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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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...sure...and bring back the blue streak for the puck... and ask the NHL to move all all Canadian teams to Qatar, Egypt, the Cayman Islands and Barbados.. there's money there... (sigh)
Jennifer, 2008-06-06 07:57:29

Sure, let's get a new O Canada while we're at it (two for one deal), and please get an American to write it... NOT!

C'mon CBC, we don't want a new song, we love this one. Make it right, settle it and let's keep singing, (tad tada tada...) our second national anthem!
Donald, 2008-06-06 07:47:23

Another waste of taxpayer money. Morons!!!
Dominic, 2008-06-06 06:42:29

why change what works, and works well at that? It is as famous and recognizable as our national anthem. Leave it to a government run company to spoil yet another piece of our heritage. Are they going to announce that it offends minorities somehow?? Leave Cherry alone as well. He is the ultimate symbol of the Canadian game, unless of course you are one of those that are offended by everything!
Dan, 2008-06-06 06:25:30

I think they should keep the theme song. I think it is absurd to even think about changing it! The theme has been a huge part of the experience of sons and daughters watching with their Dads and or Moms. It is part of Canadiana. Since this is supposed to be OUR broadcasting network, the people running the CBC need to be aware that they are only the caretakers of the theme and they need to protect it, not mothball it! Why get rid of something that has been calling Cdn families together for 40 years. Do they really think that this is the forum to be trendy?
Steve Sicard, 2008-06-06 06:18:24

Change is inevitable. Things change all the time in our world because they must.

There are some things that do not need to change though, the HNIC theme is one of them. What a travesty!
evilJaze, 2008-06-06 06:06:23

Keep the song get rid of hockey ...that would seem like a more plausible CBC decision
Pappy Joe, 2008-06-06 04:16:32

"jaw droppin'.....

truly jaw droppin'......

what a horrific blunder....

rob, 2008-06-05 21:57:19"

I could not have said it better myself. If anyone is interested in joining a Facebook group voicing your opinion to the CBC please visit "Petition to the CBC not to change HNIC theme song"
Patrick Lafond, 2008-06-06 04:09:58

i can't believe all the whiners out there. get over it. move on. its a stupid song that plays for 30 seconds. i watch hockey for the games not the music. if you love it so much and it gives you warm fuzzies buy it off itunes. the world changes and evolves, all your favourite teams players change each year, the uniforms change, wooden sticks are gone. GET OVER IT ! OR BETTER YET WRITE A NEW SONG AND STOP BEING A BUNCH OF CRYBABIES. if you were being sued would you keep handing out money to the person who sued you. if you say yes you are a liar and if you're not lying tell me were you live, i need to come walk on your sidewalk for a moment. oops i might slip
kelly, 2008-06-06 01:41:54

The only thing that the CBC has to offer is Hockey Night in Canada and if they lose the song, Don Cherry or Ron Maclean for the billions of tax dollars they receive I will march on Parliament to be rid of this otherwise bloated and useless institution!!!!
Edward, 2008-06-06 01:33:10

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