It’s like a version of Jimmy Kimmel’s #meantweets … I call them #PredsMeanTweets though honestly, I don’t think they are too far off the mark… It’s like, What should we get Gabby Bourque for Christmas? HANDS!!!
So, here’s my Preds Christmas list:
2 – ANTHONY BITETTO: Rustoleum
3 – SETH JONES: Fans that believe in him and want him to stay. You know, fans that actually UNDERSTAND hockey
4 – RYAN ELLIS: four more inches (mind out of the gutter, I’m talking vertical)
5 – BARRET JACKMAN: A legitimate chance to win a cup… you know, come the trade deadline, HE could be a valuable piece for a true contender!
6 – SHEA WEBER: a couple of solid stick marks, board burns, and a tear or two on that pristine Game Worn that rarely comes in contact with a feisty opponent
8 – PETTER GRANBERG: A better fate than the last ex-Maple Leaf defenseman had in Smashville
9 – FILIP FORSBERG: A chance to play in a monster All Star Game… A chance to play WELL in a monster All Star Game
11 – CODY HODGSON: A better fate than Derek Roy or Matt Hendricks
12 – MIKE FISHER: Domination as the Preds 3C
14 – MATTIAS EKHOLM: A long, steady, injury-free career (and an IKEA in Nashville)
15 – CRAIG SMITH: Anti-Invisible Cream (to be applied BEFORE we notice he’s gone 10 games without a point.)
18 – JAMES NEAL: THE HAT TRICK: An Oscar, An Emmy, A Golden Globe
19 – CALLE JARNKROK: Respect (and continued maturation)
20 – MIIKKA SALOMAKI: To have a roll named after him at Nomzilla
24 – ERIC NYSTROM: Hand me down hands from his dad (to match the heart he was already given)
28 – PAUL GAUSTAD: Value at the deadline
30 – CARTER HUTTON: A new 5-year contract… …replacing Lyndsay Rowley
33 – COLIN WILSON: (with apologies for his 4AM omission) Obviously, he seems to share in riches with #15, so he should have some of that cream… and for all my female friends: A Hanes endorsement deal.
35 – PEKKA RINNE: To stop this guy every time these two teams meet, and having to hear Brent Peterson describe it!
38 – VIKTOR ARVIDSSON: To never visit Milwaukee again, and remove the velcro from the outside of his gloves in the 3rd period
51 – AUSTIN WATSON: Gummy Bears in the Press Box?
57 – GABRIEL BOURQUE: Seriously… I’ve been asking for three full years. This man needs HANDS … stat!
59 – ROMAN JOSI: A better publicist
63 – MIKE RIBEIRO: A Cher video, and a hunger for a new contract
84 – COLTON SISSONS: A chance to captain a team to the (Calder) Cup, and then a chance to share his experience.
…and to Coach PETER LAVIOLETTE: At least a point after three games at the start of the 2016-17 season