It has begun: the final round of the battle for the Stanley Cup is underway between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings. The first game aired last night on CBC's Hockey Night In Canada, with the Kings taking the first game in OT 2-1. To celebrate the beginning of the end, we've gathered together some classic (and unlikely) music videos from the world of hockey.
Back in the late seventies, the Los Angeles Kings' Triple Crown Line that consisted of Dave Taylor, Marcel Dionne and Charlie Simmer recorded the single 'Please Forgive My Misconduct Last Night' under the name Marcel Dionne and the Puck-Tones. On the other side of the 45, Phil Esposito and some other Rangers performed 'Hockey Sock Rock'. All of the proceeds went toward diabetes research, but it's fair to say that Dionne and Esposito (no. 4 and 5 on NHL's all-time scoring list) were better at their day jobs.
Many teams have "bonded" by creating promotional music videos.. The Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers and Washington Capitals created some memorable tracks and who could forget Don Cherry's rap from his fifth installment of 'Rock 'Em Sock 'Em'? Or Guy LaFleur's disco album? All of the glory can be experienced below:
Washington Capitals, 'More Than A Team'
Don Cherry, 'Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Rap'
Edmonton Oilers, 'Boys On The Bus'
Calgary Flames, 'Those Red Hot Flames'
New York Rangers, 'Hockey Sock Rock'
The Hockey Rockers, 'Do Run Run'
Guy LaFleur, 'Various Songs'
Chicago Blackhawks, 'Here Come The Hawks'
Jeremy Roenick, 'Funky Cold Medina'
After the game last night, we had P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens, and his brother Jordan, in the red chair: