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Denver’s In Town…YAWN

Hey. Check this out. I had no idea...

The Avs are 6-5-1 against Detroit in the Duchene era...

Want to know how your organ-I-zation has reached rock bottom?

It's when a hometown blogger (even a male hyphenated one) says that Matt Duchene, seriously...Matt Duchene, has an "era".

Denver's 8-8-something...it doesn't matter. They're sitting 13th in the West.  In all honesty, it's where their remaining 6 fans deserve to be and it's where baby Jesus wants them to stay.  So stay there they will because they're in the 9th year of a youth movement that has been less than successful.

"Did not qualify" is usually a statement reserved for Blues fans applying to Delta College in the beautiful outskirts of Saginaw, but in this case it's 4 of the last 6 dreary endings to a Dive season.

Ah well. These games used to be fun until Denver started sucking ass on a wonderfully consistent basis. 

Tonite starts a four-game string of games against teams that are pure shit.  8 points would be awesome. 6 would be nifty. 5 would be acceptable. 4 is expected.

How are those lines shaping up, Mike?

It's a Live Blog, bitches.

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Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Shame.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/05/13 at 10:28 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

New drinking game: every time Detroit fails to get a PP shot, drink 3

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/05/13 at 10:28 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Malik summed it up the best: PP has four forwards, and all of them want Kronwall to shoot.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 03/05/13 at 10:28 PM ET

Thunderpriest's avatar

I swear we are worse with a 2-man advantage

Posted by Thunderpriest on 03/05/13 at 10:29 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Jesus, this power play is terrible. They have got to close it in; they’re playing way too much on the perimeter and letting Colorado push them out.

Pathetic.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/05/13 at 10:29 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

My liver could never take the punishment

Posted by Hootinani on 03/05/13 at 10:29 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Bury it.
Remember when it was a regular thing our PP could do.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/05/13 at 09:27 PM ET

5-3, hell I remember when DET would sometimes score twice on the same PP.

Let’s get two!

Those were the days

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/05/13 at 10:30 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Good things happen when you shoot.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 03/05/13 at 10:30 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Jesus, this power play is terrible. They have got to close it in; they’re playing way too much on the perimeter and letting [insert any of the other hockey teams on the planet here] push them out.

Pathetic.

Posted by RedMenace from aboard the Crazy Train on 03/05/13 at 09:29 PM ET

Fixed

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/05/13 at 10:30 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

how is the 1st unit power play not Franzen, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Brunner, and Kronwall?

you wouldn’t even need to worry about a 2nd unit.

Babcock seems to have swung from playing-the-lower-guys-way-too-little to playing-the-lower-guys-way-too-much.

he overshot the sweet spot by a country mile.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 03/05/13 at 10:31 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Wings are flat.  Mick would say there is a bad smell around.

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/05/13 at 10:31 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Wish this team would get it in their head that TPH is not back there anymore.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/05/13 at 10:31 PM ET

Thunderpriest's avatar

Wish this team would get it in their head that TPH is not back there anymore.
   
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    from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/05/13 at 09:31 PM ET

Poor coaching….

Posted by Thunderpriest on 03/05/13 at 10:32 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Damn. Jimmeh!

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 03/05/13 at 10:33 PM ET

Thunderpriest's avatar

Jimmah!!!  Again!!

Posted by Thunderpriest on 03/05/13 at 10:33 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Jeebsus…Jimmy.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/05/13 at 10:33 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Correction: flat and sloppy

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/05/13 at 10:33 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Jimmy is strong with the dong!!!!

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/05/13 at 10:33 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

DONG!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 03/05/13 at 10:33 PM ET

behind the net in G.R.'s avatar

Save of the day.

Posted by behind the net in G.R. on 03/05/13 at 10:33 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

I say again..

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/05/13 at 10:33 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

There he is, hiding that giant dong in his chest protector again…

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/05/13 at 10:35 PM ET

behind the net in G.R.'s avatar

Keep playin boys no let up tonight.

Posted by behind the net in G.R. on 03/05/13 at 10:35 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Let’s go Red wings…clap klapp clap… !!!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 03/05/13 at 10:36 PM ET

Thunderpriest's avatar

Damn…Brunner has been a great find.
The kid has great hockey sense.

Posted by Thunderpriest on 03/05/13 at 10:36 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Great work by Brunner to track that down and make the play

Posted by Hootinani on 03/05/13 at 10:36 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Wings have found a groove here

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/05/13 at 10:36 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

JAMES!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/05/13 at 10:36 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Wings have found a groove here

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Looking for a “D” man on 03/05/13 at 09:36 PM ET

Only took 22 games…better late than never, no?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/05/13 at 10:36 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Wings have found a groove here

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Looking for a “D” man on 03/05/13 at 09:36 PM ET

Jeff.

Talk hole.

Paid companion.

Not open.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/05/13 at 10:37 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

I’ve seen Brunner knock pucks out of the air a few times.  seems like he is particularly good at that. more cowbell.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 03/05/13 at 10:37 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Seems like the 3rd & 4th lines get out there and seta tempo then the others seem to step up.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 03/05/13 at 10:37 PM ET

behind the net in G.R.'s avatar

Wings have found a groove here
Posted by Jeff OKWingnut

Wings got their groove back.

Posted by behind the net in G.R. on 03/05/13 at 10:38 PM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

Here’s hoping Toots or Kronner set things right with Mr. Kobasew.

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 03/05/13 at 10:39 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

brunner over parise

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/05/13 at 10:40 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

I think Abby just jumped out of the way of that pass from Dats

Posted by Hootinani on 03/05/13 at 10:40 PM ET

Thunderpriest's avatar

Cleary & Abdelkader with Dats is like grandma wearing a Victoria’s Secret bra.

Posted by Thunderpriest on 03/05/13 at 10:41 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Mule with some jump?

pinch me

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/05/13 at 10:41 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Cleary, has the puck;

Carried it into the zone;

Has a man open;

Cleary loses/turns over the puck;

Rinse, repeat.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/05/13 at 10:41 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Cleary & Abdelkader with Dats is like grandma wearing a Victoria’s Secret bra.

Posted by Thunderpriest on 03/05/13 at 09:41 PM ET

lol, if you post a picture of that, i definitely want a warning

Posted by Hootinani on 03/05/13 at 10:42 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