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On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, Ken Holland Gave to Me

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[Over the next 12 days, we here at WIIM are going to be bringing you the 12 Days of Christmas, only we'll be putting a Red Wing spin on things. Starting today and for the next 12 days, check back for a new reason to be proud to be a Wing fan.]

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, Ken Holland gave to me

11 Stanley Cup Banners

Ten Filppula Finishes

Nine Shitbox Penalties

Eight Teams in Our Conference

Seven Years of Kronwalling

Six Bert Spin-O-Ramas

FIVE FRANZEN GOALS

Four Helm PKs

Three Homer tip-ins

Two Euro Twins

And The Perfect Human Nicklas Lidstrom

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Look at that young kid.

So dusty in here.

Coach Bowman given first skate with it. What a friggin' team that was.

Best European-born captain to ever lift the Cup