Kukla's Korner

Abel to Yzerman

It’s A Tattle-Tale Sound We’re Not Used To Hearing…So Give Us A Break

With only three days left until Gary's playoffs begin, the Wings sit in 9th place in the Western Conference.  Thankfully, that's bound to change tonite because they're destined for two points.  Destined, I say. 

Why?

Because Yackub Kindle is playing.  Yackub,. as you're aware, was the 19th overall pick in 2005 and he's been lighting it up since then boy.

He was selected before the likes of TJ Oshie, Home Keys, Paul Stastny, Kris Lefriggingtang, Jonathan Quick, Keith Yandle and Darren by god Helm (113 picks after Kindle). There are more.  And it's ugly.

Brian Lashoff wasn't drafted nearly as high as Yackub. In fact, he wasn't drafted at all so that's kinda low according to A2Y interns and pharmacists in Dearborn.

But Lashoff has been very good.  Kindle has never shown us anything than an ounce over jack squat and rarely even that.

So this is a confused Live Blog, and a little bitter. Because I just don't get it.  It's not just the Yackub start tonite, or even his draft in '05.  We get it.  Draft picks are never sure things. If they were we certainly wouldn't have given away a first rounder for the likes of Quacks Like A Duck but Dives Like An Av.

Tick Tock.  Tick. Tock.  What are you doing? Why are you saying things like this...

"Twenty games," he said during a pregame chat Friday. "Once you get to 20 games, you'll have a read of what you've got, where we fit."

George showed that to us today and that's crazy talk.  So...after 41 games of a season not wrecked by a midget ball-in-the-mouth commissioner, that's when you'd wait to evaluate the team?  Or after 35? C'mon.

If Kenny's serious about winning this year, and he's not and he hasn't been since last trade deadline when he did absolutely nothing but give away a first-rounder in exchange for a whining little girl who still complains about not getting to wear a ring he didn't earn, then he'd be evaluating right frigging now. He'd be looking for a deal and he wouldn't be hauling out the same, crusty, tired bullshit excuses.

..if you're looking to do something, you can only do something if you have a partner.

Uh huh.  We've heard it.  Meanwhile...Lashoff sits and Kindle plays.  For reasons unknown to anyone.  You know, Nick Lidstrom aged as we all do for the last four years of his career.  He came close to winning the Cup, or at least evening Game 7, himself in the last minute of his last meaningful game.  Then? Three years of Holland stagnation.  Oh...I forgot. You're not stagnant when you're moving backward.  How do you move backward?  I don't know.  Franzen? Hossa? Go with Franzen, please.  And then watch him do nothing. Fredo Corleone as the only defenseman signed when ten others went elsewhere, ten others with more talent and tougher bones?

I know.  Not the usual tone for a live blog.  It's just that I'm hungry but the cook says it's getting to rough to feed us. And that sucks.

Filed in: | Abel to Yzerman | Permalink
 

Comments

« Previous       ‹ First  < 3 4 5 6 7 >  Last ›      Next »

bezukov's avatar

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/29/13 at 08:10 PM ET

Speechless right now.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 08:13 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Aw shit… you’d think Morrow would know how to skate after all these years.

What did I say about Kindl and too much pressure? Yeah, this is it.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 08:13 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Kindl = Great Upgrade to Lashelhoff.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/29/13 at 08:14 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Nice save Jimmah - - Jagr makes those

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 08:15 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

What did I say about Kindl and too much pressure? Yeah, this is it.

Posted by RedMenace from aboard the Crazy Train on 01/29/13 at 08:13 PM ET

I couldn’t believe George’s headline today: “Lashoff out for Kindl’s sake.” 

Thats like saying were gonna go ahead and suck more just to be nice.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 08:15 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

You rarely see a player able to get the sweater pulled over the other guys head anymore, Tootoo has done it twice tonight.  And they stopped it both times right away.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/29/13 at 08:15 PM ET

Bent's avatar

WTF?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/29/13 at 08:16 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

WTF?

Thats total crap

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 08:16 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

WTF?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/29/13 at 08:16 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Give me a break on that play… is this hockey or not?  I agree with Mickey, the day is coming in this league where playing defense/positional play just won’t be allowed anymore.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 08:17 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Well done Pav.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 08:17 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Datsyuk is fuching amazing on the PK

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 08:17 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Pavel is a fuching thief

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 08:17 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 08:15 PM ET

The problem is that Kindl isn’t a bad player.

