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Recapping The Week And Live Blogging A Record That Means Exactly Squat Compared To 12 In ‘12

So the little leather-clad wizard with the gypsy hook nose decided it would be A-ok if James F. Tiberius Howard, esq. played in the ASG.  Reaction? Too little, too late Gary.  Keeping him off the initial list of nominees then plopping him in the game because he proved what we knew all along is nothing more than affirmation of how ridiculous the game, the league and the mini-commish all are.  I’d prefer JFTH had the chance to rest.  His emotional and physical fitness in May will be the deciding factor when baby Jesus makes his final decree as to whether our magnificent chalice returns to its rightful home in Hockeytown.

Speaking of dickheads, the Ottawa writer with the stupid hair who feels Nick Lidstrom slighted the hockey world by opting out of Gary’s barnyard folly? Well he can suck it because Voox told him to.  Greg Wyshynski, naturally, took the side of the Ottawa infant and joined in the criticism because ripping the Wings is what he hangs his hat on and it’s the easy…wait a second.  You wait one damn minute.  No he didn’t.  PD actually offers a well-reasoned piece on why it could be construed as a bad move but ultimately is nothing compared to the shitbag of a situation the midget piss pocket created in 2009.

Yahoo

Is it essential that Teemu Selanne and Nicklas Lidstrom participate in 2012? I’d say “no”; if nothing else, if allows younger talent (Corey Perry, perhaps Dan Girardi) to have their spotlight.

Had Lidstrom and Selanne been voted in by the fans, this is a different conversation. Ditto if Lidstrom hadn’t gone beyond the call and captained an All-Star team last season.

Give credit to Warren for voicing what is an extreme minority opinion on this matter, but it’s misguided.

Concur.  And the game is a joke.  Good on TPH for skipping it. If our wonderboy James had made the same choice, I’d be applauding him with two hands clapping into one another like the cymbals Gary.Ass played in various JV marching bands all the way through college.

So the Wings win tonite and they secure the most meaningless record in Red Wing history, their 15th consecutive victory on home ice.  I find it hard to explain how little I care about that compared to seeing this team get better with each passing game.  The game itself matters because of the Central race and the absolute necessity to gain the best possible seed.  The record is insignificant.  Winning is not.  Fixing the power play is not.  Staying healthy is disgustingly critical.

12 in ‘12 is really the only record that matters, bitches. So Live Blog it.

 

 

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CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

The better half thinks I’m slightly nuts.
Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 01/16/12 at 08:37 PM ET
She’s not being totally honest with you.
Posted by calquake on 01/16/12 at 08:39 PM ET

I know, but she loves me. Why, I’ll never know.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/16/12 at 10:42 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

13 seconds between goals and Miller gets mercifully yanked.  Sabres are not good this year.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/16/12 at 10:43 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

And god adds #5

That was in 1991.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/16/12 at 10:43 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Dreaded 5 goal lead. Run it up the flagpole. Fuch the so called “code.”

They would do it to us if given the chance.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 10:44 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

SCORING CHANGE ON THE 4th GOAL

04:19 Todd Bertuzzi (9) Backhand - Assists: P. Datsyuk (36)

and the party keeps going with

04:32 Darren Helm (5) Wrist Shot - Assists: D. Miller (8) & D. Cleary (11)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 10:44 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

So Pav got those three points he needed to get to 700 already tonight.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/16/12 at 10:44 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Bertuzzi hung him out with his own version of spinorama dangle.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/16/12 at 10:44 PM ET

jimathor's avatar

Unibomber and Helmer. Hot Damn.

Still, Miller. I genuinely feel really bad for him. Sucks in front of his family.

I really don’t think he’s 100% after taking a Lucic to the noggin.

Right, that’s enough sympathy. Time to keep on killing.

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 01/16/12 at 10:44 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

This the thing in Colorado? My best friends Dad’s flying out especially. Sounds absolutely nuts. Good luck man!
Posted by jimathor from Southampton, UK. on 01/16/12 at 08:40 PM ET

Thanks, I’ll need it. It’s a Southern California thing called the King of the Mountains Challenge: Three century+ rides each with over 10k feet of climbing.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/16/12 at 10:45 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

The better half thinks I’m slightly nuts.

My wife thinks that anyway, and it has nothing to do with my bike.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/16/12 at 10:45 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

Dreaded 5 goal lead. Run it up the flagpole. Fuch the so called “code.”

They would do it to us if given the chance.

call a time out with 22 seconds left in the game?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 10:45 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I really don’t think he’s 100% after taking a Lucic to the noggin.

I agree.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 10:46 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Right, that’s enough sympathy. Time to keep on killing.

Posted by jimathor from Southampton, UK. on 01/16/12 at 08:44 PM ET

Isn’t that a Hannibal Lechter quote?

