Twas the night before Christmas, not a single soul stirring, all NHL arenas standing empty, with both fans and players being home for the holidays.
After the food is packed away, the wine bottles corked, players head to bed with visions of protein bars and play-off victories dancing in their dreams.
However, one man is still up with a long night ahead of him. Unbeknownst to some, Santa has been keeping careful watch on players, GM and administrators alike.
Creating a list, crossing off names and pondering his gifts.
That's right, Santa's checkin' his list twice for these NHL stars.
Here are some of the names that were found on his list...