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War of Rhetoric Over a Song

From David Staples in the Cult of Hockey at the Edmonton Journal,

“The song has a long and storied history in Canadian sports, and has become ingrained in the hearts and minds of hockey fans across the country. It is an iconic tune, embraced by Canadians everywhere, and we felt it was imperative to save it,” said Rick Brace of CTV Inc.

Save it?

The rhetoric is getting out of control here. The CBC wasn’t going to burn all copies of the song, after all, just stop playing it on Hockey Night in Canada.

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Update 9:49am ET: The Canadian Press provides a video of the whole affair.
Update 10:45am ET: Rory Boylen at THN re-writes the words to American Pie in honor of the news.

*previous updates on KK

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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