Twas the night before NHL Free Agency, tomorrow a day filled with wows
no player was more eager, than in the Heatley house.
The managers evaluated their free agents with care,
in hopes that their acquisitions would bring a cup this year.
Gary Bettman was nestled, all snug in his bed
for he's only happy no team's in Hamilton.
And in the town, that bares the leaf
Brian Burke brings the 42-year-old cup drought fans relief.
When out on this day we expect contracts to shatter
and our old buddy Eklund for bringing crazy rumor chatter. (the guys nuts)
Away to the teams, these players go oh so fast
all who hope their former salaries are now surpassed.
For each players destination, for no body knows
for only the biggest contract, is where that player will go. (so true)
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear
Brian Burke and Bob Gainey, fighting up there!
With a loud booming voice, so fiery and loud
one only knew that Glen Sather was around.
More rapid than ever, the GM's a'came
all playing the newly acquainted Heatley game.
"Once Thrasher! now Senator! Now leaving for new!
"On fire he twas!" shouted the Bidders adieu!
To the front of the league! To the Top of the scoring of all!
Now come to us, come to us Danny, and end this rugged brawl!
Then Mr. Bettman sprang to his phones, to his managers gave a whistle
and the free agency period began, like a shot of a missile.
But I heard his exclaim before he hung up the phone
"HAPPY SHOPPING, AND FOR WHERE THE PLAYERS GO IS UNKNOWN!"
Good luck to every ones favorite teams tomorrow, and happy bidding!
(PS. Hope you enjoyed this article!)