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Do the Flyers have the best anthem singing ceremony in the NHL?

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05-13-2014, 01:09 PM
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Do the Flyers have the best anthem singing ceremony in the NHL?

Seriously, do we have the best anthem singing ceremony in the NHL? I obviously haven't seen ceremonies of all NHL teams, but when I watch the ones from Boston (the punches ) or Pittsburgh (the hair ), I just shudder. I think the Blackhawks' one is decent and that Kings' Pia ain't shabby, either The rest I've seen are just meh.

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Renee Rancourt is pretty damned good, but as a homer, I have to say the Flyers are the best.

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Renee Rancourt is pretty damned good, but as a homer, I have to say the Flyers are the best.
Renee Rancourt is a horrible singer and his stupid fist pumps are overrated.

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We're all homers here, so the majority are going to vote yes. The Kate Smith - Lauren Hart tandem is unmatched, in my opinion. I know a lot of people like the Chicago tradition, but I never liked cheering during the anthem.

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Renee Rancourt is pretty damned good, but as a homer, I have to say the Flyers are the best.
I want to punch that leprechaun looking dude in the head every time I see him sing. Enough with the fist pumps already!

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Renee Rancourt is a horrible singer and his stupid fist pumps are overrated.
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I want to punch that leprechaun looking dude in the head every time I see him sing. Enough with the fist pumps already!
Blasphemy. Rancourt is da bomb.

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I'm not a fan of Rancourt and his corny fist pumps at all.

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Tough to say because I honestly don't know anything about the other 29 teams.

I'll get killed for this but personally I think the Kate Smith part is outdated. The story behind it is cool & all but I feel like the Flyers have ran it into the ground over the years. I like it better with just Lauren Hart by herself.

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Renee Rancourt is a horrible singer and his stupid fist pumps are overrated.
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I want to punch that leprechaun looking dude in the head every time I see him sing. Enough with the fist pumps already!
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I'm not a fan of Rancourt and his corny fist pumps at all.
Couple that with Doc Emrick's orgasmic "He did three this time!" and it's a puke fest.

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yes! and the best victory song in the gammmeeee... the orange and the black. ok well im a homer her obviously. dont care

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Rene Rancourt sucks. Nobody beats Lauren.

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Tough to say because I honestly don't know anything about the other 29 teams.

I'll get killed for this but personally I think the Kate Smith part is outdated. The story behind it is cool & all but I feel like the Flyers have ran it into the ground over the years. I like it better with just Lauren Hart by herself.
Agreed on the Kate Smith part. It was cool the first couple of times they had them together, but it's become tired at this point. Lauren Hart is a fantastic singer. Let that woman do her thing.

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We're all homers here, so the majority are going to vote yes. The Kate Smith - Lauren Hart tandem is unmatched, in my opinion. I know a lot of people like the Chicago tradition, but I never liked cheering during the anthem.
The atmosphere in Chicago during the anthem is incredible.

I've experienced the Kate/Lauren duo in the playoffs and Jim Cornelison during the regular season and Chicago is edges it out for me.



Edit: Boston's is terrible, given that Rancourt has such an awful voice.

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I don't really care for Kate Smith's part but it is unique and has meaning behind it.

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God bless her but it's time to retire the Kate Smith skit.

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I'd go with Chicago's, but whenever we bust out God Bless America it's neck and neck.

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Seeing the Kate Smith part in person is unreal. They should stop playing it for every playoff game and maybe reserve it for game 7's or something like that.

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Seeing the Kate Smith part in person is unreal. They should stop playing it for every playoff game and maybe reserve it for game 7's or something like that.
They haven't been hosting them, so we'd never see it. It is amazing though.

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Eh I think most of the ones I've seen have been pretty average, including ours.

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Ginette Reno in Montreal is amazing and has been the best this year.

I personally and a fan of the Kate/Lauren combo. I think the combo provides the crowd with more energy than just Lauren.

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Eh I think most of the ones I've seen have been pretty average, including ours.
I'm not a fan of these ceremonies, either, to be honest.

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I personally and a fan of the Kate/Lauren combo. I think the combo provides the crowd with more energy than just Lauren.
That's how it seems to me, as well. But then again, I can see how people would say it gets old after a while.

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Rene Rancourt sucks. Nobody beats Lauren.
This, by a long shot! I don't care for Rene at all. To me, with that deep vibrato of his, he sounds like an old Buick that just won't start. And while we're at it, I really dislike the "woo!" the PA says after every goal there too.

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I'm not a fan of these ceremonies, either, to be honest.
Same, however it may possibly be because I am not from the US, so I can't really relate to the emotion behind it.

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Rene Rancourt's voice is atrocious. It sounds like he's subsisted on a diet of Cheetos, whiskey, and crystal meth since 1873.

I can't compare ours effectively, since I don't tend to listen to the anthem at most other games (if anything, I catch them in progress) but Lauren Hart does a fine job, by and large. She takes more liberties with the anthem than I'd like, but most do. (Seriously, people, it's not a slow song, and it's not supposed to include runs and trills. Sing it straight, at a reasonable clip, and it will come out sounding better than if you try using it to show off. It's our national anthem, and should be treated with respect, and the only time it should be used as an audition song is if you're actually auditioning for something.)

Hart/Smith doing God Bless America, though? There is nothing better in sports.

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They haven't been hosting them, so we'd never see it.
That is very true.

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