Posted by calquake on 01/16/12 at 10:47 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

170 NHL coaching changes since Ruff took over in BUF. That tells me there’s a lot of shitty GMs out there.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/16/12 at 10:48 PM ET

VooX's avatar

Evening, bitches.  What are you reprobates drinking?

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/16/12 at 10:48 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

If Jimmah gives up a goal, I hope we see Conks. Rest Jimmah whenever you can.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/16/12 at 10:48 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

call a time out with 22 seconds left in the game?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 08:45 PM ET

Don Cherry went off about that douche move. He was fuming.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 10:48 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Helm’s an animal.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/16/12 at 10:49 PM ET

jimathor's avatar

Thanks, I’ll need it. It’s a Southern California thing called the King of the Mountains Challenge: Three century+ rides each with over 10k feet of climbing.

That sounds horrific. His is something called the Triple Bypass ride in Colorado. 120 mile cycle including 3 mountains at altitude in 1 day.

You’re all impressive, but damn nuts as far as i’m concerned any mode of transport that can be taken out by a stone or a strong gust of wind terrifies me.

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 01/16/12 at 10:49 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

If Jimmah gives up a goal, I hope we see Conks. Rest Jimmah whenever you can.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 01/16/12 at 08:48 PM ET

Uh, no. Now I know why the better half says your nuts.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 10:50 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Evening, bitches.  What are you reprobates drinking?

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/16/12 at 08:48 PM ET


Zima.  Shaken not stirred.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/16/12 at 10:50 PM ET

jimathor's avatar

Isn’t that a Hannibal Lechter quote?

I thought it was ‘Tuzzi’s battlecry?

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 01/16/12 at 10:50 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Helm is God.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/16/12 at 10:51 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Isn’t that a Hannibal Lechter quote?

Posted by calquake on 01/16/12 at 08:47 PM ET

I’ll raise my glass of Chianti to that!  Cheers!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/16/12 at 10:51 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

That sounds horrific. His is something called the Triple Bypass ride in Colorado. 120 mile cycle including 3 mountains at altitude in 1 day.
You’re all impressive, but damn nuts as far as i’m concerned any mode of transport that can be taken out by a stone or a strong gust of wind terrifies me.
Posted by jimathor from Southampton, UK. on 01/16/12 at 08:49 PM ET

I’ve heard about that ride. I want to do that one and The Death Ride up in Northern California. Those rides sell out within minutes.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/16/12 at 10:51 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Uh, no. Now I know why the better half says your nuts.

Can you feel the love in here tonight Capt?

Posted by calquake on 01/16/12 at 10:52 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Miller didn’t have much or any chance on 4 of those goals, Bertuzzi strung him out.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/16/12 at 10:53 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

Posted by Guilherme


herm, you made it for a game.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 10:53 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Evening, bitches.  What are you reprobates drinking?

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/16/12 at 08:48 PM ET

Champagne here, please.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/16/12 at 10:54 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

What are you reprobates drinking?

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/16/12 at 08:48 PM ET

My usual.  The mysterious blue liquid.  No idea what’s in it, but it makes my nights more fun.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/16/12 at 10:54 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I want to do that one and The Death Ride up in Northern California. Those rides sell out within minutes.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 01/16/12 at 08:51 PM ET

Crazy, and has a Death Wish.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 10:54 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I’ve heard about that ride. I want to do that one and The Death Ride up in Northern California. Those rides sell out within minutes.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 01/16/12 at 08:51 PM ET

Well… I’ve sat through all the republican debates… so I guess I’m one up on you. cheese

Posted by calquake on 01/16/12 at 10:55 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Crazy as it sounds, if Pav were to get another 3 points tonight , he would be tied for the league lead in points.

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/16/12 at 10:55 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Uh, no. Now I know why the better half says your nuts.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!
Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 08:50 PM ET

If it stays a shutout, of course let him finish. But if it’s not a shutout, why risk injury when the game is out of hand? Not to mention Conks could use some work without the two points on the line.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/16/12 at 10:55 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

4th line got pinned pretty bad there. Could’ve taken half a dozen penalties too.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/16/12 at 10:56 PM ET

calquake's avatar

My usual.  The mysterious blue liquid.  No idea what’s in it, but it makes my nights more fun.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/16/12 at 08:54 PM ET

They call it “The Viagra Cocktail”... get it?

Posted by calquake on 01/16/12 at 10:57 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Up 5-0 and Homer still stickin’ his butt in the goalie’s face, makin his life hell.  He just cant help himself.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/16/12 at 10:57 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Up 5-0 and Homer still stickin’ his butt in the goalie’s face, makin his life hell.  He just cant help himself.

At this point, I think it qualifies as a fetish.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/16/12 at 10:58 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

My usual.  The mysterious blue liquid.  No idea what’s in it, but it makes my nights more fun.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/16/12 at 08:54 PM ET

Nyquil?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 10:58 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

herm, you made it for a game.

I try. It’s been tough.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/16/12 at 10:58 PM ET

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