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Detroit News Webcast at 1145

Live! from the Hockeytown Cafe…Steve Yzerman, Tick Tock Kenny Holland and Kevin Allen will be discussing the Wings’ road to #11.  It will be broadcast via webcast and you can get to it at the DetNews sports page

No mention as to whether former Deep Digger captain Ted Kulfan will be taking part in the discussion or just taking drink orders.  He might be tired after his ode to the Poultry from this morning.

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Berger: Get Back To 1966

In 1966 Eleanor Rigby was whining about lonliness and even taking the drastic step of occasionally wearing a face she kept in a jar by the frigging door.  Wack job if you ask me.

Just as Father McKenzie was wiping the dirt from his hands, the Pocket Rocket was scoring a miraculous Game 6 OT winner to defeat the Wings in the Stanley Cup Final. 

Howard Berger, and I have no idea if he darns his socks or not, says this year’s Final will be a rematch.

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Holland On Toronto’s AM 590

Tick Tock Kenny Holland discusses the value of gaining momentum early in a playoff series, injuries and more.  Good stuff on Holmstrom.

Listen here.

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The Hasek Club Car

For those of you who submitted the proposed playoff banners, thank you.  I hope to get them up here before Thursday so that all can review and nitpick.  There’s a good chance that may have to wait until the weekend, however. 

In the meantime, Nate A has provided a classic image your families need to see.  The Stress Train is clearly full and just waiting to leave the station Thursday around 1400.  The club car, where commiseration and alcohol go hand in hand, will undoubtedly be the location of choice for most travelers.  Goaltending could very well be the reason most of you have found seats there already.

And so, the club car has officially been named, The Hasek.

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Does Emrick Need A Nickname Too?

NBC’s starting to piss me off.

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It’s Monday Night And I’m Ready

Tonite at my daughter’s teeball practice a kid spoke to me with a southern accent. I’m not sure what he said, but the tone was disrespectful.  So I gave him a forearm to the throat.  And, just before I ran away, I told him he’s going down in 5.

No, none of that happened.  But three more days of this crap can’t be good for anybody.

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Down On Uncle Jim’s Farm

Gabe’s comments earlier got me thinkin’ you may be hankerin’ (practicing…sorry) for an update from The Nill Factory.  Where do we turn for that?  Prospect genius Matthew Wuest at Red Wings Central, of course.  Hot off the presses with info on Mursak, Kindl and our boy Grigorenko.  No mention of soon-to-be-legend Hat Trick Dick, though. 

RWC Prospect Udpate

It’s interesting to note that goalie Stefan Liv has led HV-71 to to the final with astonishing numbers. He has league-bests in goals-against average (1.37), save percentage (.952) and shutouts (three). He is a restricted free agent with the Red Wings until July 1, when he becomes unrestricted.

Because goaltending’s never a topic of discussion around here.

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Your Life For The Next Month

Whew. The Office returns on Thursday. Must See TV(!) for many.  Not so much for us.  Wanna know what you’ll be missing this month?  You bet you do.  Steve from Eye On The Media has it broken down for you.

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Monday Morning And I’m Stress Free

If you believe that you are shockingly stupid.  Here’s what a fan of Michigan pro sports is thinking this morning.  “If the Red Wings lose, what then?” 

That’s right neighbors, the Tigers have affected the acceleration of the Stress Train.  Honestly, my thinking all winter has been that if the Wings cut my throat in April or May, the Tigers will pick up the ball and give me hope until next hockey season.

That plan, to put it very mildly, looks like it’s right down the crapper.  It would appear the Wings are our only shot at summertime happiness.  Because, two teams in 81 years have started 0-6 and made the playoffs. 

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Cool…It’s A Sunday Matinee Live Blog

Would kind of like to get through this one healthy.  Wouldn’t mind seeing Hasek get in the groove.  A few other pleasant sights would be a Cleary goal, a McCarty fight and a win.

Oh, and a wayward puck to the head of our hero Pierre wouldn’t hurt either.  At least it wouldn’t hurt us.

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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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