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Abel to Yzerman

The Rhythm Method Never Works and You Shouldn’t Have Tried It.

It's been a long, long day.  Torturous.  I tried to give you advice this morning. But you didn't take it. Not a single one of you listened.  Instead you opted to obsess.  You chose to fret and worry, and you probably ruined a whole bunch of Mother's Days.  19 pretty maids all in a row, waiting for you to pamper them.  And all you could do was stress about...you know.

I like this team.  We all do. They've grown on us and they've done more than we could have seriously expected.  It's been a bonanza, a bountiful bouncing April and May baby that you didn't expect.  You thought you took all the precautions, but this one time, this one silly time, the cheap-ass thing broke.  We didn't expect this but here we are, and I'll be damned if we don't love this baby just like the other 21.  

And we've learned from the others.  We cut this one a bit more slack. We temper our expectations for their sake and for ours. But when they succeed, even slightly, we start to think maybe they'll be just as awesome as three or four of their older siblings.

But this baby's still a toddler, mostly toothless.  He takes a few steps forward and you're thinking you'd better start putting the expensive shit away, out of reach, because he's got the skills to start breaking things.  Then he falls and you almost breathe a sight of relief. Too much. Too soon.

But you see it.  You've seen it before and you know the signs. This one's got something.  He does.  The unexpected ones always do.  They bring you a kind of joy you didn't anticipate and so everything is new again.  

Put the binkies in, boys.  Put 'em in. Keep 'em in and piss all over yourselves if you have to. If that's what it takes.  

It's a Game Seven Live Blog, bitches.  We like this team. We dig these kids.  And we've all got a feeling.  This baby just may have legs.

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PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

trip, no call

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/12/13 at 09:22 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Charlie Buckets doing his Homer impersonation.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 09:22 PM ET

Stevis's avatar

So much for surviving the first-ten-minutes-surge.  Just go out and *be* the first-ten-minutes surge.

Posted by Stevis on 05/12/13 at 09:23 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Cleary battling hard in front of the net!

what universe did I wake up in?  is this the one where…

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/12/13 at 09:23 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

The Mule is skating!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 09:24 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

nice bit of Kronwalling there!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/12/13 at 09:24 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

KRONWALLED!

Posted by Hootinani on 05/12/13 at 09:24 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Mini-Kronwalling.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/12/13 at 09:24 PM ET

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Lesser Kronwalling. Could be harder.

Posted by CJBear71 on 05/12/13 at 09:24 PM ET

Norskirama's avatar

Kronner is Walling!

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 05/12/13 at 09:25 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

Well Bobby Ryan can always blame that lisp on Kronwalls hit now…

Posted by pgoody on 05/12/13 at 09:25 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

pucks are getting through to Hiller…good sign.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/12/13 at 09:26 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

WOW - O - WOW

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/12/13 at 09:26 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

3 Wings in front of the net, I must be dreaming

Posted by Hootinani on 05/12/13 at 09:26 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Geebuz, Buckets is battling in front of the net!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 09:26 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

I can totally see the Ducks trying to take out Z.

Watch for it.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 05/12/13 at 09:26 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Wow, what a game so far.  Keep it up wings!  Skate to throat.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/12/13 at 09:27 PM ET

Norskirama's avatar

Okay they switched over the NBCS whatever the hell the last letter is.

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 05/12/13 at 09:27 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

I can totally see the Ducks trying to take out Z.

Watch for it.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 05/12/13 at 10:26 PM ET

And that’s what Bert is in there for.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 09:28 PM ET

TeamDub's avatar

I can totally see the Ducks trying to take out Z.

Watch for it.

S.Y.W.M.

Posted by TeamDub from The gratch. on 05/12/13 at 09:28 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Z making up for his last game 7 hiccup against the sharts.  Keep er goin.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 05/12/13 at 09:28 PM ET

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Skate to thoat.  Great pace Wings.

Posted by Jeff from CO. on 05/12/13 at 09:28 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

PP, make it happen boys

Posted by Hootinani on 05/12/13 at 09:28 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

PP—the time is now.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/12/13 at 09:28 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

PP coming cmon boys!

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/12/13 at 09:28 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Okay they switched over the NBCS whatever the hell the last letter is.

That would be “ucks.”

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 09:28 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Hardly enough time to even breathe in these first 7 minutes.

Belle Tire Power Play… come on Mule!

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/12/13 at 09:29 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Pour that starting fluid VooX.
No whiskey thanks.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/12/13 at 09:29 PM ET

calquake's avatar

That would be “ucks.”

preach it sister.

Posted by calquake on 05/12/13 at 09:29 PM ET

RWBill's avatar


Okay they switched over the NBCS whatever the hell the last letter is.

That would be “ucks.”

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 10:28 PM ET

No kidding

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/12/13 at 09:30 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

GOOD GOD VAL

Posted by pgoody on 05/12/13 at 09:30 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

$5milpula turning the puck over nicely

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/12/13 at 09:30 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

a bit sloppy there

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/12/13 at 09:31 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

JIMMAH

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/12/13 at 09:31 PM ET

Bent's avatar

What the hell Brunner?!?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/12/13 at 09:31 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Nice no look there, Kindl

Posted by Hootinani on 05/12/13 at 09:31 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

Already seen Fil do 2 blind backhands…

Posted by pgoody on 05/12/13 at 09:31 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

De motivational PP.  Unfortunate.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 05/12/13 at 09:31 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Filppula trying a little to hard to compensate for that Ducks assist…

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/12/13 at 09:31 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Ref thought a little too long on that one

Posted by Hootinani on 05/12/13 at 09:33 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