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Kenny’s Future, and Present, Start Tonite

In Denver, of all places.  Clearly, Kenny (plus his band of all-important, equal under law, advisors) feel that one round, two rounds, even no rounds, are what await us later this month?  It's all on the kids...plus a few guys whose final years will be completely wasted.  That's just science.

So, what are we to do?  Continue to blast away at a front office that's done exactly nothing since '09?  That would be flagellatory, thorny and downright juvenile.

So, yes, that's the answer.  It's the answer because there have been no straight answers.  We like our team.  Mike Babcock is "100 percent" satisifed with what he has.  Tires have been kicked.  Meetings held.  Deals...ignored.  And we're getting criticized by our own for daring to question how nothing's been done to mitigate glaring personnel losses.

But that's cool.  DeKeyser's here.  We signed some sasquatch of a defenseman and a goalie from NMU. So, everything's fine.

Too harsh?

Too bad.  Nobody's giving up.  Deep down, in strange places we don't talk much about, every one of us feels there's actually a chance this team can do something interesting...if they get in.  Literally, I believe that and so do many of you. 

Denver.  What a shithole.  A nice place, I'm sure. But as a hockey town? Shit. Hole.  Horrible team.  Terrible fans.  Worse bloggers. Sobbing beat writers.  But a team that must be defeated if this team, our team, is to move forward despite the unspoken acknowledgment from the organ-I-zation that nothing is expected.  At all.

What a conundrum.  An interesting one, though.  Because now, nothing is expected.  Any success would be a bonus.  We're like Columbus. 

So we turn. We turn from frustrated to hopeful.  What if?  Eh?  What if?

Games like tonite need to be captured, though.  Isn't that right?  St. Louis, a team no better than ours with a future no brighter, made huge moves.  Huge.  They beckon.  Columbus, with a glimmer of optimism, made moves.  Minnesota made a nice move.  We did nothing because the franchise clearly feels this isn't the year.  So, how nice would it be if it actually was?

That's what we now face.  Ok.  I'm in. All in, as usual.  Just get there, Wings.  Get in and roll the dice.  Like an 8 seed should.

It's a Live Blog, bitches. 

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Guilherme's avatar

Too bad.  Nobody’s giving up.  Deep down, in strange places we don’t talk much about, every one of us feels there’s actually a chance this team can do something interesting…if they get in.  Literally, I believe that and so do many of you.

All idiots. All of us.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/05/13 at 06:53 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Too bad.  Nobody’s giving up.  Deep down, in strange places we don’t talk much about, every one of us feels there’s actually a chance this team can do something interesting…if they get in.  Literally, I believe that and so do many of you.

That’s what we now face.  Ok. I’m in. All in, as usual.  Just get there, Wings.  Get in and roll the dice.  Like an 8 seed should.

It’s a Live Blog, bitches

Ain’t it the truth Master Chief. I am a Detroit Red Wing’s fan. All in, proud and loud.

The playoffs are the “new season”. Anything goes, and, the Kings proved that last year. It’s anybody’s game. Just get in any way you can. I prefer Whore-style.

Let’s Roll. Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

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Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/05/13 at 07:03 PM ET

bigdee89's avatar

We’re like Columbus.

May the Hockey Gods be with us.

Posted by bigdee89 from The Great White North Eh? on 04/05/13 at 07:03 PM ET

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That’s all I’ve been hoping for, all along. Just make the playoffs. Squeak in, I don’t care. Keep the legacy going, and maybe something crazy will happen. Maybe not, but at least the summer won’t be completely empty of Red Wings hockey.

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 04/05/13 at 07:05 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

2 points in regulation please and thanks.
Game on bitches. My kiddo will be backstopping his team… maybe Jimmah will do the same.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/05/13 at 07:11 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Howdy, Evening All!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/05/13 at 07:38 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

The Mile High City—The higher you go, the harder you dive!

Go Wings…. where ever you’re going!

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 07:40 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

We did nothing because the franchise clearly feels this isn’t the year.  So, how nice would it be if it actually was?

This gave me such a good feeling.  Who wouldn’t want to see cameras flashing as Zetterberg raises the cup while a teary-eyed Criesby looks on?

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 08:02 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Hola bitches.  Makes me feel all worm and jiggity to see and hear the dive in such dire straits. Hopefully the Wings will be the sultans of swing tonite. Go Wings.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/05/13 at 08:13 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

the Dive may be terrible overall, but they’re well over .500 at home.  they win at home, lose on the road, sooo….

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 08:20 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

2 points

please

that is all

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/05/13 at 08:24 PM ET

ChowYunCat's avatar

It’s time for Franzen to wake up and score four. But that feels like seven years ago.

