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Abel to Yzerman

No Matter How Soft And Innocent Those Blue Eyes May Be? Don’t Trust Them or Her

Bullet Bob Seger was a young man in the early 70's. He, because he felt change would do him good, headed west.  It was there that his world crumbled when he put a lot of stock into some surface emotions.  Yes, I know.  Young, dumb and full of...enthusiasm.  She swindled him though.  She led him on and then crushed his soul.

But don't blame her. Oh no.  

She may have been a conniving skank, but BB fell for it. The power of the P, I tell you.  

So one morning Seger woke up alone and realized life would be better with a harder edge.

Which leads us to Game 2.  A harder edged Wing team, led by a psychopath, or at least complemented by one.  They posed little threat in Game 1, from what Gary would let me see.  One power play goal and minimal chances even strength.  And that's why we absolutely hate the playoffs.  Four straight games of dynamic offense.  Four straight games that brought hope into our lives, then one little episode to remind us that hope isn't a plan it's just a wish.

So the plan...the plan has to be harder. Edgier. Tougher. Meaner.  And as a result, more chances. More shooting. More stress for the Swiss kid.  How would you handle the pressure if a toothless serial killer was all up in your grill, his ass wagging, stick tormenting, heaving and rumbling.  

Todd Bertuzzi will not win this game for us, but he poses a threat. And we need threats.

It's a Live Blog, bitches. 

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pgoody's avatar

We are so fuching bi-polar on this blog

Posted by pgoody on 05/03/13 at 12:58 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

I switched over to Mick and Ken since they only blackout 2.5 hours on FSD.

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 05/03/13 at 12:56 AM ET

Not in my world, sadly.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/03/13 at 12:58 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

At least there’s no gimmick in the playoffs. Get er’ done Wings!


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/03/13 at 12:59 AM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

We are so fuching bi-polar on this blog

Posted by pgoody on 05/03/13 at 12:58 AM ET

gotta adjust to the team you’re watching…

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 05/03/13 at 12:59 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

Our livers are so going to pay for this playoff series….

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/03/13 at 12:59 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Yes, Jimmah should have had those last two.  At the same time, the rest of the team just gave up.

There’s no way to hang this on the rest of the team.  On the other end of the ice the other goaltender makes two unbelievable saves that were pure robbery—the kind of saves that lift the entire team.  You need a few of those in playoff hockey.  But you absolutely have to make the easy ones—just fuching kills your team if you don’t.  AS we just witnessed.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/03/13 at 12:59 AM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

stop looking for people to blame. Howard looked right down on the second and third goals and missed both. Can you blame the a ducks for being fired up?

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/03/13 at 01:00 AM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

We are so fuching bi-polar on this blog

Much like the team we follow.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 05/03/13 at 01:00 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

OK, I gotta say it.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/03/13 at 01:00 AM ET

VooX's avatar

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/03/13 at 12:59 AM ET

Yes

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 05/03/13 at 01:00 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

We are so fuching bi-polar on this blog

Much like the team we follow.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where free agents no longer want to go. on 05/03/13 at 01:00 AM ET

+19

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/03/13 at 01:01 AM ET

maltby18's avatar

Just tell Dirty Bert its time for a shootout.

Posted by maltby18 on 05/03/13 at 01:01 AM ET

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Disappointed in Jimmy.  We need clutch not choke.

We have to end it quick here with PP or not sure I can watch.  NBC seems really happy.  Idiots.

Posted by Jeff from CO. on 05/03/13 at 01:01 AM ET

Figaro's avatar

Remember, if Mule scores in OT, not only do we even the series, but we get free Curly Fries!

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 05/03/13 at 01:01 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Can we get on with this, please?

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/03/13 at 01:02 AM ET

Figaro's avatar

Just tell Dirty Bert its time for a shootout.

It took me a long time to even realize he was in the line-up tonight.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 05/03/13 at 01:02 AM ET

Norskirama's avatar

I switched over to Mick and Ken since they only blackout 2.5 hours on FSD.

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 05/03/13 at 12:56 AM ET

Not in my world, sadly.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/03/13 at 12:58 AM ET

Not in my world either now.  The replay of the Tigers game is blacked out here in Nebby Land. Criminy Cripes Batman!

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 05/03/13 at 01:02 AM ET

pgoody's avatar

Posted by pgoody on 05/03/13 at 01:03 AM ET

Primis's avatar

We are so fuching bi-polar on this blog

Posted by pgoody on 05/03/13 at 12:58 AM ET

Seeing it on Twitter too where the Howard haters suddenly have made a reappearance after being mysteriously missing for past 2 weeks.  Amazing how that happens.

Look, here’s the deal, if someone told you before the puck drop on the game that it’d be tied 4-4 going into OT, a lot of you would not have considered that a colossal failure.  The Wings scored more than 2, they’re tied going into OT with a chance to still win.  The Ducks’ game is sketchy too still, DET’s getting chances just not making them count necessarily.

A chance to leave ANA with a 1-1 split is a good thing still.  Let’s see where this goes…

Posted by Primis on 05/03/13 at 01:04 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Yes, of course, let’s show third period highlights AGAIN.  raspberry

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/03/13 at 01:04 AM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Come on, Wings!!! PPG to finish this thing!!!!

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/03/13 at 01:04 AM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

LGRW

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 05/03/13 at 01:04 AM ET

DAN M's avatar

At least we don’t have deadmarsh to worry about.

Posted by DAN M on 05/03/13 at 01:04 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Do. It. Wings. Now.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/03/13 at 01:05 AM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Come on WINGS, Bury IT!

GO WINGS!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/03/13 at 01:05 AM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

If there’s anyone listening….. Please

Posted by Yzersyuk on 05/03/13 at 01:06 AM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Fuch yes.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 05/03/13 at 01:06 AM ET

Primis's avatar

MOTHERFUCHING GOAL.

Posted by Primis on 05/03/13 at 01:06 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Who will be the hero????

NIKE!!!!!!!!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/03/13 at 01:06 AM ET

Stevis's avatar

Gooooooooooooooooooooooossssssssssseeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Stevis on 05/03/13 at 01:06 AM ET

DAN M's avatar

We’re not losing this game!!!!

Posted by DAN M on 05/03/13 at 01:06 AM ET

Bent's avatar

FUCH YEAH!!!!!!!!!

WHO WAS IT???

WHO CARES!!!

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/03/13 at 01:06 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

AM I DREAMING?

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/03/13 at 01:06 AM ET

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Nike!!!!

Posted by GR Joe on 05/03/13 at 01:06 AM ET

Tuba Guy's avatar

That’s better than winning it 4-3 in regulation!

Posted by Tuba Guy from Royal Oak, MI on 05/03/13 at 01:06 AM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!


WHOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/03/13 at 01:06 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

I’ve been hard on that mofo, but that was all Wally.  ALL Wally.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 05/03/13 at 01:06 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

OH SHIT

I HAVEN’T RUN LAPS AROUND MY COUCH IN YEARS

MY NEIGHBORS ARE PISSED

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/03/13 at 01:06 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

YES
YES
YES

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


THAT"S our “hero”: flip to NIKE!!!!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/03/13 at 01:06 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

NIKE!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/03/13 at 01:06 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