Did Someone See This Coming?

Well, I guess I’ll write another “short, stupid” article and see if it gets posted. I will refrain from giving a personal opinion on the current state of the NHL until I have the time to do a full dissertation.

But, it appears a certain iconic Canadian band foresaw the current situation in the NHL many, many years ago, and sent forth a prophetic metaphor that we are just beginning to comprehend now.

No plagarists here – full props to Neil, Geddy, and Alex:

There is unrest in the forest

There is trouble with the trees

For the maples want more sunlight

And the oaks ignore their pleas

The trouble with the maples

And they’re quite convinced they’re right

They say the oaks are just too lofty

And they grab up all the light

But the oaks can’t help their feelings

If they like the way they’re made

And they wonder why the maples

Can’t be happy in their shade

There is trouble in the forest

And the creatures all have fled

As the maples scream oppression

And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union

And demanded equal rights

“The oaks are just too greedy;

We will make them give us light”

Now there’s no more oak oppression

For they passed a noble law

And the trees are all kept equal

By hatchet, axe, and saw

So – bite that, Nostradamus. Today’s English quiz – Which side is the maples, and which is the oaks? Why? Points as always for creativity.

Hey – we’ve gotta have something to do. It’s either this or go postal.

Btw, it’s obvious who the “creatures who have fled” are in the metaphor. We be they. The question is, how many of us will ever return?

Btw2, what’s with Leann Rimes and Big & Rich as NBA All-Star halftime entertainment? Are we ever going to shake this &*^%$ “cowtown” image?

Free the West Memphis Three,


98 Responses to Did Someone See This Coming?

  1. Peter_North says:

    When you become a member of both the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame like me, maybe your opinion will count for something. Perhaps you should give up spanking your monkey for Lent.

  2. starsgirl25 says:

    it’s good to be back, not much to talk about though, unless i want to get into the middle of another one of the verbal battles that never cease at this place. but some people i do

  3. Flyer_Fan says:

    Music by Barry Manilow (“Mandy”)

    One of Dork Strate’s favorate singers btw!

    O Dork Strate,

    You talk with that head a-flapping,

    You phony Front runner – O Dork Strate!

    O Dork Strate,

    You changed team allegiance you front runner,

    A true hockey fan you are not

    O h – O h – O h – Ohhhhh

    O Dork Strate,

    You think you know what your talking about,

    And I’d wish you’d go away you dorrrrrrk

    Dork State – O h Dork Strate You flamer

    Woa a woe oh

  4. hockeyhead says:

    geez flyerfan, you sure got it in for him.

    what he do? beat up your mom and rape your dad?

    btw…don’t quit your day job.

  5. hockeyhead says:

    Peter, did you win anything for your gay flicks?….or is that because you used a different name.?

  6. defenestrate says:

    Back story – according to this walking “Proactiv” advertisement, because I lived in upstate NY until I was 18 (I’m 44, and have lived in Colorado for 19 years), I should still be a Sabres fan, not an Avs one.

    At least I’m not a walking advertisement for retroactive birth control.

    And, btw, I didn’t beat up his mom – I just shaved her back.

  7. defenestrate says:

    I just came back myself about a month ago – it’s amazing – “The faces change, but the song remains the same”.

  8. defenestrate says:

    Overcompensation….that’s what Freud called it. Of course, when your only sexual experiences come from watching movies with one hand, you’re bound to have some strange role models…..

  9. defenestrate says:

    That’s because you won’t hold your mouth still….

  10. Peter_North says:

    You must be confusing me with d-strate.

  11. Peter_North says:

    Projection….that’s what Freud called it. Of course, when you have nothing between your legs but a little nub that you have polished into oblivion, you can only ascribe your own traits to others to help you cope with your own inadequacies. It’s a neurotic defense mechanism.

  12. 19Yzerman says:

    Thats a BIG underscore and BoooYaaa!!!!!

  13. Peter_North says:

    Will you be watching the Oscars with d-strate?

  14. kicksave856 says:

    I’m not sure I understand your point (unless for some reason three guys from Audioslave being from a band he mentioned means we watch television together).

    I am. however, sure that your point is meaningless.

  15. defenestrate says:

    He has a point? I guess when he wears a hat no one notices it…..

    Perhaps he’s spent too much time on the bottom bunk of Tier 22…..

  16. defenestrate says:

    No, it’s overcompensation. All those female hormones must be tampering with your memory.

    Projection is what you’re doing now…

    But look on the bright side. After your little trip to Copenhagen, you won’t have to worry about your pre-pubescent genitalia anymore, and you won’t have to beg the Blue Fairy to make you “a real boy”.

