Christmas Wishes for the Avalanche


Remember what it was like when we were kids and wrote letters (more like novels) to Santa?  I do.  I remember being giddy with excitement as Christmas drew near and breaking out the old crayola box, flush with 64 amazing colors and a sharpener.  I remember drawing pictures and giving detailed descriptions of the things that I wanted.  Mine would be like 10 pages long, packed full of crazy multi-colored scribbles and only legible if you knew how to read what resembled Egyptian hieroglyphics.  I would send it off with a slobbery fake stamp and then on Christmas Eve I would leave out a plate full of artery clogging cookies and a giant glass of milk in hopes that Santa would grant me everything that I wished for…

Well, I’ve decided to relive some of my childhood memories and write another letter to good ole St. Nick.  Here goes…

Dear Santa,

I’m writing on behalf of the Colorado Avalanche and the NHL.  I believe that a majority of the league – and teams involved with the league – have made it onto your “nice” list (please forgive Gary Bettman, he hasn’t a clue; the New Jersey Devils for the whole Koval-choke deal; the Maple Leafs and Islanders for being horrendous; the Detroit Dead Wings, well, for just being the Wings; and Brendan Shannahan for coming up with such an idiotic All-Star format). 

That being said, please grant the following Christmas wishes to the Avalanche and the NHL:

For the Avalanche, BETTER DEFENSE!  Enough said…

For the NHL, find Gary Bettman a new job – OUT OF THE NHL!!!

For the Avalanche, continued offensive prowess (we’re lovin this 3+ goals per game stuff)…

For the NHL, get rid of that trapezoid thing behind the net – let the goalies play the puck in the corners…

For the Avalanche, better success against Western Conference teams (Canucks and Kings are killin em!)…

For the NHL, NO MORE LUDICROUS CONTRACTS (ie: Koval-choke)…

For the Avalanche, good health throughout the rest of the season…

For the NHL, no touch icing – wouldn’t it make the game go a bit faster???

For the Avalanche, Patrick Roy re-incarnated???

For the NHL, how bout a Winter Classic in the Mile High City???

For the Avalanche, success in the playoffs…

For the NHL, better commentators on Versus (I’m sick of McCarty’s love affair with his old team.  Aren’t you supposed to be ‘impartial’ when you become an on-air commentator?)…

And lastly, for the Avalanche, ANOTHER STANLEY CUP, BABY!!!

Thanks, Santa.

C.J. Jarecki

What would you ask jolly St. Nick for???

PS:  Those of us here at Mile High Sticking would like to wish you and yours a very safe and special Holiday Season…  Enjoy!!!

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