The Makings of A Great National Anthems Singer

Ah the topic of National Anthems prior to sports events. Such a detail but also such a (short) topic of conversation prior to every game. Every sports’ team has different criterias when looking for someone to sign the anthems prior to their home games… and it shows. Some can sing, others not so much. Some are nice to look at but can’t sing. Some are God awful and others, outstanding. The common denominator in all of them is that not two people will have the same assessment of most anthem singing performance. It’s a matter of taste, really.

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1967 NHL Hockey Footage – The Good Ol’ Days

The year? 1967. The scene? NHL hockey. The teams? The Chicago Blackhawks, the New York Rangers, the Detroit Red Wings, the Boston Bruins, the Toronto Maple Leafs and, of course, the Montreal Canadiens. Goaltenders without masks, players without helmets, tube blades, straight sticks… or back when you had to be a real man to play that game, back when you couldn’t hide behind a referee or ridiculous rules to justify cheap shots. And yes, the last time the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup.

Back when the average cost of new house was $14,250. The average income per year $7,300. The average monthly rent $125. And the average cost of a new car $2,750. Hit movies The Jungle Book and Cool Hand Luke were released. The Beatles, Aretha Franklin and The Monkeys topped the charts…

I was browsing on Facebook and found this gem. And as hockey fans, I thought that you would enjoy watching it as much as I did. So here it is… happy viewing!