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October 11, 2014 – Hockey Night in Canada (HNiC) – Opening Montage

August 25, 2019


IN CANADA” IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE. [MUSIC PLAYING]>>HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES!>>HE SCORES!>>THE OILERS HAVE WON THE STANLEY CUP! [CHANTING]>>CENTRES IT, SCORES! MacDONALD!>>SO, WHAT’S YOUR STORY? TRUTH IS, WE ALL HAVE ONE. OUR WAY OF EXPLAINING OURSELVES, WHERE WE COME FROM, WHAT WE CARE ABOUT. WRAP THEM ALL TOGETHER AND YOU GET AN ANSWER TO THAT MOST FUNDAMENTAL OF QUESTIONS ━━ WHO ARE YOU? IN CANADA, SO BIG AND DIVERSE AND UNWIELDY, SELF━DEFINITION HAS ALWAYS PROVED ELUSIVE. HOW DO YOU SEW THIS PLACE TOGETHER WITH A SINGLE, UNIFYING THEME? WELL, THERE’S THE WINTER, HOW WE ENDURE AND EMBRACE IT. AND AFTER THAT, A MILLION LITTLE PIECES THAT SOMEHOW ADD UP TO US. [CHEERING]>>THEY’VE WON IT!>>HE SCORES!>>SCORES! [CHEERING]>>BUT ONE THREAD ENDURES. ON SATURDAY NIGHTS, THERE IS HOCKEY. WE TURN ON THE RADIO, TURN ON THE TELEVISION, WE LISTEN TO FOSTER HEWITT OR DANNY GALOVAN OR BOB COLE OR JIM HUGHSON. WE LOVE THE LEAFS, WE HATE THE LEAFS. THE HABS ARE OUR WHOLE WORLD, THE BEST TIME OF OUR LIVES WHEN GRETZKY WAS AN OILER. WE CRIED WHEN THE FLAMES WON THE CUP IN ’89. EVERYTHING CHANGED WHEN THE SENATORS ARRIVED. AND I WAS LIKE CHRISTMAS WHEN WE HEARD THE JETS WERE COMING BACK. OUR FAMILY COULD HARDLY LOOK AT EACH OTHER WHEN THE CANUCKS LOST GAME SEVEN, TWICE.>>YZERMAN IS COMING IN. ANOTHER SHOT, SCORE! [CHEERING] YZERMAN!>>PATRICK ROY RESPONDS ━━ [CHEERING]>>LISTEN TO THAT CROWD!>>THE FROZEN PRAIRIE POND IS INACCESSIBLE FOR MOST OF US. PLENTY OF US HAVEN’T PLAYED THE GAME, DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO SKATE. WE AND OUR FAMILIES COME FROM OTHER PLACES, WHERE OTHER GAMES MATTER THE WAY HOCKEY MATTERS HERE. BUT IF YOU LIVE IN CANADA, AND YOU ARRIVE IN CANADA, YOU UNDERSTAND FROM BIRTH OR YOU UNDERSTAND SOON ENOUGH THAT IT’S HOCKEY NIGHT TONIGHT.>>SCORES! ALFREDSSON SCORES AND THE OTTAWA SENATORS ARE GOING ON TO THE STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP!>>BURROWS SHOOTS, SCORES! [CHEERING]>>YOU CAN’T BUY THAT. YOU CAN’T OWN IT. YOU CAN ONLY BE ENTRUSTED WITH ITS CARE. IT’S A RESPONSIBILITY, IT’S A PRIVILEGE, IT’S A TRUST. SO WHAT IS OUR STORY? WELL, PART OF IT IS THIS. [CHEERING]>>Jim: WE’RE IN THE HEART OF THE NATION AND YOU CAN FEEL THE HEARTBEAT OF HOCKEY.

5 Comments

  • Reply Cameron Bulosan-Burns October 15, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Oh cool a boring Rogers ad.

  • Reply PowerfulPorpoise October 24, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    "everything changed when the Sens arrived" ya lets not mention when the Sens were the best team in hockey and reached the Cup Final. Sportsnet/CBC continuing to show ZERO respect to the Sens. Why our games are stuck on Sportsnet One >.> fuckheads!

  • Reply PowerfulPorpoise October 24, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I was hoping Sportsnet would change things but it's the same shit. Still ALL the focus is on the Leafs and Habs. All other Canadian teams play second fiddle. Oh and Jim Hughson's terrible commentating is still around

  • Reply jake alan February 28, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Rights should be reserved to rogers not cbc

  • Reply japotus March 29, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Guess the fact that Canada hasn't won a Cup since Clinton was in his 1st term or the fact that the best team resides in LA hasn't reached Moose Jaw yet???

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