Monday, February 15, 2010

Team Canada's friendly welcome video to the rest of the hockey world

This is a bit of a strange one. Mike Babcock and Steve Yzerman decided that as host nation, it would be fun to have the team record a friendly welcome message to the other teams. They googled "hockey videos" and ended up flying my pal Bloge Salming and I into Vancouver to spend some time with Team Canada during their first practice this morning.

I thought the whole "welcome video" concept was a great idea and after a bit of a slow start, the players really got into it. But once we were done, the coaching staff changed their mind and didn't want to use it anymore.

I have no idea why. I thought it was a great example of Canada's polite and welcoming nature.


Go Canada go.

Update: Lyrics can be found here.




26 comments:

  1. Get it? Finish means done!

    I get it Rick!

    I love Nash!

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  2. I'm not gay...but your animator/VO guy sounds dreamy.

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  3. That was an awesome video, great choice of songs to go with it too.

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  4. Brilliant work as always ahah, loved the digs on the Leafs with the U.S. team and Freddy Modin.

    Keep it coming guys! Go Canada Go!

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  5. lol, why are you guys such a genius

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  6. Awesome!

    Can you post the lyrics, 'cause i couldn't come up with the whole song?

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  7. I'm just dying to hear how Mrs. DGB explains this stuff to her friends on ladies' nights out.

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  8. ahah hilarious.. ya can you guys post the lyrics to this?

    You guys do your best work when you're together.

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  9. You guys brought out the big guns. Niedermayer vs. Alfredson... awesome. Painful amount of Leafs chirps, but both well deserved and done!

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  10. Wait no you can't insult M. Koivu. He's all we got :(

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  11. My favorite is Brodeur.

    also, GET IT? FINISH MEANS DONE!

    oh man. Epic stuff.

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  12. One word to describe the both of you: LEET

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  13. Hahahah loved it!

    Only thing better than this will be the sweet sweet canadian tears when you crash and burn in the semis..

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  14. Please could someone write the lyrics (subtitles) for this vid?
    I miss great many good jokes becouse my english sucks and its kinda too fast for me to understand :(

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  15. Excellent work. If we didn't have a ban on Canada over at the Blitz we'd post this...

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  16. Damn, another EPIC post.

    Go Canada!

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  17. This guy can't even spell humour right!.....He's a foreigner masquerading as a good guy to infiltrate!...Investigate this blog!

    Probably one my favourite hockey humour vids ever anyway. So hold off on the investigation. I'm too entertained to care....LOL....GO CANADA GO!

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  18. "Pure genius!!!"

    what?

    It's fukin lame and classless, just like those reach-around sac punches given by crosby...

    with that said, 'go canada go'...

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  19. I don't think a lot of your reads like rap .. there should be atleast 100 comments by now

    best bloge video ever!!!

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  20. Don't worry DGB, nobody in Finland can get offended about Toskala. Great lyrics! Jokinen does look like an ugly baby, but he sure isn't the first line center.

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  21. I read somewhere this was shown on The Score ... know anything about that downgoesbrown?

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  22. @Anonymous...

    No, haven't heard anything about it being on The Score. If anyone else saw that, let us know.

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