Hockey Rookies 1996
Jarome Iginla, Jarome Iginla:
didn’t think you had it in ya.
But you did– you made it happen!
The Big Tree, our first black captain.
Sergei Berezin, sacred wing–
his name a mantra– let it ring!
This sniper’s blast, by ray divine,
will find itself inside the twine.
Bryan Berard, Rhode Island’s own,
would not have used androsterone
if not for Hossa– rape his corpse!
(Though Todd Bertuzzi needs it worse).
But for that year– three princely sticks–
you Kings of Hockey ’96.