If you’re interested in jumping in next time, we’ll be hosting #PuckChat on Twitter every Thursday. You can get an idea of what to expect here. We’ll have a morning session—and then an evening session for those who prefer to participate when they’re a little more awake. We’ll take the tweets from both sessions and put all the responses here.
So without further ado, here’s what the masses think!
Question #1: What is the best song to get fans pumped up at a hockey game?
1blackhawkfan: Chelsea Dagger!!
Baroque97: O, Canada blasted by the crowd.
bluejacketsbabe: I like “Burn It To Ground” by Nickelback
Bytor2112: Chelsea Dagger… What’s with the gimme? #AskVancouver
cabeckham: Chelsea Dagger. Hands down.
davidlasseter: Anything by Motorrhead or Pantera!
DocScratchNSnif: Machine Head by Bush
ElieAintabi: Is it wrong to say national anthem?
elisemichelle: BIAS ALERT! Bro hymn
FightNightatJoe: NOT techno and cheap pop music. Ride the Lightning or Master of Puppets.
ghosthoffa: Darude sandstorm um bombshell PM5k no more sorrow linkin park
goverjkg: Get Up by 50-cent. (By “fans” you mean “bloggers row,” right?)
handyinteriors: for my husband, Chelsea Dagger seems to do the trick @mhandy1 #Blackhawks
Hockette: Stand up and SHOUT!
Hockey_Dad23: the hockey song of course!
hkygrl12: “eye of the tiger’ is my hockey song!
icebaby20: “Sabatoge”-Beastie Boys
janeybell: Chevelle’s Seeing Red Again
jasfaulkner: Depends. Raise Your Glass! by P!nk
Jeremy1026: “Warriors of Time” by Black Tide
JosieMist: Let It Rock could play the whole game!
kevinmfay: Something heavy and brutal
LetThereBeLH: LIVE IS LIFE!
Luca_29: Enter Sandman- Metallica was cool during college
micahsussman: I would go with Rock and Roll pt. 2 — First started being played at sporting events with the CO Rockies (hockey)
MikeBarbz: “Lady of Spain”
MonicaMcAlister: Detroit Rock City works well… well… in Detroit
NCCaniac42: at the ‘Canes Games usually is ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’
Nonamericanhero: Ready to Fall by Rise Against. I have others, but this one’s probably the only one you guys might like
oneclassylassy: “Sweet Caroline”
pnltbx: “Heavy” by Collective Soul
QueenCrash: CHELSEA DAGGER.
reinadelaisla: I personally love “Ladies and Gentlemen” by Saliva or “Knights of Cydonia” by Muse.
scoobydoozi: For me, it’s “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC.
SensDew19: Sound of Madness by Shinedown
SLStarsFan: Anything by Muse or Green Day
smplefy646: “This is LA!”
stars_gal: “Ladies & Gentleman” by Saliva is a prsnl fave.
starsfan10_91: ‘Run This Town’ by Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kanye West
talkendo: Beasties: You’ve Gotta Fight for Your Right To Party
TheSpawn826: The Pretender – Foo Fighters
Toby98: ~ Walk~ Pantera
txstarsgirl: my fave though is prob “Hysteria” by Muse
wakerider79: Cant go wrong with “Blitzkreig Bop”
Question 2: Were you looking forward to Forsberg’s return to the league or happy to see him retire?
1blackhawkfan: Didn’t care
Adam_KOL: With the culture of today (i.e. Brett Favre) of athletes coming and going, I hope he stays retired.
Baroque97: Glad to see the end of the drama. It had become a comedic and cruel sideshow.
bluejacketsbabe: Glad to see him retire after trying. And I got to see him play!
codyhotel: I was looking forward to his return so I could laugh at his retirement 2 weeks later. It was Faster than I thought.
davidlasseter: Would have liked one home game.
Devsfan55: Little of both
DownGoesSpezza: No, didn’t want him to tarnish his legacy
eyesris: Happy as can be
FightNightatJoe: To quote the Ramones: Glad to see you go, go, go, go goodbye!
ghosthoffa: never should have come back if he could only do two games hoping he could be dynamic but I’m just sad for him
HockeyChick107: Looking forward to it. Enjoyed seeing him in Nashville. Sad for him he had to hang ‘em up.
icebaby20: More respect when decision has been thought through/stuck with
Jeremy1026: I was looking forward to his return…even picked him up in fantasy hockey.
kevinmfay: He’s been a shell of his former self. Stay retired.
MePronger: MEPRONGER: PRONGER BETTER THAN FORSBERG. WANT TO SEE PRONGERS PUCK?
micahsussman: I was looking forward to seeing a little Foppa, and that’s what happened…just 1 game is never enough
MonicaMcAlister: Looking forward to it. Even with the #RedWings #Avs history – everyone likes a good comeback story. Was sad to see him go out after two games. Had hoped if he came back THAT wouldn’t happen #shame
Motley_Su: I wanted to seen diamonds from Forsberg. Instead, I saw rust.
Nonamericanhero: Barely interested
oneclassylassy: Complete apathy
pnltbx: Could not have cared either way. Never a fan, but didn’t hate him either
PredsOnTheGlass: Enjoyed the return in Nashville
reinadelaisla: In all honesty? Apathetic. Does that make me a bad hockey fan?
rinkrebel: I’d been looking forward to it. Wish he could have stayed in longer than he did.
scoobydoozi: I looked forward to Peter Forsberg’s return. But it is a shame he had to retire. At least he did so with dignity
stars_gal: I loves me some Foppa. Was excited for return.
talkendo: I wanted him back badly. I said at the time, a league WITH a healthy Forsberg is better than one without.
