This past weekend, CBC broadcast the NHL opening weekend games from Europe. They have no new Hockey Night in Canada theme song yet; in fact they mentioned they’d have a whole program later that evening to present the five tunes that are finalists for selection. I guess the loss of the HNIC theme was such an enormous event that CBC decided to embrace the meta drama and turn that lemon into lemonade.

Funniest moment of the night? Between games, they showed some Swedish metal band performing in the arena in Stockholm before the Sens-Pens game. Ron McLean declared them “a poor man’s Marilyn Manson” but admitted that he likes The Hives. Bwah!