Twas the Night Before

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    Twas the Night Before

    Twas the day of the lockout and no talks were planned
    There would be no heroics, no late night last stand
    The players and owners would fight over cash

    While the hopes and the dreams of the fans were all dashed
    They had taken to facebook and reddit and twitter

    And as the lockout drew closer their words became bitter
    “Up yours Gary Bettman!” “Screw you Donald Fehr”
    “Please don’t make another season disappear”
    But the lawyers on both sides had made up their minds
    And politely told fans we could kiss their behinds
    Despite all the owners griping and complaints
    They were handing out contracts with little restraint 
    “Four more years for Shane Doan, $18 Million for Burrows!!!”
    While the brows of the fans became wrinkled and furrowed
    “Don’t blame us” said the players “for the owners confusion”
    While their salaries climbed the fans grew disillusioned
    We don’t care about escrows, profit sharing or rollbacks
    Or if big market teams should pay a luxury tax
    We want to see hockey not hear your regrets
    or listen to lawyers posture and make threats
    And the good news for fans, who might be so inclined
    There’ll be hockey this year, you can watch it online
    The juniors and minors will still play their games
    While the NHLPA call the owners bad names
    “It won’t be as fun as the big leagues” you’ll scoff
    But it beats watching Baseball or Tennis or Golf
    And before you all know it this lockout will end
    And we’ll go back to watching the teams over spend
    And in another six years or possibly later
    We’ll find ourselves cursing a new batch of traitors
    New owners, new players and a new set of lawyers
    Brand new employees and brand new employers
    They’ll fight over money and lengths of contracts
    They’ll distort the numbers and twist all the facts
    And we’ll keep on watching and filling the stands
    Because the league knows we’re “the worlds greatest fans”
    for us it’s not business it’s a piece of our lives
    It makes us skip work and helps us survive
    It brings us together, it makes grown men weep
    It fills all our dreams when we fall fast asleep 
    So forgive us dear players and agents and owners
    If we rant and we rave and we call you all moaners
    You’re stealing our fun and you’re taking our hockey
    Forcing us to choose between Norfolk and Milwaukee 
    We won’t get to see the Kings raising their banner
    Or watch them defend it, (and do it for Tanner) 
    We’ll miss the NHL on our TV sets
    The Leafs and the Habs and the Flames and Jets
    The Sharks and the Blues, the Coyotes and Ducks
    The Wild, the Flames and Vancouver Canucks
    The Bruins and Flyers and Penguins and Red Wings
    The Rangers and Devils and the joy watching them brings 
    So I make this last plea tho I know it won’t matter
    Please cut through the jargon and bullshit and chatter
    End the lockout as quickly as you possibly can
    Or I may actually consider not being a fan
     
     
    *author unknown
     
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    Re: Twas the Night Before

    bump

     
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    Re: Twas the Night Before

    did you see the homepage ?  and you guys thought Rask's mug was too much, Grinch, and old aunt ...

    Bettman anybody ?

     
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    Re: Twas the Night Before

    In response to BsLegion's comment:
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    did you see the homepage ?  and you guys thought Rask's mug was too much, Grinch, and old aunt ...

    Bettman anybody ?

     

    [/QUOTE]

    He looks so much older than he did on draft night.

     
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    Re: Twas the Night Before

    LOL! I thought it was Buttman?

     

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