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Nice Mike Babcock is failing. Let's be real clear about that.  Mike Babcock, the original, would not be in this position. This team would not be losing this way, this consistently, with Babcock V1.

We heard the grumblings last year about a divided room. Naturally, because they came from someone outside the mainstream, an anti-digger, we frigging disavowed them.

The Swedish mafia...all BS. 

Right?

The real power in the room lay in the hands of players like Zetterberg and Kronwall, while the wallflowers capitulated.

That's what happens when you've got a nice guy at the helm.

Who's Columbus have at their helm? An *#$%@&. That's who. How are they doing?

This is who we are now. Pointing fingers and poking holes. 31 games in and what do you have to look forward to? Christmas (errr, the holidays...sorry), maybe some pops on New Years? An early Spring? The...Tigers? No. 

In case you're wondering, Ken Holland built this team, hired this coach, is responsible for the passive way this team plays, created this culture.

Blame Nice Mike Babcock all you want, and oh you know we're headed there and that steam is building brother, but I'll be damned if I choose to let Tick Tock go unscathed just because it's the same old conversation we've had for years.  As long as he has a job, that job, he is responsible for the way this team is built. Not a team of advisors, not an executive committee. Him, Ken Holland. The same guy that could have gracefully moved upstairs and mentored Steve Yzerman.  The same guy who has made like, literally, 5 percent of the amount of trades the rest of the league has over the last 8 years.  

Do not let this man off the hook as we watch tonight and hope the Wings can win one game on a damn five game home stand in the "JOE'S FINAL YEAR".  

It's a Live Blog, bitches.

Let's go Ilitch family. Fire somebody. 

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stonehands-78's avatar

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/17/16 at 06:21 PM ET

Surfer Ken's avatar

The Chief says what we are all thinking but too chicken shit say.

I want Kennys head on a platter, damn it!

In the mean time lets make Perry whine.
LGRW

Posted by Surfer Ken from San Clemente on 12/17/16 at 06:30 PM ET

Kate from AZ-made in Detroit's avatar

It’s a disaster, but you just can’t look away. So, I’ll be watching just like the rest of you sickos. shock

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from AZ-made in Detroit on 12/17/16 at 06:36 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 12/17/16 at 06:36 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings. Babcock saw the writing on the wall and then took off for 50 Million to boot. Blashill is stuck with a mediocre team. No coach can change it right now.  red face

Posted by bigfrog on 12/17/16 at 06:39 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

whatever the cause is, the results has been NOT ENOUGH GOALS

can’t win if we don’t score

(jimmy has the lowest goal support in the league ... 1.450 per game, or something like that)

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/17/16 at 07:01 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hejsan !!!

Just Win !!!

Let’s Go Red Wings   Clap Clap Clap

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 12/17/16 at 07:03 PM ET

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L.G.R.W.

shoot, shoot, shoot

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/17/16 at 07:07 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Got the banana bread in the oven just in time.  Let’s Go Red Wings!

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 12/17/16 at 07:07 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Score more than 2 goals would be nice

Get the victory, would be a bonus.

Serve Ott destroying that puke getzlaf is absolutely required.

Posted by Down River Dan on 12/17/16 at 07:08 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Elf!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/17/16 at 07:10 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Time to see if the Penalty Kill still works.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 12/17/16 at 07:12 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Really?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 12/17/16 at 07:12 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

no luck ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/17/16 at 07:13 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Penalty. Need to kill it. grrr

Posted by bigfrog on 12/17/16 at 07:13 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

poop

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 12/17/16 at 07:15 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Knew that would happen.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 12/17/16 at 07:15 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

0-1. Here we go again. Easy goal. mad

Posted by bigfrog on 12/17/16 at 07:15 PM ET

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Coverage issue

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/17/16 at 07:16 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

... right ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/17/16 at 07:16 PM ET

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get it back

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/17/16 at 07:16 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

UGH 0-1

Come on WINGS, more SHOT on GOAL

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 12/17/16 at 07:16 PM ET

Kate from AZ-made in Detroit's avatar

On a fuching platter.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from AZ-made in Detroit on 12/17/16 at 07:16 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

our turn - “man advantage”

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/17/16 at 07:17 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Hey, a shot on the Power Play!  See, things are already looking up.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 12/17/16 at 07:17 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

It’s like “Ground Hog Day”. downer

Posted by bigfrog on 12/17/16 at 07:21 PM ET

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It’s like “Ground Hog Day”.
   
Posted by
bigfrog on 12/17/16 at 07:21 PM ET

Except the only person you run into over and over again is Ned Ryerson

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/17/16 at 07:24 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Another Penalty. The boys are hitting tonight. Must kill it. smirk

Posted by bigfrog on 12/17/16 at 07:28 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Would love to see more penalties like Ericsson just took

Posted by Down River Dan on 12/17/16 at 07:28 PM ET

Bent's avatar

I just don’t know anymore.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 12/17/16 at 07:29 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

0-2. Two PP goals. Game over before it starts. shock

Posted by bigfrog on 12/17/16 at 07:29 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Challenge?

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 12/17/16 at 07:29 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

... right ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/17/16 at 07:29 PM ET

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awesome   sick

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/17/16 at 07:29 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Kronwall with his best Tomas Holmstrom impersonation

Posted by Down River Dan on 12/17/16 at 07:29 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

UGH x 2

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 12/17/16 at 07:30 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Off sides challenge.. grrr

Posted by bigfrog on 12/17/16 at 07:31 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Welp.  At least we’ve got 49:43 left to mount a furious rally.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 12/17/16 at 07:32 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Good goal. Of course. The nightmare continues. shock

Posted by bigfrog on 12/17/16 at 07:33 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Inconclusive can be the refute of anything that happens on the ice…..but it’s easy way for the guys in Toronto to get off the hook… sick

Posted by Down River Dan on 12/17/16 at 07:33 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