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        < 1 2 3 4 5 >  Last ›      Next »

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

A penalty on CHI, already?  The zebras must have gotten confused orders.

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

TheRealYooper's avatar

pp off the get go? we need to score on this

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

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Don’t want to see the point shot for the whole PP.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

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

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Jiri shoot the damn puck

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

Nate A's avatar

Kindl looking very poised on this PP

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

SYF's avatar

Homer, Mule, and Zata on the first unit PP.

Kindl on the point on the second unit PP.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 02/21/12 at 11:13 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

And Flip puts it home. Love it

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

RorSchach's avatar

BOOYAH!

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/21/12 at 11:13 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Beautiful shot from the Tolkein Elf!

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/21/12 at 11:13 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

WALLY

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

bezukov's avatar

WOOO Alright Wally!

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 02/21/12 at 11:13 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Fils!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 02/21/12 at 11:14 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Flip!!!  Hellz Yes!!!

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

SolidTG7's avatar

There ya go Flip, way to break that goal slump

Posted by SolidTG7 on 02/21/12 at 11:14 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

that’s the way to do it!

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 02/21/12 at 11:14 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Filps it in!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

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

stonehands-78's avatar

GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL

bleed that cawks

1-0

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/21/12 at 11:14 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

He was way overdue.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 11:15 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Miller with the giveaway.  Clean that up, Drew.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 02/21/12 at 11:15 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

02:22   PPG - VALTTERI FILPPULA (17) WRIST - ASST: J. KINDL (10) AND J. HUDLER (18)

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:16 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Zata looks good between Mule and Bert.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 02/21/12 at 11:16 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Wow, Wings are movin it

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/21/12 at 11:16 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

So no feeds I presume?

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/21/12 at 11:17 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Wings are flying

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:17 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Those pads are to fuching big.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 11:17 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Happy nearly finishes.

MO, FSD Feed.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 02/21/12 at 11:18 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Yak has to get the puck out

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:18 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

That goal had both Keebler Elf and Tolkein Elf with Kindl between them. Neat.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/21/12 at 11:18 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Thanks SYF… you rock. I would have VooX pour ya a Guiness if he was around.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/21/12 at 11:19 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Yak has to get the puck out

Yak has to have somewhere to move it. The wall was blocked and no one gave him an outlet.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/21/12 at 11:19 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Homer - D’oh

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:20 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Wings on the PK.  Shorty.  nao.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 02/21/12 at 11:20 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Yak has to get the puck out

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 08:18 PM ET

Think that’s why we picked up Quincey.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 11:20 PM ET

Avatar

Not a smart play by Homer.  All the momentum going the Wings’ way and you through the Cawks on the PP.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/21/12 at 11:20 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Sure thing, MO.  Slainte.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 02/21/12 at 11:20 PM ET

Avatar

Not a smart play by Homer.  All the momentum going the Wings’ way and you through the Cawks on the PP.

Posted by Valek on 02/21/12 at 08:20 PM ET

throw, no less

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

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Wings on the PK.  Shorty.  nao.

Posted by SYF from a “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” on 02/21/12 at 08:20 PM ET

Wings are way overdue. I can’t remember the last time we potted one.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 11:22 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Word, sister.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 02/21/12 at 11:22 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Cawks 0-27 last ten games.

Our PK will fix that.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/21/12 at 11:23 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Hawks zone entry looks like ours. Good

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/21/12 at 11:23 PM ET

« Previous        < 1 2 3 4 5 >  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