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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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Little Redhead's avatar

UGH ......
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We need some of these…....

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/15/13 at 10:18 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Time to answer.

A prerequisite is a SOG

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 10:18 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

E52 with his best Smith impression right before that goal.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 05/15/13 at 10:18 PM ET

Wings_in_NYC's avatar

It’s like watching Jimmy vs. Blackhawks. He’s done his part. The rest of the team might want to do some more.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 05/15/13 at 10:18 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Still waiting for the Mule to show up.

Posted by calquake on 05/15/13 at 10:19 PM ET

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I guess they’re really not going to call anything this period.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/15/13 at 10:19 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Sorry guys, I tried to be smart…..

Come On Wings!!!!!!!  We need some Goals. Thanks!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/15/13 at 10:19 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

You know what? LeBrun’s “out of gas” theory now look wholly believable. I don’t believe it’s true, but it looks true.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 05/15/13 at 10:19 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

Just becuz its 2-1 doesnt mean its a close game…

Posted by pgoody on 05/15/13 at 10:19 PM ET

calquake's avatar

And Filpula.

Posted by calquake on 05/15/13 at 10:20 PM ET

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Intelligent Hawks fans heckling Howard….because he’s been the Wings’ problem   rolleyes

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/15/13 at 10:20 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Still waiting for the Mule to show up.

Posted by calquake on 05/15/13 at 10:19 PM ET

you could add quite a few more to that list Cal

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 10:21 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 Warm and sunny SoCal on 05/15/13 at 10:14 PM ET

OOOPs. Meant to quote primis comment about logic and reason

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/15/13 at 10:21 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Toying with us now

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 05/15/13 at 10:21 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

wonderful

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/15/13 at 10:21 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Nice to know net interference no longer exists.  Yeeesh.

Posted by Primis on 05/15/13 at 10:21 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Intelligent Hawks fans

The definition of an oxymoron.

Posted by calquake on 05/15/13 at 10:21 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Ugh.  Well…

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/15/13 at 10:21 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

.....no,no,no…....

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/15/13 at 10:21 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Coffin - - meet nail

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 10:21 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

oh well.

wasted a phenomenal game by Howard.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 10:21 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Son of a bitch!


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/15/13 at 10:21 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

see ya saturday

Posted by pgoody on 05/15/13 at 10:21 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Inevitable when you play 89.3% of the time in your own zone

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/15/13 at 10:21 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

So, I think we’re back to the early Anaheim series when we had a few issues dealing with the Full-Court Press.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 05/15/13 at 10:21 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Forecheck is killing us. Uncle Mike?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 05/15/13 at 10:21 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

jimmy shoulda left it alone

let the D help

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/15/13 at 10:21 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

2-goal lead…the most dangerous lead in hockey.

the next 3 goals are huge.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 10:22 PM ET

Aimee in Austin's avatar

Hey, Wings - Jimmy can’t do this alone. Get your sh*t together.

Posted by Aimee in Austin on 05/15/13 at 10:22 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

DET played a good 20 minutes

CHI played an excellent 30 minutes - - so far

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 10:22 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

let the D help

have you watched a Wings game this season?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 10:22 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

need an ugly goal

... any goal

let’s go boys

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/15/13 at 10:22 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Hawks fans oooohing at a shot 3 feet wide of the net.

Posted by calquake on 05/15/13 at 10:23 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

need an ugly goal

... any goal

let’s go boys

L.G.R.W.

We need a SHOT on goal.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 05/15/13 at 10:23 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Still time, no need to panic.

Posted by Primis on 05/15/13 at 10:23 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

jimmy shoulda left it alone
let the D help
Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/15/13 at 10:21 PM ET

Let the D help.  LOL  LOL  LOL

Good one! I haven’t laughed that hard in weeks.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/15/13 at 10:24 PM ET

Wings_in_NYC's avatar

Changes for the next game? Smith should sit….but then again, would White bring anything to the table? Waste of a great performance by Howards. Lets see what Saturday brings.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 05/15/13 at 10:24 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Still time, no need to panic.

Posted by Primis on 05/15/13 at 10:23 PM ET

Primis, panic left me during the 2nd period.

I’m in full blown resignation now.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 10:24 PM ET

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Wings have no energy. Someone break out the pedialyte for the plane ride home.

Posted by CJBear71 on 05/15/13 at 10:25 PM ET

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Cleary…..ugh

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/15/13 at 10:25 PM ET

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