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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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RWBill's avatar


Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from putting the b*tches in the box on 04/05/13 at 09:45 PM ET

Hey look!  Split-Tail is back!

I was thinking of you last week when Hawaii 5-0 had an episode about a roller derby team.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/05/13 at 09:50 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

KK doesn’t play well on iPad.

worse with the iphone!

Hi Jen.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:50 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

NyQuist:  the hockey-time, skating, scoring, checking, assisting, heads-up, passing, so-you-can-relax medicine.

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from putting the b*tches in the box on 04/05/13 at 09:45 PM ET

Love it.  grin

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/05/13 at 09:51 PM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

Evening bitches. Gamecenter is almost 2 full minutes behind so I’m just posting during intermission. I was there at that awful game last night, so pissed. My sister almost got in a fight. Those “yotes” “fans” are seriously terrible. Thought we had a great first period and then just disappeared for the rest of the game. Hoping that won’t be the case tonight. Let’s go Red Wings.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 04/05/13 at 09:51 PM ET

Jennemy of the Skate's avatar

RWBill, don’t believe everything you see on tv.

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from the bar car on the stress train on 04/05/13 at 09:52 PM ET

Jennemy of the Skate's avatar

Hi Okey and Mrs Redwinger. Hope all is well.

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from the bar car on the stress train on 04/05/13 at 09:53 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Howdy, Jen!  All is well when the Wings win.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/05/13 at 09:55 PM ET

Jennemy of the Skate's avatar

Yes well, we all know how I feel about jinxing….

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from the bar car on the stress train on 04/05/13 at 09:57 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Hey Jen long time no hear from. Still in Cinci?  Have some female roller derby here in Greenville and they do draw the crowds.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/05/13 at 09:57 PM ET

klank's avatar

Lucky numbers from fortune cookie just opened:

18-12-11-33-52-55

keep it going, boys.

Posted by klank from the finest hot tub in Marin on 04/05/13 at 09:58 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Hey Jen….still rolling?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/05/13 at 09:59 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

RWBill, don’t believe everything you see on tv.

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from putting the b*tches in the box on 04/05/13 at 09:52 PM ET

Well the ref was a totally bitchin’ babe so I believed it!

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/05/13 at 09:59 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

NyQuist:  the hockey-time, skating, scoring, checking, assisting, heads-up, passing, so-you-can-relax medicine.

Ftr, I’ve been trying to post this for about half an hour. KK doesn’t play well on iPad.

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from putting the b*tches in the box on 04/05/13 at 09:45 PM ET


Welcome home Jennemy! You have been sorely missed. I only have trouble fat fingering with the iPad.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/05/13 at 09:59 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Hoping that won’t be the case tonight. Let’s go Red Wings.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 04/05/13 at 09:51 PM ET

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 10:00 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

^^  you should hope so,

Game-wrecker

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 10:01 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Sid Abel playing?  Kenneth’s deadline acquisition.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/05/13 at 10:02 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Need Jackets to beat Blues tonight, and they ain’t doin’ their job.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/05/13 at 10:03 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

Abby, god help him, looks clueless sometimes.

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 10:04 PM ET

Jennemy of the Skate's avatar

Hey everybody! Yep, still reffng “the roller derby” as it’s referred to on the teevee.  Got a double header tomorrow in Cincy and two games next weekend in Fla. I’m hoping to ref a game in Madison, Wis at the end of June. There’s more games but blurgh… Can only think of so many at once.

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from the bar car on the stress train on 04/05/13 at 10:05 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Emmerton has been making serious “keep me around” shifts lately.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/05/13 at 10:05 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

I wish Abby had skills.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/05/13 at 10:05 PM ET

VooX's avatar

Evening bitches, Stress Train is passing through Colorado and guest of Rumbear, Marty Tini has made a stop to pick up his friend Mary Wana who just got the okay to move into town. 

What are you drinking/smoking?

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 04/05/13 at 10:06 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Startin out as another sleepy second period for the Wings

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:06 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Abby, god help him, looks clueless sometimes.

Oh, I don’t know - then last 10 games or so, he seems to have really found his stride.  Of course playing with #13 would probably make me look NHL quality

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 10:06 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Chinese fire drill

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 10:07 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Tootoo’s line has been hemmed in all night

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:07 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

I smell a Dive goal coming soon

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 10:08 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

VooX!  The pirate feeds are cranky but the Rum cures all

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/05/13 at 10:08 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

the AV’s are pawning DET these past few minutes - - ugly

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

VooX's avatar

Here you go Rummy

http://www.firstrow1.eu/watch/178951/2/watch-colorado-avalanche-vs-detroit-red-wings.html

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 04/05/13 at 10:09 PM ET

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Absolutely no structure to the Wings game these days…2nd period isn’t pretty so far.

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 04/05/13 at 10:10 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

the AV’s are pawning DET these past few minutes - - ugly

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Looking for a “D” man on 04/05/13 at 10:09 PM ET

hardcore pawning

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:10 PM ET

VooX's avatar

the AV’s are pawning DET these past few minutes - - ugly

And I just showed up for my second period gamewrecking.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 04/05/13 at 10:10 PM ET

Jennemy of the Skate's avatar

Of course playing with #13 would probably make me look NHL quality

It would make a broken wooden chair look good. (stolen -badly- from Tyler.)

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from the bar car on the stress train on 04/05/13 at 10:11 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Der Kaiser looks alot less clusterfuched in limited exposure then Smith has with half a season

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:12 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

Nyquist wanted to put it in and he wasn’t taking “no” for an answer

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 10:12 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Yak and Turnstile - - with solid “D” - unusual

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

Hootinani's avatar

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 10:12 PM ET

is that Toonces, the driving cat in your avatar?

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:14 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

I got it….for some reason there are tons of pop ups tonite. At one point I had 27 running in the background.There is one that pops and takes out the feed.  I just nuked it with a filter.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/05/13 at 10:14 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

Seriously, the Wings and the Dive look evenly matched

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 10:15 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