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NHL HAIKU – STANLEY CUP FINALS EDITION

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The finals are here!

Below, the tale of the tape

Rendered in haiku

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NHL HAIKU – PLAYOFF PREVIEW EDITION

The postseason’s here!

Check out each first round series

Rendered in haiku.

The Penguins Go to Gotham (Penguins at Rangers)*

All O and no D

Makes Pittsburgh vulnerable

Season champs should roll

Canadian Civil War, East Edition (Senators at Canadiens)*

Hammond versus Price

Each game could be a shutout

That’s the Sens’ best hope

The Yzerman Cup (Red Wings at Lightning)*

Bolts’ potent offence

Should own Detroit’s goaltenders

This one could be quick

Lamplighters’ Ball (Islanders at Capitals)*

Tons of emotion

Plus Ovi v. Tavares

Expect a barn-burner

The Teemu Cup (Jets at Ducks)*

The Jets are so cute!

Everyone’s rooting for them!

They’re gonna get crushed

Midwest Mayhem (Wild at Blues)*

The Blues’ strong skaters

Meet Minny’s sizzling goalie

Dubnyk will decide

Divisional Format Special (Blackhawks at Predators)*

Tough draw for Nashville

Can injured Kane still play hard?

If so, Preds are dead

Canadian Civil War, West Edition (Flames at Canucks)*

Canucks lucked out here

New format spared them the Hawks

Still might need 7

How Many Games Will the Winners Need?

5: Rangers, Lightning

7: Blackhawks, Canucks, Blues

6: Habs, Ducks, Isles

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Add to each preview:

“Unless a goalie gets hot –

Then all bets are off.”

All You Really Need To Know

Repeat after me:

“Goalies, special teams are key.”

Now you’re an expert!

 

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The Leafs (With Apologies to William Blake)

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T-O, T-O, burning bright!

Blinding everyone in sight

What cruel fates conspired to make

This team into one big hot take?

Phil defended pal Dion

Whom the press had set upon

Now Phaneuf and Lupul sue

‘Cause a tweet said things untrue

Clarkson? Spirited away,

Off to join the CBJ.

Miracle? Some fans think so

Thrilled to see his contract go.

Jokinen was traded, too.

Blinked? You missed his time in blue.

Kadri stayed but showed up late

Launching yet another -gate.

‘Midst this losing without end

Columnists just want a friend

Players who will not play ball

Are set up to take the fall

T-O, T-O, burning bright!

Blinding everyone in sight

What cruel fates conspired to make

This team into one big hot take?

 

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