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Abel to Yzerman

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The Detroit Red Wings have been in the Western Conference for like, I don't know, 30 years. Something like that.  The specifics escape me and most of you know the weight I give facts, anyway.

Well, there are a few--facts, that is--that I like to fall back on. They help me sleep.  They make me feel warm, almost like the Speed Racer footy pajamas I wore my freshman (and only) year at Northern Michigan.

One of those facts is this: the West has belonged to the Wings.  It is ours.  We own it.  I can say "we" because "we" have filled the western arenas. Every game. Every time Detroit's in town.  You've raised prices.  You've whined. You've written letters. And we still...kept...coming.

And the Wings, themselves, have dominated this conference.  Ruled it.  We are, literally, the "arch rival" of every team in the conference. They despise you, the 19.  And they fear them, the Wings.

The Western Conference has been Detroit's bitch from the jump. 

And, if it's all the same to you, I'd be pleased as piss-laced punch if we leave on the same arrogant note.

Oh, it's going to be hard.  The Detroit Red Wings have not faced a playoff opponent so heavily favored since the Oilers in the 80's and Philly in '97. 

And that will make it so much sweeter.  The Western Conference has belonged to the Detroit Red Wings because Baby Jesus decreed it.  He's not changing his stance now.

Bet against us.  Do it.  I like this team.  I like our chances.  And I like watching Joel Quenneville defecate himself.  I intend to see that 4 times in the next two weeks.

This is a Live Blog, bitches.

LGRW.  You just got in.  You just beat Anaheim.  Now take what's yours.

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Bent's avatar

JIMMAH!

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/15/13 at 10:09 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

TELL ME HE’S NOT WORTH $5 MILLION SO I CAN SLAP YOU WITH HIS DONG

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 10:09 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Cocoa nearly kills us

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 10:09 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

STONED HIM!!!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 05/15/13 at 10:10 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Bolland.  Here is your complimentary bag of D’s.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 05/15/13 at 10:10 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jimmah!


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/15/13 at 10:10 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Did they rename this team the Chicago Hooks?

Posted by Hootinani on 05/15/13 at 10:10 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

Score a friggin goal for Jimmy he is [playing out of his mind…. for fuchs sake Wings score plz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by pgoody on 05/15/13 at 10:10 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

anyone else think the Blackhawks are slowly realizing they’re no longer playing against a third string goalie?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 10:10 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Cocoa nearly kills us

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 22 on 05/15/13 at 10:09 PM ET

He was fine honestly.  Kindl never came over form the other side of the ice to help.  Then proceeded to get beat in the foot race.

Posted by Primis on 05/15/13 at 10:10 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Cawks playing desperate. Opportunity is knocking.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 05/15/13 at 10:11 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

ice tilted at a 45 degree angle towards Jimmah

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/15/13 at 10:11 PM ET

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Jimmah is doing everything to steal this game so fuching take it already. Jeebus.

Posted by CJBear71 on 05/15/13 at 10:11 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

The ‘Hawks are getting way too many chances - mostly from dumbass DET play

—-—- says Capt. Obvious

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 10:11 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Did they rename this team the Chicago Hooks?

Posted by Hootinani on 05/15/13 at 10:10 PM ET

In 87.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 05/15/13 at 10:12 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

At least we know now it’s not a question if Chicago finally found their legs - they found them.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 05/15/13 at 10:12 PM ET

Primis's avatar

So THIS is what it’s like to be on the other side of a goalie stopping everything and keeping his team in there despite all logic and reason.

Posted by Primis on 05/15/13 at 10:13 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

This is where a ludicrous bounce goes Detroit’s way right and we take the lead right… and despite penalties we hold on to the lead right

Posted by pgoody on 05/15/13 at 10:13 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

In 87.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 05/15/13 at 10:12 PM ET

ahh, I spent most of 87 intoxicated, no wonder I missed the memo

Posted by Hootinani on 05/15/13 at 10:13 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

SOG
CHI 30
DET 14

just saying

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 10:13 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

I have to laugh…

This is just like back in the glory days when the Wings would outshoot a team in the playoffs 60-12 and be tied 1-1 after 60 minutes, except now it’s the Wings getting out shot..

It’s refreshing to be on the other end of this.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 05/15/13 at 10:13 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Shots. STFU. If I had a nickel for every game the Wings out shot an opponent 42 to 16 and ...lost.  I would have a lot of nickels.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 05/15/13 at 10:14 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

At least we know now it’s not a question if Chicago finally found their legs - they found them.
Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 05/15/13 at 10:12 PM ET

S.Y.W.M.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/15/13 at 10:14 PM ET

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Mule has been sleeping the hole game.  Time to wake up and make a statement.
Score one for the new kid.

Posted by Jeff from CO. on 05/15/13 at 10:15 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Give Kronner a SOG there

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/15/13 at 10:15 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

nutz

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/15/13 at 10:15 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

I was about to post “they better not waste this game by Howard”

FML

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 10:15 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/15/13 at 10:15 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Felt that coming…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 05/15/13 at 10:15 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

CHI have all the jump

DET look like they are skating in cement

Just a matter of time

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 10:15 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

FUCH!


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/15/13 at 10:15 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Every time a wing has the puck, he gets pile drived to the ice.  Hard to do anything.

And fuch.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/15/13 at 10:15 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

And game….

Posted by pgoody on 05/15/13 at 10:15 PM ET

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Bound to happen, way to soft on the puck, just letting the Hawks walk into the zone time and time again

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/15/13 at 10:15 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

goal…jonny Dildoya. Ready, set…...

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 05/15/13 at 10:16 PM ET

calquake's avatar

If Edzo had been half the player his mouth is he’d be in the Hall of Fame.

Posted by calquake on 05/15/13 at 10:16 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Cleary standing still, nowhere near where he should be.  can we bench him yet? what is it that he knows about Babcock’s wife?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 10:16 PM ET

Primis's avatar

NBC’s not wrong, that was Cleary’s man.

Posted by Primis on 05/15/13 at 10:16 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

I’m in awe of our ability to give the puck away.

And here we go, as opportunity slips away.

Jimmah has been our first and second star tonight, he can’t do much more.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 05/15/13 at 10:16 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Time to answer.

Posted by Primis on 05/15/13 at 10:16 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