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“Tell Me Quick,” said Old McFee…Tell Me This Team’s Better Than That

Bullet Bob’s back to save us, because the adorable 8 pounder told me he would.  Oh, the angst.  If you’ve read the comments associated with last night’s Live Blog you know that the pitchforks are out.  Heart, passion, give-a-shit…it’s all being questioned today.  And the reasons are sound. If Detroit couldn’t get up for last night’s game, what else—short of the playoffs—is going to do the trick?

And where the Hell is Johan Franzen?

Son, you’re a rich man because Tick Tock Kenny Holland made a tough decision two years ago.  He essentially chose you over Marian Hossa because you promised us all we’d get consistency.  Not consistent awesomeness, just consistent really goodness.  We don’t see it Mule.  We’re not seeing it and now people are talking about lighting you on fire and putting you on somebody’s porch as a joke, hanging around to see if someone steps on you. 

And people are wondering, typing things like the Wings need “fiery leaders” and “passion” and “Tahitian Hookers” and “more hunger”.  The 19 are getting restless because losing is one thing, but appearing not to care too much about losing is a whole other deal.

You can blame our Uncle Mike, if you want.  And you are.  You can wonder what precisely the new assistant coaches are bringing to the table.  But I’m getting a bad feeling that if there’s a lack of urgency in that room then the fingers need to be shifted from the guy with the good hair to the Perfect One.  Professionalism and quiet confidence, a steady demeanor and leadership by example is all well and good.  And that’s cool when it works. 

But man, is there anyone wearing red and white who’s just a little pissed off about this whole thing?  And if not?  Who are the leaders who should be? Lidstrom, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, Holmstrom….

Uh oh.  Calling Dr. Cherry.

I’m not going anti-Euro on you.  But, shit man.  Someone needs to get pissed off other than us.  Dig it?  Like Seger said, all along that fateful coast, we’ve been silent like a ghost.  But that silence is getting tougher to maintain.  I’m just throwing that out there.  Turning this thing into a Ship of Fools will take about one more loss.

It’s a Live Blog and the Hasek’s full. 

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Rumbear's avatar

Evening all.  Saturday night…watched a sunset and came home to find a hockey game!  Who knew. 

One shot game….got em right where we want em.  Giddy UP.

Let’s GO Red Wings !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 10/29/11 at 11:03 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Homer being a punching bag.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 10/29/11 at 11:03 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

the way bab’s is changing up the lines, do not know who will be on the ice next.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 10/29/11 at 11:04 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

I have never seen Pav turn the puck over so much.

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 10/29/11 at 11:04 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Just wow.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 10/29/11 at 11:04 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

well that pp lasted a long time.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 10/29/11 at 11:04 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

BS call…great

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 10/29/11 at 11:06 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

That’s a penalty…?  The more I forget,  the less I remember.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 10/29/11 at 11:06 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

um, ... riiiiiiight

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/29/11 at 11:07 PM ET

VooX's avatar

Evening, bitches, what are you drinking?

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 10/29/11 at 11:07 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Evening gang.  Thought I’d show up in time for period 3—was hoping the Wings might do the same..

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 10/29/11 at 11:07 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Red Stag had a sample at the liquor store today. Wish I had the whole bottle now.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 10/29/11 at 11:07 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

harding making his HOF bid?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/29/11 at 11:09 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

Evening, bitches, what are you drinking?

At this point, Voox, just fill er up with whatever…

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 10/29/11 at 11:09 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

Evening, bitches, what are you drinking?

at this point in the game, i am down to paint thinner. nothing left in the house ‘cept the mouth wash.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 10/29/11 at 11:10 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Holy Jumpin…things are looking up…the Number One Bartender clocked in.  Voox double me up kind Sir!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 10/29/11 at 11:10 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

Looks like we are all drinking whiskey again.  Sigh.

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 10/29/11 at 11:12 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Evening, bitches, what are you drinking?

Sixty straight minutes of whiskey apparently.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 10/29/11 at 11:12 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Sixty straight minutes of whiskey apparently.

You say that like it’s a bad thing. Perspective Moriarity…perspective.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 10/29/11 at 11:15 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

James has been solid, thankfully.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 10/29/11 at 11:15 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

James has been solid, thankfully.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 10/29/11 at 10:15 PM ET


Our only saving grace. Pardon the pun

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 10/29/11 at 11:17 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

You say that like it’s a bad thing.

Posted by Rumbear from the Top O the Hasek watchin the sun go down on 10/29/11 at 10:15 PM ET

That was my liver talkin’

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 10/29/11 at 11:17 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Running out of time.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 10/29/11 at 11:18 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Bert.  Dumber than a sack of hammers.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 10/29/11 at 11:19 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

buttercluck ... figures

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/29/11 at 11:19 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Jimmeh definitely giving us a chance.  Come on boys, SCORE!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 10/29/11 at 11:20 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Nice play by Miller.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 10/29/11 at 11:20 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Shots are 35-20 Detroit?  Was he kidding?

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 10/29/11 at 11:24 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

The liver is over rated.  Don’t pamper it

Hmmm….me thinks we needs a goal here.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 10/29/11 at 11:24 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Unbelievable, 1-0?  It better not end this way.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 10/29/11 at 11:25 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Somebody please bury that fecking puck.

Posted by calquake on 10/29/11 at 11:27 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

They can’t even connect on a friggin’ pass. Where’s the damned chemistry?

What the fuch?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 10/29/11 at 11:29 PM ET

Bent's avatar

No luck.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 10/29/11 at 11:29 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Wow.  This team just isn’t very good right now huh?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 10/29/11 at 11:30 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Clearly we need to change things up.  I vote for some really BuFugly jerseys.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 10/29/11 at 11:30 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

that was pathetic

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 10/29/11 at 11:30 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

credit to harding

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/29/11 at 11:31 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Geezuz.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 10/29/11 at 11:31 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Glad I did not shave my legs for this one….

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 10/29/11 at 11:31 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Night all…my liver, Captain Morgan and I are off to the hot tub.  Consistency.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 10/29/11 at 11:33 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