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I am going to go head and say copiers...and ours is a lot better put together than theirs. Especially since they just did it for the playoffs since Hossa is mentioned.

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I know I am going to get flamed for this but...

Why would anyone even want to copy that awful song? It was bad 10 years ago, it is still bad now, but now it is infecting other areas? What's next other sports?

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You have got to love the description for the following video...

(same song... different video)

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Here is my custom made Pittsburgh Penguins Musi...

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Here is my custom made Pittsburgh Penguins Music Video to the tune of the song "Let's Go Pens" by Roger Wood.

Enjoy, and LET'S GO PENS!!!

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Got to love the irony in that bold part

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All Copyrights are Reserved and are Property of their respective owners.

AKA: Not the Pens.

That is really aggravating! It may be a lame song, but we used it before them.

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I know I am going to get flamed for this but...

Why would anyone even want to copy that awful song? It was bad 10 years ago, it is still bad now, but now it is infecting other areas? What's next other sports?

My sentiments exactly.

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i downloaded the song so i could listen to the lyrics [i can only hear the chorus at the games] and barely made it though. they lyrics are absolutely awful. but tradition is tradition I LIKE IT.

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Their version does not have Alex Trebek. Therefore, it is fraudulent.

A bad copy at that. I like it when our people actually sing. Their version has some lip-sync problems. A poor effort.

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From Pete Soto:

Gentlemen,

Here's the deal with Let's Go Canes. When I came to the team in 1999 the

song was already part of the organization. It contained lyrics with specific

players such as Keith Pirmeau. I was told at the time that the people who

created the song for us where indeed from Pittsburgh.

I do not believe that the Let's Go Pens song was created at the time but

have heard it in the time since 1999. It's a similar situation that I had in

Miami when I worked with the Dolphins - their touchdown song is a tradition

and the Houston Oilers had the exact same TD song with Houston Oilers

replacing the Miami Dolphins.

So to wit, what came first? The Canes or the Pens? From my understanding we

came first and we have also made it more of our team signature than the

Pens. I re-wrote the lyrics in 1999 to fit our new dynamics with the new

building and no Primeau-donna.

Hope that answers your question.

Pete

I sent this note to Luke last night, to which ^ was a response to:

Heres the deal. My buds and I worship the 'Lets Go Canes' song, we always thought it was so goofy and original. However, today I saw a youtube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ELgYP6srrM,

that made me shudder. After a bit of research, I found out that this song, "Lets Go Pens", was written by Roger Wood, a Pittsburgh man who wrote a very similar song for the Steelers during their Super Bowl run. This website:

http://homepage.mac.com/imagineam/steelers...ng/thesmash.htm

claims that the 'Lets Go Pens' song was written this year for the current team, and it also charges 5 bucks for a download. Here is an article about Wood where he talks about writing his football song:

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_418452.html .

This is definitely the same song, so something doesn't jive. I tried emailing CanesVision, but could not use the online email form from the RBC Center, and also could not locate an email address for Pete Soto, who I feel would have an answer for this. I just wanted to know where our song came from, and who ripped off who, because it would be terrible if this guy is charging up 5 bucks per download of a song he had no creative hand in. Maybe, just maybe the hockey news in Raleigh is slow enough right now that this could be investigated...

Thanks, sorry if this is a waste of your time but it definitely struck a chord with me

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So a pens-fan friend of mine just told me they have had that song since their first cup run. So someone copied someone, and if it is us I will be just as peeved. I'd really like to know the truth since this is very aggravating.

I fear all we will get is heresay, where is the cold hard evidence for CmonGate?

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I couldn't even listen to the song--and it ain't much of a song!

...and why the heck would they want to copy it anyways?

another point: it's sung with a come own sort of southern sounding accent to it, which makes it goofywhen the pens fans sing it.

and... another reason not to root for the pens

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

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Well, I guess I am into Redneck Hockey because I like the song. It has a good beat and is uplifting in a time of need. Now, who had it first, I cannot comment on. I did not become a hockey fan until 2000, which is when I moved to Raleigh.

So, which ever team had it first, the other needs to stop playing it and get their own song.

Just my .02 ;)

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I watched game 3 at Rudino's in Apex last week and talked to a guy that worked for the Cane's during the Greensboro years. He states he came from from the Pens organization and brought the song with him.

If I see him for game 6 there I will ask him to clarify for us.

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AKA: Not the Pens.

That is really aggravating! It may be a lame song, but we used it before them.

Late chiming in here but the University of Miami has been using it since the '90's.

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