The Minnesota Wild asked, and the fans responded.
Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” will be the new goal song for the Wild beginning with their Sept. 27 preseason game against the Colorado Avalanche.
This summer, the Wild sent an email to season ticket holders asking for their feedback about the potential change from Joe Satriani’s “Crowd Chant” to the classic Prince track.
“Our in-arena experience is designed for the fans, so it’s great to be able to show them we take their feedback to heart,” said John Maher, vice president of brand, content and communications for the Minnesota Wild. “At the same time, it’s our privilege to celebrate an iconic hometown artist that clearly has had an incredible impact on our community and the world.”
During the Wild’s first home playoff game following Prince’s death on April 21, the team used “Let’s Go Crazy” for the first time as its goal song and reaction was overwhelming, which let to them soliciting feedback for a possible permanent change.
Here’s what it sounded like inside Xcel Energy Center:
It’s now safe to say that the Wild and Buffalo Sabres own the two best goal songs in the NHL. (UPDATE: Totally forgot to add the Pittsburgh Penguins and their use of Andrew W.K.’s “Party Hard.” So there’s the top three.)
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