Kukla's Korner

Abel to Yzerman

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.

Filed in: | Abel to Yzerman | Permalink
 

Comments

« Previous       ‹ First  < 4 5 6 7 8 >  Last ›      Next »

Avatar

Come on Homer, get it out of zone when it’s been in there that long.  Instead, leads to icing leads to having to use timeout.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/21/12 at 11:08 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

And out of all that, Mursak draws a penalty.  Make it count.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/21/12 at 11:08 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

What? A call?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 11:08 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Wings on the PK.  Get the goal, Wings.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 02/21/12 at 11:08 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

4 line attones

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:08 PM ET

Avatar

Now this is the Wings’ PP i remember.  rolleyes

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/21/12 at 11:09 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

I guess that makes up for the Hudler interference.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/21/12 at 11:09 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Looking awfully whiskey-like.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 02/21/12 at 11:09 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

YIKES Whitey

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:09 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Gawd Wings!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 11:10 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Toe pick

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/21/12 at 11:10 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Can’t even get the PP to setup.  Holy fuch.

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

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 02/21/12 at 11:10 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

JIRI Puhlease shoot

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:10 PM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Wow, great PP going on here.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 02/21/12 at 11:10 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

New Skates for White. That was horrible.

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

SYF's avatar

WTF, Happy…

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 02/21/12 at 11:11 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

J F H

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

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Jimmy! Yet again saving their asses.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 02/21/12 at 11:12 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

JIMMAH-HUGE!!!!!!


GO WINGS!!!!

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

stonehands-78's avatar

James.

period

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/21/12 at 11:13 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 11:13 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Ok, enough of that odd-man nonsense.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/21/12 at 11:13 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Yikes.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 02/21/12 at 11:13 PM ET

SYF's avatar

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

Second g-ddamn breakaway given up this second period by the Wings.  Stupid.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 02/21/12 at 11:13 PM ET

Avatar

Nice to see the Wing’s PP did nothing but give Chicago all the momentum.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/21/12 at 11:13 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Too fuching sloppy

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:13 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jimmah Fuching Howard!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 11:13 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

horseshit

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/21/12 at 11:14 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Who else saw that coming?

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/21/12 at 11:14 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Anyone not see that coming?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/21/12 at 11:14 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Fuch.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 02/21/12 at 11:14 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

what that just stinks…........

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/21/12 at 11:14 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Cawks have been cranking it up

DET, not so much

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:14 PM ET

Avatar

Too bad Babcock doesn’t have the timeout to use now, because he needs it.  That was about the most pathetic 5 minutes of hockey I’ve seen from the Wings in awhile.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/21/12 at 11:14 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Fuch.  Completely outworked this whole fuching period.  Completely.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 02/21/12 at 11:14 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Fuch! Now we have to listen to Cawk sucking.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 11:14 PM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

Right, this is a road game so the wings have traded places with the griffins again

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 02/21/12 at 11:16 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Every single one of those fools in front of Jimmy owes him.  The Wings have been playing on their heels way too long.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 02/21/12 at 11:17 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hejsan !!! Ohh this doesn’t look good.. Lets ‘s go Red wings !!!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/21/12 at 11:18 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Howard for president !!!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/21/12 at 11:19 PM ET

« Previous       ‹ First  < 4 5 6 7 8 >  Last ›      Next »

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.

Smileys

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts

About Abel to Yzerman

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