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Merry Christmas Habs fans!

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I ran to the living room, I had to see this--
I knew it was a sight RDS wouldn't miss.

The lights of the city shone down on the snow
It glittered, and sparkled, and gave off a glow.
But lo, what was that, could it be a mirage?
The new centennial jersey, with its whole entourage!

With a bespectacled coach, so pensive and so pro
I knew in a moment it must be Carbonneau.
More rapid than slapshots his curses they came
And he whistled and shouted and called players by name:

"Now Bégin! Now Higgins!
Now Markov and the two Kostitsyn!
On Koivu! On Kovy!
On Hamrlik and Pleky!
To the top of the circle!
To the front of the net!
Now put it away!
You can score a goal yet!"

And as with the pigeons that you'd swear couldn't fly,
Just before you step on them, take off for the sky.
So all of a sudden, the Zamboni just took flight!
I couldn't believe it, it soared like a kite!

And then, oh my god, that was my house on TV
And Pierre and Benoit were laughing with glee.
As I clicked off the tube, and was turning around,
Down the chimney Guy Carbonneau came with a bound.

He was dressed in his suit, that tan one you know,
And his clothes were all covered with ashes and snow.
There were lots of pucks in his over-the-shoulder sack,
And it looked like the weight just might break his back.

Not a smile in sight, he was wearing a frown,
It looked to me like he wanted to leave the town.
He was grim and severe, like a typical coach.
(Which only gets worse as the play-offs approach.)

He spoke not a word, but went straight to the tree,
Putting new pucks and sticks around haphazardly.
And turning to me, he broke a small grin,
And with a grimace he left the way he came in.

He sprang to the Zamboni, gave the driver a hail,
And away they all flew like the Fox comet tail.
But I heard him exclaim, ere they drove out of sight,

Adaptation from © 1996 Alison Luperchio​
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