  17. Peter_North says:

    Cutting off your hands might improve your sex life. Don’t you think your chihuahua has been deprived of your affection long enough?

  18. Flyer_Fan says:

    If a Toronto fan for example moved to another city, and that city just happened to be winning cups,


    “jumped allegiance” to that team.

    What would be your opinion of that person??

    btw, he changed his story a bit.

    NOW he has himself living in Colorado for 19 years.

    If the Colorado Rockies of the 70’s were playing there now, don’t even try to tell me he would be rooting for Michel Plasse and crew.

    He knows he’s busted.

    I’m just calling him on that.

    Even though I don’t like the Leafs for example,

    I do respect the LOYAL fan base!

    nuff sed

    (like that “spelling” geek boy?)

  19. Peter_North says:

    A guy with your IQ should have a low voice too!

  20. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    A long, long time ago

    in a hockey rink far away

    the league imposed a shit lockout

    and I thought if there was a chance

    They could make Toronto dance

    and, they could save the season in a while

    but six months we sat and wondered

    chances of playing quickly plundered

    Why go and watch TSN

    to hear about the Carter trade, and Alston

    I’m pretty sure he made me cry

    when I saw that mean count shortula guy

    but now I know our hopes are fried

    the day… that hockey died.

    So Bye, bye, Mister Canadian Pie

    And Chris Prongers case is wronger

    We all wish that he’d die.

    and the Goodenow dude made me sit their and sigh

    singing this’ll be the day the league, dies.So Bye, bye, Mister Canadian Pie

    And Chris Prongers case is wronger

    We all wish that he’d die.

    and the Goodenow dude made me sit their and sigh

    singing this’ll be the day the league, dies.

    This’ll be the day the league dies…..

    This’ll be the day the league dies…..

    Ahh Do you beleve in Swedish games

    and does the DEL league look really lame

    and is the AHL just the same…..

    And do you believe in the CBA

    and do you hope that Bettman will say

    that the season had been saved today.

    Well I know they have the OHL

    and the NHL can go to hell

    But with nothing to do

    I watched a baseball game or two

    We were lying on the living room floor

    when they, announced it in twenty oh four

    How in the world could we endure

    the day, that hockey died.

    and we were singing

    So Bye, bye, Mister Canadian Pie

    And Chris Prongers case is wronger

    We all wish that he’d die.

    and the Goodenow dude made me sit their and sigh

    singing this’ll be the day the league, dies.

    This’ll be the day the league dies…..

    Now forty years, we’ve been on our own

    as dust grows high on Lord Stanley’s thrown but

    that’s not how it used to be

    and the Great one played for the kings it seemed

    in a black and silver jersey

    and a stick that came from Jari Kurri

    Oh and while the times were looking up

    the Yankees stole our stanley cup

    Never to return

    and no lesson had been learned

    and while Pat Quinn read his sheet of lines

    Nieuwendyk had problems in his spine,

    But if they played it would be fine

    the day, that hockey died

    And he was singing

    So Bye, bye, Mister Canadian Pie

    And Chris Prongers case is wronger

    We all wish that he’d die.

    and the Goodenow dude made me sit their and sigh

    singing this’ll be the day the league, dies.

    This’ll be the day the league dies…..

    I cought a ride down to New York

    to shoot Bettman the dork

    but the cops took me away

    and they argued at the table

    they should be sleeping in a cradle

    There was no progress that’s what they say…

    And in the end the season died

    the talks blew up

    and the fans all cried

    Alot of fans were pissed off

    Wish Goodenow got picked off

    and the players I admired most

    were gready, now they’re league is toast

    Well we’re still here, and the leagues a gohst

    I guess, I’ll watch Europe,

    And I was singing,

    So Bye, bye, Mister Canadian Pie

    And Chris Prongers case is wronger

    We all wish that he’d die.

    and the Goodenow dude made me sit their and sigh

    singing this’ll be the day the league, dies.

    This’ll be the day the league dies…..

    we were singing,

    So Bye, bye, Mister Canadian Pie

    And Chris Prongers case is wronger

    We all wish that he’d die.

    and the Goodenow dude made me sit their and sigh

    singing this’ll be the day the league, dies.

    This’ll be the day the league dies…..

    – Canadian Pie, by Leafy McLeaf

  21. Peter_North says:

    “hard woodies?” I can relate to that.

  22. Freeze says:

    Let me guess…you’re a Pfizer stock holder, right?

    I think you came to the wrong address. Weren’t you looking for http://www.fantasyismyreality.com?

