Welcome back, everybody! We are back with the hockey tweets of the week. This week, we start out with a very interesting development in the music world. That’s right … music. See, the San Jose Sharks changed their goal song for this season after years of the same old, same old. Here’s what they came up with:
Okay. All well and good (though that drum riff at the end had a comedy club feel to it). But amidst complaints of being too generic (not to mention the sound system not being so great which would hurt any song), the Sharks are trying again as they’ve given their fans a list of songs to choose from …
One of the Sharks' goal song choices is actually good but I refuse to vote for it because they don't deserve to have nice things on this.
— Andy Merritt (@A_Merritt) March 10, 2016
… including this custom made doozy:
Well it certainly sounds like something that rhymes with “Sharks”. Cue the reaction:
— Becker (@beckerink) March 10, 2016
does anyone know who actually recorded that sharks LMFAO remix because i want to know how much your dignity was worth. #SharksGoalSong
— kate (@hockeydarling) March 10, 2016
The "Shark Remix" is the most humiliating thing about the Sharks to date and they got reverse swept by their biggest rival. #SharksGoalSong
— christina ☀️ (@_christinaaaxox) March 10, 2016
I guess that’s … bad?
OH MY GOD THE SHARKS REMIX HAS TO WIN FOR THE NEW GOAL SONG
IT IS THE WORST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD
— Mama Scott (@stace_ofbase) March 10, 2016
Instantly the worst goal song in hockey. By far. We must do our civic duty and burden the Sharks with this monstrosity.
— Adam Herman (@AdamZHerman) March 10, 2016
The new San Jose Sharks goal song is "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" played by Patrick Marleau on his recorder
— NotTradedRyanDunn (@NotDeadRyanDunn) March 10, 2016
12″ remix or nothing.
When The League Hits Cruise Control
How long, exactly, does it take a professional sports league to hear an appeal to reverse a 20 game suspension? Well if that league is the NHL, about 19 games and counting.
So much for Wideman's timely appeal! Tonight will be game 19 of his 20 game suspension. This process only works for the NHL.
— Patricia Teter (@Artful_Puck) March 9, 2016
What a hassle this Wideman appeal is, dumb system. Guys will think twice before hammering linesmen in the numbers again #Flames
— John Moore (@JohnMo77) March 9, 2016
— Josh Locke (@THEREALBIGLORDY) March 9, 2016
W/the news that the NHL has closed its investigation into Patrick Kane, we all now anxiously await its ruling on Wideman to come out in May.
— Tony Cescon (@RedDogHockey) March 9, 2016
The NHL: Where Nathan Horton can score in a game he doesn't play and Dennis Wideman can be unsuspended from games for which he was suspended
— LW3H (@LW3H) March 9, 2016
P.S. Wideman’s suspension has been reduced to ten games, after serving 19 games.
— SportsCentre (@SportsCentre) March 11, 2016
Must be that common core math.
The Not-So-Great Outdoors
The NHL announced next season’s slate of outdoor games this past week, bringing the total to four. While three of the games are in new venues, they feature Detroit and Chicago, who have played in about 48 outdoor games each (I lost count.) And the fourth game is Flyers/Penguins … in Heinz Field. If any venue should have gotten a second crack first, it should have been Fenway Park before a non-descript football stadium. But I digress, because twitter kinda feels the same way:
@NHLonNBCSports it's always the same teams playing these winter classic games! Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit, Washington. Enough already!
— Chex Lemeneux (@BabyBiird) March 10, 2016
The plan in the future: 82 Outdoor Games. All of them featuring the Chicago Blackhawks.
— steve simmons (@simmonssteve) March 10, 2016
@simmonssteve looking forward to the 2026 NHL indoor classic
— Mike Rocha (@emrocTO) March 10, 2016
The NHL needs to get more creative with the outdoor games. Hold one on an aircraft carrier or something. During a battle!
— Jason Brough (@JasonPHT) March 10, 2016
@JasonPHT they should hold one under the sea.
— Andy Cole (@AndyCole84) March 10, 2016
@JasonPHT Bettman will b ecstatic that game won't b in Canada!! Our military hasn't got one of those, but we got maple syrup & Timbits!!
— lfletcher (@lfletcher61) March 10, 2016
Well they’re having one in Winnipeg, so the Timbits might be hard enough to use as pucks.
@JasonPHT We've done football stadiums and baseball parks. How bout arenas with ice on top of the basketball court!?!?!
— Andrew Quinn (@adquinn615) March 10, 2016
— Steve Drummond (@SteveDrummond8) March 10, 2016
Only if the game features Ilya Bryzgalov.
The Roberto Luongo Tweet Of The Week
In the absence of an actual tweet from Roberto Luongo tweet, a years old slam against Mike Milbury works just as well:
Mike Milbury Traded Olli Jokinen & Roberto Luongo for Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha. Just saying…
— Phil Larouche (@Philou24L) March 10, 2016
Milbury, by the way, gets paid to analyze the sport.
And Finally …
It was Dallas Stars picture day this week. One twitter response to that won all of the “awwwwwwws”:
Your 2015-16 Dallas Stars pic.twitter.com/qRl0rtcOud
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) March 10, 2016
— Your Pet's Choice (@Pugrsq) March 10, 2016
Consider your heart warmed.