2002 album My Ride's Here features David Letterman on background vocals. The song is being turned into a movie by Kevin Smith. The song lyric's were written by Detroit Free Press columnist MItch Albom. I'll let you decide if that is a plus or a minus.
I Wanna Drive the Zamboni - The Zambonis
The most famous of the group's extensive collection of hockey related songs. Like "The Hockey Song" this one gets plenty of air time at pro hockey games.
In addition to the choices above, you can also choose the "other" option. If you choose to do so, please write what song you would choose instead in the comments section.