8.01.2008

Player theme songs

I got this idea from a good friend of mine, Jamie, to click a player with a certain song that fits them. I would post the songs up here with each, but I'm not very good with embedding and such. Here goes!

Krys Barch: Right away, Barch came to my mind as a Bulls On Parade guy. That's cheating a little, as that's listed in his iMix in the iTunes store, but still. The song fits perfectly for a player like Krys, who spends his time on the ice hitting and fighting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-58-36lSqG4 -- Bulls On Parade, Rage Against the Machine.

Oleg Saprykin: The guy isn't popular, but he was really fast when he played in the NHL. Shockwave, from Black Tide, is a great song that just feels like speed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw4aqN0XlRc -- Shockwave, Black Tide.

Brenden Morrow: How about we go classic here, a good old Van Halen classic, Mean Street. Awesome rock, with a bit of an edge to it. Plenty like Brenden. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykUgaR6kmSE -- Mean Street, Van Halen.

Alex Ovechkin: I'm gonna stray away from rock here a bit, and give Ovie a song called Move for all his fakes. Fitting for the chorus; "Move!/If you wanna come get it just/Move!/Go ahead, turn it up and/Move!/You know what to do and you just/Move!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1V8mb--wmk -- Move, John Reuben. Pretty funny video, too.

The San Jose Sharks: Everybody (including me) thinks they're really close to winning a Stanley Cup. Why not give them AC/DC, For Those About to Rock? Perfect...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doHoE156RAo -- For Those About to Rock (We Salute You), AC/DC.

Steven Stamkos: Gotta root for the young guys! To me, Smells Like Teen Spirit is the perfect song for this kid. Even though the lyrics don't make sense, he's out there trying to prove that 18-year-olds can rock the NHL just like the vets. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPQR-OsH0RQ - Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana.

Jarkko Ruutu: A super-pest sabotages the other team. I'll give Ruutu Sabotage from the Beastie Boys just for the name and the coolness of the song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sbqIyeed4g - Sabotage, Beastie Boys.

Sidney Crosby: What better for the U.S.'s young super sports star than a song titled "Youth of the Nation"? The message of the song doesn't exactly fit with boasting about how skilled Crosby is, but then again, it's hard to find a song with those kind of lyrics. I just think the title fits perfectly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF69iiGK5Uc - Youth of the Nation, P.O.D.

Niklas Kronwall: I'm gonna give him Ovie's popular song, "Boom!" from P.O.D., because the song is perfect for a guy with bone-crushing hits. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EHFhc3BUms&feature=related - Boom, P.O.D.

Ilya Kovalchuk: Again, the song for him is more based from the title, but it's also an energy song fitting for a guy who scores a lot. When Kovie shoots, the goal looks like a "Supermassive Black Hole". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsp3_a-PMTw - Supermassive Black Hole, Muse.

That's all I can think of for now, but I'll post more as I think of ideas. Be sure to check Jamie's too at her connect profile!