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The Night Tick Tock Started Wondering

I suppose most of us feel Marian Hossa left an impression on the organ-I-zation during the Finals, and that the Wings were sold on him based on that performance.

Me?  Yeah. I guess.

But I’m thinking January 15th had something to do with it, too.

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Vacation’s Over

Updated 1543:  Feeling a little giddy? Wait until you read the Dive fan reaction below.  Frigging priceless.

Tonite…reaction from the world.

Now? Adrienne.

I think the Wings are going to win 60 games next year. They have the most cohesive dressing room in the league, the best 1-2 punch on defense of any team in the league and now they’ve added a primetime goal-scorer to take passes from Datsyuk, Zetterberg, etc., etc.

Forget about it. Nobody’s beating Detroit.



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Guaranteed Dozen: Hossa A Wing

Reliable. Confirmed.

Ok.  This is insane. I mean it’s absolutely frigging out of control insane.

We have issues to address.

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Well Lookee Here…Stuart Signs For Four With Wings

AlanaH breaks it at the Empire Home Page, with some help from TSN.

All Wing signings and commentary will begin and end with this post. It’s a UFA live blog is what it is.

Updated 1545: Wings sign a backup.  Riveting commentary below.

Updated 1613: Well bitches. Tucker’s a Dive.  I’ve always hated that bastard.

Updated 1800: With Devo’s signing (just made it up. Figure it out. Read below) for 750 and Ozzie making 1.4 next year? The Wings are committed to just over two million for a pair of goalies who could arguably be referred to as top ten in the league last season.  Chicago?  Just under 12 million for Huet and Khabibulin. Forget comparing the two sets of tenders.  Dale Tallon or Ken Holland? No choice, eh?

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You Know You’re Having A Bad Day When…

Ahh, the life of a pay-per-BS-rumor monger.

Big day. Christmas in July.  Huge numbers. Lots of cash.


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Oh….Good. Lilja’s Back

This one ought to just fly under the radar.  The feelings about Andreas Lilja are so mild here at A2Y.


Lilja is officially signed. It’s a two-year deal for slightly more than his previous $1 million salary.

Holland is waiting to hear back from Brad Stuart’s agent, Pat Brisson, after making the 28-year-old defenseman long- and short-term offers. He’ll continue talking to Brisson tonight and right up until noon Tuesday, when free agency begins. If he isn’t signed by then, he’s more than likely gone.

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12 Hours Until Kenny’s Summer Starts

Update 1250 EST: Coincidentally, I’m sure, Khan(!) just posted a little ditty on his blog that lists Sundin and Rolston as placeholders atop the Wing “wish list.”  Way to dig Ansar. Naturally, no credit to Kevin Allen for his revelation.

The Godfather just reported over on the Empire Home Page that Kevin Allen told the Fan590 this morning that Tick Tock’s just waiting until it’s all legal and stuff.  He’s going after Sundin and/or Rolston.

Now for those of you who are sad and confused:  Tampa Bay only has exclusive rights to deal with the hometown boy until midnight tonite. Then? It’s fair game fellas.

Let’s play make believe and pretend one of those guys is Dynasty bound.  You choose.  Oh, and just for fun—because I know you love the idea—I’ve included Tucker and Stillwuzzi.

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On Stuart and….Jagr

From the Detroit News Wing Message Board.  Believe what you read? 


Just some info for you all….I have refrained from commenting for the last couple of weeks as more info became available, don’t ask how I know this, but relative connections reach far and wide….The offer on the table for Brad Stuart is now a 4 yr deal for: 3.0, 3.5, 3.75 & 4.25 for an avg cap hit of 3.6 mil.

And how about this, on Jagr.

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Just Say It Dallas

Not a shocker, but Dallas Drake has essentially confirmed his retirement.

“I’m not going to be making any formal announcements until sometime later in July but I’ve always thought it would be nice to go out on top.”

Pretty good story. More here.

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Hi. I’m Back To Irritate You Again.

Yesterday I was bombarded with your hurtful phrases after I suggested the Wings pick up Darcy Tucker.  I’m still recovering from your treatment of me.


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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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