David Caldwell at the Wall Street Journal points out that the Rangers haven't won a Stanley Cup since they changed their goal-celebration song to "Slap Shot" back in January of 1995.
Caldwell notes that the Rangers' goal song, which was performed by a local rock group called Bad Apple and written by MSG music director & organist Ray Castoldi is widely considered to be the gold standard in the NHL...
"What Castoldi wrote was a 92-second song, only about 35 to 40 seconds of which are played after the Rangers score, with guitars and a strong beat. There is a triumphant element to it—which fans of other teams have found to be somewhat obnoxious. Tim Beach, the Islanders' vice president of operations, said Wednesday of the song, 'Anytime I hear it, I know it's not a good thing. Less is always more!'"
Here's a couple of renditions at their finest...
...Whoa-oh-ohhhh,Whoa-oh-ohhhh, Whoa-oh-ohhhh. Hey…hey-hey-hey-hey. Sorry I had to. Absolutely love the goal song and found this article about the background of it fascinating.
...while Caldwell might be correct that the Rangers are Cupless since the song was introduced, I don't think it's being scrapped anytime soon.
...let's hope Rangers fans are singing this song early and often tonight.
Aren't there two versions of the goal song? One that is played exclusively at MSG and one that has "Let's go Rangers" added after the "Whoa oh oh".
@curt curt. Unless you can name a coach, shut the fuxk up. It has nothing to do with torts. It has everything to do with top calibur players being afraid to make plays. Watch richards, when someones coming in for a hit, he dumps it to noone and cowers. Also, 70% of Rangers fans think the goal song is "goooallllll, gooooaalllll, ggoooaaallllll, hey, hey, hey hey hey. Haha
Yeah why sit and think up crap about jinxs when you have a team where have the talent doesn't even show up to play and we have a shit ass coach. Fire the coach and get someone better and watch how fast this team turns around. GET RID OF RETORT!!
Uh, no. The goal song is the best in the league, hands down. It is uniquely ours. Anyone who speaks ill of the goal song is on my bad-person-list.
@gravey94 And on the blog obviously. lol
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG i like the thinking here. what im curious about is clowes condition going forward. 2 concussions in a month? woah. i dont know about that.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG I don't know how to feel about it. On the one hand, i'm happy since he has done nothing in the playoffs (or this year really), yet we are paying him so much it kind of pisses me off lol. I can't help but feel bad for the guy - but this does mean we won't see him on the point on the powerplay...wahoo! (watch we won't get a powerplay tonight)