Late on Monday night, while watching the Kings/Sharks game, I was reminded of a old hockey song that became a hallmark of Caps games in the early 2000's. Have a listen to a classic, Stompin' Tom Connors' "Good Old Hockey Game."
I miss this song. It brings back memories of when I was a young kid in my old black Peter Bondra jersey, screaming for the likes of Richard Zednik, Brendan Witt, Steve Konowalchuk, and Bonzai himself in the then-MCI Center. Think of how far the franchise has come since then for the better. We've traded those black jerseys for red ones, Bondra for Ovechkin, Witt for Green, Zednik for Laich. We traded all the empty seats and the boos for a full house of red every night and raucous cheers.
In all seriousness, though, what happened to the song? I know we placed Unleash the Fury in that final third period TV timeout spot once the Caps got intimidating again, so that is a good reason. Maybe because we all replaced "Bobby scores!" with "Jagr Scores!" and were permanently scarred?
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