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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.

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Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

HANK!!!!!

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 10:13 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

SCORE ZZZZZZZ!!!!!

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 10:13 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Target rich environment!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 01/29/13 at 10:13 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Z let that fuching rip.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/29/13 at 10:13 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

#40!!!!  Suck it Dallas.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 10:13 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/29/13 at 10:13 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/29/13 at 10:13 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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

Joe Z.'s avatar

way to go guys, carry the fuching puck into the net on a silver plate

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 01/29/13 at 10:13 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

SHOOT THE GODDAMNED MOTHERFUCKING ASSLICKING TAINTSCRATCHING VAGINA SNIFFING PUCK

SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO

YOU *#$%@& COCKS

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:14 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Yeah Boys!!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 01/29/13 at 10:14 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Holleee crap - - we are winning

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 10:14 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

scooooooooooooor! z

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/29/13 at 10:14 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Even though we scored I’m still impressed with Kari Wuthering Heights save on Pavel.

Posted by calquake on 01/29/13 at 10:14 PM ET

monkey's avatar

AMERICA *#$%@& YEAH

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/29/13 at 10:14 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Shooting the puck=good things happen.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 10:14 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

give me an update on Bert

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/29/13 at 10:15 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

(sorry for that rant ladies)

(and sensitive gentlemen)

Now I have to pee.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:15 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Even though we scored I’m still impressed with Kari Wuthering Heights save on Pavel.

Posted by calquake on 01/29/13 at 09:14 PM ET

That’s a little high brow for the Hasek sir.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 10:15 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Not a good game for Pav tonight.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/29/13 at 10:15 PM ET

monkey's avatar

shit, right in the eye.

They call that a Dirty Bertuzzi.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/29/13 at 10:16 PM ET

calquake's avatar

That’s a little high brow for the Hasek sir.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 09:15 PM ET

My apologies to my fellow degenerates.

Posted by calquake on 01/29/13 at 10:16 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

They call that a Dirty Bertuzzi.

Posted by monkey from All hands, abandon ship. This is not a drill. on 01/29/13 at 09:16 PM ET

Shorten it to the “Dirty Tuzzi” and you’ve got a deal.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:17 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

shit, right in the eye.

They call that a Dirty Bertuzzi.

Posted by monkey from All hands, abandon ship. This is not a drill. on 01/29/13 at 09:16 PM ET

Dirty Berty

A Bert, Bert, Bert is the word…..........

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/29/13 at 10:17 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Eaves on the PP, I like that idea.  Maybe move him to the 2 line if Bert is out long.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/29/13 at 10:17 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

AMERICA *#$%@& YEAH

Posted by monkey from All hands, abandon ship. This is not a drill. on 01/29/13 at 09:14 PM ET

Jesus tittyfucking Christ dude!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 10:17 PM ET

monkey's avatar

SHOOT THE GODDAMNED MOTHERFUCKING ASSLICKING TAINTSCRATCHING VAGINA SNIFFING PUCK

SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO

YOU *#$%@& COCKS

 

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/29/13 at 10:17 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Shorten it to the “Dirty Tuzzi” and you’ve got a deal.

Dirty Berty for the win.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/29/13 at 10:18 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Dirty Berty

WINNA

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/29/13 at 10:19 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Not a good game for Pav tonight.

Disagree - - sick steal to set up Wally’s goal, and a great PK.

Pav’s game isn’t to wind-up one timers.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 10:19 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

19:36 Henrik Zetterberg 2 (power play) (Assists: Patrick Eaves 1, Niklas Kronwall 5)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/29/13 at 10:20 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Jesus tittyfucking Christ dude!

I could have sworn she was telling the truth!

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/29/13 at 10:20 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

  Shorten it to the “Dirty Tuzzi” and you’ve got a deal.

Dirty Berty for the win.

Posted by monkey from All hands, abandon ship. This is not a drill. on 01/29/13 at 09:18 PM ET

Fair enough.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:21 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

This was before I hung around with Lance Armstrong

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/29/13 at 10:22 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Put some chiclets in Murph’s front choppers and you got Austin Powers. Yeah baby.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 01/29/13 at 10:22 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Disagree - - sick steal to set up Wally’s goal, and a great PK.

Pav’s game isn’t to wind-up one timers.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Looking for a “D” man on 01/29/13 at 09:19 PM ET

No, but some of his passes looked off, especially for him.

Of course, an “off night” for Pav is usually a second-star night for most mortals.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/29/13 at 10:23 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

You know, there’s one good thing about my kids moving to northern Michigan: maybe one or both of them will start playing hockey.

That’s the one and only thing I’ll ask of my ex-wife; that she at least let my son start ice skating, if nothing else.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:23 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

I could have sworn she was telling the truth!

Ever wonder why they call it acting?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 10:24 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Geesus, does it really say “squirrel big balls” in the search bar of my other window??

You guys are reprobates

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/29/13 at 10:25 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

That’s the one and only thing I’ll ask of my ex-wife; that she at least let my son start ice skating, if nothing else.

getting all melancholy eh? good idea. get them on the ice. learn them to skate. great for balance.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/29/13 at 10:25 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