<conspiracy theory>
Quincey just costs more and Holland is under pressure to show that his signing wasn’t crap.
</conspiracy theory>

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 08:17 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

way to go gary’s refs. fighting for ice is prohibited…like soccer.

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 01/29/13 at 08:18 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

James.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/29/13 at 08:18 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

James F Howard has dropped some serious dong on Dallas!!!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 08:18 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Escaped

still no goals in the 1st

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 08:19 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Wow, good PK.  Would have liked a first period goal.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/29/13 at 08:19 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

JAMES HOWARD’S PENIS IS ENORMOUS

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 08:19 PM ET

behind the net in G.R.'s avatar

Quincey looked good on that PK.

Posted by behind the net in G.R. on 01/29/13 at 08:19 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

pp KILLLED smile

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/29/13 at 08:19 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Dallas sucking serious Jimmeh Dong.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/29/13 at 08:20 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Posted by RedMenace from aboard the Crazy Train on 01/29/13 at 08:17 PM ET

I see your point, but I think you should put the best team on the ice you can, every time.  It might be different if the Wings had the luxury of throw away games.  But this team in a short season has no such luxury.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 08:20 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

They’re going to talk to Kindl?  Well, at least he won’t be out of breath.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/29/13 at 08:21 PM ET

RWBill's avatar


Datsyuk is fuching amazing on the PK

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 08:17 PM ET

Indeed.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/29/13 at 08:22 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

SOG 11-7 stars

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/29/13 at 08:22 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Seriously.. I’m Serious.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/29/13 at 08:22 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

I see your point, but I think you should put the best team on the ice you can, every time.  It might be different if the Wings had the luxury of throw away games.  But this team in a short season has no such luxury.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 08:20 PM ET

OR

Wings management views this season as “throw away” and are going to try to win, but at the same time evaluate what they’ve got.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 08:25 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

at least every bottom 14 team gets a shot at the number one draft choice this year eh?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/29/13 at 08:26 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Shoot the Puck = Fail.
Protect the Puck = Fail.
Legs Feeling Good = Fail.
Yak good on the PP = Fail. Unless it’s actual PP…

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/29/13 at 08:26 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Toot Toot will fight anybody who’s willing to go.  He’s either fearless or insane.  Perhaps even both.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 08:12 PM ET

My money’s on both.

But at least SOMEbody wearing red and white this year is showing some damn heart

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/29/13 at 08:28 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

ngs management views this season as “throw away” and are going to try to win, but at the same time evaluate what they’ve got.

Posted by RedMenace from aboard the Crazy Train on 01/29/13 at 08:25 PM ET

All I care about for this season: keep the playoff streak alive.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 08:28 PM ET

monkey's avatar

I just shut my whore mouth before anything came out.  You’re welcome.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/29/13 at 08:29 PM ET

IwoCPO's avatar

Aloha bitches.  Just caught up on the DVR.  Tootoo.  That is all.

Posted by IwoCPO from Sunny San Diego, bitches on 01/29/13 at 08:29 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Aloha, bitch.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/29/13 at 08:29 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Wow, that’s two completely different barleywines one after the other.

First: Stout, chocolate and wood
Second: Hops, fruity and floral.

Weird.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 08:30 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Posted by RedMenace from aboard the Crazy Train on 01/29/13 at 08:25 PM ET

I think you may be on to something Red.  The Wings need to decide whether to “re-load or re-build” going forward.  I’m of a mind that that is exactly what this pretend season is all aboot.  If the Wings stink, it’s goodbye Cleary, Sammy, Kindl, Emmerton, and others.  If they get in the playoffs and go beyond the 1st Round then you’ll see less changes.

Posted by calquake on 01/29/13 at 08:30 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Aloha bitches.  Just caught up on the DVR.  Tootoo.  That is all.

Posted by IwoCPO from Sunny San Diego, bitches on 01/29/13 at 08:29 PM ET

Aloha Chief.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 08:30 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Tootoo.  That is all.

Shit Has Been Stirred.  Spoon Is Huge And Wooden.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/29/13 at 08:30 PM ET

« Previous       ‹ First  < 3 4 5 6 7 >  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