Twas the week before Christmas, when all through Long Island,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
The Banners were hung in Barclays rafters with care,
In hopes that a Tavares signing, soon would be there.
The Islanders were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Stanley Cups danced in their heads.
And Ledecky in glasses and Garth reviewing the cap,
Had just settled in for their long winter’s nap.
When out on the twitter there arose such a clatter,
Every fan on the internet sprang to see what was the matter.
Away to my browser I flew like a flash,
Opened safari and typed ‘Newsday’ real fast.
The glow on the screen of my beat up Iphone
Gave the lustre of mid day to Baumbachs’s brief quotes
When, to what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But the news we won Belmont, the bid had been cleared.
With a savvy new owner, so lively and lavish,
I believe for a moment we could now sign Tavares!
If Johnny’s now happy his teammates won’t change
At my desk, I shouted, and called them by name!
Now Anders! Now, Bailey! Now, Pulock and Zeker!
On Boychuk! On Leddy! On, Barzal and Clutter!
To the top of the Metro! To the top of them all!
Now Dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!
And then, in a twinkling, I knew who to be thanking
The hero of Long Island and partner of Malkin
I will say that I love him, I will do so respectfully
But Good Cheer to your family, I love you Ledecky
He said all the right words, he has gone straight to work
He knew we suffered from past owners, those jerks
And keeping his promise, to us fans in New York.
He got us our stadium, in Belmont Park
Silent as singing on all Holy Night,
On Tuesday, the owner and GM kept their mouths shut tight.
They waited to Wednesday, to announce the next phase.
Before confirming our dreams, may Bossy be praised
But during that night’s game, pucks flying like missiles,
Weight sprang to the bench, to his team gave a whistle,
With a wink to the camera I heard him yell, “Alright!,
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night.”