Minnesota sing along

Minnesota sing along

Post by Christopher Erne » Thu, 10 Jun 1993 23:29:32


Back in 1991, the last time the Minnesota North Stars were in the Stanley Cup
Finals (and the owner was making a fortune), we had a radio station that did
spoofs of songs for the playoffs.  We had "The Wreck of the Edmonton Oilers" (The
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald for the Oilers) and "Puck the Worthless Penguin"
(Puff the Magic Dragon for the Penguins).  Can't remember the words to the Oilers
song but here, for posterity, is what I remember of the Pens song.  

(Introduction)
Hi kids, gather 'round
This is the story of the little team that could: the North Stars
How they faced a little penguin
A bad Penguin (All the little children boo in the background)
How they hated him
And how they kicked his ass (All the little children cheer in the background)

(Song)
Puck the worthless Penguin lived by the steel mill
And frolicked in the thick black smoke
Which made him deathly ill
He skirted through the playoffs
He cheated, hacked, and he fought
And tried to mess with destiny
The cup the North Stars sought
There are no real penguins in Pittsburgh
Which shows that they're liars, too
And, they also cannot spell
They put an 'X' in Mario Lemieux
The Steelers they beat our Vikings
We've hated their town ever since
So go you Stars and club that bird
And make him squirm and wince

Oh, Puck the Worthless Penguin
Played in the Igloo
Minnesotans say that's quite a deal
Hey, nice beak, go weld some steel!
We'll teach that bird a lesson
What's a penguin to do (nothing!)
Hey, who'll get beat, and lose the Cup
Well, let's just say, Puck...You!

Oh, Puck the Worthless Penguin
Lived by the steel mill
Hey Pengy kiss that Cup goodby
Get ready for the kill!

Of course, we lost the Stanley Cup to the Penguins that year, but it was still a
good song.  Don't get me wrong - I got to Pittsburgh this spring to see a
Pens/Devils game, and I liked the town, the arena, and I do like a lot of the
players.  (Still wouldn't say I'm a fan, though)

Anyway, the question is, has anyone done anything like this for the Habs or Kings?

--
Christopher  S.  Ernest

 
 
 

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Post by matthew militz » Fri, 11 Jun 1993 04:09:41

No wonder they moved the Stars to Dallas.

 
 
 

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Post by FREDERICK LAJO » Fri, 11 Jun 1993 07:40:35

  <song omitted>

Quote:
>Of course, we lost the Stanley Cup to the Penguins that year, but it was still a
>good song.  Don't get me wrong - I got to Pittsburgh this spring to see a
>Pens/Devils game, and I liked the town, the arena, and I do like a lot of the
>players.  (Still wouldn't say I'm a fan, though)
>Anyway, the question is, has anyone done anything like this for the Habs or Kings?

  Well, this is not a song, but a commercial.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
"Who are you rooting for? The Habs or the Kings?"
"What's the diff?"
SWOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH! The 2 guys find themselves on center ice in Game 5 at
the Forum in Montreal. Right in the middle of the game!!! Fraser
skates toward them while the play continues and puts on the brakes just as
he approaches the guys, sending a shower of ice chips all over them.
"The difference is that one team plays better than the other"
The 2 guys look around for a while.
"The team with the C-H logo"
"You've chosen the Montreal Canadiens"
 :)
FAL

Quote:
>--
>Christopher  S.  Ernest



 
 
 

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Post by Keith Kell » Fri, 11 Jun 1993 06:26:46


Quote:
>No wonder they moved the Stars to Dallas.

Are you kidding???  I thought the song was great!!!  (Especially since I
can't stand Pitt)

BTW, thanks to all for correcting my memory on the Isles-Caps series.

--

LET'S GO RANGERS!!! LET'S GO QUAKERS!!!      University of Pennsylvania '95
     "Charles Barkley is my role model.  That's why I'm such a loser."

 
 
 

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Post by Matt Coohi » Sat, 12 Jun 1993 00:53:56


Quote:
>Back in 1991...
>... "Puck the Worthless Penguin" (Puff the Magic Dragon for the Penguins).
>(Song)
>...Don't get me wrong - I got to Pittsburgh this spring to see a
>Pens/Devils game, and I liked the town, the arena, and I do like a lot of the
>players.  (Still wouldn't say I'm a fan, though)

>Anyway, the question is, has anyone done anything like this for the Habs or Kings?

>Christopher  S.  Ernest


        I'm a Pens fan and enjoyed the song that you included.

        It's been some time since that Cup Final, but I'm glad that
  someone could bring up a humourous point about it.  Hopefully, they
  will have something to respond to in regards to the Kings/Habs
  series.

        I just responded to tell you the sad side of story... that being
  the fact that my favorite Campbell Conference teams is "Da Leafs" and
  all I have to ask is...

        Have you seen/heard the "Leafs are the best!" video?

        As they say at MST3k it is'TORTURE!!!"  The horrible chorus
  (which by the way is the whole song) repeats...

        "Leafs are the best
         Better than all the rest
         From the East Coast to the West
         The Leafs are the best!"

        And if you think it's bad in print... you should hear it.

        ARGH!!!

Matt Coohill