Abel to Yzerman
by VooX on 09/21/11 at 03:06 PM ET
September isn’t October, but it sure beats the hell out of August. At least to fans of the Detroit Red Wings, the greatest franchise in all of sports.
For the first time in years, we have a lot cap space to start the season at the same time as having too few spots on a roster with many players seeking to earn a spot. And what would it all be without a place to revel in juvenile behaviour, crude insults, sharp commentary, and enough liquour to pickle the liver of everyone surfing the Gore? That’s right, bitches, the Stress Train is back on track in 2011 and your humble bartender is back behind the bar dispensing cures for what ails you.
I’m not a pharmacist. I’m not a journalist. I’m barely coherent day-to-day. But that won’t prevent me from keeping the doors open at A2Y.
I will spare you commentary for now, there is much we can and will discuss, but I will open up A2Y once again to your comments and sarcasm for the season. Last season, I went through my own “offseason” induced by talking to Li’l Gary and the nausea he created in my gut. After seriously considering never watching hockey again, I have decided to return. Crack is a helluva drug, and watching the Red Wings may be marginally more addictive than it, so I couldn’t resist.
Besides, if all things continue as they are, we are in for another “Bettman Offseason” next summer as Li’l Gary pilots us towards another lockout. Which means one very important thing: 2011-2012 will be the final season The Perfect Human, Nick Lidstrom, will lace up for the Red Wings. And I simply can’t ignore the final season of the greatest hockey I’ve ever witnessed played by a defenceman.
I honestly don’t know what the Chief will be up to this season. I will do my best to keep things going around here until he is back. Despite being extremely busy with my own life and businesses, I want to ensure that the 19 have a place to call home this season, so I will be posting as often as my schedule allows me to.
Let loose with your comments here, bitches, the road to Cup #12 begins tonight, and I’m sure you have lots on your mind.
What are you drinking?
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org