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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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NIVO'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

glad to hear it chief. Sindy and Gena and the cosby kids need some schoolin.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/29/13 at 10:41 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Sound like the Pen(i)s are ripping up the league just like the Wings.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/29/13 at 10:41 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Brunner?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 10:41 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Score?

2 goal lead - - shocking

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 10:41 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Brunner. Keeper.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/29/13 at 10:41 PM ET

monkey's avatar

AMERICA *#$%@& YEAH

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

bezukov's avatar

Make it 3-1 with an asterisks boys!!!!

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 10:41 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

WOO BITCHES!

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/29/13 at 10:41 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

  Rosby is getting spanked at home.

Mario likes to keep it in the family.

Cal…yur a frickin mind reader!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 01/29/13 at 10:42 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Good Goal.  Drop the puck.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 10:42 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

BREWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW-ner

count it

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/29/13 at 10:42 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Woo Hoo

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/29/13 at 10:42 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Bingo BANGO!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 01/29/13 at 10:42 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

Kid has a nose for the net!

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/29/13 at 10:42 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

SWISS MISS

See what happens when you shoot the puck at the *#$%@& net????

DO YOU SEEE???

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:42 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Wally x2!

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 10:43 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

MAGIC
Wally

Fuch Yes

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 10:43 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Praise god for floodgates

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/29/13 at 10:43 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Holy jumpin’.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/29/13 at 10:43 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Flip, with more magic from #13

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 10:43 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Okay. That’s just nasty.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/29/13 at 10:43 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

PAVELICIOUS!

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/29/13 at 10:43 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

NIVO those fricking glasses in yur avatar crack me up.  Perfect!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 01/29/13 at 10:44 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

MAGIC

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/29/13 at 10:44 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

SWISS MISS

See what happens when you shoot the puck at the *#$%@& net????

DO YOU SEEE???

Posted by RedMenace from aboard the Crazy Train on 01/29/13 at 09:42 PM ET

Your mouth to the Wings’ ears….

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 10:44 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Magic——PASHA

Flip

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/29/13 at 10:44 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Keep whetting their appetite…hellz yes

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/29/13 at 10:44 PM ET

behind the net in G.R.'s avatar

Has anyone else noticed what is missing from this years blogs?????  THE TROLLS. The 19 must have put them in their place.

Posted by behind the net in G.R. on 01/29/13 at 10:44 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Badda bing, badda BOOM!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 01/29/13 at 10:44 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Wow.

Dangles, again, makes my penis feel funny.

Flipper with 2, and the top 6 might be working.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:44 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Rosby is getting spanked at home.

Mario likes to keep it in the family.

Posted by calquake on 01/29/13 at 09:40 PM ET


Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/29/13 at 10:45 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

I’m honestly no longer sure what constitutes a penalty in this league.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 10:45 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Has anyone else noticed what is missing from this years blogs?????  THE TROLLS. The 19 must have put them in their place.

Whore mouth.

 

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/29/13 at 10:45 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Ohalloran can lick Rosby’s taint.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/29/13 at 10:45 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

Might be a 2 dog night boys!

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/29/13 at 10:46 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

makes my penis feel funny

Whoa, way to much info.  Let’s stay with “tingly”.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 01/29/13 at 10:46 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

That is a cute lion, and that Asian woman has very large breasts.

I’ll take both, please. Thank you.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:46 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

If you’ve never tried it..I highly recommend it

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/29/13 at 10:47 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Ohalloran can lick Rosby’s taint.

How do you think Mario talked him into the spanking.

Posted by calquake on 01/29/13 at 10:47 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/29/13 at 09:45 PM ET

this picture gives me the creeps…

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 01/29/13 at 10:47 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