9:30 Coffee Break: Goal songs for the Minnesota Wild

Nino Niederreiter, Jason Pominville, MN Wild, goal
Minnesota Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter (22), of Switzerland, and right wing Jason Pominville (29) celebrate Niederreiter's empty-net goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series game in St. Paul, Minn., Monday, April 20, 2015. The Wild won 3-0. (Ann Heisenfelt/AP)

Today's Coffee Break idea comes from Mike in Minnetonka, Minn., and is inspired by the Minnesota Wild's playoff run. Mike writes:


I was watching the Wild game earlier tonight, and I was able to hear on the broadcast that they play some pretty solid music over the PA in the Xcel Center. Heard some Replacements, some Japandroids — very cool.

The most prominent song during Wild games, however, is the team's "goal song" that plays when we score: An abomination called "Crowd Chant" by Joe Satriani. Embarrassing.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Chicago Blackhawks made the absolutely brilliant decision to use "Chelsea Dagger" by the Fratellis as their goal song a few years back. The Wild should have a goal song like that. Maybe even one from a local artist. … I think the Coffee Break would be a great forum for preliminary discussions of a better goal song for our team.

Very well said, Mike, and thanks for the idea!

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, let's help out Mike — and possibly the hometown Minnesota Wild: What song would you recommend as the Wild's "goal song"? Send your requests.

Songs Played


Beastie Boys - "Sure Shot"

Led Zeppelin - "Immigrant Song"

The Heavy - "How You Like Me Now?"

Slade - "Come on Feel The Noize"

The White Stripes - "Seven Nation Army"

The Hives - "Tick Tick Boom"

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? We at The Current's Morning Show think you do, and we want to bring treats from Black: Coffee and Waffle Bar to your workplace. We'll also be accompanied by Actual Wolf, who will play a live set for you and your coworkers. Let us know why you'd like a Coffee Break.

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