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Abel to Yzerman

Does the Fun Ever Start?

Once again it's time for some "Red Wings Hockey..."

... and I think that loosely translates to "Play for 20 minutes or so, let the opposition walk all over you, then lose in extra time," right? Are you having as much trouble not soiling your Pavel Datsyuk Underoos with excitement as I am? Is your Everclear-soaked brainpan ready for the sheer brilliance in store for us tonight? If my cynicism seems excessive, I'm still recovering from a less-than-stellar weekend, so you'll have to forgive me.

Or not, it's up to you. I really can't care.

So here's the deal: The Wings haven't won in what seems like a Howe's age; to make matters worse, the last, like, 37 losses (in a row?) have been in overtime or Gary's Gimmick. Of course, that somewhat lessens the agony of defeat with the much-maligned "loser points."

Notice I said, "somewhat."

I don't know about the rest of you degenerate reprobates, but I'm ready for a freaking win. Overtime, shootout, regulation -- hell, call the game after the first period because all the pucks get lost in the black hole that is the space between Barry Trotz' head and chest -- I don't really care at this point. Obviously I'm no neuropsychopharmacologist, and I don't have access to the A2Y interns (yet....), but someone has to do something -- ANYTHING -- to rid us of this horrid affliction. Put Smith at forward, put him in the other team's sweater, unretire TPH, give him Smith's number, and make Smitty "disappear" for a while -- whatever it takes.

Just. Fvcking. Win.

It's time to numb the pain with some narcotics, some hard liquor, and a Live Blog, Bitches.

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Trish's avatar

Aboot time.  Way to go SPEEDY

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 11/19/13 at 09:54 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

My daughter and I were commenting on the fact the Dats bobblehead is a good one…if it was Brendan Shanahan Night

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/19/13 at 09:54 PM ET

SYF's avatar

George reporting an extension with E52 forthcoming.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 11/19/13 at 09:56 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

My daughter and I were commenting on the fact the Dats bobblehead is a good one…if it was Brendan Shanahan Night

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/19/13 at 08:54 PM ET

Funny, my lucky half and I were saying the same.


Let’s Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/19/13 at 09:56 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Z has been awful on this PP so far

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/19/13 at 09:57 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

I miss watching Lids on the PP walking the blue line and firing a blast for a goal ...

//sigh//

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/19/13 at 09:57 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Wings PP just under .500 in the last four games.

And guess how many we’ve won.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 11/19/13 at 09:57 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

George reporting an extension with E52 forthcoming.

Posted by SYF from minding the gap on 11/19/13 at 08:56 PM ET

Great news! I approve. So would Gramps.


Let’s Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/19/13 at 09:58 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

So would Gramps.

concur

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/19/13 at 09:59 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Truly awful PP there. 

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 11/19/13 at 09:59 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Great news! I approve. So would Gramps.

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/19/13 at 08:58 PM ET

We’re talking about Mr. Irrelevant here, too, Kate.  Last guy drafted doing real well.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 11/19/13 at 09:59 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Ah, Yes Lids - The Perfect Human (TPH)

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 11/19/13 at 09:59 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Cleary just passed to himself. That is both creative and sad

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/19/13 at 10:00 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

The Wings just look so disinterested, it really is shocking

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/19/13 at 10:01 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Maza-whateverthehellshisname gave it away to Dangles behind his own net.  I just heard Trotz crap outta his neck.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 11/19/13 at 10:01 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Geez.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 11/19/13 at 10:02 PM ET

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Maza-whateverthehellshisname gave it away to Dangles behind his own net.  I just heard Trotz crap outta his neck.

Posted by SYF from minding the gap on 11/19/13 at 09:01 PM ET

Yeah, but then the rookie defenseman Jones took the puck away from Dangles.  Sad.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 11/19/13 at 10:04 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

We’re talking about Mr. Irrelevant here, too, Kate.  Last guy drafted doing real well.

Posted by SYF from minding the gap on 11/19/13 at 08:59 PM ET

I have never wavered in my support of E-52.


Let’s Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/19/13 at 10:04 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

A few years ago John Buccicross on ESPN said Trotz’s head sinks 1/4-inch into his shoulders every year. That is quite rude, and really funny.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/19/13 at 10:04 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Remember when TPH scored a goal from the red line?  Good times.

Dong!

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 11/19/13 at 10:05 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Jebus. You could have had a 2 on 1 shortie chance there. Smarten up.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 11/19/13 at 10:05 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Remember when TPH scored a goal from the red line?  Good times.

Dong!

Posted by SYF from minding the gap on 11/19/13 at 09:05 PM ET

Against Vancouver? Playoffs?

Let’s Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/19/13 at 10:06 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

I despise Shea Weber.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 11/19/13 at 10:07 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Remember when TPH any Wing scored a goal from the red line period?  Good times.

fixed that for ya

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/19/13 at 10:08 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Well, at least the Wings are making them give up the puck before they even get to the Wings’ blueline…which is good, right?

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 11/19/13 at 10:08 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Another hooking call?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 11/19/13 at 10:09 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Mickey says “bugaboo”. That is his TV way of saying fu***** bull****

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/19/13 at 10:09 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Zebra sewage call.  That’s the softest hooking call I’ve ever seen.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 11/19/13 at 10:09 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Geez.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 11/19/13 at 10:09 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I despise Shea Weber.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 11/19/13 at 09:07 PM ET

Sub-human.

Let’s Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/19/13 at 10:10 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Seems like all the chintzy calls are going against the wings lately.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 11/19/13 at 10:10 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Against Vancouver? Playoffs?

Let’s Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/19/13 at 09:06 PM ET

That and his goal against the Preds’ Dan Ellis as well.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 11/19/13 at 10:10 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Knew it.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 11/19/13 at 10:10 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

got ‘em where we want ‘em

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/19/13 at 10:10 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Sphincter fuching goal.  Bogdammit.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 11/19/13 at 10:11 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Fuch. Fuch. Fuch.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 11/19/13 at 10:11 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Why in the FUCH did he not clear the fuching puck?


Let’s Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/19/13 at 10:12 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Jimmah talkin’ smack with a Pred after the period?

Hope so, it would be a sign of some life

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/19/13 at 10:12 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

And that sub-human (thank you, Kate), smirking piece of sh!t named Weber.

shut eye

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 11/19/13 at 10:14 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

What’s it gonna take to motivate this team?

Let’s Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/19/13 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