Frank did insist...
Thanks guys, I didn't realize that an impromptu appropriation of a children's classic could be so well received...
& yes, Pensfan8725. It's exactly like Christmas morning!
Twas the night before the Opener, when all through the Consol
Not a creature was stirring, the Flyers even less so.
The equipment was hung in the lockers with care,
In hopes that Sid Crosby soon would be there.
So there I rest, all nestled snug in my bed,
While visions of Geno & Staalsy danced in my head.
Remembering the Habs & the goddamned Caps
I need to shake off this rust from my long winter’s nap.
Down the red carpet, the Pens went straight to his work,
Thinking of Captain Elbows thinking, “Boy, what a jerk!”
I’m looking forward to seeing Cookie break his nose,
And Flower stopping the puck to the chorus of “Bravos!”
Our new defense was stout,
That was never in doubt,
Off Hartnell’s stick, pucks will be stripped,
Pucks ricochet off Michalek’s hip.
Staalkingrad will scare the hell out of Leighton
Why he woke up today, he’ll be debating.
I see Tangradi & I keep forgetting he’s a rookie
Gimme a second, I need to find my bookie.
When Free Candy’s out there’ll be such a clatter,
Pronger will be on the ice & Richards will be asking what was the matter.
Down the boards goes Geno like a flash,
The only defense the Flyers have, is for the ref to call slash
There goes the power play, so lively and quick,
Off goes the puck, off Crosby’s stick.
More rapid than eagles his shot it came,
Through the back of the net and we’ll scream his name!
He sprang to his feet as the siren went,
And away the Flyers lskatedd all tired & spent
And we’ll hear Mike Lange as he cheered at the sight
Good Lord guys, it’s FINALLY HOCKEY NIGHT!!!