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Dealing With 5

Was that the worst? 

Worse than Bird to DJ?  Worse than Weber’s timeout or Evans getting picked off third in ‘87?  Was it worse than last year’s Game 5 against the poultry?

Yes. Yes.  Yes and yes.

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Thirty Four Point Seven

Posting will be light today. 

And that’s all I have to say about that.

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How About A Game 5 Live Blog?  You’ll See Some Old Friends, Good For The Soul

I’ve already jinxed our Stanley Cup party.  So, now you can just relax.

It’s a Game 5 Cup Clinching Live Blog.

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Countdown To 11

3.5 hours.

6.5 hours.

Six years.

11 Cups. 

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Octo-Sleuth: Reaction

By now you’ve read of the exploits of one Zach Smith, the wack job who bought two tickets to Game 4 so that he could toss a ‘pus, get kicked out and get right the hell back into Mellon Arena. 

“Before the national anthem, we made our way down there and stood there,” he said. “I got it out and just tossed it.”

As the guards took him out, fans screamed obscenities.

“I hate Pittsburgh more than anything,” he said, noting the rivalry between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. “It was great. I loved the rush.”

 

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Hypothetically….It’s Holland’s Night

I should go back to the posts surrounding the last two years’ trade deadlines.  Dozens of them, all telling Tick Tock Kenny Holland how to do his job.  Hell, we even coined a phrase two years ago.  Remember “The Summer of Ken”?  Second-guessing our GM has become a pastime for me.  I’m clearly not qualified, but it hasn’t stopped me. 

Even when I see things like this from James Mirtle.

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Homer Says He’s In

And Chelios stresses he’s healthy, just sitting.

Khan(!)

Update from Sunday’s practice: Only a handful of players skated during an optional practice. Tomas Holmstrom (hamstring) did not skate but said he is “for sure’’ in for Game 5 Monday. Chris Chelios said he doesn’t anticipate being in the lineup. He has been practicing for days now and continues to insist he is not injured and is healthy enough to play.

Anyone think Uncle Mike should hold Homer out in favor of Darren McCarty, who was effective in Game 4?

Count a vote for me that says: no.  Homer’s potential for offense is too great. 

 

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End It

About 100 fewer comments in the Game 4 Seger-sponsored Live Blog.  Not surprising, since most of you spent the third period rocking back and forth sucking your thumbs rather than tip-tapping.

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Killed

Perhaps one of the greatest penalty kills in Detroit Red Wing history?  Hard to argue.  Unless you’re Sidney Crosby, of course.  From his presser, when asked about Zetterberg on the 5-3.

“He got his stick in the lane once.  But I don’t think he did anything out of the ordinary.”

15 down.

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Lonely Down By The Riverside?  Well Come On In To The Game 4 Live Blog

That’s an easy one.  Name the song.  Reports from the Stress Train are that the Hasek’s been full since noon.  Frigging lushes.  Well, this should help.  We’ve got a sponsor.

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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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