Predicting personalized goal songs for every Canucks player

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The Canucks are introducing player-specific goal songs for the first time tonight and I’m looking forward to it. It’s a new initiative by the Canucks to allow players to choose their own song when they score, as opposed to the team having one set goal song for the season as the team has done in the past.

If you’re saying to yourself “Who cares? It’s just a stupid song, just win” then I recommend you not read the rest of this article (read our Game Day Report instead!). But if you care about this sort of stuff like I do, you’re probably very interested at what each player chose.

And that’s what I’m going to attempt to do here. Here are some predictions (some based on knowledge, some based on educated-opinion, and most based on whatever random thought was racing through my mind at the time of writing).

Ready?

 

Brandon Prust – Drake & Future: Big Rings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmbBxzWuejA

Let’s start off with an easy one. Brandon Prust gave this one away in an interview with Canucks TV this week. He said it was a song about “big rings” and it was a song they played in the dressing room. Some more detective work here shows that the team listens to Drake and Future’s song after wins.

 

Radim Vrbata – The Heavy: How you like me now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVzvRsl4rEM

Here’s another easy one because the Canucks revealed it today. Vrbata didn’t choose his own goal song, instead letting fans choose his song for him. The fans did a good job on this one, choosing a solid track.

 

Jake Virtanen – Big & Rich: Save a horse, ride a cowboy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9ZbuIRPwFg

Recently we have learned that Jake Virtanen’s nickname among his teammates is “Big Country”. A country song is a given.

 

Henrik Sedin – Eric Prydz: Call on me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_fCqg92qks

You thought I was going to pick an ABBA song, didn’t you?

 

Daniel Sedin – Avicii: Levels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ovdm2yX4MA

That’s right, I’m not picking ABBA for Daniel either. The Sedins aren’t going to play into every Swedish stereotype. They also probably don’t shop at Ikea.

 

Bo Horvat – Public Enemy: HE got game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FmPskTljo0

Bo Horvat is only 20-years-old, but he plays an old school kind of game. That’s why I’m picking an old school track.

 

Alex Burrows – Stromae: Alors on danse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1gdvfLzUKo

Look, I don’t know a lot about French music, but I know that Burrows is going to pick a French song. I consulted my friend Moncel, who knows the music scene in Quebec better than most. Apparently Stromae is from Belgium and “Alors on danse” is killing it in La belle Province.

 

Jared McCann – iHeart Memphis – Hit The Quan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NuJ1bRMNgY

McCann strikes me as a hip hop guy.

 

Derek Dorsett – The Sheepdogs: Feeling Good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSMN1ugJAos

Dorsett, a good Saskatchewan boy, has got to pick a rock band from Saskatchewan, right? Sheepdogs is a no brainer.

 

Alex Edler – Swedish House Mafia: Miami 2 Ibiza

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCH1AsUydSc

Edler has Euro-dance music written all over him.

 

Chris Tanev – Ice Cube: It was a good day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4UqMyldS7Q

Tanev is the most calm and cool guy on the team. Kevin Bieksa once said that he could play with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. Chill guy, chill song.

 

Chris Higgins – Salt ‘N’ Pepa: Whatta Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-WFNbMohTQ

You’ve seen his abs, right?

 

Jannik Hansen – MultiReptar123: The honey badger song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR4BwKeCUB4

Ok, this is pretty dumb. I searched YouTube for “honey badger song” (Hansen’s nickname is “honey badger”) and this is what popped up.

 

Dan Hamhuis – Coldplay: A sky full of stars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPRjCeoBqrI

I think Dan Hamhuis listens to Coldplay.

 

Luca Sbisa – Notorious B.I.G.: Hypnotize

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glEiPXAYE-U

Just a hunch.

 

Ben Hutton – Justin Bieber: What do you mean?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK_0jXPuIr0

Hutton’s hair is Bieber-esq, isn’t it?

 

Brandon Sutter – Clay Imoo, Marie Hui, Arielle Tuliao: Sutter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUCOGlIr1v8

I’m certain that our own Clay Imoo has found a way to send this to Sutter by now.

 

Sven Baertschi – Sido: Astronaut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPFLAjmWCtk

What’s the number one song in Switzerland you ask? Well, it’s Astronaut.

 

Adam Cracknell – Drake: Started from the bottom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RubBzkZzpUA

If you’ve seen any of the Canucks dressing room celebration videos this year, you’ve seen Cracknell’s moves. He clearly loves Drake, and he’s a career minor leaguer in the NHL at age 30. “Started from the bottom” is his jam.

 

Matt Bartkowski – Miley Cyrus: Party in the U.S.A.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M11SvDtPBhA

Look, I don’t know a lot about Matt Bartkowski yet, but someone was getting assigned “Party in the U.S.A.”. He’s American, so he’s getting it.

 

Yannick Weber – LMFAO ft. Lil Jon – Shots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNtTEibFvlQ

And finally, Yannick Weber. This song would be assigned to Bieksa if he was still here for obvious reasons, but he’s not. So soft spoken/hard shooting Yannick Weber is going to surprise us all.

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