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THN.com Blog: 12 days of Christmas, hockey style

A trio of young Boston Bruins fans send their wishes to Santa during a game against the Carolina Hurricanes. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

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A trio of young Boston Bruins fans send their wishes to Santa during a game against the Carolina Hurricanes. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

On the first day of Christmas,
the Hockey Gods sent to me,
a new set of Bobby Orr knees.

On the second day of Christmas,
the Hockey Gods sent to me,
two dropped gloves,
and a new set of Bobby Orr knees.

On the third day of Christmas,
the Hockey Gods sent to me,
three QMJHL gems,
two dropped gloves,
and a new set of Bobby Orr knees.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
the Hockey Gods sent to me,
four fantasy nerds,
three QMJHL gems,
two dropped gloves,
and a new set of Bobby Orr knees.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
the Hockey Gods sent to me,
five Olympic rings,
four fantasy nerds,
three QMJHL gems,
two dropped gloves,
and a new set of Bobby Orr knees.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
the Hockey Gods sent to me,
six Preds a-preying,
five Olympic rings,
four fantasy nerds,
three QMJHL gems,
two dropped gloves,
and a new set of Bobby Orr knees.
 
On the seventh day of Christmas,
the Hockey Gods sent to me,
seven arenas a-brimming,
six Preds a-preying,
five Olympic rings,
four fantasy nerds,
three QMJHL gems,
two dropped gloves,
and a new set of Bobby Orr knees.
 
On the eighth day of Christmas,
the Hockey Gods sent to me,
eight blades or ilk things,
seven arenas a-brimming,
six Preds a-preying,
five Olympic rings,
four fantasy nerds,
three QMJHL gems,
two dropped gloves,
and a new set of Bobby Orr knees.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
the Hockey Gods sent to me,
nine Ice Girls dancing,
eight blades or ilk things,
seven arenas a-brimming,
six Preds a-preying,
five Olympic rings,
four fantasy nerds,
three QMJHL gems,
two dropped gloves,
and a new set of Bobby Orr knees.

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On the tenth day of Christmas,
the Hockey Gods sent to me,
ten interviews with bleeping,
nine Ice Girls dancing,
eight blades or ilk things,
seven arenas a-brimming,
six Preds a-preying,
five Olympic rings,
four fantasy nerds,
three QMJHL gems,
two dropped gloves,
and a new set of Bobby Orr knees.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
the Hockey Gods sent to me,
eleven coaches griping,
ten interviews with bleeping,
nine Ice Girls dancing,
eight blades or ilk things,
seven arenas a-brimming,
six Preds a-preying,
five Olympic rings,
four fantasy nerds,
three QMJHL gems,
two dropped gloves,
and a new set of Bobby Orr knees.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
the Hockey Gods sent to me,
twelve plumbers scrumming,
eleven coaches griping,
ten interviews with bleeping,
nine Ice Girls dancing,
eight blades or ilk things,
seven arenas a-brimming,
six Preds a-preying,
five Olympic rings,
four fantasy nerds,
three QMJHL gems,
two dropped gloves,
and a new set of Bobby Orr knees!

From everyone at The Hockey News, all the best to you and yours during the holiday season and may all your shots find twine.

 Edward Fraser is the editor of thehockeynews.com. His blog appears Thursdays.

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