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Team North America needs help picking goal song

Drake, Blink 182, Toys R Us jingle among Twitter suggestions

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

The World Cup of Hockey 2016 begins Saturday in Toronto and Team North America isn't quite ready yet. It's still looking for a goal song and took to Twitter to ask fans for help.

Tweet from @TeamNA_WCH: Hey fans, we need a goal song for #WCH2016 in Toronto. Any suggestions? Reply with #TeamNA. pic.twitter.com/o7YbF8C5FL

The upstart team comprised of NHL players age 23 and younger received some brilliant responses, including from the Buffalo Sabres, who offered North America their song to borrow.

Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: @TeamNA_WCH Let Me Clear My Throat by DJ Kool. �� #TeamNA

Perhaps in a sign of the times, the legendary 1966 song "The Kids Are Alright" by The Who was not included in suggestions. But many responders offered other age-related songs, including "What's My Age, Again?" by Blink 182, "Youth Gone Wild" by Skid Row, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana and the old Toys R Us jingle.

Watch: Youtube Video

Another proposal, "Jumpman" by Atlanta rapper Future and Toronto rapper Drake (specifically for the "Them boys up to something" lyric), would play to the American and Canadian makeup of the team.

North America has a little time to decide on a song. Its first home game is against Team Russia on Monday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN2, SN, TVA Sports), at Air Canada Centre.

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