Toby98:I had Forsberg going 6 before injury or retirement, was 4 off .. glad he retired before he looked < the minus 4 he was
WSHUHDIT: Happy to see him retire AGAIN!
Question 3: What did you think when you heard Mario Lemieux’s comments about the #Isles?
Baroque97: Money where his mouth is. He should have kept his mouth shut (this time) and show up to future meetings.
bluejacketsbabe: I lost some respect for him.
cabeckham: That he doesn’t get ‘it’. It’s not like this is new. See 3/26/1997 or 3/6/2004. There are issues but his team getting away w/all the cheap hits are catalysts for these brawls.
chitchattj: Pot calling the kettle black. Try leading by example, dump Cooke!
davidlasseter: He’s right.but gotta clean up his own yard first.
DownGoesSpezza: He should waive Cooke before talking.
FightNightatJoe: Clean your own house before criticizing other people’s
ghosthoffa: it surprised me how touchy the hockey media is Mario just spoke the truth
happygirl1029: he who employs Matt Cooke needs to shut his mouth
Jeremy1026: I’d like to see him hold up his threat and walk away from the league. No need for whiners in the NHL.
jps94: blowhard hypocrite
KasiaCh: Whiny-baby hypocrisy.
koolkeith19: Bang on! Isles were bush league that night What did you think when you heard Mario Lemieux’s comments about the Islanders?
micahsussman: I think Lemieux shouldnt have said anything. it forced the questions about Matt Cooke and he cant answer them…
NCCaniac42: I thought it was Pot calling Kettle-ish. Needs to police his own locker room first #MattCooke
Nonamericanhero: If his team wasn’t the league leader in PIMs, I might have agreed with his statement. But that wasn’t the case
opiatedsherpa: He wasn’t gonna get out of this one alive.
PredsOnTheGlass: I think he was somewhat misundestood
reinadelaisla: HOOO,boy,wrong question to ask. -_- He has a point, but he needs to focus on his own players’ transgressions.
rockarts: I wished that the Oilers would have a game like the Isles did. Good teambuilding and showed passion.
scoobydoozi: I don’t blame Mario Lemieux for speaking out, but at the same time, he should realize he still employs Matt Cooke.
SensDew19: I think all his points were valid, that was some BS plays, the hypocrite emphasis was stupid
smplefy646: Someone noticed us!
stars_gal: Has a point. There’s fighting and then there’s being a punk ass bitch.
starsfan10_91: they were honest to me
talkendo: Wished he was more involved. He’s been a hermit.
TheSpawn826: 140 charactrs not enough for some1 who employs Cooke
TheViewfrom111: self serving and denial of the bigger problem the NHL has with inconsistent discipline by the League office
Toby98: Mario Lemieux = Hypocrite. expanded upon, Mario, don’t let the door hit you where the good lord split you
wakerider79: He needs to remember #24 that plays for him #punk
Question 4: Who do you think will make the biggest move at the trade deadline this year? Who NEEDS the biggest?
Adam_KOL: Biggest move: PIT to replace 87. NEED: WAS, in desperate need of a 2C.
Baroque97: I think Boston will, but Washington needs one more. They’ve lost spirit since last year.
BlackoutDallas: Leafs make the biggest moves, Blackhawks and Pittsburgh are the teams that need it the most
Bytor2112: Philly got Steeger, what could be bigger than that? *snickers* *shakes head in disbelief*
codyhotel: Pittsburgh makes the big move, VAN or MTL needs it if injury returns have any setbacks.
davidlasseter: The Kings. Good team but need a shot in the arm in that conference.
Devsfan55: think the leafs will make a big move. They need it
FightNightatJoe: Flyers or Bruins. Dallas needs the biggest, but won’t make it
Green52fan: #caps need it
hkygrl12: #bruins…and #devils
JayC4Life: Wouldn’t surprise me if Pens move for a disposable utility guy with only a few months left on his contract. As for who’ll need it the most, literally ANYONE in the West will be looking for that one guy to boost them.
Jeremy1026: If the Devils keep their run going they definitely would be a buyer. Now if only they had some cap space.
jps94: guessing Kovalev to Pitt, Arnott to Was . Would love Penner to Was
kevinmfay: Pens needs something. Sather will do something dumb.
micahsussman: I think New Jersey will try something big again, but I think the Isles need something big…
NCCaniac42: Tough Q. Most will fill in w.needs
reinadelaisla: Probably the Pens. Or the Thrashers, seeing as they went from tops to slipping out of contention.
SensDew19: Pittsburgh Penguins
smplefy646: Um #isles
stars_gal: Don’t see BIG 1 coming. DAL needs a new G, tho.
starsfan10_91: the Pittsburgh Penguins with all their injuries. Maybe Dallas Stars too
talkendo: A: Ducks, B: Capitals
TheViewfrom111: I don’t think there will be a “blockbuster” type of trade at deadline. Teams trying to fill some holes mainly
Toby98: well as usual biggest moves will probably be #leafs ,the farm team of the rest of #NHL ,think the #kings Need to make a move
Question 5: With the trade deadline approaching and the #Leafs making moves: Give us one word to describe Brian Burke:
emann_222: Brina Burke = Unstable
Mike_Fahmy: Two Words to describe Brian Burke with the #Leafs making moves #Aggressive and #Serious
SensDew19 @ViewFromMySeats noisy
Toby98: Brian Burke = Brilliant …for everyone else in #NHL