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Abel to Yzerman

Bye OLN, Hello NBC and Don’t Try To Pretend It Shouldn’t Be ESPN Because You Know It Should Be

A new year. A new network. The same commissioner which means the same pathetic, tired excuses for not having the world’s only sports network as the true and just host for hockey.

But hey, the house that Costas built can pretend they’re a hockey haven, eh?  Hey, Gary? Did Lorne Michaels tell you we need a shootout in tonite’s game too? Just wondering.

Whatever.  I started writing this Live Blog at 2300, something like 12 hours before the game actually starts because I literally overslept the last one. I picked it up again this morning at 0600, two hours before it starts at 8pm.  I don’t understand it and I don’t expect you to either.  But here’s something to chew on: we used to hate Dallas when they were in our division. That was a nifty little venom-fest for a few years with crazy Eddie and fat Hitch and Choppers and the gang.  Then they went away.  Some of the bile remained and now everybody hates Steve Ott.  But that’s league-wide and I try to avoid lumping us in with fans of other teams because I’m pretty sure we don’t share their…sophistication.

And we’ll hate them again soon, Dallas that is.  Because Gary’s bringing them back to us, placing them in the Konstantinov division with us and Baby Brother and Bubba and the Hummers and the Brittle Bitches and the token Candian(en)s plus Pinky.  So we can be all apathetic and shit when it comes to hating the Stars tonite, but that’s gotta change and we’ll make that transition over the summer.

Meanwhile?

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.

12 in ‘12.

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Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Midget Pimp! I Stand corrected.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/03/12 at 11:46 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Terrible zone coverage.

Posted by calquake on 01/03/12 at 11:46 PM ET

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Lots of chasing on that one.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/03/12 at 11:46 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

17:06 Jiri Hudler (10) Assists: H. Zetterberg (20) & V. Filppula (19)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/03/12 at 11:46 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

Ugh. . .

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/03/12 at 11:46 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

...ugh…

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/03/12 at 11:47 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

It still kills me that Huds went to the KHL.  What would we be saying about him today if he hadn’t effed up two years of his career?


Goddammit Eri(c/k)sson

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/03/12 at 11:47 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Midget Pimp, from Z and Wally….

Followed by more of that matador defense we all love.  Gotta quit letting guys go for these long skates in their own zone.  Just inexcusable.  Doesnt anybody take the body any more???

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/03/12 at 11:47 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Fuch!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/03/12 at 11:47 PM ET

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Midget Fuching Pimp!!!!

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/03/12 at 11:48 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Pimpin aint easy

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/03/12 at 11:48 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Midget Pimp!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/03/12 at 11:48 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

BACKBREAKER.  Huds is on fire!

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/03/12 at 11:48 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

I am sooo happy….. thank you my beautiful midget pimp. . .

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/03/12 at 11:48 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Whoa! The Midget Pimp line is riding strong.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 01/03/12 at 11:48 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Hudler from Wally and Z

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/03/12 at 11:48 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/03/12 at 11:48 PM ET

jimathor's avatar

Oh my. I took the dog out for a wee and came back for the third goal in as many minutes. That’s why I love this game.

So, the midget has arrived? Just to quell the hater trade talk I take it?

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 01/03/12 at 11:50 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

happy with a two goal night?!! in the first? 

this keeps up it could be 9-3 wings after three. ain’t gonna happen, but wow! da pimp with two goals.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/03/12 at 11:50 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

To the quiet room with the linesman. Ouch

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/03/12 at 11:50 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

19:00 Jiri Hudler (11) Wrist Shot - Assists: V. Filppula (20) & H. Zetterberg (21)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/03/12 at 11:50 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Zebra pussy. Maybe he should have been doing his job.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/03/12 at 11:50 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Hope the linesman is alright.  That was a nasty fall.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/03/12 at 11:51 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

do the ref’s need a quite room after a hit? do they get tested?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/03/12 at 11:51 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Lettin’in gives up three and was actually pretty damn outstanding in doing so.  Could easily be a 6-1 game after one.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/03/12 at 11:52 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Flipping over to Shoelace and the boys.

GO BLUE!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/03/12 at 11:52 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

SOG after one; 15-13 wings

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/03/12 at 11:54 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

Zett-Filp-Hud line is looking hot as shit. Now if only the Bert-Dats-Fran line can get going.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/03/12 at 11:55 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Time to commence the commute.  Brb in 15…...

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 01/03/12 at 11:56 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

3-1 after one!  It’s the Fils and Happy show.  Wow!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/03/12 at 11:58 PM ET

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Funny how the names Millbury and Jones leave the same bad taste in the mouth as Olsuck and Douche Canoe.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/03/12 at 11:58 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Kate…what can I say?  39 years ..... Congratulations!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top o da Hasek, holding a dish for NBCSN on 01/03/12 at 08:46 PM ET

Thanks Rummy. Just keep on a coming up with all that beautiful Bill Murray. My second choice in husbands.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/03/12 at 11:59 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Hank’s line playing wat better than U of M, wat better.  Sigh

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/04/12 at 12:00 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

The Quadrantid meteor shower tonite. Should be a good one.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/04/12 at 12:05 AM ET

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Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/03/12 at 09:00 PM ET

Yep.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/04/12 at 12:05 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

it’s five fecking degrees Fahrenheit out side, and Kat (our feline who shares a house with us) took off into the yard. Thumper (da wife) just got home with food and drink and out she ran. stopped short and stayed there until thumper was able to grab her.  don’t know if she froze to the spot, or just smelling the air. anywho, all are back in the house getting warm.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/04/12 at 12:08 AM ET

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Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/03/12 at 09:00 PM ET

Big 10 is getting bowled over, Purdue and MSU notwithstanding.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/04/12 at 12:09 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

The Quadrantid meteor shower tonite. Should be a good one.

Awesome Kate.  We’re major backyard astronomers in our house.  Should be best in the wee hours.  I’ll be tired at work tomorrow but who cares?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/04/12 at 12:10 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Mother of…

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/04/12 at 12:10 AM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Who left that guy all alone?

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 01/04/12 at 12:10 AM 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