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Gambling In The Neon…It’s All About The Road From Here On In

And for the first time ever, Jackson Browne makes a Live Blog appearance.  Okie will get the reference.  Kate might too. RWBill also.  Actually, all you bastards (and bastardettes) are older than me. You should all get it. Except for Herm, who's still like 16 which makes what we did with H2H disgusting and illegal.

The storyline from this point forward is going to be incredibly simple: If the Wings win on the road they're in.  If they don't, the streak stops at 21.  That simple.  We've all read about what a great job our Uncle Mike has done with an injury-depleted lineup. The Diggers are writing daily manifestos, pledging their love and everlasting allegiance to their very own Joe Carroll.  And now that Justin Abdelkader scored a clutch, skilled, late-game goal the other night in the most tense of all situations? You, we, I have nothing to bitch about.  Validation for Mike Babcock. By all means, keep that checking line together.

Oh, I'm posting this early because I predict Darren Helm plays today and when it's announced I want to look smart.

But it's the road.  The Road. That's going to determine our joy quotient the rest of the way.  JB (not the JB mentioned above but that's a nifty coincidence) will explain below.  It's a Live Blog, bitches.  

 

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cigar_nurse's avatar

Whitey laughing in his belly at the d play today. Abby go play soccer with that crap.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/09/13 at 03:33 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Columbus guy does a 360 on a hold, but only now is a dive going to be called.  Right….

That’s my point.  That seemed to be an obvious dive, but how come it is never called the other way?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/09/13 at 03:34 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

My Nephew, who doesn’t watch many games, just commented on how lazy Franzen is.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/13 at 03:35 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

As bad as the Wings suckage is, the day is not a total loss. I get to hang with the best bunch of fake friends ever and I’m about to put six racks of baby backs on the barbeque. So I got that going for me, which is nice.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/09/13 at 03:35 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

P1030797

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/09/13 at 03:35 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Storms here - satellite is out, and I am too, kinda like DET. 

See you bitches tomorrow, bring the team with you, eh?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/09/13 at 03:36 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Awww… Cap’n…

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:37 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Even Mickey is throwing in the towel on this one.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/13 at 03:37 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

I just got off the clock on call. Pass me the acid, the mineral spirits, and the hooch. Don’t Bogart that joint Cal.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/09/13 at 03:40 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

As bad as the Wings suckage is, the day is not a total loss. I get to hang with the best bunch of fake friends ever and I’m about to put six racks of baby backs on the barbeque. So I got that going for me, which is nice.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 03/09/13 at 03:35 PM ET

What you just said makes my day. Thanks Captain. I couldn’t have put it better. Best imaginary friends a gal could ever wish for.

Lets Go 19!!!!!


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/13 at 03:40 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

With a road PP 0-35 and 62%, 15 games, of our last 24 on the road it doesn’t look likely to hold off enough teams to stay in the top 8.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/09/13 at 03:40 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Sadly, probably so.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:44 PM ET

calquake's avatar

It’s a good thing I’m a Wingaholic because watching this game is enough to make me wanna jump off the wagon.  And I won’t bogart anything ‘cause we’re gonna need it today to ease the pain.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/13 at 03:44 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

I’m with ya cap’n. Pass me a rib now and I’ll pass you some turkey with all the trimmings later.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/09/13 at 03:44 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

With a road PP 0-35 and 62%, 15 games, of our last 24 on the road it doesn’t look likely to hold off enough teams to stay in the top 8.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 03/09/13 at 03:40 PM ET

If nothing else, the law of averages should come into play at some point.  Lucky breaks do happen.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/13 at 03:48 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

made a big bucket of ham n beans with a huge sheet of sweet corn bread. y’all invited!

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 03/09/13 at 03:49 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Come on, Wings!  As Kate said, “Lucky breaks do happen.”  Maybe miracles too?