Posted by ChowYunCat on 04/05/13 at 08:28 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

It’s the decades of Cosmic Dust. It’s made us better with age.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/05/13 at 03:26 PM ET

3 references to Cosmic Dust today.  Maybe I’m too old to remember if I’ve ever heard it once before.  I may have, but who can tell?

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/05/13 at 08:41 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

“Brendan Smith will be a healthy scratch for the first time this season, as coach Mike Babcock elected to make three changes on defense following Thursday’s 4-2 loss at Phoenix.

Carlo Colaiacovo and Brian Lashoff also are scratched, to make room for Kyle Quincey (back after missing nine games with a fractured cheek bone), Ian White and Danny DeKeyser, who’ll make his NHL debut.”

I said this the other night, or this morning, who knows, Smith and Lashoff have been making some significant errors,  playing a part in the often repeated scene in some random undeserving team scoring a rash of foals in a short time.

It’s so serious that Ian White, himself a healthy scratch for 5 games earlier this year, and a guy still drunk from his college parties are going to play instead.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/05/13 at 08:46 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Just. Win.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/05/13 at 08:48 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Interesting game tonight also from a Wings point of view, StL vs CBJ.  Even though it will help StL jump us in the standings, it is better that than CBJ win and propel them even with us as well.  StL win and keep 2 points off CBJ.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/05/13 at 08:48 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Interesting game tonight also from a Wings point of view, StL vs CBJ.  Even though it will help StL jump us in the standings, it is better that than CBJ win and propel them even with us as well.  StL win and keep 2 points off CBJ.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/05/13 at 08:48 PM ET


is there any way in Thanks, Gary.Ass.‘s system they could both lose and get no points?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/05/13 at 08:51 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Breaking news from the ball park… instead of catching my kiddo gets the tap to start on the bump.
Giggity. And go Wings.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/05/13 at 08:53 PM ET

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is there any way in Thanks, Gary.Ass.‘s system they could both lose and get no points?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/05/13 at 08:51 PM ET

You’ve just assured a 3 point game

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/05/13 at 08:53 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

I am a Detroit Red Wing’s fan. All in, proud and loud.

Proud, loud - - but not overly confident and highly skeptical of the front office’s roster decisions.

But in nonetheless - - there have been much, much darker times than these.

2 points, please.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 08:53 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

is there any way in Thanks, Gary.Ass.‘s system they could both lose and get no points?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/05/13 at 08:51 PM ET

Thank you for asking that question.

The answer is “no”, but there IS a way under Gary.Ass’ system that both of them can GAIN points by exploring overtime!

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/05/13 at 08:54 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Giggity. And go Wings.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/05/13 at 08:53 PM ET

Go MO, jr!!!

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 08:56 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Mick with the wink - - good mojo

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:01 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Mule centering a line - - oh we are fuched.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:04 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Well, isn’t this interesting. Every feed I have.. is Golf.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/05/13 at 09:04 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Bonjour everyone!  I’m in, as always. 

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/05/13 at 09:06 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

We’re like Columbus.

Say WHAT?!  We have the Top NHL coach!



Babcock Earns Nod as Top NHL Coach

http://redwings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=664335

Lets GO Red Wings !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/05/13 at 09:06 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Well, isn’t this interesting. Every feed I have.. is Golf.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/05/13 at 09:04 PM ET

Same here….WTH?  Ima trying to be a pirate here.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/05/13 at 09:07 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

I know right!? I have been to 4 different sites.
And it’s allllll golf.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/05/13 at 09:08 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Mick with the wink - - good mojo

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Looking for a “D” man on 04/05/13 at 09:01 PM ET

I’m glad the"wink” is back even though I didn’t get to see it.

I’m stuck with the Dive broadcast. It’s not aboot winning with them. It’s only aboot upsetting the Wings playoff chances. No pride.

I was taught it is always aboot winning. Two points tonight Wings. Two points.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/05/13 at 09:08 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Lots of Wing’s fans in the crowd tonite.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/05/13 at 09:10 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

i have one site saying starting shortly

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/05/13 at 09:10 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/05/13 at 09:08 PM ET

Kate, you should think about switching to DISH.  I get the DET feed every game except the NBC/NBC SPORTS games.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:10 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Der Kaiser has some serious reach

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:11 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

What.. in the flying Fuch. All of them are GOLF. Well. The Wings will be doing this soon. Might as well enjoy.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/05/13 at 09:12 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

vip has a feed not fsd

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/05/13 at 09:12 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

They are now explaining what it means to be a spoiler. Not a winner.

downer

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/05/13 at 09:13 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Fuch. All of them are GOLF.

Wimmens golf….

Prolly switch when the puck drops.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/05/13 at 09:13 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

now vipbox is golf

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/05/13 at 09:15 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

the 4 line succeeds because those glorious bastards crash the net like there is no tomorrow - - the top guns could learn something there.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:15 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