So, we (Arthur Staple, Sean Gentille and Charlie O’Connor) determined this needed to occur. One emo/punk tune for each crew as we enter the 2022-23 season — a monitor to seize all of your feelings about your favourite membership. These are in no explicit order apart from how determined we bought looking for a tune that labored or how delighted we have been with our decisions.

If you don’t see your favourite tune right here, please be at liberty so as to add within the feedback. If you suppose our picks suck, additionally hit the feedback. Spotify playlist embedded on the finish.



Igor Shesterkin stands alone. (Brad Penner / USA Today)

New York Rangers

“The Reasons” — The Weakerthans

Charlie: It’s not fairly truthful to name the Rangers a one-man crew, however let’s be trustworthy – take away Igor Shesterkin final season they usually’re not sniffing 52 wins and a convention closing berth. Consider this tune a thanks to Igor from followers, gamers and everybody linked with the group. You would possibly roll your eyes at this, Mr. Shesterkin, however they’re all so glad that you just exist.

Staple: Keeping Shesterkin upright and pleased is precedence No. 1 for this crew. If we have been within the U.Okay., the followers would sing the refrain to this each night time at The Garden. That could be a delight.

SG: My preliminary thought was to discover a tune with lyrics from Shesterkin’s perspective — one thing about how our narrator was offended over doing every thing by himself. Charlie’s thought was higher, partially as a result of it’d remind everybody that we may’ve utilized the Weakerthans’ most well-known tune to the Jets and gallantly didn’t.

New Jersey Devils

“Welcome To The Black Parade” — My Chemical Romance

Staple: This was a simple selection and never simply because the Devils have correctly taken this on as their theme tune. “Give a cheer for all the broken / Listen here, because it’s who we are” – if there’s a greater strategy to describe being a Devils fan circa 2022, I haven’t heard it but.

SG: Could’ve thrown a dart at a wall stuffed with My Chem songs and never gone flawed. The Devils are spooky and from Jersey. That’s shared DNA. Also, I distinctly keep in mind listening to the primary My Chem report in a Dunkin’ Donuts parking zone with my pal Jesse and saying, verbatim, “I think they have too many songs about vampires to be popular.” Whoops.

Charlie: I’m envisioning Lindy Ruff asking Jack Hughes earlier than Game 1 of this season if he’s able to be the savior of the damaged, the crushed and the damned, and I’m cackling.

New York Islanders

“You’re So Last Summer” — Taking Back Sunday

Staple: Summer of 2021: Lou Lamoriello and the Isles have been using excessive, coming off a second straight Eastern Conference closing, protecting contracts secret, the entire deal. Summer of 2022: Heads are referred to as for, the secrecy isn’t so cute anymore. You’re a contact overrated – possibly so. TBS are Islanders too, so how may we not?

SG: Picking a non-Long Island band right here would’ve been a shame. I assume Arthur stated “If I’m just bad news, then you’re a liar” to Lamoriello final yr when he had a desk stuffed with unannounced contract extensions.

Charlie: You know, this tune additionally form of works as a semi-breakup tune for Lou and Barry Trotz, with the latter screaming the refrain again on the former. I’ve hassle imagining Trotz swinging a mic at a presser Adam Lazzara-style, although.

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Sidney Crosby, JNCOs not pictured. (Tom Horak / USA Today)

Pittsburgh Penguins

“You’re Never Going Out Of Style” — Teenage Bottlerocket

Staple: Sid, Geno, Tanger … collectively principally since each reference on this one was hip. I don’t know in the event that they’ll be any good this yr since we’ve all been predicting the Pitt crash for just a few years now, however these three are like “The Humpty Dance” checked on this monitor: Familiar. Comforting. A bit dated, nevertheless it nonetheless works.

SG: Are we positive Sidney Crosby by no means owned a pair of JNCOs? Are we sure?

Charlie: Easier to think about: Crosby carrying JNCOs, or Malkin in a Members Only jacket?

Philadelphia Flyers

“Self-Destruction (As A Sensible Career Choice)” — Spanish Love Songs

Charlie: I’ve been yelling from the mountaintops – OK, largely simply on Twitter – for the previous two years that that is the one selection for the Flyers’ theme tune. The first line is actually “Well, all I hear is ‘patience,’” which primarily was GM Ron Hextall’s (in the end fruitless) mantra to the followers for half a decade. Now, after constructing a roster that has embarrassed itself on the ice for 2 consecutive seasons, Chuck Fletcher is left needing about “30 goddamn miracles” for this crew to return to legit competition. And come on – the refrain is principally simply offended Flyers followers screaming on the one poor remaining silly optimist left. “It won’t be this bleak forever?” Yeah proper. Have you seen the Flyers these days?

