'Twas the Week Before Christmas: An Ode to the NHL

Mark RitterSenior Writer IDecember 18, 2009

MIAMI - DECEMBER 14:  Fans talk with Santa Claus as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Miami Dolphins at Dolphin Stadium on December 14, 2008 in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the 49ers 14-9.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Written By: Mark "The Hard Hitter" Ritter

Twas the week before Christmas and all the through League,
Parody was everywhere, adding to the intrigue.

Avalanche and Kings surprise us this year, whilst Lightning and Hurricanes, bring up the rear.

Super Saturdays and Winter Classics headline the year's events, there is even a chance the Coyotes will get out of their mess.

Brodeur and Crosby are still the key players, they are sure to lead Canada, which does no other countries any favors.

There’s Tukka and Penner and Horton—who you know could hear a who—there’s even that scrooge Heatley and a Peverley, too!

There’s Ovi and Kovi and Marty and Mikko, they thrill us each night and the fans yell out Neat-o!

When it’s time for a Miller, to Buffalo we go, here’s hoping the Winter Classic is not played in the snow.

The Olympics are coming, no All-Stars this year, but with gold medals on the line, I am sure NHL fans will still cheer.

The most festive players would be Kane and Green, both players play on teams that just have to be seen.

There’s no need to "Stamer" to see what’s the matter, the NHL is alive and well, so let’s pick up the chatter.

Enjoy a good Christmas and a happy New Year, sleep well with the knowledge that the playoffs soon will be here.

Until next time,