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#1 Peadydog

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:43 AM



Again, with my humble thanks to the original author,



‘Twas The Night Before Playoffs

‘Twas the night before Playoffs and all through the Joe
Not a player was skating, not even Mike Modano.
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.
Valtteri Filppula, 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, at 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! No, go, Jiri Hudler!
On Datsyuk! On Zetterberg! And, now, Abdelkader!
Into the Playoffs! With the best of the League!
There’s no turning back! There will be no fatigue!”

“There’s Holmstrom!, and Emmerton!, and Ruslan Salei!
Jan Mursak! Doug Janik! They’re all on their way!
Thanks to Joey MacDonald and Tomas Tatar!
We got to this point, and we know we’ll go far!”

For now, in a twinkling, no rest for the weary
Here’s Franzen! And Helm! And Danny Cleary!!
There’s Kindl and Ericsson and Jimmy in net.
Drew Miller, Patrick Eaves, the best fourth line yet!

As the Coyotes and the Sharks and Canucks all cry,
When they meet with the Wings, and their Stanley dreams die.
As the Penguins do crumble and Montreal meets with fate,
The Bruins and Capitals will just have to wait.

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 head coach Mike Babcock
And, of course, Ozzie, the world’s best back-up

Ken Daniels makes the calls, he’s in no hurry
And between the benches, who else but Larry Murphy!
Our eyes, how they twinkle! Our hearts are so merry!
With Redmond to comment, or maybe Don Cherry.

Not at the Joe to help the nation cheer,
Instead in the car, with Ken Cal in my ear.
Sitting, waiting for the Red Wings to shine
"He shoots and scoooorrres!” is the perfect sign.

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!”

GO WINGS!!!

Edited by Peadydog, 12 April 2011 - 02:42 PM.


#2 DEVILSWATERBOY

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:57 AM

:thumbup:



Again, with my humble thanks to the original author,


‘Twas The Night Before Playoffs

‘Twas the night before Playoffs and all through the Joe
Not a player was skating, not even Mike Modano.
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.
Valtteri Filppula, 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, at 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! No, go, Jiri Hudler!
On Datsyuk! On Zetterberg! And, now, Abdelkader!
Into the Playoffs! With the best of the League!
There’s no turning back! There will be no fatigue!”

“There’s Holmstrom!, and Emmerton!, and Ruslan Salei!
Jan Mursak! Doug Janik! They’re all on their way!
Thanks to Joey MacDonald and Tomas Tatar!
We got to this point, and we know we’ll go far!”

For now, in a twinkling, no rest for the weary
Here’s Franzen! And Helm! And Danny Cleary!!
There’s Kindl and Ericsson and Jimmy in net.
Drew Miller, Patrick Eaves, the best fourth line yet!

As the Coyotes and the Sharks and Canucks all cry,
When they meet with the Wings, and their Stanley dreams die.
As the Penguins do crumble and Montreal meets with fate,
The Bruins and Capitals will just have to wait.

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 head coach Mike Babcock
And, of course, Ozzie, the world’s best back-up

Ken Daniels makes the calls, he’s in no hurry
And between the benches, who else but Larry Murphy!
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!”

GO WINGS!!!



#3 wingnut40

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:41 AM

This is REALLY cute!!! Haha I would do something like this. I'm really impressed with how they fit like every player in so nicely. :clap:

There’s no turning back! There will be no fatigue!

My favorite line!
Go rest high on that mountain, cause son your work on Earth is done. Go to Heaven a'shouting love for the Father and the Son. Ruslan Salei, Brad McCrimmon, Stefan Liv, Pavol Demitra, and the entire Lokomotiv team.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:50 AM



Again, with my humble thanks to the original author,


‘Twas The Night Before Playoffs

‘Twas the night before Playoffs and all through the Joe
Not a player was skating, not even Mike Modano.
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.
Valtteri Filppula, 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, at 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! No, go, Jiri Hudler!
On Datsyuk! On Zetterberg! And, now, Abdelkader!
Into the Playoffs! With the best of the League!
There’s no turning back! There will be no fatigue!”