Staple: Chance that Torts says “need about 30 goddamn miracles” in a postgame presser this season? 93.1 %.

SG: “I’ll die here in the Midwest” will apply after they’re in Columbus, ending up their eighth loss in 11 video games.

Washington Capitals

“At Your Funeral” — Saves The Day

Staple: Another Metro crew whose demise retains being forecast. They might be a lot enjoyable although. I’d offer you my hand / It would hurt too much to watch you die” – nobody needs to see the Ovechkin period finish simply but. Well, possibly another groups’ followers do.

Charlie: Flyers followers definitely thought they have been going to be singing the requiem because the Caps slowly pale from relevancy whereas their crew ascended. Welp.

SG: I’ll eulogize the Caps when Alex Ovechkin resides in Moscow full time and never a second earlier than.

Carolina Hurricanes

“I’m A Loner Dottie, A Rebel” — The Get Up Kids

Staple: The Canes zig when everybody else zags. They snap up attention-grabbing free brokers or make cool trades, then they modify a yr later. They’re the web darlings of the NHL however in some way at all times out of attain. “I won’t come back / I hope you’ll understand” – they simply go away us all wanting extra.

SG: A pair extra playoff sequence losses might, certainly, imply the remainder of their lives.

Charlie: If they observe the precise path of The Get Up Kids, they’ll watch the subsequent wave of groups following their mannequin for achievement really be those who seize the brass ring, whereas they simply miss out on the last word reward. So what, does that make the Avalanche … Fall Out Boy? Stay tuned.

Columbus Blue Jackets

“Doublewhiskeycokenoice” — Dillinger Four

SG: One of the good “alright, let’s get this going” songs of all time. A Johnny Jump-Up, along with being a beautiful factor and what the Blue Jackets bought themselves over the summer time, is Jameson and cider. Also, Green Day ripped off the intro to this tune for “American Idiot.” Not in a “these songs just sound similar” method, both. It’s flagrant.

Staple:I got a basement full of booze / And some blues to lose” – the Jackets deserve a bit of sunshine after all of the desertions.

Charlie: D4 being a basic midwestern punk band is simply the icing on the cake for this one. I really feel like Jake Voracek, being an enormous Springsteen man, would discover one thing to understand right here too.

Tampa Bay Lightning

“Where The Lightning Strikes Twice” — Foxing

Charlie: The Lightning are utter cowards for not making this their theme tune throughout their 2021 run to a second straight title. Try to inform me that the tune’s “Knights of Cydonia”-lite vibe wouldn’t have performed nicely in an area, too. You can’t. Cowards, I say.

Staple:With everything we gave it / It’s hard not to feel devastated” – possibly not essentially the most inspiring rallying cry after the three-peat fell brief final yr, however they’ll be again.

SG: It took us too lengthy to land on this one.

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Best of luck to Jonathan Huberdeau and the Panthers. (Winslow Townson / USA Today)

Florida Panthers

“Scott Pilgrim vs. My GPA” — Mom Jeans

SG:It’s hard for me to see exactly / where the hell I went wrong,” are the phrases of a baffled, dumped man. Sounds like Andrew Brunette, Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar to me.

Staple:I’ve given up on luck” – with Tampa and Toronto there, in some way it feels just like the Panthers want some main luck to make it out of this division. Like, ever.

Charlie: The closing “I sleep well alone now” mantra is also Aaron Ekblad making an attempt desperately to persuade himself that he’ll be simply high quality propping up a fairly underwhelming blue-line corps on paper with Weegar now gone.

Buffalo Sabres

“Planning a Prison Break” – The Receiving End of Sirens

Charlie: Let’s be trustworthy, the Sabres have been planning their jail break from the league’s basement for practically a decade now. Might this explicit try really be the clear getaway their followers so desperately need it to be?

Staple: Feel like Sabres followers have been quietly saying “This is the last night in my body” for some time.

SG: If that is Charlie evaluating Buffalo to a jail, I merely gained’t stand for it.

