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Back In The Running?

Anybody still sobbing over losing the chance at a punk-ass Swede demanding top six minutes?  Well, buck up.  Tick Tock Kenny may still be in it.

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Just ran into Ken Holland at breakfast where he said he’s heard Swedish prospect Fabian Bruustrom may be reconsidering, or reevaluating, Bruustrom’s decision to sign with the Vancouver Canucks. The reason is Vancouver yesterday fired its GM Dave Nonis. Nonis was a key reason behind Bruustrom deciding on the Canucks.

The Wings promised a one-month look-see at the start of the season and the chance to show the organization he belongs to stay at the NHL level.

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Defeat Breeds Idiocy

As usual, I’ve pouted all morning, moping around like Bubba when the possum runs out.

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Stuck On Shanahan

No freak shows, that’s not some blatant tribute to the Irish Jig.  Read today’s Keys To Game 3 post and you’ll get it.

If tonite wasn’t the best example of why the playoffs suck, someone find me another.  Nevermind.  Each of you have five or six separate examples.  Tonite’s is just the freshest.  Figured I’d better get this out of the way.  In case you haven’t noticed over the last three years, I sometimes find it difficult to post after a tough loss.

Like for a week or so.

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Real Tomato Ketchup Bubba?  It’s A Game 3 Live Blog

The SoGay will undoubtedly be rockin’.  Cousins will be doing things illegal in most northern states.  And we’re Live Blogging.

Game 2’s LB?  A world record 234 comments.  No hockey blog post in history anywhere on earth has ever accrued that many comments.  Beat it tonite? We’ll see.

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Anti-Digger: No Brunnstrom and No Legwand

Updated 1146:  MacLeod now reporting Legwand is a game-time decision.

I’ve read the same reports as you, that the next Swede was headed to Vancouver.  I’d avoided commenting on it until I saw a definitive source.  Well, we got one that matters.  Bruce MacLeod says the Wings are out of the running.

Holland said that the team’s chief European scout, Hakan Andersson, told him that Brunnstrom’s side said that they’ve pared Detroit from their list of potential NHL teams.

MacLeod also points out that David Legwand wasn’t on the ice for Bubba’s morning skate, so it’s all but certain he won’t be in there this evening.

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Beating Bubba: Keys To Game 3

Paul McCann’s a radio guy for Bubba.  Where can you hear him? Not sure. But he’s on the radio somewhere.  And somewhere Bubba’s listening. 

We know the idiot sisters (Crisp and Weber) do the actual game broadcast, so maybe McCann’s an intermission fella.  Not sure.  Why do we care?  Because he’s apparently leading a “Pred Nation Pep Rally” outside the SoGay tonite.

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Adulthood

I realized yesterday, while my wife was kicking my ass in Wii bowling, that it’s time I led a movement here on A2Y geared toward ramping up the level of conversation regarding this series.  Yes, we’ve been reveling in our juveniliciousness for a couple years.  But, I’ve decided that we need to veer in another direction, a more serious tone.

This is the playoffs, afterall.  It’s not November when we can laugh away a Monday night game against Bubba.  No, this is Game 3 against the Nashville Predators, a determined opponent.  It’s not the time to fall back on the childish antics that have become the norm here.  For those of you disappointed by this sudden change in editorial direction, well…maybe you should grow up too.

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Yeah Bubba, You Got Screwed.  Sorry About That.

Darren McCarty’s getting a lot of attention today, and he deserves it.  I grudgingly point you to the Delicate Genius, a good description of what Mac’s goal meant to a lot of people.

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What The…?  Yes, It’s A Game 2 Live Blog

Despite the fact that I can’t participate until afterward, I’m setting all of you up for success.  Creating circumstances for your happiness.  It’s what I do.  Yes, it’s a Game 2 Live Blog.

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Don’t Forget About The Canoe

Reminder:  If you’re going to the Joe today, A2Y reader Voox is offering a lucrative prize to anyone who can get a sign on the air that mentions Pierre McGuire’s A2Y nickname.

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About Abel to Yzerman

Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977.  No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y.  Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation.  There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature.  Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome: wphoulihan@gmail.com

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