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Will The Wings Make A Move?

Doug MacLean on Sportsnet's Hockey Cetral a few minutes ago..

"Is Kenny Holland going to do anything (trade deadline), I hear the Erik Cole experiment bothers him, still bothers him."

So does that mean he won't do anything by Monday?

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Nice To See Andreas Athanasiou Get Some Additional Ice Time

Stats from last night.




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Help Wanted

Once again the Help Wanted sign comes out.

Help Wanted.

Immediate positions open in the Goal scoring department.

Requirements; Anyone that can put the puck over the goal line.

Please apply at Joe Louis Arena/The Detroit Red Wings.

19 Steve Yzerman Drive
Detroit, Michigan 48226

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“No Longer The Hockeytown”

from Terry Foster of CBS Detroit,

I am going to say something uncomfortable for many of you.

Detroit is no longer “Hockeytown.” It used to be. It can be again. But this is no longer the “Hockeytown” although it remains a hockey town.

The Red Wings are not in the top five in viewership in the NHL. They rank third in attendance, which is wonderful but shows a small but rabid fan base.

However, I saw something the other day that is spectacular, breathtaking and exciting and can generate enough interest to make this “Hockeytown” again.

We were given a sneak preview of the new 20,000-seat Red Wings Arena which is to open before the 2017 season on Woodward and Temple. There is no question that this is a well thought out plan that is going to give a boost to downtown, Midtown and to Red Wings fans....

This new arena will make this Hockey Town again because fans will feel good about the building. And it will also make Detroit a free agent destination again because the top people will want to play here.

And once again this city will sing “Hey! Hey! Hockey Town!” But this time with meaning.


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It Only Gets Tougher

It's another back to back and this is not the time for singling oot certain players. Yet.

The 19 know that it only gets tougher from here on in.

Win as a team, lose as a team.

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A Little Over 2 1/2 Hours Before The Puck Drops

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Light That Fire

The road to making the playoffs is hard enough without having to carry the added weight of players that are not getting it done. All season long the Wings have had a problem with scoring.

Putting Pavs and Z back together is a move in the right direction, but, how do the Wings get more from our other lines? Someone needs to light a fire under these guys or whatever it takes to get them scoring again because too many players are simply not getting it done in all areas of their play. Lazy, lazy, lazy.

Something's gotta give, and soon. And yes, missing Kronner and E-52 is hurting the Wings big time. Mrazek can only do so much and he does it very well, but scoring goals is not in his job description.

Here's to hoping Blash has a couple of tricks and some kindling up his sleeve. Light that fire!

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Steps Forward

With just twenty five games left in the season every game has to be a step forward. Game by game gelling as a Team, in effort, in scoring, in "D".

 Not that winning every game is possible, but, getting it together, mental toughness, taking those important steps forward as a group has to happen if the Wings have any ideas of making the post season.

Pavs and Z back together is definitely two steps forward for our Coach. It's a watch and learn for the up and coming youngsters. Maybe observing the two masters playing together will help Nyquist and Tatar get off the "schnide " as they say.

Getting over a stinker of a game against the Islanders, and a game against the Bees that the Wings were happy/lucky to win. Our rookie goalie has a great perspective along with a wonderful sense of humor on that win. All steps forward.

It's so tight in the East right now, gaining ground against any Team is on a game by game basis.

Let's get er' done boys!

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Back To Back

This is the fastest back to back I think I've ever seen. A real short time between games, and the Islanders are waiting to pounce.

The Wings are coming in on high after the high scoring affair yesterday. Let's see if our Wings have a few more tricks(goals) up their jerseys.

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A Trap

The Wings have a tendency to lay back and let the supposed tired Team come into our Barn and get the best of us, by fooling themselves into thinking it's an easy two points.  Sorry fellas. Nothing is easy in this league and there are 19 of us that have watched the Wings fall into that trap and get stung way too often. It's high time the Wings change the way they approach the so called tired opponent, and stay out of that trap.

The Bees are coming in on high after a win yesterday, which put them a point ahead of us in the standings. Its a big game with a lot at stake here. A two/four point game.

A must win for the Winged Wheel.

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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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