Boston Bruins

“Looking Good” — Grumpster

Staple: Love this one as a result of the tune title implies issues are high quality, however the tune does the alternative … form of like how the Bruins, with their core nonetheless intact, may crumble below the load of main accidents and getting previous. “Any second now I could blow this up / It’s not looking good for us” – possibly a brand new coach can maintain this factor collectively. Maybe.

Charlie:How do you sleep at night knowing what you’ve done” brings me again to Don Sweeney’s basic bungling of three straight first-round picks in 2015. Truly a legendary second in unhealthy drafting.

SG:Any second now I could blow this up” may apply to a number of totally different people inside the group. Patrice Bergeron had the chance over the summer time however handed.

Montreal Canadiens

“Heartbeat in the Brain” — The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die

SG:Making some promises like ‘I’ll see you again’ / So when will I see you again?” is as unsure because it will get — as is Carey Price’s future.

Staple: I feel Price’s future is fairly sure there, buddy. This is a pleasant monitor although.

Charlie: Love going with The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die because the band for the Montreal Canadiens. It’s maybe in the one present band identify so long as the Habs’ common pregame ceremony.

Detroit Red Wings

“The D in Detroit” — The Anniversary

SG: This would’ve labored a bit of higher final season — the Red Wings’ “D” is rather less scary now that we’re within the Moritz Seider period — however hoo boy, that’s some huge cash for Ben Chiarot.

Staple: Maybe it’s scary in a great way? These guys may very well be … higher a minimum of. That’s one thing.

Charlie: At the very least, Seider is fairly scary, and never simply because he’s actually good. “We collide, and onward we fly” is a fairly stable strategy to describe his model of physicality plus high-end talent on the again finish.

Ottawa Senators

“The Middle” — Jimmy Eat World

Charlie: The Senators clearly aren’t a nasty crew anymore. But they won’t be a superb crew fairly simply but. They’re … within the center. Perfect for the peppy Jimmy Eat World megahit that exudes the newfound positivity surrounding the crew whereas additionally acknowledging that it nonetheless would possibly take a while for them to place all of it collectively. But every thing shall be alright … proper?

SG: This is sweet recommendation {that a} stable chunk of Sens followers isn’t going to observe.

Staple: If the Sens have been to go full Devils and make this their theme tune for 22-23, that might be daring. And great.

Toronto Maple Leafs

We couldn’t decide only one for everybody’s favourite crew, so every of our decisions is beneath.

“The Obituaries” — The Menzingers

Charlie: A fan advised to me final yr that the Flyers use the refrain of “The Obituaries” as their new objective tune; positive, it was by no means going to occur, and the Wells Fargo Center would have needed to bleep out the perfect elements anyway. But the profane refrain is ideal as a Toronto Maple Leafs fan theme. Hey, the Leafs at all times do.

“Heartbreak No. 53” — Mikey Erg

Staple: Technically we’re on Heartbreak No. 55 or so, proper? All three of us got here up with Leafs decisions principally inside seconds and none of them are hopeful. Maybe that claims extra about us than them. I imply, they’re gonna be good. It’s only a matter of what comes subsequent.

“100 Resolutions” — The Lawrence Arms

SG: This whole tune is about making an attempt to persuade your self that every thing shall be totally different — together with your self — as a result of the calendar simply modified. Not troublesome.

Minnesota Wild

“Waiting Room” — Fugazi

Staple: I image our Mike Russo taking part in this one on a loop after the most recent first-round exit. “I am a patient boy / I wait I wait I wait I wait” – he and the followers have been singing this one for an extended, very long time.

SG: The appointment has been on the books since 2012, and the road is lengthy.

Charlie: What occurs first? Fugazi performs a reunion present, or the Wild lastly make it again to a convention closing?

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Jordan Kyrou is hungry for a karaoke duet. (Jeff Curry / USA Today)

St. Louis Blues

“Hey Look Ma I Made It” – Panic! At The Disco

Staple: This crew appears like a perennial contender now, one thing I by no means thought I’d say about them. They’ve bought their children locked up for some time, Vladimir Tarasenko would possibly even need to keep they usually simply chug alongside among the many elite. Maybe they will’t get previous the Avs, however that is nonetheless not your massive brother’s Blues.

Charlie: My main concern with this one at first look is that the Blues simply didn’t strike me as flashy sufficient for the extravagance of Panic! At The Disco and Brendan Urie, nevertheless it seems they scored just one fewer objective final season than the star-powered Avs. Learn one thing new each day.

