You're a jerk. The horn signals the goal, followed by a Tim McGraw video saluting the goal on the jumboscreen, followed by The Black Keys' "Gold on the Ceiling" as the fans take over, with chants of "you suck" thrown in for good measure, capped off with "we're gon na beat the hell outta you" echoing through the arena.
He was born in Canada but raised in the USA. Canadian hockey fans may know him as Dale Hawerchuk, he was one of the most prolific scorers in NHL history. He played 18 seasons in the NHL and scored 468 goals. The last time he played in Canada was for two games against the Montreal Canadians in 1997-98. Those games ended with him scoring 14 goals and 19 assists.
Hawerchuk first crossed the border when he was five years old. His family moved to Maple Ridge, British Columbia, where they would eventually settle down and have three children. He began playing minor league hockey at the age of 15, after graduating from high school. He quickly rose through the ranks and in 1986-87 made his debut in the NHL with the Atlanta Flames. He stayed with the team until 1993, when he joined the Buffalo Sabres. During his time with the Sabres, he won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as the league's top humanitarian player. After eight seasons with the Sabres, he finished his career with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2001-02.
I understand that the "you suck" chant is a variation on it, but when my team scores, I'm typically thrilled and not chanting "you suck" at the opposition goalie, but to each his or her own I suppose. They could certainly utilize a couple AC/DC or Van Halen songs that would sound great.
The song TKernkraft 400 by Zombie Nation is the music that is played as the Boston Bruins enter the ice at the start of each period and when they score a goal as of the start of the 2019 hockey season. During the team's 2011 Stanley Cup run, this song became the go-to song.
So much jeering Giving up on a goal? "You stink," the audience yells. The similar audience reaction will be heard once each of the visiting players is announced prior to the start of the game.
The jeers are meant for Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, who has been criticized by fans this season because he has a.924 save percentage and three shutouts in 10 games. They also include defenseman Shea Weber, who along with Rinne forms one of the best goalie pairs in hockey. The two have a combined 12 years of experience playing together for the Montreal Canadiens and the Nashville Predators.
Rinne's backup this year is Jhonas Enroth, who has a.923 save percentage himself. He replaced Anders Lindback, who was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning at the beginning of February.
Predators fans have become known for their intense support at home games. An average crowd size of 17,742 has them ranked first in the NHL. Two other factors help make Predators games such as those seen here on January 2nd 2014 at Bridgestone Arena very entertaining events: the price of tickets and the quality of play by both teams. Ticket prices are relatively low for professional sports and the level of competition is high.
A large chunk of the enthusiasm felt by spectators is generated when the home team scores a goal and the goal song begins to play. Today, each NHL club has a goal song that, in some way, reflects their team, motivates their supporters, or both. Let's see which goal song energized the home fans and enraged rival teams the most.
The Colorado Avalanche debuted the "Hey Hey (My Boy)!" song at its inaugural game on October 7, 1976. The song went on to become one of the best-known songs at Pepsi Center and is still played today before every game. It was written by Michael McDermott and David Roberts and performed by English band Modern Folk Quartet.
The Detroit Red Wings started using "The Imperial March" from Star Wars as their goal song in 1979. The song was originally used during the opening credits of the movie trilogy but after being covered by many other artists, it became synonymous with Red Wings games.
The Edmonton Oilers made their debut in 1977 and were initially called the Montreal Canadiens until the league approved the use of another franchise's name in 1978. At that time, they adopted the nickname "Oilers" as their new identity. The goal song for the early years was "Gloria" by Mexican band Mana. From 1979 to 1990, no song was used as a goal song because there was no need for motivation since there were no ties in the playoffs back then.