Drafted very late, as legends often are,
Chicago had no clue, they had a future star.
Maybe that is why, they traded him away,
For one Stephan Beauregard, and one Eric Daze.
He quickly became the starter, replacing coked out Fuhr.
It was obvious to all, a franchise goalie was here.
Up front there was Peca, Lafontaine and the nameless rest;
But in goal is where the Sabres shone, it's where they had the best.
Ted Nolan came in to coach the team, he won at the awards show,
But the goalie couldn't stand him, so Nolan had to go.
In ninety-nine the Sabres went deep, so close to the cup.
But cheating Hull scored in the crease and the window to win was shut.
Tired of doing everything, all on his own,
The goalie went to Detroit, and made it his home.
Stevie Y and Nick Lidstrom, truly an all star team!
Assembled with a budget Darcy Regier would never see.
Finally the cup was his, carried over his head,
Later he'd steal Cujo's job, and his career would soon be dead.
Six Vezinas and two Harts, just some window dressing,
The reason he is the best can be a bit depressing.
The year was ninety-eight, NHLers in Nagano,
Team Canada the favourite, all ready to go.
Staying up to watch the game, who could possibly sleep?
Hasek is our bogeyman, he made the nation (and Wayne) weep.