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National Anthem

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Any one else disappointed in the lack of National Anthem coverage before the games?

Ever since I was a little boy, I can remember Hockey Night in Canada and the the national anthem being played every Saturday (at least). Listening to my parents sing along, and learning the words myself, always reenforced my pride to be Canadian, and the family bond it builds as we prepared to watch our Canucks. Now, as I sit with my son to watch hockey, one thing that is always looked forward to is the singing of the anthem. He was old enough to see how Mark Donnelly can get an arena of 18000 people to become one voice, 18003 including ours, and the powerful feeling of solidarity and pride it gave. He learned how to sing all the words this way, refreshing my own memories as a kid.

Rarely is it played anymore, and it's quite a letdown in our house.

It would seem that the almighty dollar is that is generated by a McDonalds commercial is more important than broadcasting the once proud moment of an entire province or country watching and singing our National Anthem at the same time.

Please bring the National Anthem coverage back!!!

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Playoff coverage is enough. imo Anthems just get in the way of the games starting. Afterall, it's a national anthem, but all Canadian fanbases hate each other. Nationalism?

Drop the puck.

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when else do we sing the National Anthem on a regular basis? Playing it before televised sporting events should be mandatory.

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I always find anthems so cringe worthy, and unecessary... That's one of the reasons why I love TSN.

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I thought this was going to be about phasing out the singing of the anthems before games, and I was going to wholeheartedly agree. Can someone enlighten me as to why we sing the Canadian and American anthems before games?

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Can someone enlighten me as to why we sing the Canadian and American anthems before games?

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I hate having to sit through the anthems

It's bad enough with the damn refs fake dropping the puck and waiving people out of face offs and stuff.

Just drop the damn puck!

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Can someone enlighten me as to why we sing the Canadian and American anthems before games?

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I don't think they can just add commercials in the anthem's stead. There is a limit to how many commercials can be shown in an hour. They would just prefer to show something else that might add value to the game. I like the anthem's but I often just take advantage and go to the toilet.

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I love seeing the anthem sung before games, particularly the Canadian anthem in Canadian cities.

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I thought this was going to be about phasing out the singing of the anthems before games, and I was going to wholeheartedly agree. Can someone enlighten me as to why we sing the Canadian and American anthems before games?

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You're telling me you WOULDN'T want to watch Mark Donnelly belt out the anthem before a big playoff game?! Nothing gets me more hyped pre-game (playoffs) than hearing the anthems!!!

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I usually don't watch the anthem, it's not the same. *being at Rogers

Playoff's is a must though.

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I think it is important to show them for all playoff games but that is just me.

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The only Canadian city that I love hearing the anthems aside from Vancouver is Winnipeg. So much pride and love for True North Sports & Entertainment for bringing the Jets back. If only Vancouverites would have the same amount of passion as people living in Winnipeg for hockey, things would be different

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The only national anthem I love to hear is when jim cornelison sings in chicago...that is beyond epic

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But WHY do we do them? I think that's the question I'm asking.

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But WHY do we do them? I think that's the question I'm asking.

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The only national anthem I love to hear is when jim cornelison sings in chicago...that is beyond epic

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