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It’s Hard To Speak Optimistically With Chunks Of Vomit Blocking The Muscles You Talk With

We don’t know what a lead looks or feels like.  A powerplay goal is a lottery winner.  A game without injuries is a concept we just don’t understand anymore.  Everything sucks and we’ll be lucky to get the sixth seed instead of the fifth.

The pessimism is pathetic.  The only thing more disgusting is the optimism Blues fans will feel about next year after they lose in the first round this year.

But it’s interesting.  It’s fascinating, really, that a group like us with so much to be gloriously arrogant about could be so collectively suicidal because of a current 5 seed with 9 games to play.

Jimmy Howard could play Saturday, and get 8 games in before the shitstorm starts.

It’s fair to say that Lidstrom would play tonight if this were a playoff game.

As bad as the power play is, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that a two-game stretch of success could get it untracked. 

If the Wings slip to 6th, they get Dallas or Phoenix.  If they stay in 5th, it’s looking like Bubba. The latter is not our first choice, but it’s not earth ending. 

As good as St. Louis looks, there isn’t one of us who doesn’t believe the Wings couldn’t beat them in a 7-gamer.  That’s just law.  And if they get San Jose in the first round?  No matter how bad the choking Sharks look now, they have the talent to end that wet dream.

This two-month stretch of February has sucked the life from the 19.  But, nothing is over.  Not yet. 

Winning tonite is an impossibility.  Or so it would seem. Of all the games the Wings have lost the last month and a half, this ones seems to be the most certain kick to the sack. 

Interesting, isn’t it?  Just as we guaranteed glory back in January, we now see nothing horror in our immediate futures.

There’s no way this team can win tonite, or when the playoffs start. The odds are too high, the suck too strong, the injuries too wicked.

And we’ve always been right.  Right?

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.  It’s a Live Blog and a perfect time to remind ourselves of one undeniable fact, proven time and again.  These are the Wings we’re talking about, and no matter the circumstances, puppies are always a possibility.  Hookers are always available. Always.  As bad as this is, and it’s absolutely gross, all it would take is a Round 1, Game 1 victory on the road, with two PP goals.  After that? It would be on.  On, I tell you. 

Whip it out, Uncle Mike.  Roll the cameras and whip out the Conk.  There’s still a story to be told and wouldn’t it be a good one if the team we know so well suddenly decided to right this sinking barge.

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Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

In the absence of Jeff’s intermission Reds, May I present Miss Phyllis Diller.

She is one funny chick!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/21/12 at 10:45 PM ET

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I am undecided on what’s less painful:

a) RW not making the playoffs;
b) watching a majority of RW playoff games with this NBC clowns.

Posted by Alex on 03/21/12 at 10:46 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Conk - large

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/21/12 at 10:46 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Any of these three assclowns realize there’s a game going on?

Now I know.  Thank you.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/21/12 at 10:46 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Show me some conk

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/21/12 at 10:46 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Nice d support Stuie.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/21/12 at 10:46 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Babushka?  I hardly even knowa!

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/21/12 at 10:47 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Show me some conk

google image searching ” I’m speechless ” .

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/21/12 at 10:47 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Show me some conk

Posted by MOWingsfan19 on 03/21/12 at 08:46 PM ET

Oh you going to see Thundergun?  He hangs CONK.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/21/12 at 10:49 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Whose babushka is she wearing?
Posted by calquake on 03/21/12 at 08:45 PM ET

Great we grew up in North America even knowing what a babushka is.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/21/12 at 10:50 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

What’s shakin bitches.


Oooh a PP.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/21/12 at 10:50 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Wow.  Call Zucharello for dive while you’re at.  That was ridiculous.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/21/12 at 10:50 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Pretty passing for 2 minutes time

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/21/12 at 10:50 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Griff Wings get us a shot of whiskey

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/21/12 at 10:50 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Getting some shots - - that is definite improvement

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/21/12 at 10:51 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Is this a DET PP?  What a difference a Pav makes.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/21/12 at 10:51 PM ET

calquake's avatar

At least it resembled a PP.

Posted by calquake on 03/21/12 at 10:52 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Bert with a little snarl.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/21/12 at 10:52 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Four Red Wings could have been caught on that play.  Quincey has to let Filppula know to drop back when he pinches like that.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/21/12 at 10:52 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Not a bad PP at least. Keep it up.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/21/12 at 10:52 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Homer -

2 minutes for being Homer

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/21/12 at 10:53 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Really?  Come on now.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/21/12 at 10:53 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Getting some shots - - that is definite improvement

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/21/12 at 08:51 PM ET

Right up to the obligatory Holmstrom interference penalty.  But the Pp did look more snappy with possession and even some shots.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/21/12 at 10:54 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

  Getting some shots - - that is definite improvement

  Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/21/12 at 08:51 PM ET

Right up to the obligatory Holmstrom interference penalty.  But the Pp did look more snappy with possession and even some shots

It’s like 2008 all over again.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/21/12 at 10:55 PM ET

monkey's avatar

No sense sagging.  We’re looking at you, Conk.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/21/12 at 10:55 PM ET

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2 min. for wearing a jersey with HOLMSTROM stenciled on it.

Posted by Alex on 03/21/12 at 10:55 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Bullshit call.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/21/12 at 10:55 PM ET

calquake's avatar

“No sense sagging in life.  That does ya no good”.  Hey Uncle Mike… tell that to my testicles.

Posted by calquake on 03/21/12 at 10:56 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Yikes, that was nearly awful. And Conk is smiling about it

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/21/12 at 10:56 PM ET

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Lots of pressure after Conklin hangs around behind the net forever again.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/21/12 at 10:56 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

That was the call?  Give me a frigging break.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/21/12 at 10:57 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

wow! sure there are goal posts.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/21/12 at 10:57 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Jessus didnt clear and it came back to haunt us.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/21/12 at 10:57 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Win the draw - - and Q gives it to the NYR

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/21/12 at 10:57 PM ET

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Wow, if that’s interference there would be 20 PP’s per game for each team

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/21/12 at 10:58 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Nice bank pass Q ya jackwagon.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/21/12 at 10:58 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Gator with a huge flub

and then hustles to get on the backcheck

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/21/12 at 10:58 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Jessus didnt clear and it

Not his job. He saves, the D has to clear it.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/21/12 at 10:58 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Jesus now an icing

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/21/12 at 10:58 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

“No sense sagging in life.  That does ya no good”.  Hey Uncle Mike… tell that to my testicles.

Posted by calquake on 03/21/12 at 08:56 PM ET

What if its cold outside?

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/21/12 at 10:59 PM ET

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