One can get really bogged down in talk of trades, free agent departures and acquisitions, and even draft prospects this time of year in the NHL. So why not take a moment to explore a lighter idea?
For some time now, the San Jose Sharks have burst onto home ice through the glowing, smoking shark head to the sounds of Metallica’s “Seek and Destroy.” The choice is understandable; it is a fast-paced, loud, and attention-grabbing hard-rock anthem that fires up the fans, energizes the team, and maybe even gets in the heads of the opposing players... maybe not.
But given the Sharks’ collective history of regular season dominance and post-season swooning under the reign of this song, is it time for a change?
As I have pointed out before, the only thing the Sharks seem to seek is consistency and success in April and May and the only thing they destroy is the promise of so many high-seeded playoff campaigns.
I will readily admit to a good deal of superstition, so why not try something wild?
Scoping out a new intro song should not be taken lightly, as the song effectively becomes the anthem of the team. In trying to find a fitting theme, I have scoped out four major bands and artists from the world of hard and classic rock.
See what you think: