How Picks Stole Scoring: Calvin Pickard Christmas Poem

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Skaters like Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon like to score, score, score. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Every forward in the NHL liked scoring goals a lot

But Picks, who played for the Colorado Avalanche, did NOT.

Calvin Pickard hated goals! The whole goal-scoring game.

Don’t ask why – for all goalies it’s the same.

It could be that his pads weren’t screwed on just right.

It could be, perhaps, that his skates were too tight.

But I think that the most likely reason of all

Was that his five-hole was simply just too small.