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Hard Life Lessons For Baby Brother…Live Blog Them

You don’t win multiple Cups when you blow your wad on one year and five players.  You just don’t. You win one, then you fall into mediocrity and 6 seeds.  You make grand claims that your time has arrived to consistently compete for a block of cheese but in reality that wholesome nugget of delicious dairy stays where it is because sustained excellence is all your big brother knows. Sustained. Excellence.

No team can point to Detroit and say “we’re almost there.”  Nobody can say that because nobody is.  Nobody’s done it longer, better or with as much character as the Wings have.  Pittsburgh had to lose a million games over four years to get the picks that landed them their one Cup of the Bettman/Crosby era.  Chicago bought theirs. Bought it outright then sold it a few weeks later.  Anaheim pillaged their way to theirs but only a fluttering puck of sin that somehow knuckled over the shoulder of our insane goalie got them to the dance.  Boston’s a nice team but no pharmacist would ever tell you they have the staying power Detroit does. Not for two years, five, ten or 21.

All is normal. All is well.  The Wings lead everything that matters.  Chicago is fighting for the 6 seed because that’s what you do when Corey Crawford is your number 1 goalie because Stan is no Scott. Not by a long shot, sonny.  It’s big, bad nasty brother and the little tyke that wants so bad to just once prove to the world that they’re right there, shoulder to shoulder.

You’re not though.  You’re just not and there just aren’t any signs that equality is a real possibility tonite, in May or next year. 

So start your chants.  Start them early.  We know.  “Detroit sucks.”  We got it.  But we also get this: you stopped feeling that one a long, long time ago. 

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.

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SYF's avatar

Zata and Fils are going to see a whole shit load of double timetonight.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/21/12 at 11:23 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Good grief Jonny

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:24 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Egad

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/21/12 at 11:24 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Nice set up by E for the wrong colored jersey.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 02/21/12 at 11:24 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Good PK.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/21/12 at 11:24 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Mule looks like he has come to play

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:24 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Shoulda shot the puck.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 11:24 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Nice set up by E for the wrong colored jersey.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 02/21/12 at 08:24 PM ET

He should look at the pants color because it’s the only piece of their uniforms that remains constant.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/21/12 at 11:25 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Abber.  Making me hard again.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/21/12 at 11:26 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Helm horse-collared, no call of course.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:26 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I like these young grinders.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 11:26 PM ET

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So no feeds I presume?

Posted by MOWingsfan19 on 02/21/12 at 08:17 PM ET

http://lsh.lshunter.tv/static/popups/8326602453470.html - FSD feed

Posted by Razzie on 02/21/12 at 11:27 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Whitey out with Kindl on that shift

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:27 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Long distance shots that are saved by Crawford only makes him look bigger.  Stop that, Wings, and drive the net.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/21/12 at 11:27 PM ET

Bent's avatar

So my DVR corrupted my recording and I missed the pregame and first 2 minutes of the game, and I find out from the LB that Quincy is a wing again?  That’s crazy.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 02/21/12 at 11:27 PM ET

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Funny how so many people jumped on E there for his bad pass, yet no one commented on Cleary having all day to clear the zone early in the PK and instead threw it right at the only Hawk player on the blue line thus failing to clear.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/21/12 at 11:28 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

DC being creepy again ... snuggling up to Q’stache

ickkkkkkkkkkkk

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/21/12 at 11:29 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Thank you Jimmah.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 11:30 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Jimmeh sharp early.

Jeebus, less than 8 minutes already in the first?

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/21/12 at 11:30 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

So my DVR corrupted my recording and I missed the pregame and first 2 minutes of the game, and I find out from the LB that Quincy is a wing again?  That’s crazy.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 02/21/12 at 08:27 PM ET

Yeah, it’s been kind of a slow news day.  I made the mistake of going to work today.  Been catching up ever since I got home.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/21/12 at 11:30 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Hope Kronner got a jersey number

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:30 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

nice moves Whitey

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:31 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jimmah!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 11:31 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Nice flop

Posted by SolidTG7 on 02/21/12 at 11:31 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Good stop by Jimmeh on Hossa.

$0.20 dives and draws the call.  What a fag.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/21/12 at 11:31 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

happy with a cross check?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 02/21/12 at 11:31 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

WTF!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 11:31 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Wow, piss poor call.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/21/12 at 11:32 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Wow, just when I thought neutral-zone interference was NEVER called they pull that this outta their asses?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/21/12 at 11:32 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Subdued crowd tonight, really quiet.  Wonder why?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 02/21/12 at 11:33 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Buckets knee must be better - - good speed there

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:33 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Jimmy HUGE

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:34 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Jimmy is amazing

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/21/12 at 11:34 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

JIMMAH-SAVES!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/21/12 at 11:34 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Only Louganis could’ve outscore $0.20 on that dive. 


JIMMAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/21/12 at 11:34 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

James.

period

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/21/12 at 11:34 PM ET

Bent's avatar

JIMMAH!

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 02/21/12 at 11:34 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Holy Jimmah!

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/21/12 at 11:34 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Uh oh Sharp is on the ice, he must have been injured again by a dastardly Red Wing.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 02/21/12 at 11:34 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

James F Howard drops his dong and announces—I’m baaaaaccckkk, bitches!!!!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/21/12 at 11:34 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