After being dead, then maybe-not-dead, then absolutely positively dead (as I tried to explain previously), the Hockey Night in Canada theme is once again maybe-there’s-hope, as the CBC brings in a lawyer to maybe hammer out a new deal.
It shows, I think, that the CBC vastly underestimated people’s connection with the song, and wants to do everything it can to save it.
UPDATE: Looks like it’s closer to dead again. CBC negotiators aren’t very optimistic.
UPDATE (June 12): Thank you Stephen Colbert. (CTV owns the Canadian rights to the Colbert Report through the CTV and Comedy networks, so he’s actually being half-serious about licensing the song.)