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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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Just a little shocked that not much more noise is being made about the upcoming outdoor game between UM and OSU being played in Cleveland, OH.

And there’s more college hockey per Doug Miller.  The NBC broadcasts of the Friday Night College Hockey games are at the bottom of the page in the link.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 01/05/12 at 09:46 PM ET

SYF's avatar

A real LOL sandwich in the Flyers/Cawks game tonight:

PP:
Flyers = 4
Cawks = 0, egg, nada, zilch, zero, not a damn single one.

And $0.20 cost them the game with his high-sticking penalty less than two minutes left in the game with the score tied.  He scores the GTG and then like the douchey froot loop that he is, his penalty costs them the game.

Tell me why again does he earn the same paycheck as Toews???

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 01/06/12 at 12:58 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