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CBC’s Intro Montage for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals Featured Neil Young’s, “Hey Hey, My My” (Video)
I’m starting to wonder if some big shot at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has a niece or nephew working in the editing department on Hockey Night in Canada or something, because those people are producing some pretty epic intro montages to each game of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals. I mean, I can understand going all out for a general “YAY PLAYOFF HOCKEY!” montage advertising the entire playoffs, or even one just for the Finals. But for every game? That just seems like overkill.
I’m not saying these montages aren’t good. They’re actually great—which is why they’re overkill. Do I want some kind of dramatic recap of the series when tuning in to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals? Sure I do. But thirty or forty seconds will suffice. Hell, maybe even a whole minute.
Last night, however, HNIC gave Canadian hockey fans (and Americans living near the Canada-U.S. border) an epic three-minute intro set to the classic Neil Young rocker, “Hey Hey, My My.”
See what I mean? It’s very well done, but what the hell are these things going to look like if this series goes to seven games?
I guess if they need the extra time, they can always set their Game 7 intro to the entire eight minutes of Led Zepplin’s, “Stairway to Heaven.”