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Most fans are not expecting winning outcomes when they are watching a Wings game. We do expect a good effort though, and to not be completely embarrassed for our team. Thanks to a core of young of players, the last two games have not been too hard to watch. Even some excitement in the mix of late. Anyway, we're getting to see just what the future will hold for the Wings. I'm guessing we'll be here for a while. I'm all in.

The "Yzerplan,"eh?

It's an early Live Blog!

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Alan's avatar

Did they? Is it a one shot game?

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/12/20 at 07:31 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Goal?

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 01/12/20 at 07:31 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Nope… doesn’t look liek we scored. But we get a power play, at least.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/12/20 at 07:31 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

I sure hope we can keep it out of our net on this PP…...

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/12/20 at 07:35 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

I sure hope we can keep it out of our net on this PP…...

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/12/20 at 06:35 PM ET

That’s the spirit !  I’ve been saying for several years “I hope they can kill off their power play.”

Posted by RWBill on 01/12/20 at 07:36 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Smith had a couple good looks on that power play. Alas, no joy for the kid.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/12/20 at 07:38 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Didn’t Zetterberg put hand over puck in the SCF vs Pittsburg?

Posted by RWBill on 01/12/20 at 07:39 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Didn’t Zetterberg put hand over puck in the SCF vs Pittsburg?

Yes, but he didn’t mean it.  smile

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 01/12/20 at 07:42 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Too many chances we didn’t score on. Still, nice to see we got one, and got a little more life as the period went on.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/12/20 at 07:43 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

I do think they are trying hard, they just aren’t very good.

Posted by RWBill on 01/12/20 at 07:44 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

You can’t expect the Wings to be on the same lofty level as the Buffalo Sabres.

Posted by RWBill on 01/12/20 at 07:45 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

“Fillappoola didn’t fool anyone on that breakaway.

Posted by RWBill on 01/12/20 at 06:10 PM ET “

AAs Fault

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 01/12/20 at 07:46 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Hola 19. WTF? Who starts a game at 5:30 on a Sunday?
Down by 2 after 40.  Time to grab a shot o crown and settle in.  LGRW

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 01/12/20 at 07:48 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Posted by RWBill on 01/12/20 at 06:44 PM ET

Oh, for sure. We’re not a good team this year. But still… the first ten minutes, and the last ten minutes, it’s like we saw two completely different teams playing. Just this time, we didn’t regress in that time, we seemed to get better. More energy, a little better with the puck, etc.

If they maintain that momentum, we might have a chance. But the guys on the ice have to keep the puck out of our own end. I have zero confidence in Jimmy. Three goals on 15 shots is a terrible stat line.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/12/20 at 07:53 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Getting a lockeroom preview of our next head coach ???

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/12/20 at 08:01 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

This team definitely has a different mindset when Jinny is in net vs burn yeah. I know from past experience when your goaler gives up easy ones it deflates ya and changes your own confidence in yourself and the team. It’s contagious.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 01/12/20 at 08:02 PM ET

Alan's avatar

And the beach ball goes into the net.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/12/20 at 08:04 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

shut eye  shut eye  shut eye  shut eye

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/12/20 at 08:05 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Play the man Z. Stop the poke and hope.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 01/12/20 at 08:05 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

The next 3 goals are gonna be huge…. rolleyes

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/12/20 at 08:06 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Figures.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/12/20 at 08:07 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

The last two trade deadlines Green has be injured and couldn’t be moved. This year he’s healthy and can’t be moved…except maybe to a ECHL team….. confused

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/12/20 at 08:10 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I do want to thanks the Wings for one thing though… I’m saving space on my Direct TV ‘genie” by not keeping losses on it, thereby allowing me to keep good stuff like Watchmen and Westworld.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 01/12/20 at 08:10 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

I missed that… 5 goal Jinny…......  shut eye

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/12/20 at 08:10 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Sweet Sassy Molassy the Sabres are hardly bothering to celebrate the goals anymore.

Posted by RWBill on 01/12/20 at 08:12 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 01/12/20 at 08:13 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

I was thinking huge blowout after the first 3 went by Jinny…... grrr

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/12/20 at 08:15 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

In preparation for LiL gary’s draft lottery. I am removing all sharp objects from my home, cause it’s gonna SUCK when the wings end up picking 4th…. hmmm

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/12/20 at 08:17 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

They may finish 25 points deep in last, and have an 815 out of 1000 chance of NOT getting the first pick.  What a sucky system.

Posted by RWBill on 01/12/20 at 08:21 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

In preparation for LiL gary’s draft lottery. I am removing all sharp objects from my home, cause it’s gonna SUCK when the wings end up picking 4th…. hmmm

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/12/20 at 07:17 PM ET

That will really SUCK!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/12/20 at 08:23 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

They didn’t cheer when Jimmy caught that one.

Posted by RWBill on 01/12/20 at 08:23 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

To kill time I’ve been running the draft lottery simulation and the wings have ended up 4th as often as 1st….

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/12/20 at 08:25 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Yeah. Thanks shitsburg for the draft lottery. They deliberately tanked so bad to get lemieux back in the day. There’s a documentary aboot it.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 01/12/20 at 08:28 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/12/20 at 07:25 PM ET

I ran it ten times during the commercial break. Here’s my results:
1st: 2
2nd: 1
3rd: 2
4th: 5

Bloody ridiculous.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/12/20 at 08:29 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

To kill time I’ve been running the draft lottery simulation and the wings have ended up 4th as often as 1st….

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/12/20 at 07:25 PM ET

For sure, the last place team, and there is an outside chance that is Detroit (hahahaha), has slightly more than a 50% chance of picking 4th as they do picking 1+2+3 combined.  Holy Jumpin’.

Posted by RWBill on 01/12/20 at 08:31 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Bloody ridiculous.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/12/20 at 07:29 PM ET

LOL it’s nuts.

Posted by RWBill on 01/12/20 at 08:32 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Those results are a pretty good mathematical expectation really the way that clusterphudge is set up.

Posted by RWBill on 01/12/20 at 08:35 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Later folks…..

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/12/20 at 08:35 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Only lost by 4, so close !

Posted by RWBill on 01/12/20 at 08:35 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Thanks for hangin’ reprobates. Later.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 01/12/20 at 08:35 PM ET

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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