How Picks Stole Scoring: Calvin Pickard Christmas Poem

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Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard makes saves against superstars like Evgeni Malkin and Sindey Crosby. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Then he got a plan.

An awful plan.

Picks got a wonderful, AWFUL plan.

“I know just what to do!” Picks laughed behind his mask.

And he made ugly saves that left Avs fans aghast.

“All I need is a goalie glove…”

Picks looked around.

And, since he was in the equipment room, a glove he soon found.

“With this glove and my paddle, I’ll stop every puck.”

And he did id so frequently, now way could it be luck.

34 saves, 39, 47 — that was our Picks!

And he chuckled and butterflied, “What a great goalie trick!”

Staring down from his crease with a scary painted mask

At opponent skaters who skated on past.

With his pads, skates, glove and great goalie lid

He stood there on game-day stopping even Sid the Kid.