Locker room celebration songs are one of hockey's most underappreciated traditions. The team wins, files into the room, somebody plugs their iPod into the speakers and cranks up the volume. And there was much joy.
The Minnesota Wild were using "The Dog Days are Over" by Florence + the Machine last season, thanks to DJ Kyle Brodziak. Thanks to HBO, we know that the Washington Capitals were pumping fists to "Beat Dat Beat Up" by DJ Pauly D.
The Nashville Predators play in the cradle of honky tonk. Yet their locker room celebration song is … Lionel Richie's "All Night Long"?
From Josh Cooper at The Tennessean:
The origins of the decision to play the song are murky at best. Jerred Smithson's iPod is used for locker room music. But Smithson said he takes suggestions from players for songs, and mentioned goaltender Pekka Rinne asked Smithson to purchase it. Rinne denied these rumors.
"It was kind of a fun song and it got everyone in a good mood and laughing," Smithson said. "We've kind o...