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The Calgary Flames Night Before Christmas



More bad news for the Calgary Flames came down on Christmas Eve day, with the Dec. 27 Battle of Alberta postponed as the NHL tries to figure out what the 2021-22 season reboot looks like.

It’s been a crappy couple of weeks for the Flames, with a roster riddled with Omicron and a long layoff with no end in sight. The cancellation of the Olympics. Their new arena dead in the water. They’ll be able to skate on Boxing Day – whichever members are out of COVID protocol, that is. And in all honesty, the latest news is probably a positive. It offers the ability to practice together before getting back into game action.

There’s no break for Calgary Hockey Now, with more content coming in spite of the lack of hockey. For tonight, we keep it light. Enjoy the tale of former Flame Curtis Glencross playing the role of Christmas elf. A customized Calgary Flames version of The Night before Christmas.

The Calgary Flames Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Dome

Not a creature was stirring, not even Gaudreau.

The banners still hang from the rafters with care,

In hopes another Lord Stanley soon will be there.


The players with COVID all snug in their beds,

While visions of Ws dance through coach Sutter’s head.

Treleving in his office assessing the salary cap,

A four-game losing streak the Flames are looking to snap.


Mangiapane is dreaming of some more goals at home,

Lucic content with his seven, thanks to the five-hole.

The Swedes are all bummed because of the Olympic dismissal,

The teams recent achievements bordering on abysmal.


The next Battle of Alberta just freshly called off,

50% capacity, and no food, for growing fears of a cough.

Uncertainty looms for the restart of the season,

But Calgary Flames faithful continue believing.


With Markstrom in net and a commitment to checking,

Fans know it’s the right direction this team is heading.

Tkachuk’s champing at the bit to get his pesky play going,

With careful attention to avoid the ref’s whistle blowing.


Now Coleman! Now Backlund! Now Lewis and Dube!

On Lindholm! On Pitlick! On Richardson and Monny!

To the top of the Pacific, to the top of the West,

The Calgary Flames will be ready to continue their quest.

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