Recently, Angelique post a fanshot of some of the great new commercials for the Colorado Rockies. As you know, the Avalanche have not always been quite so creative in their marketing endeavors. However, there is some promising news on this front.
I'm not sure if I'm at liberty to share this or not, but the Avalanche have recently decided to give each player a musical theme song, along the lines of the batter walk-up songs in baseball. It's a great idea, but they ran into a bit of a snag. As anyone who's attended a game at the Pepsi Center can attest to, the team's musical library is a tad limited. Since I've worked so closely with the team in the past, they decided to approach me for help after hearing about my music collection which numbers over 117 cassettes in MINT CONDITION. After weeks of careful deliberation, I came up with a theme song for every player. Since this is hockey, the list is only rock anthems and white-guy rap. No Lady GaGa or Cotton-Eyed Joe. Please.
Jonas Holos - Pink Floyd, One of These Days
Erik Johnson - Sweet, Blockbuster
Ryan O'Byrne - Robert Plant, Tall Cool One.
David Koci - Collective Soul, Heavy
Ryan Wilson - Van Halen, House of Pain. One of my favorite players right now gets one of my favorite songs from my all-time favorite band.
Milan Hejduk - Europe, The Final Countdown. It may not be this year, but I can hear the keyboard in the background; we'll be heading to Venus before you know it.
Philippe Dupuis - Sonic Youth, 100%. He gives it.
Kevin Porter - Mos Def, Quiet Dog Bite Hard. Did you know that the 190 lb Porter is 5th on the team in hits with 84? Yeah, I didn't either.
Adam Foote - Nickelback, One Last Run. And yes, I do expect the comments to be filled with Nickelback jokes.
Kyle Quincey - Love and Rockets, Ball of Confusion.
Greg Mauldin - Aerosmith, Sweet Emotion. I miss Mauldin. I really enjoyed the way he played, and that infectious smile he had on the bench.
Cody McLeod - Gravity Kills, Guilty. If there's a scrum, odds are, he's in the middle of it.
Brandon Yip - Public Enemy, Don't Believe the Hype. Definitely has not lived up to the hype. He still gets a cool theme song though.
Peter Mueller - Queens of the Stone Age, No One Knows.
Tomas Fleischmann - Queen, Another on Bites the Dust. Sorry.
David Jones - Beastie Boys, Sure Shot. 19% shooting percentage, tops among regulars and just ahead of...wait for it...David Koci)
Matt Duchene - Offspring, You're Gonna Go Far Kid
Peter Budaj - Queen & David Bowie, Under Pressure. Averaging 31 shots against per 60 minutes. It never rains but it pours.
Brian Elliott - Van Halen, Good Enough. Question mark, question mark, question mark.
Ryan O'Reilly - Golden Earring, Radar Love. Really more like Radar Like right now, but I this will have to do.
John-Michael Liles - Led Zeppelin, The Song Remains the Same. Indeed.
TJ Galiardi - The Who, I Can't Explain. Did we leave him in San Jose?
Kyle Cumiskey - AC DC, Shoot to Thrill. Hell, I don't care why, just shoot! 22nd out of 30 on the team in shots per game.
Matt Hunwick - Collective Soul, Better Now
Dan Winnik - Motley Crue, Sumethin' for Nothin'.
Jay McClement - Living Colour, Middle Man. Couldn't leave him out, but just six games.
Peter Forsberg - Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here. For your sake, though, I'm kind of glad that you're missing all this...
So, there's your sneak peak at what I'm sure will be implemented in time for the next home game on Saturday. Assuming I can figure out how to rip all these cassettes into MP3s in time, that is.