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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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bezukov's avatar

FUCH YEAH!

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/23/12 at 11:50 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

TAKE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/23/12 at 11:50 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Kronner!!  Suck it B’lose!!!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/23/12 at 11:50 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

KRONWALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/23/12 at 11:50 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

Kronwall and Homer’s ass teeth!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/23/12 at 11:50 PM ET

SYF's avatar

KRONNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 01/23/12 at 11:50 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Suck it, you’ll pay for your heresy!

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/23/12 at 11:50 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

the Wings always used to get a lot of points from the blue line.  they also used to win Stanley Cups when they were getting points from the blue line.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/23/12 at 11:51 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

The Halakopter has once again crashed in Hockeytown.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/23/12 at 11:51 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

KRONNER yihaaaaaaaaaa

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/23/12 at 11:51 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Rocket ship by Kronner to basically put this one out of reach, maybe the Blues should keep taking penalties.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/23/12 at 11:51 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

That Kronwall leg kick celebration just slays me.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/23/12 at 11:51 PM ET

VooX's avatar

Halak too busy cross-checking the Angry Chipmunk screening him to notice Kronner blasting the puck by him.  Karma is an Angry Chipmunk.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/23/12 at 11:51 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Yes! Kronners!  Assist-Homer’s Birthday Ass!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/23/12 at 11:52 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Wow….Hudler’s playing tonight?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/23/12 at 11:52 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

The Halakopter has once again crashed in Hockeytown.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Lidstrom’s head telling him 1 more year on 01/23/12 at 09:51 PM ET

I see what you did there.  Well done.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/23/12 at 11:52 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

You mess with God, you’ll feel His wrath.

Working through Kronner’s hands.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/23/12 at 11:52 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

looks like the Blues are turning back into brittle BITCHES.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/23/12 at 11:52 PM ET

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Bitter Bitch Blues!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I just like sayin it Chief.

Posted by Jeff from CO. on 01/23/12 at 11:52 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Keep your heads up boys for the next 2:31. Bloser’s are out for blood.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/23/12 at 11:53 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

16:57 PPG - NIKLAS KRONWALL (11) SLAP - ASST: N. LIDSTROM (18) AND P. DATSYUK (39)

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/23/12 at 11:53 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Yikes, #31 Joseph jersey sighting.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/23/12 at 11:53 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Lids and Dats two points each tonight.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/23/12 at 11:53 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Mick says Homer should get two assists on Kronwall’s goal.

Ass teeth yeah.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 01/23/12 at 11:54 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Can we give Helm an assist on that PP goal for drawing the penalty??

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/23/12 at 11:54 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

You mess with God, you’ll feel His wrath.

Working through Kronner’s hands.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/23/12 at 09:52 PM ET

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/23/12 at 11:54 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Wings took this game over once they felt like it.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/23/12 at 11:54 PM ET

VooX's avatar

You mess with God, you’ll feel His wrath.
Working through Kronner’s hands.
Posted by Guilherme

You don’t fuch around with the Jesus.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/23/12 at 11:55 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Mick says Homer should get two assists on Kronwall’s goal.

Ass teeth yeah.

Posted by SYF from Dr. Ima Tearadikov’s “Office” on 01/23/12 at 09:54 PM ET

2 ASSists indeed.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/23/12 at 11:55 PM ET

MarkK's avatar

Wow….Hudler’s playing tonight?

Playing? Looked to me like Happy was trying out one of those balance ball things with little luck.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 01/23/12 at 11:55 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Why would ice the puck when you have it, Wings!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!  Why?!?!?!?!?!

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 01/23/12 at 11:55 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

nice crowd chant for J F’n H

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/23/12 at 11:55 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

One bad line change away from giving Jimmah another shutout…

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/23/12 at 11:55 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

remember reading the gore with a 300 baud modem. the whole internet was less than 2 meg then. ‘course it was all text, and pictures took for ever to decode.

and you happily waited 15 minutes for each nudie pic to download…

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/23/12 at 11:55 PM ET

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Oh God, Douche Canoe couldn’t let an opportunity to fawn over the Pens to pass by.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/23/12 at 11:56 PM ET

VooX's avatar

  remember reading the gore with a 300 baud modem. the whole internet was less than 2 meg then. ‘course it was all text, and pictures took for ever to decode.

and you happily waited 15 minutes for each nudie pic to download…
Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/23/12 at 09:55 PM ET

Thumbnails were vitally important, you didn’t want to wait 3 minutes for a picture to load and find out she looks like the Bernstein daughter.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/23/12 at 11:56 PM ET

monkey's avatar

I wants a goalie fight.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/23/12 at 11:57 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

I love Jimmy Howard’s fire.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/23/12 at 11:57 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

and you happily waited 15 minutes for each nudie pic to download…

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/23/12 at 11:57 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

I love our goalie.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/23/12 at 11:57 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