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I have plan to change music at hockey games

Updated: March 24, 2010, 12:58 PM ET
By John Buccigross

Slowly, during the silent, slushy beginnings of the NHL nine decades ago, music danced its way into hockey's DNA and venues to organically fill the gaps of hush.

In 1929, as the fledgling NHL was snowplowing on double runners through its first decade, the 3,663-pipe Barton organ was installed at Chicago Stadium, thus setting the tone for a noteworthy century of musical accompaniment at NHL arenas.

The organists were the DJs. They picked the tunes, sensed the moment ...

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