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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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TheRealYooper's avatar

FSD FEED

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/23/12 at 10:07 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Milbury is on fire tonight.  He just said “St. Lose”.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/23/12 at 10:07 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

Milbury is on fire tonight.  He just said “St. Lose

hanging with murph too much?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/23/12 at 10:09 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

FSD FEED

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/23/12 at 07:07 PM ET

Yooper, I love you!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/23/12 at 10:20 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Here is my plan. Mute sound. Watch the game with one eye, read my Kindle with the other eye. Live Blog with my third eye.

Posted by dougie on 01/23/12 at 06:44 PM ET

Plan B if Yooper’s feed doesn’t work.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/23/12 at 10:21 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Yooper, I love you!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Michigan, but now in Florida on 01/23/12 at 07:20 PM ET

Dammit…

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 10:23 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

52F in Detroit today? wow. we had 31 and 14 inches of snow.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/23/12 at 10:26 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

http://freeredwings.tv/ Wings Feed for those that want to tune in to the Computer and have home announcers.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/23/12 at 10:27 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

John Keating just said, “Win one for Homer.”  Yes!  Happy birthday, Homer!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/23/12 at 10:27 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Happy B-day, you of the gigantic Swedish-meatball farting ass.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 10:27 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

anyone else thinking we need to ‘stablish dominance early?

how ‘boot skate to the throat right out of the tunnel.

don’t let ‘em breed, eh ... breath.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/23/12 at 10:27 PM ET

SYF's avatar

don’t let ‘em breed, eh ... breath.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/23/12 at 07:27 PM ET

Well, their owners at one time were related to the Dives’ owners.  It wouldn’t be an unusual practice.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 10:31 PM ET

VooX's avatar

http://www.firstrow.tv/watch/103810/3/watch-detroit-red-wings-vs-st.louis-blues.html

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/23/12 at 10:31 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Green ties?  Both Keating and Murph are wearing green ties.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 10:31 PM ET

dougie's avatar

The last 19 Live Blogs where we made it to page 2 in comments before the game started,
the Wings WON in regulation.

Yes, I just made that up.

Posted by dougie on 01/23/12 at 10:32 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/23/12 at 07:27 PM ET

This.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/23/12 at 10:32 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Happy Birthday to Homer, and his big beautiful ass!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/23/12 at 10:32 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

McGuire looks like ... like ... such a ... a ... a douche canoe.

sheesh

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/23/12 at 10:33 PM ET

VooX's avatar

Sync off in that feed but it is FSD.  Sync may be off, but when Murph slurs on camera it looks completely normal.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/23/12 at 10:33 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Ken and Mick are wearing dark gray ties.

I don’t know why I’m looking out for these things but hey…

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 10:33 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

When I saw Dave Strader I hoped it meant no Pierre….. alas that wasn’t the case.  My FSD feed got blacked out.  Time to get drunk.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/23/12 at 10:33 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

streams FDS on the puter while LBing and watch the HDTV with vers ... NBCS.

mostly muted.


liking me some Ken n Mick.

and merffph .. he’s waistedded

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/23/12 at 10:35 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Ian White.  If I didn’t know any better, he’s the best UFA signing this season.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 10:35 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

So with douche canoe in town, who gets between the benches Murph or douche???

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/23/12 at 10:36 PM ET

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Lets go Wings!  17 in a row tonite.  At least there is Strader on NBSSN to offset PeeAir.  At least Strader used to call the Wings games.  I know I am getting older, but Strader really has grayed out.
Let hand the smug Captain Kangaroo his lunch toinght.

Posted by Jeff from CO. on 01/23/12 at 10:36 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

don’t know aboot you bitches, but the http://freeredwings.tv/ is in HD for me, looks real good on my 27” computer screen.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/23/12 at 10:37 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Evening 19.  Time for some hockey.  LGRW!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/23/12 at 10:37 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Douche gets to be close to TJ Oshie and David Backes.  Very close.  Like really close enough to smell their nipples.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 10:37 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

pregame song being sung

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/23/12 at 10:38 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Evinign bitches.  I heard there’s a game tonight.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 01/23/12 at 10:39 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

don’t know aboot you bitches, but the http://freeredwings.tv/ is in HD for me, looks real good on my 27” computer screen.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/23/12 at 07:37 PM ET

Looking great on my computer too!  Thanks again!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/23/12 at 10:39 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Dave Strader is doing the play by play.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/23/12 at 10:40 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

So with douche canoe in town, who gets between the benches Murph or douche

They have a hot dog eating contest.  Murph wins cause he actually eats hot dogs where Peeair eats bags of dicks.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 01/23/12 at 10:40 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Hey-Yohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!  What’s up Btches What’s Up?

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/23/12 at 10:41 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Rebound control.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 01/23/12 at 10:42 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Scary rebound already given up by Jimmy.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 10:43 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Good skating by the Wings.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 10:43 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Hey-Yohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!  What’s up Btches What’s Up?

Posted by RWBill from Jerry Sandusky’s defense team. on 01/23/12 at 07:41 PM ET

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/23/12 at 10:45 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Nice pass back to the point by big error.  Too bad is was the blows point.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 01/23/12 at 10:45 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

there’s thast dirty zetterberger playetr

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/23/12 at 10:45 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