Everyone needs a theme song, that is something that me and a Bruins fan friend of mine decided yesterday (Mine happens to be Eric Johnson's 'The Cliffs of Dover') as we were very bored and started giving players on our respective teams appropriate accompanying songs. And since no one cares about the Bruins, I'll just give you the list of songs that I came up with for the only team that matters. Note: I'm a bit of a musical Hobo, so a few of these songs may not be easily recognizable, but I recommend downloading them all.
Mats Sundin - Metallica - Hero Of The Day. This song actually transcends Mats and belongs to all great Maple Leaf Captains (I.E. Dougie and Wendel) and I know most of you are like 'But doesn't Mats deserve his own song?' And yes, you would be correct. But since this is my favourite song ever, I can't think of anything that would suit him more.
Nik Antropov - Daft Punk - Technologic - Dude is a cyborg, abit one built in Canada so his Bionic Knees only have a 6 month warranty. Plus I hear he likes techno.
Mark Bell - Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger - Has a penchant for fighting and getting the holy hell kicked out of him and stubbornly always seems to want more, just like Rocky! (Tool's 'Sober' was a close runner up for Bell, same with NOFX's 'Seeing Double at the Triple Rock')
Boyd Deveraux, Dominic Moore, Kris Newbury, & John Pohl - Sahara Hotnights - No Big Deal- Really, these guys aren't much of a big deal, but like the song they are full of energy and at times make you want to jump around.
Alexei Ponikarovsky - Linkin Park - Somewhere I Belong - A good player, has tendencies to be awesome but sometimes comes off as a bit emo. Still looking for his place on the team.
Matt Stajan - Godsmack - The Best I Can - He takes alot of flack for not developing at the rate most people would like, but always seems to be giving it his all, he's doing the best he can, now go away.
Alex Steen - CKY - Close Yet Far - Has shown flashes of the player he can be, but still has a bit to go.
Jiri Tlusty - Bad Religion - 21st Century Digital Boy - He likes his technology, it doesn't seem to like him though. He don't know how to live, but he's got alot of toys (just ask the ladies).
Darcy Tucker - Toby Keith - Ain't As Good as I Once Was - The title is pretty self explanatory. The lyrics even more so.
Kyle Wellwood - Weird Al - Eat It - Mmmmmm battered fist.
Carlo Colaiacovo - Roger Alan Wade - Sometimes I Don't Know (If I'll Make It) - I mean, c'mon is anyone ever sure if he is going to make it out of a game uninjured? Not me. (Close runners up was Garth Brooks' 'Much To Young (To Feel This Old) and Incubus' 'Pardon Me)
Thomas Kaberle - Toto - Hold The Line - While he is more of an offensive defenseman, he is the backbone of the Leafs defensive core. Plus, can you honestly look at Kabby and say he isn't a Toto fan?
Pavel Kubina - Nickleback - Someday - Lately he has shown that he may be worth his salary....Someday.
Jason Blake - Flogging Molly - Selfish man - Jason, we know you can't hit the net, so why don't you PASS THE FUCKING PUCK ONCE AND A WHILE??
Bryan McCabe - Creed - Anything by Creed - Because no one likes Creed.
Anton Stralman - In Flames - Bullet Ride - This kid is on the fast track to being an NHL top 4 defenseman, plus, I bet he is a huge headbanger.
Ian White - Monty Python - I'm A Lumberjack (and I'm ok) - Dude grows a mean Lumberjack beard.
Vesa Toskala - Guyz Night - Die Hard - The Tosk has proven the he, much like John Mclean, is the real deal and no matter how much crap he is put through back there in the Leaf net he will stick it out and Die Hard!
Andrew Raycroft - Adam Sandler - What The Hell Happened To Me?- Seriously Andrew, a Calder to this? What the hell dude?
The Toronto Maple Leafs - Dropkick Murphys - The Gauntlet - To make the playoffs, the Leafs have it in tough, so this never say die song I send to them for motivation.
Well thats the end of it, feel free to voice your own suggestions or your personal theme song in the comments.
Go Leafs Go!