It’s a New York Puck Christmas. With that in mind, we give out our Christmas presents to Rangers, Devils, Islanders and Sabres. None of the four Battle Clubs (BONY) are in the playoffs. At nearly the halfway point, what’s on everyone’s Christmas List? Let’s find out!
1.Henrik Lundqvist-a sports psychologist and a DVD of the ’11-12 season.
2.Martin Brodeur-a lifetime contract and his own minted MB30 company.
3.John Tavares-40 goals and an actual supporting cast.
4.Ryan Miller-a new contract and Olympic Gold for Team USA.
5.Rick Nash-a goal streak and some heart.
6.Jaromir Jagr-the Devil captaincy and one more playoff run.
7.Kyle Okposo-a spot on Team USA.
8.Cody Hodgson-real linemates who can finish.
9.Ryan McDonagh-an oxygen mask and fuel tank.
10.Andy Greene-a contract extension and some recognition.
11.Travis Hamonic-some help on the back end.
12.Tyler Myers-a time machine back to ’09-10.
13.Mats Zuccarello-a big raise and his own Zucc fan club.
14.Patrik Elias-a new stick with more goals.
15.Evgeni Nabokov-an actual defense and real backup.
16.Matt Moulson-re-signed and named new captain.
17.Derek Stepan-a shot doctor.
18.Eric Gelinas-a spot on the All-Rookie Team.
19.Thomas Vanek-better production and off the Island.
20.Ville Leino-a goal and then an all expense paid trip to Rochester.
21.Chris Kreider-20 goals and a Calder nomination.
22.Cory Schneider-offensive support and some wins.
23.Frans Nielsen-better linemates and an ‘A.’
24.Mikhail Grigorenko-a trade to a smarter organization.
25.Ryan Callahan-a full body protector and a new deal.
26.Travis Zajac-more goals and a video message from Zach Parise.
27.Andrew MacDonald-some time on his feet and more offensive zone time.
28.Steve Ott-the removal of his ‘C’ and to stop playing like Sean Avery.
29.Dan Girardi-a Super G cape and more offense.
30.Adam Henrique-a DVD of 2011-12.
31.Michael Grabner-more games against the Devils and Rangers.
32.Drew Stafford-goals and to fulfill his contract.
33.Carl Hagelin-more confidence in his shot.
34.Michael Ryder-another 20-goal season.
35.Ryan Strome-his first career goal.
36.Tyler Ennis-20 goals and 40 points.
37.Brian Boyle-a new pair of hands.
38.Cam Janssen-2 more goals.
39.Lubomir Visnovsky-to get well soon and return.
40.John Scott-his own poster of Dion Phaneuf.
41.Derick Brassard-a better second half and new contract.
42.Dainius Zubrus-2 more years of Jaromir Jagr.
43.Calvin de Haan-an NHL point.
44.Luke Adam-better production.
45.Derek Dorsett-fight lessons from Darren Langdon.
46.Adam Larsson-a healthy New Year.
47.Josh Bailey-more consistency.
48.Christian Ehrhoff-a trade back to Vancouver.
49.Alain Vigneault-a contract with Dentyne.
50.Pete DeBoer-a visit from Andy Kaufman.
51.Jack Capuano-more wins so he keeps his job.
52.Ted Nolan-interim tag removed.
53.Glen Sather-a binocular.
54.Lou Lamoriello-a number one pick.
55.Garth Snow-a brain.
56.Pat LaFontaine-hires Neil Smith and gets last laugh on Charles Wang.
57.James Dolan-a visit to the Blue Seats.
58.Josh Harris-Rock ‘N Roll Part II blasted and chants of “You Suck” repeatedly.
59.Charles Wang-an extended vacation back to Shanghai.
60.Terry Pegula-a competitive hockey team.
61.Derek-Holiday cheer and a Winter Classic Dubinsky jersey.
62.Hasan-Holiday cheer and a Stadium Series Jagr jersey.
63.Brian-Holiday cheer and dinner with new Sabres coach Ted Nolan.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!