A poem dedicated to the men who give their hearts and souls to play for the Stanley Cup, in June.

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warriors of winter

warriors of winter with clubs in your hands and knives on your feet

a fierce battle for the coveted chalice

broken dreams are left on the ice

broken hearts are left on the ice

broken bodies are left on the ice

honta yo. true warriors are not afraid to die.

when it is all said and done,

the champions will hold aloft

the magnificent silver chalice, a golden moment

to be shared among the warriors of winter