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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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RedMenace's avatar

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/29/13 at 09:25 PM ET

Hey, nobody told you to post pictures of your previous job…

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:25 PM ET

monkey's avatar

squirrel big balls

That’s a great alternate nickname for Tootoo.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/29/13 at 10:26 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

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 09:25 PM ET

Hey, wouldn’t it be awesome to see “RedMenace” on the back of a Wings sweater in 20 years?

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:27 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Red. They got a nice rink right off I -75, and a decent kids league. Google Otsego sports complex.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 01/29/13 at 10:27 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 01/29/13 at 09:27 PM ET

Googled. Bookmarked.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:28 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Whats up with Bert?  Any news?  Did I miss it?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 10:30 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Googled. Bookmarked.

I googled her until she couldn’t take anymore.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/29/13 at 10:30 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

what is the word on bert?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/29/13 at 10:30 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

hey Red, get her to send you one of the receivers from directv and you can watch natively smile

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/29/13 at 10:30 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Heh, I think Trev has Babbles’ pulse as to how much he wants to talk or not.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:30 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

hey Red, get her to send you one of the receivers from directv and you can watch natively smile

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/29/13 at 09:30 PM ET

.....

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Getting her to do anything for me is like trying to get Franzen to actually play power forward.

Great idea, but yeah.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:31 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

You know what tonight is missing?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/29/13 at 10:31 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

any chatter on twitter from the diggers on Bert?

anyone?
anyone?

Bueller? Bueller?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/29/13 at 10:32 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

You know what tonight is missing?

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 01/29/13 at 09:31 PM ET

Lashoff?

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/29/13 at 10:33 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 01/29/13 at 09:31 PM ET

Good effort, Jeff, but I need some natural red.

Also, sorry for the RedMenace spam. Apparently I get talkative around you degenerates.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:33 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

42jeff…nice.  I thought you were trying to get a clearance?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 01/29/13 at 10:33 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Kindl is in, Lashoff is out?

I didn’t ask who gave the order, I knew it was business.

I buy YOU out, you don’t buy me out.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/29/13 at 10:33 PM ET

calquake's avatar

  You know what tonight is missing?

  Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 01/29/13 at 09:31 PM ET

Lashoff?

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/29/13 at 09:33 PM ET

Did not know he’s a red-head.

Posted by calquake on 01/29/13 at 10:33 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Berts on the ice

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 10:34 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

cut above and below the eye, all is well otherwise for Dirty Berty

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/29/13 at 10:35 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Bert is back. Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/29/13 at 10:35 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Holy shit, did you hear that?

They just mentioned “Hamburglar” which is what I called Murph, to which someone changed that to “Hotdoggler”

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:35 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Berts on the ice

Indeed.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 01/29/13 at 10:35 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Seren-goddamned-dipity.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:36 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

BERT IS BACK(exclamation point)

“You doubted?”

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/29/13 at 10:36 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Bert looks badass with that shiner.

Keep it up boys.  Don’t fuch this up.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/29/13 at 10:36 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

One eyed serial killer.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 01/29/13 at 10:36 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/29/13 at 10:36 PM ET

monkey's avatar

what is the word on bert

I heard Bert is the word.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/29/13 at 10:36 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Mule is no #5 at straddling the blue line.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 10:37 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Holy shit, did you hear that?

They just mentioned “Hamburglar” which is what I called Murph, to which someone changed that to “Hotdoggler”

Posted by RedMenace from aboard the Crazy Train on 01/29/13 at 09:35 PM ET

Hotdoggler.  Thats the winner.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 10:37 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/29/13 at 09:36 PM ET

Ericsson?

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 10:38 PM ET

monkey's avatar

The Hotdoggler strikes again

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/29/13 at 10:38 PM ET

IwoCPO's avatar

Rosby is getting spanked at home.  By the islanders.  Just FYI.

Posted by IwoCPO from Sunny San Diego, bitches on 01/29/13 at 10:39 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Way to get it in deep Franzen.  Not.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/29/13 at 10:39 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

to which someone changed that to “Hotdoggler”

Posted by RedMenace from aboard the Crazy Train on 01/29/13 at 09:35 PM ET

Drunken grammar is not my strong suit.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:40 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Rosby is getting spanked at home.  By the islanders.  Just FYI.

Posted by IwoCPO from Sunny San Diego, bitches on 01/29/13 at 09:39 PM ET

Schaudefreude.  Nothing wrong with that.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 10:40 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Rosby is getting spanked at home.

Mario likes to keep it in the family.

Posted by calquake on 01/29/13 at 10:40 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Rosby is getting spanked at home.

Gary slept over?

 

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/29/13 at 10:41 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Goddammit Franzen, you’re a mule, you have four legs—at least keep one of them on the *#$%@& line.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:41 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