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Walk-up songs: Canadiens edition

From country to hip-hop with an old classic thrown in the mix, find out what your favorite Habs would pick as their walk-up songs

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - With baseball season underway, the Canadiens wanted to join in the fun and pick their walk-up songs. Here's what they went with.

Note: some songs contain explicit language. Listener discretion is advised.

Jesperi Kotkaniemi

The 18-year-old Finn took a bit of time before giving his final answer. Not being a big music fan, Kotkaniemi went with an ever-popular song these days, In My Feelings by Drake.

The centerman suggested a few changes to the lyrics, however:

KK, do you love me? Are you riding?
Say you'll never ever leave from beside me

In My Feelings - Drake

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Andrew Shaw

Unlike his teammate, Andrew Shaw didn't hesitate when asked. The forward, who just completed the most productive season of his career, went for Aloe Blacc's I'm The Man. Shaw's explanation for the pick was also an easy one: he's the man of the moment.

I'm The Man - Aloe Blacc

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Phillip Danault

Wanting to pay tribute to his sport, Danault went with an old classic: The Hockey Song by Stompin' Tom Connors.

The Victoriaville native took a lot of pride in his ability to recite the words:

Oh! The good ol' hockey game, is the best game you can name.
And the best game you can name, is the good ol' hockey game.

The Hockey Song - Stompin' Tom Connors

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Max Domi

Domi is a big music fan, whether it be hip hop, rock, country, or pop, so he had a hard time landing on just one song. But the Habs' leading scorer this season was emphatic: he would have to go with a hip hop tune for his walk-up song. He ended up deciding on Modern Slavery from Huncho Jack, Travis Scott, and Quavo.

Modern Slavery - Huncho Jack, Travis Scott & Quavo

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Victor Mete

We all know about Mete's love for 21 Savage thanks to the video below, even if his roommate Kotkaniemi does not approve at all.

Video: Kotkaniemi and Mete share a tour of their hotel room

That said, the 20-year-old defenseman might end up surprising many because he went with a country track for his walk-up song.

Mete chose Rain Is A Good Thing by Luke Bryan.

And just for your information, KK also disapproves of this choice by his good friend.

Rain Is a Good Thing - Luke Bryan

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Shea Weber

Mete isn't the only country lover in the Montreal locker room. A fishing aficionado, captain Shea Weber went with Luke Bryan's Huntin', Fishin' And Lovin' Every Day.

Huntin', Fishin' And Lovin' Every Day - Luke Bryan

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Nate Thompson

For his part, Nate Thompson went with something a little heavier, opting for Eddie Vedder's iconic vocals in the Pearl Jam classic Even Flow.

Even Flow - Pearl Jam

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Jordie Benn

Jordie Benn, meanwhile, took it up a notch in the heavy department, picking Dr. Feelgood from American metal band Mötley Crüe.

Dr. Feelgood - Mötley Crüe

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Brendan Gallagher

Brendan Gallagher's passion for baseball is well- known. The Canadiens' leading goal-scorer the past two seasons couldn't narrow it down to just one song for his walk-up, so we'll just leave his country music playlist here.

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