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,