'Twas The Night Before Playoffs
Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:11 PM
‘Twas the night before Playoffs, and all through the Joe
Not a player was skating, not fast and not slow;
The jerseys were hung from the rafters with care.
Stevie, Sid, Gordie, Terry, Ted, and Alex were there.
The fans in Detroit were all snug in their beds,
While Stanley Cup fever danced ‘round in their heads;
Kirk Maltby, Kris Draper, Brad Stuart, you see,
Would star in their dreams of what would soon be.
Next day on the ice there would be such a clatter,
That, for true fans of hockey, nothing else would matter .
Away to the arena, we fly like a flash,
(Unless we can’t get tickets, ‘cause we don’t have the cash).
The laser light show on the freshly groomed ice
Would light up the way as we welcome our guys!
Then, what to our wondering eyes should appear,
But the best of the NHL, as least so far this year.
With a Captain named Lidstrom, and a forward named ‘Tuzzi
We knew in a moment we all could be woozy.
More rapid than eagles, the players they came,
And we whistled and shouted, and called them by name;
“Now Rafalski! Now Kronwall! Now, go, Andreas Lilja!
On Datsyuk! On Zetterberg! And, Valtteri Filppula!
Into the Playoffs! With the best of the League!
There’s no turning back! There will be no fatigue!
As the Coyotes and the Sharks and the Blackhawks all cry,
When they meet with the Wings, and their Stanley dreams die.
As the Penguins do crumble, and Montreal meets with fate,
The Devils and Capitals will just have to wait.
For now, in a twinkling, no rest for the weary
Here’s Franzen!, and Helm!, and Danny Cleary
There’s Meech and Ericsson and Jimmy in net
Drew Miller, Patrick Eaves,The best fourth line yet
Then, dressed up so nicely, in the best they could find,
The coaches line up, with the trainers behind.
There’s MacLean and McCrimmon, and our golden Mike Babcock.
And, of course, Ozzie, the world’s best back up!
Our eyes, how they twinkle! Our hearts are so merry!
With Redmond to comment, or maybe Don Cherry.
With a wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Mike soon had assured us we had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, these guys know how to win
To The Finals we go, we can do this again.
They spring to the ice, as the referees whistle,
In pursuit of the Cup they will fly like a missile.
And the fans will exclaim, whether they lose or they win,
“Go, Red Wings! We Love You! What a great year it’s been!”
Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:13 PM
Edited by crotty99, 13 April 2010 - 09:15 PM.
Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:24 PM
Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:31 PM
"If I could sum up my career in Detroit, I was a perfect goalie for the team at the perfect time. I just wanted to be a Red Wing, that's it." Chris Osgood, July 19, 2011
Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:33 PM
"He even ate with women who at that time were accorded the same status as the family donkey. Are we willing to break bread with, say, child sex slaves, transgender teens and undocumented workers? Because when Jesus comes back to Earth, that's where he'll be hanging."
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:05 PM
"All done? Five bucks." - Pavel Datsyuk after an interview
"Very few cities in the NHL have the history or the following of the Detroit Red Wings." - Steve Yzerman
Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:11 PM
I LIVE IN TEXAS SO I DON'T DESERVE HOCKEY
Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:25 PM
Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:30 PM
Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:32 PM
This truly does feel like Christmas Eve. And what can I say? It's the most wonderful time of the year. That was absolutely fantastic and if it turned into a children's book I would buy it in a heartbeat for my little cousins.
It's crazy isn't it. I have to keep reminding myself its only series 1, game 1. So excited.
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