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:51 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

If this was a normal season, we would have not scored a pp goal at Christmas. Just sayin.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/09/13 at 03:54 PM ET

w2j2's avatar

“The Road” by Jackson Browne:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j__Gk5x90Es

Lyrics:

Highways and dance halls, a good song takes you far Your write about the moon and you dream about the stars Blues in old motel rooms, girls in daddy’s car You sing about the nights and you laugh about the scars
Coffee in the morning, cocaine afternoons You talk about the weather and you grin about the roomsPhone calls long distance to tell how you’ve beenYou forget about the losses, you exaggerate the wins
And when you stop to let ‘em know, you’ve got it down It’s just another town along the road
The ladies come to see you if your name still rings a bellThey give you damn near nothin’ and they’ll say they knew you wellSo you tell ‘em you remember but they know it’s just a gameAnd along the way their faces, all begin to look the same
And when you stop to let ‘em know, you got it down It’s just another town along the road
Well it isn’t for the money and it’s only for a whileYou stalk about the rooms and you roll away the milesGamblers in the neon, clinging to guitarsYou’re right about the moon but you’re wrong about the stars
‘Cause when you stop to let ‘em know, you got it downIt’s just another town along the road

Posted by w2j2 on 03/09/13 at 03:54 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

one at a time, boys,

one at a time.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/09/13 at 03:54 PM ET

Chet's avatar

what can be said that hasn’t been said already? how do they play chicago so tough a week ago and now make CBJ look like a bunch of all stars?

and i don’t care about franzen’s cap hit or potential all that much anymore. that this guy is allowed to float through 70% or more of the games he plays with no repercussions from coaching or management sends an awful message to every other player in this organization all the way down to toledo. at least scratch the guy or something.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 03/09/13 at 03:54 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Posted by w2j2 on 03/09/13 at 03:54 PM ET

Winner!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:56 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Z, Pav and Abby.  Things are getting truly weird.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:57 PM ET

w2j2's avatar

A better version :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTaVlQ8v1cQ

Posted by w2j2 on 03/09/13 at 03:58 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Holy mother of hockey.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:59 PM ET

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Up 3 goals, going to the PP, and Boll is cursing at the refs.  All class there.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/09/13 at 04:02 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

PP

... on the road?

//sigh//

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/09/13 at 04:06 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

I think Detroit is going to score a PP goal here and win this game in a shootout.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/09/13 at 04:06 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

pasha raped in the corner ... no call

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/09/13 at 04:10 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

This is so depressing.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 04:10 PM ET

Thunderpriest's avatar

Seriously….
Abdelkader on the PP unit? They might as well have put a grind….oh, wait.
Nevermind

Posted by Thunderpriest on 03/09/13 at 04:12 PM ET

Bent's avatar

How can it make so much of a difference if they play at home or on the road?  It’s like they are two different teams.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/09/13 at 04:13 PM ET

Thunderpriest's avatar

How can it make so much of a difference if they play at home or on the road?  It’s like they are two different teams.
   
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    Bent
     
    from The U.P. on 03/09/13 at 04:13 PM ET

Nah….I bet they look exactly like this at the Joe next game.

Posted by Thunderpriest on 03/09/13 at 04:16 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Babs is making me hate justin abdelkader.


Ha, the ericson’s playing tennis.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/13 at 04:17 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

It’s true.  It’s really Babcock.  No way Abby is a first or second line player, or a PP guy.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 04:18 PM ET

Thunderpriest's avatar

Abdelkader with Zetterberg & Datsyuk.
That’s like having an orgy with two hot chicks….and your mom.
It’s just not going to work.

Posted by Thunderpriest on 03/09/13 at 04:18 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Gus shows Cleary how to clear the zone. Worthless as foam on piss.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/09/13 at 04:19 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Abdelkader with Zetterberg & Datsyuk.
That’s like having an orgy with two hot chicks….and your mom.
It’s just not going to work.

Posted by Thunderpriest on 03/09/13 at 04:18 PM ET


That’s frigging brilliant. aLOL (TM Tyler)

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/13 at 04:19 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

It ‘s a reverse, Shut .Whore. Mouth. Ken.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/13 at 04:21 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Geez, Wings.  Gus is trying to give you a chance here.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 04:22 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