    Feel free to visit again when you get the urge to talk about hockey.

  23. starsgirl25 says:

    if only this beatles lyric could apply– “you don’t look different but you have changed”

  24. hockeyhead says:

    hey flyer_fan….i don’t see what the fuss is….my friend lived in new england for over 20 years and was a huge bruins fan…..he moved to florida a few years back and guess what…he is a tampa fan….yaa i gave him shit but he is still my friend.

    bottom line is….you can cheer for any team you want…..i live in new england and i only like the bruins…so i guess among the other people around where i live…i am a traitor for the other sports. oh well.

    i do however enjoy these little ragging sessions…after all…there is nothing else to do here.

  25. Flyer_Fan says:

    well done!

    I can’t believe I am seeing a post by McLeaf that didn’t make me want to puke!

  26. defenestrate says:

    Now if we could only say the same about you….

  27. defenestrate says:

    So, Cryer_Fan – how many time are you going to cut and paste the same comment?

  28. defenestrate says:

    That almost made sense…..but this week is next week’s last week…..that’s the difference between a duck!

    Do you walk to school or carry your lunch?

  29. defenestrate says:

    Fortunately, middle school is back in session, so it limits a lot of the gibberish….

  30. defenestrate says:

    There – that’s projection. Not to mention stunted emotional growth, as well as some OCD as regards subject matter.

    I understand that the torticollis from the anti-psychotropic drugs makes it hard for you to see the keyboard, but you’ve got to start taking them again.

  31. Flyer_Fan says:

    How many more times are you going to incorrectly describe me?

    Keep on FLAPPING!!

  32. Flyer_Fan says:

    What a clever comment!

    I’m just blown away…

    I know there is a song parity sung to the tune of “Rockin Robin” for ya somewhere ’round here…

    A flippin’ and a flappin’ all night long…

    Phony Dorkstrate – flap – flap – flap

    Oh Phony Dorkstrate – flap – flap – flap

  33. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Ya… D-strate is a dork, but I bet he can spell parodey.

    I’m glad the season is over with and me and the Flyers/Sens/Habs fans can get to arguing again.

  34. Peter_North says:

    I used to think that you were a colossal pain in the neck. Now I have a much lower opinion of you.

  35. Peter_North says:

    Now that your wife has her very own vibrator, you might as well pack your bags and head back to Buffalo after she kicks you to the curb.

  36. Peter_North says:

    You fill a much-needed gap.

  37. Peter_North says:

    No blue pills for me – sounds like you might need them, though. You can only hope to get as much snatch in a lifetime as I get in a week.

  38. 19Yzerman says:

    That was great Leafy.

    No kidding!! I hope you don’t if I copy it and bring it with me to my friends house where there is a Kareoke machine and use your song to entertain my friends.

    Of course I will have to practice it over and over and over and over till its drilled into my mind.

  39. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Thanks, nice to know my work is funny. I love writing song parodies. I’m in a satirical rock band. Wait…. maybe I should have that song copywritten.

  40. 19Yzerman says:

    don’t worry Leafy if becomes that big you could have lint07 find my IP address and get me for pladgerism.

    Did you get to see the Wings vs Leafs Alumni game last week??

  41. 19Yzerman says:

    Oh in case you have never heard of the poormans copyright.

    Take a copy of what ever it is you have written and want to protect. Put the copy in a sealed envelope and mail it to your self. When it comes to you in the mail it will be post marked and do not open it unless you find yourself in a court situation of a disputed copyright over “Your copy” In which case that unopened envelope with your copy would do*****ent you to having written it first.

  42. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    I don’t think it’s wise to give me the copyright laws. It’s funny, that song took me ten minutes to write!

  43. hockeyhead says:

    peter…how can you spend time on a hockey site when you are making all your north pole videos?

    i find it odd that you pretend to be him…..we know you are not….

    i am really the ghost of savana

  44. Peter_North says:

    I understand your concern. I like to take breaks from seemingly endless humping every now and then by surfing the web and checking things out at HTR. I can’t believe how many stange dudes hang out here. That d-strate dude is anything but straight. I wonder if he walks with a limp.

    If you don’t want to believe that I am the real Peter North, that’s your choice. Do you have a wife or girlfriend that I could make a North Pole video with to “prove my point?” If you’re not straight, then I can’t help you.

    You had to mention Savana. Oh my GOD!!!

  45. Flyer_Fan says:

    it’s “beyond depressing” that there will be no hockey…

  46. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Well I know the game has been locked out

    and the WHA had some doubts

    put when they locked up the doors

    they’re ratings hit the floor.

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