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Abel to Yzerman

King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime

While there are several issues with the Wings this season, a couple stand out above the rest... and one in particular on the flatli -- I mean, blue line:

Didn't know he had a street in Wisconsin SoCal named after him, did you? Neither did I.

(sticktap to Alan for the picture, and stoney for the correction)

So here we sit, battered, bruised, broken - and if you're like me, soiled - watching our beloved Detroit Red Wings press on through the meatgrinder that is the Western Conference's current Playoff lineup. They've battled through ridiculous injuries, questionable coaching and roster decisions, and generally poor play from those whom better should be expected (I'm looking at you, Quincey, Howard, Cleary, and Samuelsson), and tenuously cling to a Wild Card spot thanks to a couple of surging teams in the East. I don't expect a win tonight. Nor do I expect a win tomorrow. One or two points out of this trip would be nothing short of miraculous at this juncture.

But we'll be here, glued to our televisions, computers, or other devices, gluttons for punishment; 19 in all, from across the globe, and all walks of life. Disagree if you will, argue if you must, but batten down the hatches, because the second half of the season is going to be a test for one and all.

As Kate would say, We're All In.

It's a Live Blog, Bitches.

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CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Hey all.

What’s with eaves and the full face shield? Remnants of that suspension-worthy cross check he received last week?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/11/14 at 11:46 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Jimmy losing his net again…Saved by the iron.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/11/14 at 11:46 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Just as we’re fighting off the gag reflex.

I hate the gag reflex.  Don’t ask.  I just do.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/11/14 at 11:47 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Where’s VooX. Whiskey shots for everyone!

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/11/14 at 11:47 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

No reaction from Jimmah a-tall.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/11/14 at 11:47 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Posted by calquake on 01/11/14 at 10:45 PM ET

I’ve been fighting that since we lost to the Jets at the tail end of our West Canada road trip.

We get a power play? Let’s put this thing home.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/11/14 at 11:50 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Sammy is just horrible.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/11/14 at 11:50 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

...Sighmmy

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/11/14 at 11:50 PM ET

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Great hold in Sammy…..geez.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/11/14 at 11:50 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Tracking the puck with his eyes? Ozzie need help.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/11/14 at 11:50 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

boys seem to be shooting more / fewer passing tonight ... or is it just my imagination?

... or my dream?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/11/14 at 11:51 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Attaboy DK

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/11/14 at 11:51 PM ET

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PP successfully killed

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/11/14 at 11:52 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Quintard taking shooting lessons from Sammy.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/11/14 at 11:53 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I can’t call him Quintard. It’s wrong. It’s mean and cruel to insult the developmentally disabled by likening them to Quincy.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/11/14 at 11:55 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

right on que ...

Q-ball in the side pocket.

//sigh//

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/12/14 at 12:00 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Way to go Q, you worthless excuse for a professional hockey player

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/12/14 at 12:00 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Yay.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/12/14 at 12:00 AM ET

Alan's avatar

I like the Red Wings faithful in the Staples Center tonight.

Kill the penalty. And LOL Quintard

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/12/14 at 12:01 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

are you fuching kidding me???

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/12/14 at 12:01 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

I can’t call him Quintard. It’s wrong. It’s mean and cruel to insult the developmentally disabled by likening them to Quincy.

I dunno. I think its appropriate. I mean look at the guy. He doesnt even know how to use a phone

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/12/14 at 12:01 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

you have go it too be kidding me…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/12/14 at 12:01 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

five

on

three

... right

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/12/14 at 12:01 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Oh good, traditional west coast 5 on 3 time

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/12/14 at 12:01 AM ET

Bent's avatar

WTF?  How is that on the Wings?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/12/14 at 12:02 AM ET

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Let the officiating suck begin

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/12/14 at 12:02 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Funny how they missed Doughty’s stick to Anderson’s throat after the stick grab

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/12/14 at 12:02 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Fuching bullshit!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/12/14 at 12:03 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Seriously, you put a team on a 5 on 3 for THAT???

Just resign your job now ref, because you are clueless.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/12/14 at 12:03 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

and ... no ... goaltender ... interference ...


... right.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/12/14 at 12:03 AM ET

Bent's avatar

That was a bullshit call.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/12/14 at 12:03 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Eesh, that should’ve been waved off

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/12/14 at 12:03 AM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Bad move Andy.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 01/12/14 at 12:03 AM ET

Bent's avatar

Of fuching course.  FUCH.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/12/14 at 12:04 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Not a chance Detroit wins this.  This is fuching absurd.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/12/14 at 12:04 AM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

“It could be one of those nights…”

Yeah, one where I turn off the game long before it’s over!

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 01/12/14 at 12:04 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Same old song and dance. Zebra suckage.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/12/14 at 12:05 AM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

No Ken, he said “it’s a -fuching- joke”!

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 01/12/14 at 12:05 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Unfuching believable even by NHL standards

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/12/14 at 12:06 AM ET

Bent's avatar

Not a chance Detroit wins this.  This is fuching absurd.

Not with the refs on the Kings side like this.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/12/14 at 12:06 AM 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