Meaningless Top Ten List: Most “Hockey” Songs of the Year

Punk-Rockers The Gaslight Anthem Top the List

Punk-Rockers The Gaslight Anthem Top the List

We’ve decided against doing “The Happy Recap” for a while in the 7pm-late night slot, and am trying this out on a nightly basis, because we’d love to have more reader discussion go on throughout the night, while NHL action is happening, almost a liveblog of the entire night in hockey of sorts.

So, not to get all Buccigross on you guys, but here’s my list of the most “hockey” songs of the year.  Songs which, to me, personify the spirit of the game.

I’ll post links with them so you can check them out on YouTube or something.

10. The Offspring Trust in You
9. Kings of Leon Manhattan” 
8. Coldplay Lost!
7. Jack’s Mannequin Crashin‘” 
6. The Duke Spirit This Ship Was Built to Last
5. Rise Against Re-Education (Through Labor)
4. Franz Ferdinand Ulysses” 
3. Scott Weiland Missing Cleveland” 
2. Paramore

1. The Gaslight Anthem Meet Me By the River’s Edge

Enjoy your hockey evening.


Puck the Media’s NHL Tournament of Announcers, Round 2, Match 6, Dan Kelly Bracket: Randy Hahn vs. Sam Rosen







Well done, Bruins-sphere, Jack Edwards lives to fight another day, defeating Bob Cole in his 2nd round match-up.  Who will he face-off with?  It’s either San Jose/NHL2K9 guy Randy Hahn or Rangers/NHL Radio play-by-player Sam Rosen.  24 hours to vote, start now.

Wanna Play a Game, Part 2?

Just an update, if you’d like to play us without the whole “team” thing going on, our username on NHL09 for PS3 Online is: PTMSteveL

Find us, and we shall go to war!

This is a Weird One For a Devils Fan

This is going to be a weird evening for Devils fans everywhere.  See, they take on the St. Louis Blues tonight on VERSUS, the national cable home for two hockey games a week.  It will be only the 6th time, regular season OR playoffs, since the lockout, and perhaps one of only a dozen or so times in more than a decade of service, that neither Mike “Doc” Emrick nor Glenn “Chico” Resch will be behind the mic for a Devils game, regional or national.

See, usually the Devils are on MSG Plus, where at least Chico holds down the fort when Doc is sick or on assignment.  In turn, when the Devils are on VERSUS or NBC, Doc typically calls the game.  But tonight, that won’t be the case, as Emrick is likely headed for Chicago for Winter Classic prep and Resch is not employed by VERSUS.

The results of the past non-Doc and Chico Devils games… not so great, to the tune of 0-4-1.  Enjoy tonight’s game, with John Forslund, Darren Eliot and Bob Harwood calling it on VERSUS, and enjoy your day off, Doc and Chico.

For complete results of non-Emrick and Resch Devil games, check after the jump.

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Puck the Media’s Top Ten Hockey Stories of the Year, #5: A Classic in Buffalo

There isn’t a word of magic prose I can use to tell you how great the Winter Classic in Buffalo on January 1, 2008 was that is better than this picture here.  So I’ll just leave you with that, and you can watch highlights of it, in case you haven’t watched them 20 times like I have, after the jump.

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Puck the Media’s Top Ten Hockey Stories of the Year, #6: Re-Birth in Boston and Chicago

I have to be the 400,000th person to comment on the Blackhawks revival.  This is out of about 800,000 Chicago NHL tributes, because I’ve praised the Hawks before.  Anyway, there’s not much more that can be said about the team that hasn’t been said by the mainstream media, bloggers, or some ESPN guy yesterday, who used the Hawks as a hope bearer for other franchises in a state of arrested development:

The Hawks have played through their hockey dark ages and now find themselves on center stage — or center field — come New Year’s Day. They’ll get national and international attention. They’ll get the great Red Wings. They’ll get Wrigley, the world’s largest beer garden.


Most of all, they’ll get momentum. 

“I probably have more people approach me about the Blackhawks in the last year than any year at all with the Cubs,” said McDonough. “I think it’s a rebirth of a franchise that people never thought was going to come back.” 


Hear that sound, Lions? It’s called hope.

Now let’s not get carried away.  The Hawks NEVER lost 16 in a row during their dark ages.

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