Pacific Division power rankings based on... goal horns

The goal horn is one of the most underappreciated parts of the NHL. Which Pacific Division team has the best horn? Where do the Vegas Golden Knights stand?
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The goal horn is one of the most underappreciated parts of the NHL. It celebrates a team putting a puck past a goaltender and adding to their score. It also gets the fans fired up, making their involvement heavier than usual. Whether it's teams in the Pacific Division or the Metropolitan Division, it's become a necessity for hockey fans. Not many people think about goal horns in hockey, yet they give us a boosted dose of dopamine when a goal's scored. Vegas Golden Knights fans know the feeling when it comes to T-Mobile Arena.

Some examples of great goal horns include the Pittsburgh Penguins, specifically during playoff time. Who wouldn't want to "party hard" after Sidney Crosby scores a crucial third-period goal? Another great example is the Chicago Blackhawks, where Madison Avenue serenades the city with "Chelsea Dagger." In fact, it's become the de facto theme for hockey in the Windy City.

Of course, there are some duds that fall flat on its face (looking at you, Washington). However, it's a relatively celebrated concept that needs more love. That's especially true with the Stanley Cup playoffs in full swing. Imagine getting a game-winning goal like Barclay Goodrow did in Madison Square Garden in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals. That goal drove New York crazy, with the momentum swinging towards the Rangers.

With that, it's time for another installment of the Pacific Division power rankings. This time, let's look at which teams have the best goal horns for the season. Which horns make fans leap for joy and get the crowd fired up? Which ones got the dud in the realm of firing up the crowd? Where are the Vegas Golden Knights in these rankings? Here are the best horns on the West Coast... and some of the worst.

8.) Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers are the last Pacific Division team standing in the Stanley Cup playoffs. It's all thanks to superstars Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and the surging Zach Hyman. Currently, they're locked in a tough battle in the Western Conference Finals with the Dallas Stars. So will fans hear a good goal horn once the series rolls into Edmonton?

If you love a good chant, this will be perfect. There are plenty of "ohs" and "ahs" to it, which go with McDavid firing lasers into the net. After all, it fits modern times and is good for the average hockey fan. So it should be good for NHL fans with its various nuances.

But it just sounds... safe. It's too generic and feels like a missed opportunity to have fun. For example, "Dup Dup" by Mickey Krause was fun. It got the crowd going and was extremely upbeat. Imagine McDavid scoring and hearing this song blare. It would get anybody jumping up and down. In fact, the Colorado Avalanche have used a modified version of that song for their own goal horn. Instead, you have a sad excuse that doesn't inspire much for regulars. The whole experience feels like you've been run over by a freight train.