“There’s Holmstrom!, and Emmerton!, and Ruslan Salei!
Jan Mursak! Doug Janik! They’re all on their way!
Thanks to Joey MacDonald and Tomas Tatar!
We got to this point, and we know we’ll go far!”

For now, in a twinkling, no rest for the weary
Here’s Franzen! And Helm! And Danny Cleary!!
There’s Kindl and Ericsson and Jimmy in net.
Drew Miller, Patrick Eaves, the best fourth line yet!

As the Coyotes and the Sharks and Canucks all cry,
When they meet with the Wings, and their Stanley dreams die.
As the Penguins do crumble and Montreal meets with fate,
The Bruins and Capitals will just have to wait.

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 head coach Mike Babcock
And, of course, Ozzie, the world’s best back-up

Ken Daniels makes the calls, he’s in no hurry
And between the benches, who else but Larry Murphy!
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!”

GO WINGS!!!

:clap: LETS GO RED WINGS
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#5 CrimsonFlame

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:55 AM

Great poem, just one question. No love for Ken Cal? What about people who might be driving home during the game?

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:27 AM

Great poem, just one question. No love for Ken Cal? What about people who might be driving home during the game?


Lots of love for Ken Cal!!! Write the verse and we'll add it!

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:55 AM

Great work, guys! Thanks for taking the time to put it together! :thumbup: :clap:

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 11:24 AM

Not at the Joe to help the nation cheer,
Instead in the car, with Ken Cal in my ear.
Sitting, waiting for the Wings to shine
"He shoots and scoooorrres! is the perfect sign.
What kind of color is red? Red is a warning. A declaration. A color that says I'm ready to do what it takes. Red is focused and Driven because red doesn't like second place. So what Kind of color is red? Our kind" - The Red Wing Army

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:01 PM

Not at the Joe to help the nation cheer,
Instead in the car, with Ken Cal in my ear.
Sitting, waiting for the Wings to shine
"He shoots and scoooorrres! is the perfect sign.


Thanks! It's been added!!! Check out the OP!

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:08 PM

Well done! :clap:

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:15 PM



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.



This is the best verse. Awesome. GO WINGS!

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:35 PM

I am so Psyched. I wasn't earlier this week but now I'm excited to go to bed and get out of work so I can watch the wings playoff game. I will be up watching Chi/Vancouver as well, as I think other than watching the wings, that will be the most entertaining series. And it'll be on CBC.
U GUYS ARE FUKIN ANYOING IM GONNA COME DOWN THERE AND KILL ALL YALL THE ONLY THING THAT SAVED UR TEAM WAS OSGOOD AND OSSGOOD SUKS 2 JUST LIKE UR WHOLE FUKIN TEAM I HOPE U HEARD THIS AND THINK CAUSE ALL I GOT TO SAY TO U IS UR A BUNCH OF FUKIN IDIOTS BARONS A HOOSER CUSE HE WENT TO UR TEAM AND I HOPE U GUYS SHOULD SEND UR TEAM TO ANOTHER CITY CAUSE U GUYS ARE A BUNCH OF FUKIN WHINERS GO CANUCKS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! --- A canucks fan on stltoday.com

This was so funny I had to set it as my sig.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:31 PM

That is so much win. Edgar Allen Poe would be proud.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:39 PM

love this. can't wait til tomorrow

Edited by hockeychik25, 12 April 2011 - 08:39 PM.

Piet Van Zant and Kevin Rand better watch out, one day I will be athletic trainer for the wings or tigers! :)

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:53 PM

Yea this is epic for sure. I posted it to my Facebook and my other Red Wing fan friends ate that s*** up like special brownies.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:58 PM

Ken Daniels makes the calls, he’s in no hurry
And eating those dollar hot dogs, who else but Larry Murphy!

Fixed it for ya! :P





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