What does a victory mean to an NHL team? Is it a relatively meaningless notch in the belt during a long season on the way to a greater goal? Or is it a reason to keep the party going after the final buzzer and enjoy the moment?
We see wildly varying philosophies reflected in every NHL team’s win song. Some are crowd-pleasers designed to keep fans rowdy. Others feel like generic throwaway melodies. Some are customized anthems written for the teams. Others are tired sports cliches. Some come from local musicians, reflecting an effort to tie a song to a team’s history. Others feel like mailed-in choices given almost no thought at all.
Where does each team’s victory tune land on the spectrum? Behold, a highly subjective ranking. Extra points were awarded for fun factor, originality and wheth...
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Matt Larkin is a senior writer at The Hockey News and has been part of the team since 2011. He's your one-stop shop for deep-dive player interviews, predictions, statistics, fantasy player rankings, player safety and hair tips. Catch him weekly as host of The Hockey News Live and The Hockey News Podcast.