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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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Keep our song we grew up with.Give your head a shake it is such key part of the whole hockey night in canada experience. I hope we can get enough people together to demand that you change your mind CBC.
Bill, 2008-06-05 20:21:10

Yes keep the theme song.End of Story.!!!
Larry Sedore, 2008-06-05 20:15:51

This is a sad day,, And I thought we lost an Icon with Peter Puck :(
Leo, 2008-06-05 20:06:55

Here's a thought ...

Maybe Global T.V. or one of the U.S. broadcasters should pick up the rights to the song and start using it in their hockey broadcasts.

I say ... CBC fork over the $500/game and keep the 'tradition going'.

P.S. If Global picks up this idea and uses the theme song ... I am expecting a small percentage for the brilliant idea.
hockey fan, 2008-06-05 20:01:00

HNIC Theme song gives me goose-bumps. It takes me back to my youth on the frozen prairies. Please reconsider.

SOO-oo-o-o many things in life have disappeared. 'born and raised in Winnipeg now living in Florida I pay extra to receive HNIC. My entire week revolves around watching Saturday night games. I know I should get more out of life but I live for HNIC and the song does me in everytime. Like other viewers it brings me to my roots, skating outdoors all day, then watching the game with my dad. Please do not "go in a different direction." Please do everything you can to keep it. The HNIC opening is without equal, it is contemporary yet still moves all those who watch it.

This is a historic moment in Canadian hockey. The torch is in your hands. Please do the right thing.


David in Florida, 2008-06-05 19:55:56

The HNIC Theme Song should not be phased out by CBC. It's part of our game. If CBC can't afford to renew the contract, then I suggest they look for another broadcaster to air HNIC!
Brian Allemang, 2008-06-05 19:53:03

This song is one of the things that define Saturday night hockey. We should keep this song and not remove it because CBC wants some change. Shame on CBC-First Don Cherry and now the theme song. Show me the petition and I'll sign it to keep the song as party of Canadian hockey.
Steve, 2008-06-05 19:50:28

Give your head a shake, another brilliant move by the CBC. The song is an icon, it's part of our culture.
Pat Dixon, 2008-06-05 19:40:17

I am a Boston fan, born and raised in Ontario during the Bobbie Orr, Phil Esposito, Gerry Cheevers era when borders seemed less important or relavent. That was the great thing about hockey. You could watch a game with your friends regardless of your allegiance because it was "hockey". Does not seem that way today. We want all things that come without change yet purchase the lastest technology (including HD hockey) regardless of its origin.

The HNIC theme, like all other things in our lives, is bound to change but rather than complain from the keyboard, spend a few minutes to lobby for the theme to remain rather than hunt for blame or acuse the other half of hockeys origin for the change. We all know how to find CBC so send a note to let them know how important this piece of music is in your life (or your fathers or mothers) rather than blaming the innate.

Keep your stick on the ice! Dah dah dah dah......dah....dahhhh!!
Steve, 2008-06-05 19:33:08

I think the HNIC song should be put in the Public Domain and be free of charge for all to use/enjoy by all.
habsfan, 2008-06-05 19:28:51

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