Skates-pearean tribute

Friends, humans (?), Flyers fans, 

Put down your beers;

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Seriously, if this isn't worth a power play?

I come to bury Crosby, 

Not to praise him.

The weasel that was Sid is evident;

His value to his team, not so;

So let us leave that whiner. 

The noble brutes, ‘us’

Were goodly warriors, ambitious:

And that is not, a grievous fault,

Mischievously, we answered them,

The critics of the press, and Pitt,

For Flyers are good honorable men,

As players all, are honorable men

But Claude Giroux, is best

Sid was no friend, unfaithful, 

And a sissy

The Flyers say he was ambitious

And Flyers are all honorable men.

He had brought home some 

Glories with his stick

Which glory did the Allegheny swell,

But this, in Crosby, 

Was a bit malicious

And when they pushed him hard, 

He cried, he fell:

Ambition should be made 

Of sterner stuff:

And Crosby was indeed, ambitious;

But he was not an honorable man.

You all did see that on the slippery ice

He was presented with 

Lord Stanley’s crown,

And made the evening news, 

Was this ambitious?

The brutes, ‘us’, say he was malicious;

But are we sure he even was a ‘man?’

I speak not to dig salt 

Into the deep wounds,

The fat birds did indeed go home to die

And Crosby is quite loved, 

Not without cause,

They all did love him once, 

Not without cause:

All those who live on PA’s ugly side,

O judgment! thou art fled 

To brutish beasts,

And men have lost their reason. 

Bear with me;

Their hearts are in the coffin 

There with Sidney,

While mine is filled 

With unsurpassing glee.