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Canucks team up with … Metallica?

Sep 6, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT

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The Vancouver Canucks announced that they “partnered” with Metallica to raise $35K for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

That’s a fantastic contribution to a great cause, which bolsters the less-noble cause of making really corny jokes.

Go ahead and enter your own in the comments, but here are a few groan-worthy bits to get the ball rolling:

  • Tampa Bay really needs to do this too and exploit the “Ride the Lightning” tie-ins.
  • Sure, the Canucks have their fair share of pests, but Metallica dealt with Napster.
  • Dave Mustaine couldn’t make either team!*
  • It’s a bad idea to play “Nothing else matters” while showing clips of the Stanley Cup in Vancouver.
  • A Canucks partnership has nothing on the oddness that was Metallica’s collaboration with Lou Reed.

One other bit of comments fun: match up Metallica members with Canucks/players. (Cory Schneider is so Jason Newsted.)

* – Sorry.

  1. cerealrapist - Sep 6, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Clever subtitle

  2. pantherpro - Sep 7, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    James Nesmith lives in Sharks territory ! What up Jimbo?

  3. grudenthediva - Sep 7, 2012 at 1:47 AM

    They already have AC/DC for ‘Thunderstruck’.

    Angus >Lars

    • James O'Brien - Sep 7, 2012 at 2:37 AM

      I think there’s room in the St. Pete Times forum for two weather-related puns.

      Is Angus > Kirk though?

      • ravenscaps48 - Sep 7, 2012 at 9:52 AM

        Kirk > Everyone else

      • sabatimus - Sep 7, 2012 at 11:01 AM

        I love Metallica. They were the reason I picked up a guitar in the first place. But after studying his technique for years it’s pretty safe to say that Kirk is very overrated. He recycles his solos a lot.

      • ron05342 - Sep 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM

        @sabatimus — typical musician attitude, idolize a guy then call him lame after you learn the riffs.

        Perhaps you should go back to your roots…and realize he was behind your motivation to learn the guitar…everyone who plays can be just as good as the rest, it just takes practice.

        But I hate the music industry. So full of so many arrogant, hate-filled pricks who are in reality self-esteem challenged.

      • sabatimus - Sep 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM

        Hey ron, you seem to know so much about me already, what else can I say?

      • tbbolts91 - Sep 7, 2012 at 4:17 PM

        Tampa Bay Times Forum**

  4. t16rich - Sep 7, 2012 at 4:36 AM

    Obviously. We love thrashing metal. Just look at what we did to all those cars in 1994 and 2011.

    • sabatimus - Sep 7, 2012 at 10:58 AM

      Shoulda played “Fight Fire with Fire” at those times.

  5. jason9696 - Sep 7, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Good band. Loser hockey team.

  6. ch0pstyx - Sep 7, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    They were immediately traded with Luongo to Florida for a zamboni and Pantera box set.

    • t16rich - Sep 7, 2012 at 2:19 PM

      Pantera box set? Sold.

    • kitshky - Sep 7, 2012 at 7:20 PM

      If it’s a trade between Florida and Van … pretty sure Florida would offer to throw in a few 1st round draft picks.

  7. thedavesiknowiknow - Sep 7, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Did they get the band, or the sad sellout fortune 500 company? Wacka wacka!

  8. csilojohnson - Sep 8, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Really 35k. They should just give that away. Good music performed by complete dbags.

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