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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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WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Excuse me?

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

Just a play on the douchebag Pens fans and Search Daddy Wyshinsky bagging on Mick being a homer the other day.

I fail.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 01/23/12 at 11:29 PM ET

monkey's avatar

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

Batteries?  Get a horse.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/23/12 at 11:29 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I thought Rosby was out with concussion like symptoms?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 01/23/12 at 08:29 PM ET

Dammit, Capt.D.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 11:30 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Howabout some foals for the 2nd?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/23/12 at 11:30 PM ET

Wings_Fan_In_KC's avatar

I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.

This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government.

Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL.

This is the only public statement I will be making on this topic. TT


I say he has every right to decline an invitation to the WH.  He feesl what he feels.  I also say Good on ya, Timmy!

Posted by Wings_Fan_In_KC from ...somewhere southwest of The Motor City... on 01/23/12 at 11:30 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Wings will not beat any quality opponent until they, you know, start skating.

Another piss poor start by DET.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/23/12 at 11:30 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Fuch, Detroit, you know the Blues pressure in the offensive zone like nobody’s business; you gotta’ get that puck out, fast.

That’s my take on the first period. Now back to your regularly scheduled program.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/23/12 at 11:30 PM ET

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PP of death?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/23/12 at 11:30 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

What?  No penalty shot?

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 01/23/12 at 11:30 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I just shat myself.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 11:30 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

gREAT sTART to the 2nd

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/23/12 at 11:30 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Just a play on the douchebag Pens fans and Search Daddy Wyshinsky bagging on Mick being a homer the other day.

I fail.

I guess it was my fail then.  I SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOCCCCCCCCCCCCCOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/23/12 at 11:31 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

YES Z!

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/23/12 at 11:31 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Magically Delicious

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/23/12 at 11:31 PM ET

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That was just sick.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/23/12 at 11:31 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

WoO HoO!  SCORE!!!! Beautiful Pasha!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/23/12 at 11:31 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Pavel!!!!  sick!!!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/23/12 at 11:31 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Dangles!

Oh my goodness.  What a thing of beauty.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 11:31 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

The Magician strikes…. !

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/23/12 at 11:31 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Pasha!

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/23/12 at 11:31 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Circus back together, Homer still getting crosschecked and elbowed in front.

...

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/23/12 at 11:31 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Wow. Just. Fuching. Wow.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/23/12 at 11:31 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

GGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL

MAGIC

sweeeeeEEEEEEEEET

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/23/12 at 11:31 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Smart penalty Stewart, Datsyuk you rule.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/23/12 at 11:31 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Pav!  Mick:  “Faked the defenseman out of his jockstrap.”

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/23/12 at 11:32 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Magically Pavelicious! Snipe, snipe, Dangle, Dangle!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/23/12 at 11:32 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

YES PAV!*

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/23/12 at 11:32 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Pavel The Magician.

I just lost any respect for Strader.  Don’t fuching talk about Rosby during a Wings game asshat.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 01/23/12 at 11:32 PM ET

dougie's avatar

The biggest reason this is the bestest blog on the Gore is that we keep politics out of it.
Jackie Chan say going to be hard this erection year, but we gotta do it.

Posted by dougie on 01/23/12 at 11:33 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

outside Crosby can anyone shoot a backhand as Dangle..YES Zzzz

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/23/12 at 11:33 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/23/12 at 08:31 PM ET

Trick of the month: Rope in a Bag.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/23/12 at 11:33 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Trick of the month: Rope in a Bag.

Heh. Sometimes google turns up the most amazing/disturbing things.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/23/12 at 11:34 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

getting really chippy out there.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/23/12 at 11:34 PM ET

Wings_Fan_In_KC's avatar

Jackie Chan say going to be hard this erection year, but we gotta do it.

———————————————————

Agreed.

Posted by Wings_Fan_In_KC from ...somewhere southwest of The Motor City... on 01/23/12 at 11:34 PM ET

SYF's avatar

As usual, the Wings let up after scoring the goal.

Aaaannnd the PK for the Wings.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 11:34 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

another dirty swede player gets a RW penalty ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/23/12 at 11:35 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Stick on stick = penalty on TPH?

Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/23/12 at 11:35 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Cue the PK of death.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/23/12 at 11:35 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Mick:  “It’s not a penalty, for god’s sake.”

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/23/12 at 11:35 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

00:51   PPG - PAVEL DATSYUK (14) BACKHAND - ASST: N. LIDSTROM (17) AND H. ZETTERBERG (26)

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/23/12 at 11:35 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