The Devils went down to Alberta. They were looking for some points to steal.
They were in a haste, cause they weren’t first place. They wanted a win to seal.
When they came across this young man sawin’ down a stick and playin’ it hot.
And the Devils jumped over the benchside boards and said “Boy, let me tell you what.”
“I guess you didn’t know it, but we’re hockey players too.
And if you’d care to take a dare, we’ll make a bet with you.
Now you play a pretty good game, boy, but give the Devils their due.
We’ll bet two points against your team ’cause we think we’re better than you.”
The boy said, “My name’s Johnny, and it might be a sin,
But I’ll take your bet; and you’re gonna regret ’cause I’m the best there’s ever been.”
Johnny, chewin your mouthguard, and tie those skates up tight
‘Cause Hell’s broke loose in Cowtown and it’s the Devils turn tonight.
And if you win you get to try and start a little roll,
But if you lose the Devils crush your soul.
The Devils players licked their lips and said “This won’t take long”
And flags flew on the ring of fire as George Canyon wrapped up his song.
They passed around the puck with grace and looked about to score
But the boys in red held off the push, and Ramo shut the door.
When the Devils finished, Johnny said, “Well, you’re pretty good ol’ son,
But sit down on the bench right there and let me show you how it’s done.”
“Fire on the Jumbotron.” Score, boys, score!
The Devils are in the Dome and the fans want more;
Hartley’s at the podium picking on Doh.
Bobby, can I get a quote? No, Bruce, no.
The Devils bowed their head because they knew that they’d been beat.
And tears rolled down their faces and began to pool at Johnny’s feet.
Johnny said, “Devils, just come on back. If you ever wanna try again,
I done told you once—you son of a dog—I’m the best there’s ever been.”
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