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Good Day, Mr I.  Now Keep It Going. We’ll Even Live Blog It For You.

Hey St. Louis, weren’t you in the running for Prince Fielder?  Gosh. Just not your best week.

It’s relevant because Mr. I’s a Wing, and he’s a Tiger.  Mike Ilitch had himself a day like he used to have back before Gary Bettman ruined the NHL with his idiocy, his Cap that doesn’t work, a lockout that accomplished nothing and the Streisand wardrobe he wears in private consultations with Brian Burke.

I can’t confirm that so, for the sake of the Empire, I take it back.  That last part.

Honestly, this day has tired me out.

It’s an Original 6 classic, one that should occur four times per year. That could have happened up until three weeks ago, when Gary killed the realignment. Oh yes he did. 

Hockey’s best team, guided and molded by hockey’s greatest coach, led by the best defenseman in hockey history and backstopped by the best goalie on earth, plow into Montreal and in honor of the occasion…

...It’s a Live Blog, bitches.

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SoDakWIngNut's avatar

Dangles is pissed.

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/25/12 at 11:46 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

———————> funny

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/25/12 at 11:46 PM ET

SYF's avatar

would i laugh if happy got a hat trick tonight.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/25/12 at 09:41 PM ET

sadrofl.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/25/12 at 11:47 PM ET

Primis's avatar

uh, have you seen some of the posts aimed at me in these threads?

Posted by bob on 01/25/12 at 09:46 PM ET

“Troll” is not an ethnicity.

Posted by Primis on 01/25/12 at 11:47 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Ales Hemsky couldn’t help this team.  Maybe LeBrun can shut his face about it.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/25/12 at 11:49 PM ET

Primis's avatar

So just to summarize tonighr so far:

* Hudler has 2 G’s.
* Commodore has a Point.
* A Ninja Turtle apaprently has an A for Montreal.

Ahhh, so THAT explains the score…. it’s actually BIZZARO WORLD.

Posted by Primis on 01/25/12 at 11:51 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

...wonderful another one for the opposition…..

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/25/12 at 11:53 PM ET

SYF's avatar

And there’s #7 for the Habs.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/25/12 at 11:53 PM ET

Wingfan191's avatar

Conklin has no goaltending skills.

Posted by Wingfan191 from Bothell, WA (originally from Troy, MI) on 01/25/12 at 11:54 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Get Happy a hat trick!

sick

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/25/12 at 11:54 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

00:21 Jiri Hudler (14) Wrist Shot - Assists: D. Helm (9)
06:07 Jiri Hudler (15) Wrist Shot - Assists: M. Commodore (2) & N. Kronwall (12)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/25/12 at 11:54 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

if i’m a biogot, what does that make “the 19”?

Posted by bob on 01/25/12 at 09:46 PM ET

Don’t change the subject.  We’re not talking about the 19, we’re talking about you.

“Troll” is not an ethnicity.

Posted by Primis on 01/25/12 at 09:47 PM ET

+19

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/25/12 at 11:55 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

This has been a blast.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/25/12 at 11:55 PM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

sadrofl.

Posted by SYF from Dr. Ima Tearadikov’s “Office” on 01/25/12 at 09:47 PM ET

Quote of the night.

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/25/12 at 11:55 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

At least we won the 3 period…

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/25/12 at 11:56 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Ok then.  Let us never speak of that again.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/25/12 at 11:56 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Ah! The Octopus! Finally a positive from an otherwise crappy nite.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/25/12 at 11:56 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

Ima go yell at people off my balcony. You all have fun with your particular neurosis. Peace

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/25/12 at 11:57 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Kindl brutal tonite.Nice showcase game once again. Have a great AS break. 19.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 01/25/12 at 11:57 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Ima go yell at people off my balcony. You all have fun with your particular neurosis.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/25/12 at 09:57 PM ET

Wait, you don’t just do that anyways?

Crap…

Posted by Primis on 01/25/12 at 11:58 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

well it is over. think i will stay drunk until the wings play again.

bag skate until the first?  no time off for any one. ‘cept maybe the pimp

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/25/12 at 11:58 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

God natt !!!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/25/12 at 11:59 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

I do it normally, just not with the same fervor.

My words will make you feel like you violently teabagged some sandpaper after a wings loss.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/26/12 at 12:00 AM ET

SYF's avatar

G’night, 19.  Wings deserved their result tonight.  That’s the second 7 GAA this season.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/26/12 at 12:03 AM ET

Primis's avatar

In all seriousness, nothing to be gleaned from this game whatsoever.  Wings saw MTL on the schedule , the AS Break afterwards, and decided they didn’t care.

Now, for days and days without meaningful NHL hockey.

That’s REALLY going to suck.

Posted by Primis on 01/26/12 at 12:04 AM ET

Chet's avatar

stinkers will happen. glad it’s the AS break.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 01/26/12 at 12:04 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Nighty night. Bitches.

