Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The NHL's Goal Horns, In Order

30. Carolina Hurricanes

29. Montreal Canadiens

28. Columbus Blue Jackets

27. Anaheim Ducks

26. Toronto Maple Leafs

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deepomega (#1,720)

Thanks for the new ring tones!

s. (#775)

Here's today's useless bit of trivia: the Canucks' goal horn is a recording of a boat whistle from BC Ferries, which sponsors the team (and is the worst organization in the world).

belltolls (#184)

@s. The Canucks have an unsportsmanlike horn.

TheRtHonPM (#10,481)

@s. I was wondering why it sounded like the crushing of a small pleasure craft.

Vicky (#7,168)

@s. That is TREMENDOUS (but still pretty lousy as a goal horn).

Matthew Perpetua (#2,418)

In these sounds I hear the teenage rebellion music of tomorrow.

Kevin (#4,518)

FOURTEEN? I don't understand. I love my goal horn like I love my children.

Detroit's should be higher, because you can subtly make out the SLAP! of an octopus hitting the ice in there.

belltolls (#184)

The Blackhawks have the best one.


@Choire Sicha Did you play them all at once, too?!

Consonants (#7,953)

OK, I've heard people complaining about the Hurricanes one before — but I don't get it. What's so bad about it?

What I really dislike is the end-of-period sound in Boston. That stupid siren.

blacknblueland (#11,281)


Finally we have a post season victory!

Matt (#26)

Too bad the Caps only have one guy who can make it do that.

Mike Vliet@twitter (#11,509)

@Matt Yea like the 7 players who all scored over twenty goals on the season last year right? or do you mean the 9 players that have over 25 points this season? Nice factual insult attempt

KristaJulieva (#588)

I'm left with a slight case of tinnitus and an appetite for Sunn O))).

hockeymom (#143)

I am against the intermingling of horn and police siren. The sound is unpure.

selenized (#5,714)

It is kind of sad that the Oilers horn ranks so highly, given how infrequently it is heard of late.

hazmathilda (#839)

And! There's a huge terrifying Thrasher (the bird) head on the ceiling and when they score, FIRE comes out!

David Cho (#3)

Just an FYI, the pagination was done because there were so many sound files on one page and it was making it load reeeeally slow, not because we're trying to be dicks! Sorry!

Mr. B (#10,093)

@David Cho This is totally unrelated, but WHO IS NUMBER ONE IT'S DRIVING ME CRAZY

David Cho (#3)

It's an admin account that isn't used by anyone…

Mr. B (#10,093)

@David Cho Thanks! Let me just state for the record that I had some bourbon in me when I posted the above, so I feel a little silly about it now.

David Cho (#3)

Eh, it happens!

keisertroll (#1,117)

@David Cho Dammit I thought it was a ST:TNG in-joke.

theheckle (#621)

@David Cho Auction it off! Some of these Awl readers have got to be rich. Okay, one. Maybe? Or maybe they've got an inheritance coming to them?

MollyculeTheory (#4,519)

Listening to each one for about 1-2 seconds in order sounds like an avant-garde organ concert. Steve Reich v. Melvins.

Alternate title: Listicle Without Commentary: Condoms, In Order Of Her Pleasure

keisertroll (#1,117)

This makes me even more proud to be a Flyers fan.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Does Union Pacific get royalties?

zidaane (#373)

The Capitals horn sounds just like a night I spent at a hotel next to Washington Circle. I got a very good rate.

keisertroll (#1,117)

And yet no mention of Brass Bonanza. That's some real Stalin shit right here.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Also, although it's an NFL thing, no John Riggins diesel horn?! C'MON!!!

Emma@twitter (#11,324)

Hell yeah! I'm a Thrashers fan and we're number one at something woohoo!! (We were also first in avoiding shutouts this year, I believe; we only had one, although we inflicted a few on other teams.)

And yes, the giant flaming bird heads that shoot fire when the Thrashers score at home are an epic sight to behold.

Personally I love the 'Canes one. Gets the crowd pumped at games and sounds different from all the others.

The Habs' horn sounds remarkably like that of a burning cop car.

Vicky (#7,168)

@ACME Sales Rep.@twitter It is actually, as discussed upthread, a ferry horn. Fellow bottom(-of-the-list) dweller Carolina's is a hurricane warning siren, which is also cool but weak in comparison to the other horns.

Also, I am sort of convinced that Anaheim's is a recording of a traffic accident.

And the Sens' includes crowd noise. How WWE of them.

John McGarry (#5,590)

When I flipped through this in my Google Reader, I misskimmed the title as 'The NHL's Goat Horns, In Order' and thought it some sort of commentary on the intersection of hockey and metal. Listicle of players' metal-band-worthy mullets? I guess, if played properly, this list is pretty metal.

This may be the single most subjective thing I've ever read here. I hear nothing in #1 that isn't as good in #30.

Could you please hook one of these up to the "Post Comment" button?

Oakland (#11,478)

All about the sharks. This is how we do

chocolatemilk (#162,956)

where did you find the horns without the songs? i am trying to create a goalhorn for my team, and i dont know where to look for the horn itself. help me?

What's with all the hate on the Canucks? GO CANUCKS GO!!!

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