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Will 'Hockey Night in Canada' be able to successfully replace the old theme?
Wed, September 3, 2008

TORONTO - The CBC received nearly 15,000 submissions in its quest to find a new theme song for "Hockey Night in Canada."

A total of 14,685 entries were submitted to the broadcaster's Anthem Challenge contest prior to the Aug. 31 deadline, CBC said Wednesday.

The network is holding the Canada-wide search after the rights to the iconic jingle that opened its weekly hockey broadcast for some 40 years were snapped up by CTV in June.

Will 'Hockey Night in Canada' be able to successfully replace the old theme?

Full story: Nearly 15,000 submissions for Hockey Night in Canada theme contest



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It's about time, get something fresh, something in tune with today. And while they are at it, revamp the intermission sans the clown and the puppet.
Bill Lastic, 2008-06-06 13:30:09

I think the CBC should update the theme. The latest from CBC's Toronto headquarters is that the CBC has made an offer to the company holding the copyright (which I understand is partly owned by Dolores Claman). Honesty, I think it's money well spent for brand recognition alone.
james, 2008-06-06 13:25:22

great cbc is micky mouse outfit .hnic would be better served by a real sports network like tsn who should secure the next contract on the theme song
ceasar13, 2008-06-06 13:00:48

Has any song from an 'Idol' show ever been even close to good?

Pay the royalties - they are peanuts compared to the pilot shows you put out every year.

BTW - Vaughn in Atlanta - you are an idiot. Let's start messing with your precious baseball and see how much you like it. Robots on Fox? - give me an F'n break...
Scott, 2008-06-06 12:48:14

Vaughn in Atlanta: Your what I always pictured as a US sports fan: only watches games for the half time shows, the commercials, the BS like cartoon characters blowing up and big name singers like Garth Brooks - God someone shoot me! Id say you liked the fox puck from years back too...When I watch a sport I just wanna see the game, screw the commercials and singers and cartoons, Im watching for the game, I only want a commercial so I can take a leak and get a beer!

You americans commercialize everything to death, ruins good sports...Look at baseball, takes forever for a game to get over and its the most boring thing to watch next to paint drying...
Flint, 2008-06-06 12:42:54

Vaughn in Atlanta: Canada has successfully made it into the *21st* century, thanks. We'll be here to welcome you when you make it.

Pulling down paradise and making a parking lot is change not progress. I see my own experiences of having identified with the HNIC song as a kid and now watching my own son rush to get the TV set on in time to hear the music.

And I also shake my head with the others here who have a really hard time understanding the Bizarro CBC management team that ditches the anthem but keeps Bob Cole.
Ken Shipley, 2008-06-06 12:37:38

Disturbing. My dad played on the original version of the theme song, I'd hate to see it go away.
Just Aguy, 2008-06-06 12:32:47

NOOOOOO!!!!!! Don't change it. it's been the NHL song forever. Like Adele said it's the NHL's National Anthem.

((It was also nice to hear Saterday Night from Nickleback as well before the NHL theme song was played))
A hockey fan, 2008-06-06 12:12:01

Just another example of how the CBC brass has lost touch with the people they're supposed to be the voice of. They need to be reminded what their mandate is. New direction?!? Hey CBC did WE ask for a new direction? No, we didn't. We'd like our old theme back please and thank you.
Simon Hussey, 2008-06-06 12:08:52

Dave, thats an insane comment are you high?

And really Vaughn, real sports fans away from hockey, most hockey players are tougher than any other athlete, and BTW we're currently in the 21st century.
Hammertime, 2008-06-06 12:04:22

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