Hockey season is almost here. The teams are already practicing. Preseason is not far away. The offseason has been excruciatingly long and it feels good to talk about hockey again. So now down to one of the important questions: the Penguins' goal song.
In the early 90s and since the lockout, Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part 2" has played after the Penguins score:
The goal horn itself has been moved over from the Igloo, but what about the song? Will it be coming over as well? Some people have questioned the usage of Gary Glitter in sports due to the fact that he likes to touch little kids. Should his personal life impact the decision to play his music?
Prior to "Rock and Roll Part 2," Blur's "Song 2" was the Penguins' goal song:
It's still played after Penguins' victories.
Should the Penguins make a change in the new arena, or should "the Hey song" return?
For comparison, here's a look at some of the more well-known goal songs in the NHL:
This song is either hated or loved. There is seemingly no neutral ground.
"Chelsea Dagger" by The Fratellis is both annoying as hell and insanely catchy.
New York Rangers:
The Rangers' goal song was written just for the team.
It has good crowd participation aspects to it and it annoys the hell out of other teams.
Speaking of annoying, the Capitals goal song sounds more like the scene of an accident.
Somewhere underneath the sirens and horns is "Kernkraft 400" by Zombie Nation.
U2 for a goal song?
"Bro Hymn" by Pennywise.
The Ducks use the same song.
Of course, we can't have a conversation about hockey team songs without this:
No matter what the Pens use for a goal song this year, we're just waiting for the first time we hear this in the CONSOL Energy Center: