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Bye Bye CBC HNIC Theme...Hello TSN Hockey Theme (CTV Wins Rights to "Hockey Song")

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06-05-2008, 10:27 AM
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bye bye to the Hockey Night in Canada theme song?

http://dose.canada.com/news/story.ht...4-d5e6954bcf4e

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Canada's 'second national anthem' silenced

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's iconic Hockey Night in Canada theme song, known for decades as Canada's "second national anthem," will no longer be used in hockey broadcasts, according to the song's composer.

However, the man in charge of the copyrights to the song, says he's hopeful the CBC will have a change of heart and renew their licensing agreement.

What do you think?


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06-05-2008, 10:37 AM
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Unless they come up with something spectacular that you just can't say no to, I'm not on board with this.
The theme gives me goosebumps much like the music they play when they players come onto the ice because it means a hockey game's about to start.

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I'll puke if this happens.

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i have it on my ipod. i get chills walking in 40 degree heat that travel down to my very core that felt just as ... uhh... energizing as jumping into a large pile of snow from a hot tub and rolling around in just a pair of shorts.

in short, i dont like it. at all.
and i SO want it for my ringtone, even if no one* in india has any clue what hockey night in canada is haha

*okay thats a stretch, theres a lot of folks over here like me who are from or were brought up in or who spent time in canada, i just havent found any yet, but i do know theres a lot here

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This is an extremely short-sighted move on the part of HNIC if true.

I already find I prefer TSN's hockey coverage and found myself watching NBC during the final in order to avoid Cherry and the Roberts-gasm. MacLean used to be a rational counterpoint to Cherry but he is seeming increasingly as looney as Cherry and completely out of touch with the fans (with his irrational hatred of the obstruction crackdown).

All that said, what has kept me coming back to HNIC is the history and its importance to me as a Canadian. The song really does give me chills and dropping it may be almost as dumb a move as hiring PJ Stock.

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06-05-2008, 11:00 AM
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Hopefully RDS picks it up and it makes a total mockery of CBC.

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I get chills everytime I see Mario going through the two D's and hearing the theme in the background. It would be stupid to stop playing it.

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It's all good cause I don't watch CBC anymore

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This is SOO Stupid. I love that song; even if im watching the habs game on RDS, Ill turn it over to CBC just to watch the opening credits and hear that song. If the CBC gets rid of this, it's officially over for them.

TSN should pick it up; somebody needs to keep this song alive.

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I just wrote CBC and complained; I think everyone should. With enough outside pressure, they might realize what's going on.

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I never really watched CBC but it's an iconic song and I love hearing it. It's a shame that it won't be used anymore.

Oh well, at least the NFL theme song is still around

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that guy is just pissed cause he won't get money anymore.. if he really cared he'd let them use it for free.. its been 40 years im sure he's not surviving off the money he gets from CBC

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I think it's a big mistake on CBC's part, that is going to come back and bite them in the ass.

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that guy is just pissed cause he won't get money anymore.. if he really cared he'd let them use it for free.. its been 40 years im sure he's not surviving off the money he gets from CBC
I don't think it's a money issue. CBC would have negotiated on it. I think it's more CBC wants to go in a new direction. Maybe they're trying to reinvent themselves because they're losing viewership.

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They should get rid of Cherry instead of that.

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I don't think it's a money issue. CBC would have negotiated on it. I think it's more CBC wants to go in a new direction. Maybe they're trying to reinvent themselves because they're losing viewership.
your probably right, but just from what that guy was saying he was coming off as "poor me" more than anything i thought

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I think it's a big mistake on CBC's part, that is going to come back and bite them in the ass.
My thoughts exactly.

Might just be revenge based too (aka, we are not going to sign with somebody who is sueing us). Short sighted!

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"Ciccone said he has received thousands of requests from all over the world to use the song, whether it be for a class project or wedding"

Oh, I can just see myself walking down the aile!

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Bob Cole + Don Cherry + No HNIC Theme Song

CBC Sports is run by idiots. "New direction" is down the sewage pipe with all this crap.

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They should get rid of Cherry instead of that.

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I don't think it's a money issue. CBC would have negotiated on it. I think it's more CBC wants to go in a new direction. Maybe they're trying to reinvent themselves because they're losing viewership.
If the CBC wants to go in a different direction, they have to understand the difference between what you can change and what you don't mess with. The theme falls under the latter. It's a link with generations of hockey tradition, and that's a thread you don't want to break.

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Oh, I can just see myself walking down the aile!
The fiancee just asked me yesterday to pick a song as we don't want a traditional wedding and she wants my input.

I'll see what she says

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This is an extremely short-sighted move on the part of HNIC if true.

I already find I prefer TSN's hockey coverage and found myself watching NBC during the final in order to avoid Cherry and the Roberts-gasm. MacLean used to be a rational counterpoint to Cherry but he is seeming increasingly as looney as Cherry and completely out of touch with the fans (with his irrational hatred of the obstruction crackdown).

All that said, what has kept me coming back to HNIC is the history and its importance to me as a Canadian. The song really does give me chills and dropping it may be almost as dumb a move as hiring PJ Stock.
1) NBC did a helluva job covering the finals (I don't get CBC).
2) Who is making these knee-jerk and silly decisions at CBC?
3) PJ Stock gets a forever pass for outing Ecklund as a non-informed rumourmonger.

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If the CBC wants to go in a different direction, they have to understand the difference between what you can change and what you don't mess with. The theme falls under the latter. It's a link with generations of hockey tradition, and that's a thread you don't want to break.
I can just see them coming out with a 3D robot like Fox used to have, but this time it'll skate out to 90s rap music.

"The kids'll love it!"

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