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Maple Leafs’ post-game victory song is a Miley Cyrus tune and Tyler Bozak digs it


Far be it from me to besmirch any person’s taste in music. Right now, I’m listening to Boz Scaggs right now for crying out loud. But it nevertheless is somewhat odd that the Toronto Maple Leafs, off to a torrid 6-1-0 start, have chosen Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” as the team’s post-game, in-dressing-room, victory celebration song.

And not only that, but some Maple Leafs players, including center Tyler Bozak, really like the song. And he doesn’t have a problem freely admitting to it, either.

In fact, once word started getting around about the team’s unique choice in locker room tuneage, Bozak owned up to being the man behind it.

At first, nary a Maple Leaf, perhaps somewhat embarrassed that the team is rocking out to “We Can’t Stop,” would admit that they were the player who set the Miley Cyrus celebration train in motion. Via a Toronto Star report:

“It’s certainly not my choice,” said Leaf forward Joffrey Lupul. “Whatever. As long as we keep winning, I’ll deal with it.”

Lupul would not reveal which Leaf presses play on that song.

“I don’t want to say. You can probably figure it out.”

That sent intrepid reporters on their way. Straight to Phil Kessel.

“It wasn’t my pick, but it’s all right,” said Kessel. “It probably was my buddy’s fault.”

It was assumed that the buddy Phil Kessel (he of the magnificent Team USA photos) is referring to was Bozak, and the 27-year-old took to Twitter to own up to it.

Bozak was then grilled by the media for his presumed admiration for the budding sexpot pop princess and her song.

“I think it’s a catchy song,” said Bozak, as quoted in a report from the Toronto Star. “Orrsy (Colton Orr) likes it, so if he likes it I don’t think there’s a problem with me liking it. If anyone’s got a problem with the song, they can take it up with him, I guess.”

Bozak next defended the choice, saying that whether they admit to it or not, most of the Maple Leafs players are cool with playing the track.

“What you guys don’t know is about 75 per cent of the team is on board,” said Bozak. “You guys just kind of talked to the guys that aren’t on board. You’ll never find a song that everyone agrees with, but I found it.”

Bozak admitted that he’s catching some grief on Twitter over the song choice, but guess what? He doesn’t care one bit.

“I was getting kind of razzed on Twitter a bit,” said Bozak. “But it was like some of the fans were in here listening to that song after the games with us, they were kind of getting mad at me for picking that song, but that’s all right.”

Bozak has even reached out to Cyrus on Twitter to let her know how her, uh, musicianship is inspiring the team.

There has been no response to Bozak’s message from Miley as of yet. She’s probably busy licking a power tool or sledgehammer or grinding on a jackhammer of something.

And it’s certainly not the first time that a Miley Cyrus has made inroads to the world of sports. Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki once used Miley’s “Party in the U.S.A.” track as his at-bat music.

And then there’s the “Wrecking Ball” meme that caught fire on the Internet a few weeks back, including this one involving Tom Brady. That’s nightmare fuel, man.

[H/T Puck Daddy]