Nate Schmidt – “Mambo No. 5” by Lou Bega
Initial Reaction: Really? I guess there is some symmetry with being a one-hit wonder.
Assumed reason for selection: Angela, Pamela, Sandra, or Rita picked it out for him? I have no clue. It seems to fit the Nate Schmidt brand. Quirky and loveable but in small doses.
Song Choice Rating: 1 star
Preferred Choice: I don’t believe I have had any firsthand experience with a player as gregarious as Nate Schmidt. As such, the pick here is “The Joker” by the Steve Miller Band. I doubt he midnight tokes, but all the player interviews this year suggest he is always up for a good time.
Mix-tape, CD, or streaming guy: Given his selection of song, I wager that Nate doesn’t listen to much music and is content with whatever is on the radio.
Will we hear this song frequently this year? Schmidt is not a goal scorer, but he has looked spritely in the first 6 games. I thought perhaps he was a step slow last season, but given the green light from Coach Bones to jump into the play has rejuvenated him a little. He is talented with the puck.
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If you have your own picks, please feel free to send them along or post them below in the comments section! I’ll tally the best ones and perhaps we start an alternative Spotify playlist.