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Harlequins Are Hovering Nearby

I would say that might be the most appropriate Live Blog title we've had in years.  Figure out the tune and you'll understand why...unfortunately.

Five games left.  Wings need to win at least 3. That's just science.

I've been on the golf course all day and I've had a policy here for years that I won't post while...under the weather.  

So we're keeping this short.  And this Live Blog is loose like a lady who lingers...whore style.

LGRW bitches. 

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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Because you take abuse going up the middle or in front of the net.  Even when Homer was in his prime, I don’t remember Bowman making every line play the same way.  We need to have a plan for the lines, we get puck possession but the players seemed to ingrained into whatever plan they are they they’re BEYOND predictable.  We all see it here, you can’t tell me coaches don’t.

Why it hasn’t been addressed, I have no idea.  But there’s a temperament in the room of delicate flowers, but they’re over-all skill to win games (which is a skill in itself and one all our Wings greats had, usually deriving solely from the “will-to-win”) dictates they should be junkyard dogs, fighting for every inch they get.

Only losing can bring back the fire.  Life’s nice on top, but you don’t know what you’re made of until you’re in undesirable conditions, how you react is who you are.  Not who you were when you were winning.  This team only knows winning, didn’t go through the “we’re so close but can’t seal the deal”, missing playoffs.  Looks about every 5 years we can pull off a contender team to win it.  We’re coming up on 5 years again but seems like we’re MUCH worse off than in the past, including post cap-era competitive teams, so don’t blame it all on the cap when we’re sitting with unused space, year after year.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 04/21/13 at 05:00 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