Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 03/30/14 at 03:30 PM ET
Interesting. Last year at this time? Here we were...
What if the Wings get ten points out of a possible twelve and slip into 7th, or even 6th? Do any of you really believe Detroit couldn't take down Anaheim or Vancouver in the first round?
We have an entire summer to light the torches. If the Wings don't get in, if the streak stops, we can start anew with our bellows and bitterness toward Tick Tock, the guy we used to love so blindly.
But not yet. It's time to bathe in the stress the next two weeks promises us. 22's an amazing number, a remarkable feat. Reaching it would crush so many. It's time to remind ourselves just how great it will be to throw in the faces of so many that excellence in Detroit is the norm. Just get in, bitches. I do like this team. It's just taken a year to remember that.
I would bet you that we like this team even more now than we did one year ago. In terms of affection and giving credit where it's due? Unquestionably, we really like this team.
It's funny. Last year at this time, we were considering any option that would mean avoiding Chicago in the first round. That turned out to be justified because I don't think that team would have given the Hawks the run it did without the confidence gained by a 7 gamer with the poultry.
Now, in dirty places you don't like to admit your minds wander to, we're thinking..."just not Boston." Hell, I'd love a first rounder with Pittsburgh. Love it. Especially if, you know, those two guys are back.
But that's down the road. Way down the road. 8 games down the road.
There can be no let up, of course. None. Every game matters. Every game is a playoff game. Every single one.
I had a feeling I'd be back for the playoffs. Schedules seemed to align. Paul said it was ok if I dropped in when the postseason started. Well, this is the playoffs. Just like it was last year.
It's a Live Blog, bitches...so have your remotes handy. Go green. Go white. GO BLUE and LGRW.
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