Caps – Habs Game 7 Preview: The Mix Tape

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When you love something, you can either:

    A) Set them free. If they return, they truly loved you back. If they do not return, hunt them down and shoot them.

    B) Make them a mix tape.

Since going to jail would make me miss the rest of the NHL Playoffs, let’s go with B.

Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

Before Rocky, no favorite had ever won any sort of sporting event. You’d blow people’s minds saying something like, “One day, people will defy the odds and come from a place as obscure as Philadelphia and beat the Heavyweight Champion of the World.” And then, after Rocky II came out, people would say, “Oh! Just like he predicted!” Kinda like how most sports pundits predicted a Caps win in 5. Remember that? Yea, that was awesome. But it takes more than skill, it takes heart. It takes the Eye of the Tiger. Don’t believe me? Ask Clubber Lang. Plus, it says so in the song: “Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival!

I can’t be sure, but I think Halak had this on repeat before Game 6.

Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds

When they sing, “I won’t harm you or touch your defenses,” they are talking about Alexander Semin, right? I mean “Dude, where’s my Sasha?!?!” Seriously. Or as they say in Russia: Серьезно (sorry for butchering this, Fedor). You have to go back to 2006 to find another 12 game scoreless streak for Semin. But as Boudreau said, “He’s not doing everything wrong. He’s just not scoring.” But if Semin wants do everything wrong, that’s fine– so long as he scores.” And yes, that rhymes in Russian.

Physical by Olivia Newton-John

The Caps need to be more physical in front of the net and get rebounds toward the goal instead of looking for the perfect pass every time.

I’m sure you’ll understand my point of view
We know each other mentally
You gotta know that you’re bringin’ out
The animal in me

That “animal” is the collective Caps Twitterverse blowing up my timeline with different forms of “SHOOT THE F-ING PUCK!” Besides, the best pass is a juicy rebound.

Faith by George Michael

This PP is giving me the blues. Can’t help but think of yesterday.

If you would have told me the Caps would have only one PPG and two SHG entering Game 7 I would have laughed in your face. If you told me their power play would be a woeful 1 for 30 after converting 25.2% during the regular season I would have fought you like Rocky fought Clubber Lang (the time when Rocky wins, not the time when he loses; that’d  be dumb).

But, the PP has to turn around. I mean, it has to, right? How much worse could it get? I gotta have faith…

Let’s Hear It For the Boy by Deniece Williams

Okay, Habs. You want to play this way? Fine. We see your recall of PK Subban and raise you one King Alzner. Oh, you don’t like that, do you?

Let’s hear it for the boy
Aaaah, let’s give the boy a hand

(the boy = John Carlson)

Oh, what’s that, Habs? You don’t like us having two d-men under 21 who have combined to win the last 3 WJCs and last year’s Calder Cup do you? Too bad, so sad, bye bye.

And maybe he don’t dress fine, but I don’t really mind, because the future is now, Habs.  It is about time to bring figuratively down the sledgehammer of awesomeness on y’all’s Canadian heads.

Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison

Mike Green needs to step it up. Period. I am a Green supporter (#greenfornorris) but he needs to get this playoff monkey off his back and kick it up a notch. To write that tears me up inside and to see him struggle cuts me like a knife, but we need some goals from GM52. So gulp down some Muscle Milk, buddy, and make it happen.

True Colors by Cyndi Lauper

Offensive firepower is key. We even wrote about it and specifically said it was “key.” Don’t believe me? Check. I’ll wait.

Goal scoring is what got you here, boys. They’re your true colors, it’s who you are inside.  You’re the most prolific goal scoring unit in the league.  Your true colors are beautiful. Like a rainbow, except less illusive.

Livin’ On a Prayer by Bon Jovi

Once upon a time. Not so long ago….

Bold idea: Let’s score first, hold the lead, and win in regulation. We’ve got to hold on to what we’ve got! It DOES make a difference if we make it or not. I have NOTHING else to talk about on Twitter. Nothing. Do you want that? Do you REALLY want me to tweet about Iron Man 2 reviews or Tim Gunn critiquing the fashion of superheros?? No, and no one does either. So for love – give it a shot.

Another One Bites the Dust by Queen

Are you ready, Are you ready for this
Are you hanging on the edge of your seat

Golf. Habs. Golf.


  • Emily Karol

    is it sad that I can sing the lyrics, to most if not ALL of these songs?

  • SethB

    Try this version of Physical instead:

  • Blah

    These are terrible songs.

  • WashCapsRock

    I said I was going to bed and yet I sat here and listened to all of these while reading this post. Entertaining as always. When I can’t stay awake at work tomorrow, I am blaming you! 🙂

  • FedFed

    GREAT! Especially first and last songs.
    If Queen wouldn’t make the list I was disappointed!!!

  • Mr Beverage

    was pretty excited about your omission of “don’t stop believing”, until i saw the graphic at the bottom. im convinced that that song alone is what lost game 7 last year. after a full season of bad-ass intro music, they switched it up for game 7 and played “don’t stop believing,” why would we stop believing??? more importantly, why would we want to hear journey???

    rockin the red tonight and praying that i do not hear that song!

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  • HalakIsGod

    Habs gonna win tonight, Halak is too good for Ovechkin

  • Manda

    In a daze and can’t bear to read anything from Washington Post, Examiner or the God foresaken Express. Thanks for being here to ease the pain. Sigh.

    What do you think of this addition to the mix tape?

    “The ride with you was worth the fall my friend”

  • Manda

    And to round it out


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