SG: If Robert Thomas and Jordan Kyrou haven’t scheduled a karaoke duet for this, they need to. I guess the Panic! At The Disco man hasn’t made $65 million.

Winnipeg Jets

“Why Bother” — Weezer

Charlie: Lots of the way this one works. First, as a nod to what number of high-profile gamers go away for perceived “better” locales and break the hearts of the diehard Jet followers. Second, a commentary on each incarnations of the crew’s incapacity to win a Stanley Cup. And lastly, the truth that the primary Jets crew did really desert Winnipeg, leaving them with out an NHL membership for a decade and a half. Somehow, the Jets discover about as some ways to harm Winnipeggers as Rivers Cuomo hurts still-loyal Weezer followers.

SG: Let me guess — “It’s gonna kill when you desert me” is the defensive zone singing to Mark Scheifele.

Staple: God, there are about half a dozen “Blue Album”/”Pinkerton” tracks that really feel like they’re concerning the Jets proper now. If early Weezer blends nicely together with your hockey crew, run.

Chicago Blackhawks

“All That’s Left” — Thrice

Charlie: A ghost is certainly all that’s left of their glory days. Well, I assume Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane stay … for now.

SG: Is it a ghost, or is it Patrick Kane?

Staple:We are the dead” – too unhealthy nobody shall be there to see it by the top of this season.

Colorado Avalanche

“My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” – Fall Out Boy

Charlie: The Avalanche rating a whole lot of targets, and given the standard of their core, are going to be extraordinarily annoying for each different crew in hockey for the foreseeable future. Light ’em up, certainly.

SG: Passing on different feedback to notice that this silly tune is 9 years previous already. Fall Out Boy is due for an additional set of songs designed to be performed as business bumper music throughout sporting occasions.

Staple: Only took till the twentieth monitor for Gentille to get cranky. I had the below.

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The Coyotes bought no place to go. (Joe Camporeale / USA Today)

Arizona Coyotes

“Everything I Own Fits In This Backpack” — The Wonder Years

Staple:You can’t send us home man / We’ve got no place to go” – the Yotes are within the wandering-in-the-desert section proper now. Also, I hear the brand new constructing is tiny, so this factor works on ranges.

SG: Ah sure, a basic of the “life on the road sort of sucks” style. Not preferrred for it to be relevant to knowledgeable sports activities crew.

Charlie: As a lot as I feel the Flyers tune matches their present state, I’ve to say, I’m a bit aggravated that we’ve given the native Philly space legends to a crew within the desert.

Dallas Stars

“Minor Threat” — Minor Threat

Staple: The Stars really feel form of meh, however possibly they’re laying within the weeds a bit of in what may very well be the hardest division to crack. “Pay no mind to us” – that’s what they need you to suppose.

SG: I’m banking on Rick Bowness’ exit to make the Stars a touch extra main menace.

Charlie: After an 81-point season at age 37, Joe Pavelski has positively earned the road, “It’s not how old I am, it’s how old I feel.” I assume the a lot youthful Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn duo can undertake it for the alternative cause.

Nashville Predators

“Trusty Chords” — Hot Water Music

SG:I might need a sedative, but I hate the taste of medicine.” David Poile refuses to rebuild, regardless that (on some stage) he is aware of he ought to.

Staple:You’ll get it right sometime, you will” – yeah, possibly, however when?

Charlie: Chuck Ragan’s solo music completely matches in Nashville, so this one works from a non secular sense musically, too.

Edmonton Oilers

“I Love You So Much It’s Killing Us Both” — Jawbreaker

Staple: The hockey world needs it so unhealthy for Connor McDavid it appears like everyone seems to be now that adorable couple from the fan photo with McDavid that went viral just a few years again. Somehow it simply by no means works out. “I want to call you and tell you that I’m a fan” – we get it, we get it. Let the man breathe a bit of.

Charlie:All my friends know better but I can’t quite hear them,” besides the narrator is Peter Chiarelli and all of his pals have been, nicely, the whole internet-based hockey neighborhood.

SG:I don’t think I hate you enough to commit you to me” is one thing the Oilers entrance workplace ought to’ve stated to Connor McDavid earlier than his final contract extension. They didn’t, and now right here we’re.

