Smashville Smashed

My son (9) and I have been following the NHL season this year, watching the highlights from as many games as we can. In the most recent round of playoffs, he was really hoping that Winnipeg would defeat Nashville and move on to play Las Vegas. In truth, so was I, because I felt Winnipeg was playing better hockey, as well as to keep a Canadian-based team in the playoffs.

This is a music site, so I won’t belabour our love of the game. As you know, I play all sorts of music in the car for the kids, wherever we go it’s a different tune and they get to hear all sorts of things. Well, a few nights ago Winnipeg did, indeed, defeat Nashville (in the 7th and final game of the series!) to move on to play against Las Vegas in the next round (which is already underway). My boy and I were pretty happy about that.

Sitting there, after watching the highlights of the win, my boy says “Hey Dad, I’ll bet Nashville is singing ‘I… Hate… Winnipeg!'” And then it clicked for me – I’d played the Weakerthans for the kids at some point, and he remembered the big payoff line from their excellent tune, One Great City.

Sometimes, you just know when you’re parenting correctly.


Posted on May 14, 2018, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Your son is nine?!!!! Where does the time go?


  2. Las Vegas has a hockey team? It’s in a desert! That doesn’t make any sense!


    • Haha Vegas is the most exciting team this playoffs, having a storybook year already. For an expansion team to get this far is just crazy, they’re breaking all the records in their first-ever season. So cool to see.


  3. That’s a great story, nice one!


  4. I was cheering for Smashville 😦


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