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Bring The Bitterness. Live Blogging The Boys Of January.

So I guess it’s on then.  Another chance for another baby brother to flex and stomp and spew their bluster.  January hockey for another wannabe and a game that for them is the “most important of the season”, yet for the Wings is just…January hockey.

I don’t have to point you anywhere to tell you just how pumped Blues fans are.  We know they’ve been lifting all day and choking down Pall Malls in between sets.

Most of them—statistics show—have been raised, and even conceived, by first or second cousins.  Literacy, hygiene and electricity are frowned upon.  Few even realize where the city of St. Louis is and even fewer have actually attended a hockey game.  But, for some reason, they’ve latched on to this train wreck of a franchise and have refused to let go. 

They deserve substantial credit for that, for this loyalty to a team that has brought them nothing but statically transmitted losing seasons of Blues hockey.

Most of all though, and this is frequently discussed in the dark corners of The Hasek, where Voox refuses to let the youngsters frolic, Blues fans live to hate you, Red Wing fans.  Even in times like these, the cold months, when double rainbows make them quiver along with winning records and disgustingly misguided hope, they reserve a spot in their pointy heads for a very legitimate brand of bitterness.

It’s legitimate because we have custody of them.  Physical, legal custody.  The Blues laugh when Detroit lets them.  Blues fans smile when we allow it.  If the sun shines on that shithole of a city it’s because Ken Holland gave the swaddled gift child a nod and a wink.

Oh, but now they’re competitive.  Now they have a big eater at the helm and all is well.  All. Is. Well.  Right up there with the big boys: Detroit and the middle brother in Chicago.  If the playoffs started today, they’d be the 4 seed.  Oh the chills.

But, alas Babylon, it’s only January.  And if Blues fans have learned one thing over the last twenty years…it’s that January means exactly jack shit.  Nonetheless, here they are and good for them. The little tykes. Good for them.

We’re wondering though, Blues fans.  Oh yes. We’re wondering when the fall will come, because it always does.  We’re wondering if maybe it won’t start tonite in cozy little Joe Louis, where the bad men play and the noises hurt, where the memories are brutal. 

Sooner or later, because history and providence and everything else that is holy decree it, the wheels are coming off.  And just like every year since 1997, we’ll be there to remind you that talking shit about Vladimir Konstantinov guarantees you nothing but earned sadness.

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.  And if you’re a Blues fan, just dropping in…Fuch Detroit?  Oh no my friends. Oh no.  Fuch you.

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SolidTG7's avatar

They better get the extra 2 for that.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/23/12 at 11:11 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

That was fuching bullshit.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 01/23/12 at 11:11 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Woah, they actually called an instigator? There should be an instigator called on just about every fight.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/23/12 at 11:11 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Holy crap…the refs AND the commentators agree on a call FOR the Wings?

Holy shit what next…dogs and cats sleeping together?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/23/12 at 11:11 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

Stewart vs Stewart. BAM, PAP, WOW

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/23/12 at 11:12 PM ET

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When even DC thinks Detroit should get a penalty it’s pretty obvious.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/23/12 at 11:12 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Time for a Red Wings Play.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/23/12 at 11:12 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

wtf is Mickey talking about?  did I grow up watching a different NHL than he played in?  as far as I remember, it’s always been that if you put a hard hit - even a legal one - on a player (especially a star player) you will probably have to drop the gloves over it.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/23/12 at 11:12 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Total douche and gutless. Got the game misconduct.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/23/12 at 11:12 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

That dirty Swede is at it again.

Should have been suspended.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 01/23/12 at 11:13 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

I can’t believe they actually called the instigator… properly.


Gettin chippy out there.


“Get out the big hats we’re better to rock and roll”  says Mick.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/23/12 at 11:14 PM ET

monkey's avatar

wtf is Mickey talking about?  did I grow up watching a different NHL than he played in?  as far as I remember, it’s always been that if you put a hard hit - even a legal one - on a player (especially a star player) you will probably have to drop the gloves over it.

What was that guy’s name who went everywhere with Gretzky?  If anyone laid a finger on Wayne, ass kicking would soon ensue.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/23/12 at 11:14 PM ET

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Damnit…..meant PP.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/23/12 at 11:15 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Holy shit what next…dogs and cats sleeping together?
Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 01/23/12 at 08:11 PM ET

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/23/12 at 11:16 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

What was that guy’s name who went everywhere with Gretzky?

