Gotta Hear It: New Jersey Devils unveil new goal song

In the first of a two-part interview, Daren Millard sat down with former long-time Devils president and now Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello about the transition, the team challenges and what one must sacrifice for the good of the team.

A fresh hockey season spells a fresh goal song for the New Jersey Devils, whose fan base has managed to find a way to chant “You suck!” during the club’s previous three or four celebratory tunes.

Honestly, we’re losing track. But this one could just stick.

The Devils unveiled their new jam, “Howl,” by local rock band Gaslight Anthem on Monday.

Here is the full tune:

For years the Devils’ red-lamp parties were set to Gary Glitter’s iconic but tainted “Rock and Roll, Part 2.” Under pressure to ditch the song in light of Glitter’s sexual abuse conviction, New Jersey has since tried out Bon Jovi’s “This Is Our House,” The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” and, last season, an original song by Rich Andruska called “Devils Rule,” a poorly received “Rock and Roll, Part 2” knockoff. (We ranked it 24th in our 2014-15 Goal Song Power Rankings.)

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Because the Devils acted local this time, we could see 2012’s “Howl” — an up-beat arena rocker with an easy-to-sing hook — lasting more than one season.

In other goal song news, both the Buffalo Sabres and San Jose Sharks (one of the last teams clinging to Glitter’s controversial jock jam) will be unveiling a new goal song this season, too, as voted on by their fans. (Looks like this is a top contender for the Sharks.)

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