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Video- Wings Score Five In Victory Over The Avs

Highlights like you want them-  All the Detroit goals last night.


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Just Get In

Every game matters. Not just from here on in, but the entire season. The Wings are now in that dangerous position again. They have to put up enough wins to make the post season. I'm on the side that believes that getting in, even if we don't go all the way, makes a difference.

I think Hunter S. Thompson said it best, "One of the most basic factors in sports is that winning becomes a habit, and losing is the same way. When failure starts to feel normal in your life or your work or even your darkest vices you won't have to go looking for trouble, because trouble will find you.

Count on it.

I don't care if it's the Wild Card or higher. Just. Get. In.

Making it to the playoffs is all that matters.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

It's a Live Blog. Bitches!

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A True Rivalry

After Scotty Bowman took over as Coach in 1993/1994, he became the guiding force that developed the Detroit Red Wings into the big "Red Machine" in the second half of the 90's and beyond.

The Red Wings had finally become the Team that the 19, and all Red Wing's Fans everywhere had waited for, all of our Hockey lives. A juggernaut. In the beginning it was Yzerman, Fedorov,  the Russian Five, the Grind Line, Shanny, Martin LaPointe, Joey Kocur, Dougie Brown, Murph, Lidstrom. With later additions like Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille. Just to name a few.

But, so many of the very best games the Wings played were against the Avalanche. A Team as fate would have it, that had Patrick Roy as their goaltender. A player that always had the fire in his gut to beat Detroit.

The Wings vs the Avalanche became a true rivalry, and, one of the best in all of sports history. It was a battle every single game.

All the elements came together in the best and worst way possible. Both Teams were elite, talented, and tough.

Watching this Alumni Game is a reminder of the rich history of the Team we cheer for, and why we are Wing's Fans. Of why we are Hockey Fans.

Here's to Us vs Them.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

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Duke, Denver and Discontent

Duke died today, or maybe last night. Either way. Duke's dead. Duke trained Creed, advised him that Rocky Balboa was not a man Creed needed in his life, not after he just "kept coming" on that fateful Philly night in '76.

There is no relevance to that, really. Not here. But I dug Duke. I liked what he stood for, the stoic, quiet demeanor, the quiet badass behind Appollo's bluster.

Duke's death leads us to Denver.

Continue Reading »

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Video- Let’s Reminisce

via the YouTube channel of awood40...

Detroit Red Wings @ Colorado Avalanche. Game 2 1997 Western Conference Finals. 5/17/97.

Also, tomorrow night Kate will have a live blog post up for the Wings/Avs Alumni game.

Puck drops just after 7:00pm ET on FSD and the NHL Network.


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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

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

It's a Live Blog. Bitches!

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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.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

It's a live blog. Bitches!

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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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