I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know who went everywhere with Yzerman.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/23/12 at 11:17 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Stuart on Stewart violence.  Aunt Martha is not amused.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/23/12 at 11:17 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

That is the kind of shit they are trying to get out of the game. Stuie didn’t have a chance to defend himself, and, did anyone notice the pussy linesmen all hand jiving and shit?

Wouldn’t even get in between them.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/23/12 at 11:17 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

wtf is Mickey talking about?  did I grow up watching a different NHL than he played in?  as far as I remember, it’s always been that if you put a hard hit - even a legal one - on a player (especially a star player) you will probably have to drop the gloves over it.
Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/23/12 at 08:12 PM ET

Mick’s right. It didn’t used to be that way.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/23/12 at 11:18 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Ummmm….. didn’t Stu lead with his elbow?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/23/12 at 11:18 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

. Got the game misconduct.

10 minutes. My mistake.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/23/12 at 11:20 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Power plays at the end of periods are so useless usually.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/23/12 at 11:21 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Now they are gonna politicize. Don’t we have a thread for that? They need to STFU.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/23/12 at 11:22 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Power plays at the end of periods are so useless usually.
Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/23/12 at 08:21 PM ET

1.5 minutes of PP time on fresh ice to start the second? I’ll take that.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/23/12 at 11:22 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

He is not the lone American player. Fail.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/23/12 at 11:22 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Ummmm….. didn’t Stu lead with his elbow?

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 01/23/12 at 08:18 PM ET

Hate to admit it, but I think maybe so.  Need to see it again.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/23/12 at 11:22 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Wow…  I… I agree with Mike Milbury.  Wow.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/23/12 at 11:23 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Ummmm….. didn’t Stu lead with his elbow?

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 01/23/12 at 08:18 PM ET

Yes, and left his feet jumping into his head while slew footing him.  Definitely getting suspended.

I bet that homer Mick said he barely even touched him, right?

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 01/23/12 at 11:23 PM ET

SYF's avatar

From ProElite 3 in Hawaii this past weekend, Brent Schermerhorn def. Kaleo Gambill:

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/23/12 at 07:53 PM ET

OMFG.

Dave Semenko.  Gretzky’s patrol.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 11:24 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Respect the Office. Respect the fact that more of your fellow Americans voted for the other guy. No matter who is in the White House.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/23/12 at 11:25 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Stewart seems to have alot of anger (especially directed toward the Red Wings), maybe he is in the wrong sport, maybe he should exchange his hockey gloves for boxing gloves…

and I am not against a physical game wink

Go WINGS!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/23/12 at 11:25 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Second period.  Here we go.

Just saw the B’Lose goal.  Awful.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 11:25 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Yes, and left his feet jumping into his head while slew footing him.  Definitely getting suspended.

I bet that homer Mick said he barely even touched him, right?

Excuse me?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/23/12 at 11:25 PM ET

Wings_Fan_In_KC's avatar

2, 5 and 10. 

Buh-Bye Stewart, you scum bag.

Posted by Wings_Fan_In_KC from ...somewhere southwest of The Motor City... on 01/23/12 at 11:26 PM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

Stuie led with his shoulder of Doom! Am I the only one here who has an overwhelming urge to throw something at the TV when I hear these dickweeds talking during intermissions?

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/23/12 at 11:26 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

1.5 minutes of PP time on fresh ice to start the second? I’ll take that.

With the faceoff at center its closer to a minute and that assumes they win the draw.  Not to mention this PP is struggling at best.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/23/12 at 11:26 PM ET

SYF's avatar

The trap should’ve been something Uncle Mike was familiar with since he used to beat Lewis’ Wings.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 11:27 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Excuse me?
Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 01/23/12 at 08:25 PM ET

It set off my sarcasm detector. Did you forget to change your batteries when daylight savings time ended?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/23/12 at 11:27 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Gretz wingman was Dave Semanko. Mickey is right.If you got a clean hit, ya took a number and settled it later. Maybe another game but later.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 01/23/12 at 11:28 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

Was that a baby girl with crutches? :( downer

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/23/12 at 11:28 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Was that a baby girl with crutches? :( downer
Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/23/12 at 08:28 PM ET

I thought Rosby was out with concussion like symptoms?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/23/12 at 11:29 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