The Maple Leafs haven’t changed their scoring routine for five full seasons.
They’ve had two games out of two at the start of the 2023-24 season – and there’s more to come.
Toronto used part of Steve Aoki’s 2012 remix of Kid Cudi Pursuit of happiness in Wednesday’s home opener, with the title briefly adopting the 1980s Hall & Oates tune You make my dreams come true).
But when the Leafs hit the ice on Saturday, that dance jam was already on hold. A spokesman said Monday the team is aware there are concerns about a portion of Kid Cudi’s original song – which was not used in the snippet of Wednesday’s goal celebration – including the Cleveland-born rapper’s line, “Driving drunk, I do.” my thing.”
The Leafs said they were looking for a song that could excite both players and fans. A different title is planned for the Chicago Blackhawks game on Monday.
Toronto is also expected to mix genres of goal songs throughout the season, including games with specific themes or games featuring Original Six opponents.
Leafs winger Mitch Marner was a fan of the Kid Cudi remix used in a wild 6-5 shootout win over the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday.
“A great song,” he said after the game.
The score changed for Saturday’s 7-4 win over the Minnesota Wild Dup dup by Mickie Krause from Germany.
The usage of You make my dreams come true) was a polarizing topic among sections of an enthusiastic fan base, many demanding a more contemporary celebratory track, others appreciating the nostalgia of Hall & Oates.
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