A Capitals Christmas

Posted December 24, 2012

Photo Illustration by Alena Schwarz

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the rink,

Not a creature was stirring and it lacked players’ stink.

The skates were all hung in the lockers with care,

In hopes that the players would all soon be there.

The fans lay restless all tight in their beds,

While visions of Cups were won in their heads.

With Ovi and Backstrom in the KHL,

Those craving good hockey are living in hell.

But out on the ice there is still a clatter,

Players are playing, the lockout don’t matter.

Ted sees his savings disappear in a flash,

Because none of the fans are spending their cash.

Since it’s Christmas, it’s time to believe,

That the owners and players have a trick up their sleeves,

But games have been cancelled through Jan. 14,

And Gary “Grinch” Bettman is still horribly mean.

What a bad Christmas this has become,

We’re now on day ‘100 of dumb.’

So on this night we fans have a simple plea,

Please bring back a season for a reasonable fee.


Happy holidays from Caps Outsider. We hope to bring you NHL coverage in 2013.