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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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Yesterday when Rod Smith cut in to the Euro coverage with an update it was made to sound like TSN had come in to save the day... Give me a break. CTV etc. clearly have more money than the publicly funded CBC and used it to blatantly steal the theme.

I can't wait to be drawn to the TV by the opening 4 bars of this magical part of our Canadian heritage, only to find a game between two american teams no one really cares about.
Steve, 2008-06-10 08:51:41

Classy move by CTV
BOB, 2008-06-10 08:28:08

I can't stand watching hockey on TSN, Pierre McGuire is brutal.. does he still do that monster of the night thing? Bob McKenzie and Chris Cuthbert are the only good hockey guys on that network. Can't stand Milbury either, god what a drama queen. I'm sure we'll be sick of that song before long, I hope there are some creative people out there who can create damn good song for HNIC.
Kris, 2008-06-10 07:51:05

I'm thrilled CTV stepped in and snagged the theme. Not because I'm such a great lover of the piece, rather so the CBC can't waste taxpayers money yet again. The next order of business should be to do away with Don Cherry's ridiculous salary. When are the Feds going to wake up and do away with the CBC altogether? If it's such a well run machine then it should be able to stand on it's own two feet. Long live the private sector!
Tony, 2008-06-10 04:00:28

CTV had no business getting involved. And should really save the whole "we saved this song" bs right now. Because frankly it makes me sick.
randy, 2008-06-10 00:35:50

The CBC is a dinosaur which will soon be extinct! It has no brains or at least acts that way and wastes more of our taxpayers money on so called Canadian content and then discards the HNIC anthem!!
OL, 2008-06-09 22:45:18

Why did they let a money- hungry old lady blackmail them?? She has made millions and millions of dollars so far. She is older than dirt. Why does she need MORE money?? What a greedy old broad!!!!!
Marnie, 2008-06-09 22:39:27

I love how CTV acts like they have saved the song from being lost forever. Give me a break. All CTV did was out bid the CBC for the rights to song. But stop and think about it, when that song is being used on a Monday night for a Panthers vs Devils game, the song will lose it's significance, and after a couple of years when everyone gets use to the new the new song that CBC comes up with, that new song will become Canada's new hockey anthem.
Mike F., 2008-06-09 22:27:26

Yikes!!

The HNIC theme associated with Maggie the Monkey, Gord "boring" Miller and Pierre "loudmouth know-it-all" McGuire.

What's this world come to?

Maybe my kids will get used to it but I wont.
kal cole, 2008-06-09 21:47:26

Unbelievable!!! CTV strikes again. They already stole(or were given) one of the best play by play guys in the business with Chris Cuthbert, and now the nation's hockey anthem. After yet another pathetic performance of Bob Cole in the playoffs this year, I guess I am not surprised anymore what CBC does. Maybe we can hope that CBC will just keep showing only the Leaf games and let CTV/TSN/Sportsnet/etc show the rest of the Canadian teams.
Ahboo, 2008-06-09 21:42:16

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