Kukla's Korner

Abel to Yzerman

Autumn Closed In On Homer And We’re Live Blogging A Whole New Start

Saturday didn't happen.  Clubber Lang was fiction.  That Blues rookie was nothing but a nightmare, but holy hell that kid is good.  Enough about that. Didn't happen. 

You know what did happen for real and no BS? 

"Nine Tonight" was recorded in 1980 and it's unreal.  Know the best part? I know you do so don't sit there like Potsie Frigging Weber trying to pretend you're oblivious when we all know you've been paying attention all these years.

"Just like southern Michigan summer time."  That line is just so Seger.  And Seger is so Michigan because he's never forgotten his roots.  He belts that line out and the Cobo crowd goes nuts. 

But wait...here's the best part.  It wasn't Cobo...it was Boston.  He changed that line and tailored it to us...in Boston.  He didn't go all Dave Matthews on us and say it was just like "eastern Nantucket summer time" to please those Northeastern yuppie tools. No. He brought Michigan to them.

It's why I can't get away from Seger.  The ultimate transplant who can't leave MI behind, like more than a few of us.

I have nothing to say about the Wings that I haven't already said today.  Husk and Gus in.  Fredo and William Tell out.  Quite The ClusterFuch is in, of course.

It's a Live Blog, bitches.  As it should be.

Filed in: | Abel to Yzerman | Permalink
 

Comments

« Previous       ‹ First  < 7 8 9 10 11 >  Last ›      Next »

RedMenace's avatar

5. Don’t be Kyle Quincey.

Posted by RedMenace from the darkest recesses on 01/22/13 at 09:38 PM ET

6. If you are Kyle Quincey, please stop immediately.

Sorry I’m so talkative tonight.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/22/13 at 10:39 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

5. Always aim for the post.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 01/22/13 at 10:39 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

I think I puckered up enough I burped up my *#$%@&.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 01/22/13 at 10:39 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Wasn’t Tom Renney supposed to be some kind of power play savant, like Powder or Rain Man?

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 01/22/13 at 09:35 PM ET

I am starting to wonder if Renney hasn’t been asked to make chicken salad with chicken shit and a quart of mayo

Posted by dougie on 01/22/13 at 10:40 PM ET

monkey's avatar

How the *#$%@& did you *#$%@& *#$%@& *#$%@&?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/22/13 at 10:40 PM ET

monkey's avatar

I am starting to wonder if Renney hasn’t been asked to make chicken salad with chicken shit and a quart of mayo

Powder could do it.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/22/13 at 10:42 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Guess I dont post much anymore…. thought we could say a s s h o l e here.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 01/22/13 at 10:42 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Are these lines coaching or a Babcock psychology exercise

Posted by MoreShoot on 01/22/13 at 10:42 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

I am starting to wonder if Renney hasn’t been asked to make chicken salad with chicken shit and a quart of mayo

As in, “Ryan Nugent-Hopkins isn’t walking through that door”?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/22/13 at 10:43 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

Wasn’t Tom Renney supposed to be some kind of power play savant, like Powder or Rain Man?

Wait, wait, wait.  The Power play hasn’t been magically fixed in the ~10 days Renney’s been able to coach the team?  Shocking.

This powerplay is so broken that it’ll take months if Renney is the freaking Ghandi of Power Play.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 01/22/13 at 10:43 PM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

7. Don’t let Kronner pass from the defensive zone half board.

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/22/13 at 10:44 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Fuch me.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/22/13 at 10:44 PM ET

monkey's avatar

That’s game. Chalk up another shutout loss.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/22/13 at 10:44 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Powder could do it.

Although Powder was able to resurrect a dead deer, doing the same to our power play might be asking juuuuuuust a bit much.

Posted by dougie on 01/22/13 at 10:44 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

UGH

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/22/13 at 10:44 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

oh ... that may well be night night.

Posted by MoreShoot on 01/22/13 at 10:44 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Le sigh.

Where was the down low forward coverage?

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/22/13 at 10:45 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

ugghh….

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 01/22/13 at 10:45 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Q

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/22/13 at 10:46 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Maybe he is the Ghandi of the power play. All he teaches is non-violence and passive resistance.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/22/13 at 10:46 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Listen carefully for the sound of me “watching” the rest of this from a cozy bed.

Posted by dougie on 01/22/13 at 10:46 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Listen carefully for the sound of me “watching” the rest of this from a cozy bed.

Posted by dougie on 01/22/13 at 09:46 PM ET

Is that cheering or snoring?

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/22/13 at 10:47 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Ryder.  Big, strong, right-hand shot, goal-scorer’s touch.  Ya know, while we were busy assembling the stunning array of third and fourth line talent this team has seemingly become, this guy was an available UFA who signed for a very reasonable price tag.  I wonder if KH kicked the tires before signing an older, less talented player for a little less.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/22/13 at 10:47 PM ET

FranzensMouthguard's avatar

Cammy is drunk on twitter

Posted by FranzensMouthguard from Chicago, IL on 01/22/13 at 10:48 PM ET

Avatar

Is there anyone on the team that can make a clean pass or collect one cleanly on their stick?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/22/13 at 10:48 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

The Wings will likely start the season losing 4 of 5.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 01/22/13 at 10:48 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Renny is an excellent driver. Qunt seems to have all the non-math rain man skills.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 01/22/13 at 10:49 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Our number one line doesn’t seem much like a number one line.

Posted by calquake on 01/22/13 at 10:49 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Haha. Murph as Clark Can’t.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 01/22/13 at 10:49 PM ET

monkey's avatar

1958 was the last time Detroit was shut out in

the season opener. When was the last time they were shut out in both the road and home openers?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/22/13 at 10:49 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Our number one line doesn’t seem much like a number one line.

Yes, but we have a shit-load of average to above-average third and fourth liners.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/22/13 at 10:51 PM ET

calquake's avatar

the season opener. When was the last time they were shut out in both the road and home openers?

Back when Unicorns roamed the Earth?

Posted by calquake on 01/22/13 at 10:51 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Dallas running a nj devils trap to protect the lead. Zzzzzzzz.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 01/22/13 at 10:51 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

the season opener. When was the last time they were shut out in both the road and home openers?

Posted by monkey from All hands, abandon ship. This is not a drill. on 01/22/13 at 09:49 PM ET

2013

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/22/13 at 10:51 PM ET

Bent's avatar

So what happened to the offense?  When they have been saying that they wouldn’t be able to outscore their defensive mistakes, they weren’t kidding.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/22/13 at 10:51 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

So, why is Nyquist in the bottom-6?

I mean, just curious. Nyquist has put in some time, and Brunner hasn’t, yet Brunner gets a very, VERY slack leash.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/22/13 at 10:51 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

When was the last time they were shut out in both the road and home openers?

Always with the negative vibes Moriarity. Ya just gotta believe there will be a bridge there….

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 01/22/13 at 10:51 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Jimmah.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 01/22/13 at 10:51 PM ET

Bent's avatar

JIMMY F-ING HOWARD.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/22/13 at 10:52 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

Yes, but we have a shit-load of average to above-average third and fourth liners.

If I saw that right, Datsyuk is playing between Miller and Cleary.

Ye gods.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 01/22/13 at 10:52 PM ET

« Previous       ‹ First  < 7 8 9 10 11 >  Last ›      Next »

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.

Smileys

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts

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