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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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dougie's avatar

their anthem singer is phenomenal.

Give me Karen Newman any day. Please, somebody, give me Karen Newman

Posted by dougie on 05/15/13 at 08:12 PM ET

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lmao..that stigma shall forever follow me monkey.

Posted by Sketchy_princess on 05/15/13 at 08:12 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Happy Birthday , Little Redhead!


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/15/13 at 08:13 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Thanks Stonehands…..wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but with you wild ones….

GO WINGS!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/15/13 at 08:13 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Fer fuchs sake

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 08:13 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Can’t be doing that shit.  Wow.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/15/13 at 08:13 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Some giveaways to get things started.  What fun.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/15/13 at 08:13 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

yikes.

worst possible first shift.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:14 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

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Posted by pgoody on 05/15/13 at 08:14 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Cawks look rusty…...

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 05/15/13 at 08:14 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Did Chicago start on the power play?

Posted by dougie on 05/15/13 at 08:14 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Get it all outta your system now, boys

Posted by Hootinani on 05/15/13 at 08:14 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

:45 into the first period and Bob Cole says Chicago is showing signs of taking over the series.

Holy shit, CBC is making NBC look amazing!

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 05/15/13 at 08:14 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Did Chicago start on the power play?

Posted by dougie on 05/15/13 at 08:14 PM ET

Nope, just Kronwall with a brainfart

Posted by Hootinani on 05/15/13 at 08:15 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Good shift for Turnstile?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 08:16 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

CBC is just pissed that Toronto is out…

Posted by pgoody on 05/15/13 at 08:16 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

Maybe we are underdogs

Posted by Rdwings28 on 05/15/13 at 08:17 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Graphiix!  Oh boy!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 05/15/13 at 08:17 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Thanks Kate! smile

L.G.R,W.

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/15/13 at 08:17 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Mule going to the net - - excellent sign

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 08:17 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

HOLY SHIT

again, Pavel does something I’ve never seen anyone do on skates

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:17 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

No not Abby!  Oh no!!!!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 08:17 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

CROSS CHECK TO THE HEAD AND NO CALL?

NO EJECTION?

NO SUSPENSION?

WTF?!?!?!

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:18 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

That was no ordinary give away though.
That’s grade A.
Wow…. no call????

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/15/13 at 08:18 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Abby was just decapitated.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/15/13 at 08:18 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Shanny should be calling Rosival tomorrow

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 08:18 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Let the beheadings commense

Posted by Hootinani on 05/15/13 at 08:18 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

So Rosival’s getting 2 games for that, right?

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 05/15/13 at 08:18 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

Wow no penalty on that. Looked like a clear headshot.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 05/15/13 at 08:18 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

No fuching call?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/15/13 at 08:18 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Wow…..good thing that was not near his head.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 05/15/13 at 08:18 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Not even a fuching call?!?!?!?!?

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 08:18 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

As legal as it gets… Abby ran into the stick… gotta stay low Abby… stay low

Posted by pgoody on 05/15/13 at 08:18 PM ET

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no call?!!!  DIE REFS. DIEEEEEEE.

Posted by Sketchy_princess on 05/15/13 at 08:18 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

That’s fkn bs.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/15/13 at 08:18 PM ET

Bent's avatar

What???  Olczyk thinks the hawk made a good play in protecting himself???  Can he be any more of a homer?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/15/13 at 08:18 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

I hate seeing the Wings back off and let Chicago into the zone instead of being aggressive on D at the blue line

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:19 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Get pissed, Wings.  Get very pissed.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 08:19 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Abby might get suspended for putting his helmet on that stick upon further review.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/15/13 at 08:19 PM ET

Primis's avatar

*sigh*  Bert.

Posted by Primis on 05/15/13 at 08:20 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