Lets Go red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/26/12 at 12:28 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

I fell asleep during the first period. I woke up to the final score. Apparently, the wings did as well.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 01/26/12 at 09:25 AM ET

monkey's avatar

We have seen a future with no Nick Lidstrom, and it is horrifying. 

On a different subject, what is up with all this crying about “Cabrera to third base?” nonsense?  Martinez is out for the season, Fielder hits at DH.  Having to move someone is a 2013 problem.  Amirite?

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/26/12 at 10:54 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Not terribly upset that I missed that steaming pile of dog shit of a game.  Out taking care of business.  Stand by for most excellent news coming in the next GDT.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/26/12 at 10:55 AM ET

Bent's avatar

On a different subject, what is up with all this crying about “Cabrera to third base?” nonsense?  Martinez is out for the season, Fielder hits at DH.  Having to move someone is a 2013 problem.  Amirite?

I hear that Fielder wanted to play full time first base and they signed him with that in mind. 

Cabrera at third scares me.  He had gotten quite good at first.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/26/12 at 11:54 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Additional thoughts:

* This is what you get when Kindl was doing so well playing and then you inexplicably sit him in place of Commodore for no reason.  Kindl comes back and is out of place.  The kid NEEDS to play, and he needs to be an everyday player because he was making tremendous progress.  Commodore… not so much.  Still don’t see the point in him existing on the roster.  He brings nothing at all.

*  It’s time to seriously consider Zetterberg as trade bait to get what the Wings want, because they’re not getting it from Z.  This is not a “slump”, he is just not very effective anymore, nor is he doing the little things.  He has only 3 more points on the season than Hudler (everyone’s favorite whipping boy), and is being outscored by Fil.  People with more goals than Z:  Bertuzzi, Kronwall, Lidstrom, Cleary.  Drew Miller has only 2 fewer goals than Z.  There is no EuroTwins anymore, there is simply Datsyuk being dominant, and Z not being more than average.

* I don’t care what Nittymaki makes, how can the Wings not try to claim him after clear evidence Ty Conklin is not a reliable backup?

Posted by Primis on 01/26/12 at 01:31 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Missed the game and the LB last night.  Or maybe I didn’t….

Who knew that jet lag from a flight to Montreal would play such a factor?

On a lighter note…did yall catch the NHL 36 hour show on Lidstrom?  It was awesome! Joe Bob says “Check It Out!”

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 01/26/12 at 04:02 PM ET

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I can’t imagine Z as trade bait, the guy definitely steps up the game at the right time. He has always been an amazing playoff performer, trust in him.

Posted by Jasper on 01/26/12 at 05:48 PM ET

monkey's avatar

I hear that Fielder wanted to play full time first base and they signed him with that in mind.

Cabrera at third scares me.  He had gotten quite good at first.

I have found the answer- Leyland is planning on having Andy Dirks, Clete Thomas, and Don Kelly platoon at DH until Martinez comes back. 

Cabrera anywhere besides 1st scares me. 

I still can’t watch the Tigers though.  Leyland will call a bunt in the fifth in a close game and out the window goes the tv.  I can’t afford that many televisions.  Best of luck to them.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/26/12 at 05:53 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Zetterberg is second on the team in assists and fourth in points.  I want him to score more goals as well but I can’t see the guy as trade bait.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/26/12 at 05:57 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Sorry I couldn’t LB last night.  It’s good to have fake friends to share the good and the bad with…

Re: Z - I think people are comparing his production this season, when he’s playing center, to the seasons where he was playing on Pav’s wing.  He’s doing just fine - especially in the assists category, as monkey pointed out.

Stinker last night for sure, but we’d won 7 in a row, we were the only game going, national TV - it was kind of bound to happen, unfortunately. 

The AS break will be good for everyone, I think.  I might actually try to avoid the computer for a few days…

Looking forward to Okie’s “most excellent news coming in the next GDT.”  Hmmmmm…..

Have a good weekend, everyone.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/26/12 at 06:07 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Just a little something to somewhat take the sting off of a ridiculous game.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/26/12 at 07:26 PM ET

UMFan's avatar

If SYF’s link didn’t cheer ya up, the Chief’s friend Darren Garcia got arrested again. Turned on the TV when I got home today and he/she/it was one of the top local news stories. Got caught for the ninth time prostituting with knowledge of being HIV-infected. If convicted, Darren gets 9 years for being an habitual felon.

Posted by UMFan from Denver, Colorado on 01/27/12 at 04:47 AM ET

monkey's avatar

If SYF’s link didn’t cheer ya up, the Chief’s friend Darren Garcia got arrested again. Turned on the TV when I got home today and he/she/it was one of the top local news stories. Got caught for the ninth time prostituting with knowledge of being HIV-infected. If convicted, Darren gets 9 years for being an habitual felon.

Darren Garcia had long hair and makeup and was wearing an Avalanche jersey…

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/27/12 at 10:39 AM 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