Lunchtime musical interlude: The good ol' hockey game
By Bill Ordine
May 29, 2007 at 8:01 AM
The Stanley Cup finals started yesterday with the Anaheim Ducks posting a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Ottawa Senators.
That the NHL championship series is finally under way (they hadn't played for nearly a week) is good news in two camps.
Hockey fans are enjoying the exciting climax of their season. And non-hockey fans are comforted by the notion that soon they can watch SportsCenter without any stupid, irrelevant hockey scores interrupting the latest news of Barry Bonds' inevitable march toward baseball immortality (which at the current pace may last until 2012).
But back to the ice. Hockey has precious few songs that lyrically memorialize its place in the sports pantheon. Apparently, that was something that also occurred to famous Canadian troubadour Stompin' Tom Connors, the guy in the red shirt in today's video who strums this tribute to the greatest game on blades.
The good ol' hockey game is the best game you can name.
And the best game you can name is the good ol' hockey game.
See, that's what too much Molson too early in the day will do to you. Oh, and catch the old L.A. Kings uniforms. They all look like they fell into a giant jar of mustard. And below the video window, catch the link to the singing moose. Enjoy.
Now, if you'd like a singing moose version of this ditty (as Dave Barry would say, we're not making this up), lookee here.