Can Don Cherry Save The HNIC Theme?

Greg MarshCorrespondent IJuly 21, 2008

A short time ago, a friend was telling me about a rumor that the CBC was considering changing the Hockey Night in Canada theme music. Today my curiosity got the best of me, and to my dismay, it was true.

When the 2008-2009 season starts, the first HNIC broadcast will apparently air the new theme.

As a Canadian, this disgusts me. I don't know one single hockey-loving Canadian that doesn't get chills every time they hear that... dunt duh nuh nuh nuh, nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh, dunt nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh, nuh nuh nuh nuh nuhhhhhh,  Yeah, you know what song I mean, That theme song is embedded in everyone's head.

I have so many memories of Saturdays watching HNIC, mostly sitting through another Maple Leaf ass-whooping at the hands of another NHL team, just long enough to see the lively Don Cherry, offering up his two cents about everything from candy-assed Europeans to equipment changes, and of course...Doug Gilmour.

The theme song ABSOLUTELY has to stay. I mean, Don only has a few years left in him at best, (we can't all live forever, but he'd be one of the ones I'd pick) first it'll be the theme song, then Grapes, then what?

Hockey Night in Canada certainly has had some changes, but I guess the folks at the CBC think it's time for a change, stand up Canada and voice your opinion to the CBC, the classic theme song we've all come to love will shortly be gone, memories are all that's left.