The Good Old Hockey Game (RIP Stompin Tom)

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    The Good Old Hockey Game (RIP Stompin Tom)

    I'm not sure how many Americans are familiar with this, but Stompin Tom Connors died today and he wrote the quintessential Hockey Song called, um ... The Hockey Song. He left us today, so I thought he was worth honouring here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl_SxJ2RRvs

    He was a Canadian musical legend, and he will be missed. However, we'll still have his music.

    "Bobby Scores!"

     
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    That's too bad. Good Ole Tom used to live in my neighbourhood when I was growing up, and another legend - Gordon Lightfoot.

    Was he ill?

     

     
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    I'm not sure how many Americans are familiar with this, but Stompin Tom Connors Died today and he wrote the quintessential Hockey Song called, um ... The Hockey Song. He Died today, so I thought he was worth honouring here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl_SxJ2RRvs

    He was a Canadian musical legend, and will be missed but we'll still have his music.

    Bobby Scores!

     



    red, during the Leafs/Sens game on TSN tonight, Gord Miller reported Bobby Orr said one of his greatest honours was having his name included in that song.  I believe it.

     

     
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    That's too bad. Good Ole Tom used to live in my neighbourhood when I was growing up, and another legend - Gordon Lightfoot.

    Was he ill?

     



    Wheats, I saw an article that reported he died from natural causes.

     
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    Re: The Good Old Hockey Game (RIP Stompin Tom)

    Were those natural causes badness at music?

     
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    In response to Wheatskins's comment:

    That's too bad. Good Ole Tom used to live in my neighbourhood when I was growing up, and another legend - Gordon Lightfoot.

    Was he ill?

    Wheats, I saw an article that reported he died from natural causes.




    It's sad to hear.

    My buddies and I weren't into his music, we thought he was kind of weird and into that down East sound, but he was a laugh. He was great to us at Hallow'een - I'll never forget that.

     
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    In response to Wheatskins's comment:

    That's too bad. Good Ole Tom used to live in my neighbourhood when I was growing up, and another legend - Gordon Lightfoot.

    Was he ill?

    Wheats, I saw an article that reported he died from natural causes.

     




     

    It's sad to hear.

    My buddies and I weren't into his music, we thought he was kind of weird and into that down East sound, but he was a laugh. He was great to us at Hallow'een - I'll never forget that.




    Not too often you're gonna see a guy stomping on a piece of plywood or whatever it was while singing a song. 

     
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    Were those natural causes badness at music?




    Book, think what you want about his style ( and it's not my cup of tea completely either) but there's not a damn Canuck I know that can't recognize Stompin' Tom or doesn't know that song.

     
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    Were those natural causes badness at music?

     




    Book, think what you want about his style ( and it's not my cup of tea completely either) but there's not a damn Canuck I know that can't recognize Stompin' Tom or doesn't know that song.

     



    My friends and I were definitely not fans of his but did we know who he was?  Absolutely. 

     
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    I'm sorry the guy dies, but HAHAHAHAHA! Too funny book!

    Of course everybody at least knows the song. I only like it when it's accompanied by the Bear dancing.

     
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    Why wouldn't we be familiar with the song?  It is played at every AHL game, along with "I Wanna Drive The Zamboni".

     

     
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    Were those natural causes badness at music?

     




    Book, think what you want about his style ( and it's not my cup of tea completely either) but there's not a damn Canuck I know that can't recognize Stompin' Tom or doesn't know that song.

     




    I want to throw Justin Bieber in your face here, but you know what?  I bet a lot of people who would know Tom Connors would never have heard of him. 

    So then I just want to throw Justin Bieber off a bridge.

     
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    I have heard of Bieber, but have never heard his/her music.

    I have heard "The Hockey Song", but never knew who sang it.

     
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    Not a fan of the music by any means but I respect the man. RIP.

    BTW; my personal favourite was Margo's Got the Cargo....

     
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    Hate that song, but will still pay regards, rest in peace, and so forth...

    Some idiot at daycare keeps playing Justin Beiber for my 4-year old.  Now she requests it everywhere she goes.  This has got to stop.

     
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    Hate that song, but will still pay regards, rest in peace, and so forth...

    Some idiot at daycare keeps playing Justin Beiber for my 4-year old.  Now she requests it everywhere she goes.  This has got to stop.




    But he's soooo dreamy.....:)

     
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    I have heard of Bieber, but have never heard his/her music.

    I have heard "The Hockey Song", but never knew who sang it.



    You probably have but don't know you have - it has probably been playing in the background at a dentist's office, a mall, in a gas station, on the muzak when someone with a music service puts you on hold....  I couldn't tell you what it sounds like even though I know I've heard it - it's that forgettable.  Pretty damning that it doesn't even have ear-worm value.

    On the other hand, if Tom Connors didn't exist but The Hockey Song did, it would be necessary to create a persona named Stompin' Tom. 

     

     
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    In response to Bookboy007's comment:

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    I have heard of Bieber, but have never heard his/her music.

    I have heard "The Hockey Song", but never knew who sang it.

     



    You probably have but don't know you have - it has probably been playing in the background at a dentist's office, a mall, in a gas station, on the muzak when someone with a music service puts you on hold....  I couldn't tell you what it sounds like even though I know I've heard it - it's that forgettable.  Pretty damning that it doesn't even have ear-worm value.

     

    On the other hand, if Tom Connors didn't exist but The Hockey Song did, it would be necessary to create a persona named Stompin' Tom. 

     




    Niece was a huge fan, yet I can't recall one of his songs either.

    There's some other teen idol now, which is odd.  I thought teen idols lasted decades.

     
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    Re: The Good Old Hockey Game (RIP Stompin Tom)

    In honor of "Stompin" Tom i think the B's should look at getting "Big Joe" Mufferaw for their blueline,at least he might look at clearing out the front of the net.

     
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    Re: The Good Old Hockey Game (RIP Stompin Tom)

    RIP

     

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