Do any of the prominent Canadian rock bands/artists have noted hockey affiliations?

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  1. Johannes de Silentio

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    I was watching The Band's Last Waltz earlier today and found myself thinking about it for the 4/5 Canadian rock outfit. Then I naturally expanded to others, e.g., BTO, The Guess Who (I know there's overlap), Neil Young, Rush, Alanis Morissette, BNL, and so on.

    I figure given the sport's primacy there it's more likely that some of these are well-known.

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    Other than filling out EAs soundtrack I have no idea.
     
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    Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip was a diehard Bruins fan.
     
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    Neil Young is a Winnipeg Jets fan.

     
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    Hmm.. Wade MacNeil, a punk rock musician from bands Alexisonfire, Gallows and Black Lungs was the composer for the film Goon: Last of the Enforcers. Does that count?

    In seriousness, if we start naming musicians who are hockey fans we will be here all day.

    For any real connections to the NHL, be it relation, business partnerships or whatever, I can't really think of anything noteworthy.
     
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    I thought the Tragically Hip were more affiliated with the Maple Leafs.





     
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    If there are a lot of very noteworthy Canadian acts, I'd be curious on the fan connections of at least some of them. The Neil Young thing above is exactly what I was after. Being American, I think I'm less likely to just come across than our siblings to the North.
     
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    Comeback Kid - die hard Winnipeg Jets fans
    Dropkick Murphy's - Boston
    Alexisonfire - Toronto Maple Leafs
    The band Slapshot have nhl fights screened during their shows
    Every Time I Die - hardcore Sabres fans

    Russ Rankin from the band Good Riddance is a pro scout for the Kootenay Ice.

    Just in general seeing how a brand like Violent Gentlemen is linked with Punk Rock and Metal show how close hockey and rock are.
     
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    I think Anne Murray is a caps fan, or is it the other way around?
     
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    Justin Bieber is a Leafs fan. justin_Bieber_-_Rick_Clifford-1-2_copy.jpg
     
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    OP says artists, not wannabes.
     
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    Michael Buble is a huge Canucks fan.
     
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    I did not know this thank you
     
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    I was just making a poor attempt at a joke.
     
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    I think Anne Murray was/is a Leafs fan as she tried to buy the franchise from Harold Ballard shortly before he died.
     
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    Didn't some Canadian rock band create a 'goal song' for the Senators?
     
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    That's a nice piece of AM trivia. I love Artie Lange singing her songs on The Howard Stern Show.

    The other AM looks rad with a mullet.
     
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    Billy talent are leaf fans, I know for a fact Ben is at least a leafs fan
     
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    Hahaha, he actually did that same bit to close out his show when he came to Massey Hall years ago.
     
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    Harry Sinden was Gord Downie’s godfather.
     
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    Sully Erna(Godsmack) is a Flames fan, I believe he became a fan when his buddy Mike Sullivan played for the team.
     
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    And I think he has a minor ownership with the Vancouver Giants.
     
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    Propagandhi wrote a song called Dear Coach's Corner, which has an audio clip in the intro of Don Cherry going off . Their lead guitarist / main vocalist Chris Hannah is a huge Leafs fan.



    (Mentions the Leafs in this song)
     
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    Im pretty sure Nickelback are all Flames fans too.
     

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