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Good luck forgetting this man. (Sergei Belski / USA Today)

Calgary Flames

“Never Meant” – American Football

SG: One tweak to the most effective breakup songs (and songs interval) within the historical past of the style, because it applies to Johnny Gaudreau and the Flames: The night time they realized they have been falling out of affection was someday in June, not autumn. And Gaudreau realized it first.

Staple:Cause you can’t miss what you forget” – possibly Johnny Hockey and the town of Calgary can simply transfer proper on. I’m positive the followers shall be high quality with that concept.

Charlie: They definitely tried to fill within the gap of their coronary heart left by Gaudreau with a direct splashy rebound relationship, and I’m unsure there’s something extra classically emo than that.

Vancouver Canucks

“That’s What You Get” — Paramore

Charlie: The Canucks are a crew with some actually good gamers that may by no means appear to cease themselves from taking pictures themselves within the foot by giving out contracts far too lengthy and too costly to gamers they irrationally actually, actually like. In different phrases, they always let their coronary heart win. “I drowned out all my sense with the sound of its beating” sums up the Jim Benning period, and “Why do we like to hurt so much?” may very well be the slogan for the whole fanbase.

SG: I like this one. Jim Rutherford’s coronary heart gained when he didn’t transfer J.T. Miller, and Miller’s coronary heart/pockets simply took Round 2. A divorce most likely would’ve been higher for everybody.

Staple: The Canucks’ emo playlist is a mile lengthy. So a lot drama with these guys.

Los Angeles Kings

“Brains” — Marietta

SG:Maybe I’m simply historical to my previous pals / Or possibly I’m simply making issues upthat’s what Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar and Jonathan Quick say in a locker room crammed with 23-year-olds.

Staple: Feel like these guys are gonna be good actual quickly and we gained’t be capable of make enjoyable of them for hanging on too lengthy.

Charlie: Unlike Arizona taking The Wonder Years from us, I can extra simply settle for the Kings nabbing Marietta right here, given the entire “Philly West” factor again within the early 2010s. They bought Richards and Carter, why not certainly one of our previous underground emo bands too?

San Jose Sharks

“Who’s Gonna Save Us?” — The Living End

Charlie: As somebody who covers the Flyers, I really feel like I’m uniquely certified to state that I don’t suppose there’s a crew in a extra hopeless scenario proper now than the Sharks. I assume they’re simply going to have to attend out these Erik Karlsson and Marc-Edouard Vlasic contracts? Yup, this franchise wants saving.

SG: I like this one. “Maybe Mike Grier can fix this” is the perfect anybody round this crew can muster.

Staple:We’re under powered now” says quite a bit.

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I feel the Ducks are nonetheless in love with John Gibson, left, and Derek Grant. (Jeff Curry / USA Today)

Anaheim Ducks

“Think I’m Still In Love With You” — Joyce Manor

SG: I’m imagining Pat Verbeek his roster after an impressively cold teardown and saying, “Look at me now, there’s nothing else left to break.”

Charlie: This is about them buying and selling Derek Grant on the deadline again in 2020 solely to shortly re-sign him the subsequent offseason, proper? Or possibly their unwillingness thus far to search out John Gibson a brand new dwelling?

Staple: Wondering if “Nothing I could do or say / Is ever gonna make you want to stay” shall be ringing in our ears when the Trevor Zegras/Troy Terry extension talks begin.

Seattle Kraken

“An Introduction to the Album” – The Hotelier

Charlie: The Kraken are simply getting began as an NHL crew, making them the right candidate for an intro tune that actually isn’t. And additionally, this enables me to take a shot at their underwhelming strategy to the enlargement draft final summer time, with the tune’s closing line: “I had a chance to construct something beautiful and I choked, I choked, I CHOKED.”

SG: Are we making use of “You shot from the hip and missed” to the enlargement draft general or giving greater than $35 million to Philipp Grubauer? Doesn’t matter. This one works.

Staple: I’m not as down on the Seattle enlargement draft expertise as others, however the Kraken are definitely in prime emo section proper now.

Vegas Golden Knights

“Sugar, We’re Goin Down” — Fall Out Boy

Staple:Am I more than you bargained for yet?” What a trip for these guys. Feels prefer it’s about to return aside although, and it may very well be a wild time on the way in which down.

Charlie: Nah, the bargaining line is a reference to them always exceeding the collectively-bargained wage cap ceiling.

SG: Can you go down in an earlier spherical should you don’t make the playoffs?

(Top picture: Nick Turchiaro / USA Today)



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