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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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SandysWingingit's avatar

Awww man…

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/12/13 at 09:33 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Great.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/12/13 at 09:33 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Is detroit going to get penalized every time a duck loses and edge by the boards?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 05/12/13 at 09:33 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

OK, commercial break.  Exhale.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 09:33 PM ET

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Some of the d-zone and neutral zone passing is starting to give me heartburn

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/12/13 at 09:33 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Come on! Clean check by Buckets.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/12/13 at 09:33 PM ET

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Ugh…. Had to see that call coming tho the guy turned his back to draw it.

Posted by CJBear71 on 05/12/13 at 09:33 PM ET

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Embellishment.

Posted by Jeff from CO. on 05/12/13 at 09:33 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Looks like the Ducks are after anyone they can hit.

And of course, we get called for the hit…..Danny O Danny.

Go Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/12/13 at 09:33 PM ET

Stevis's avatar

Head hits glass, has time to think about it, throws head back.  Gets up 0.3 sec after the whistle.  Divealiscious!

Posted by Stevis on 05/12/13 at 09:34 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Not exhale….pk is all work. Let’s go boys.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/12/13 at 09:34 PM ET

peiz11's avatar

When we won this game, I will not miss the ducks forechecking. Jeez, they are strong in that department.

Posted by peiz11 from Minneapolis on 05/12/13 at 09:34 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Man boudreau is so much better than Randy Carlysle.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 05/12/13 at 09:35 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Cleary hardly touched him.  Fuching ducks.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/12/13 at 09:35 PM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

On a little bit of a TiVo delay, did I just hear the announcer say that Big E is leading the team in points for this series?

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 05/12/13 at 09:35 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Kill.  This.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 09:35 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Wow! Give the guy an Emmy…

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/12/13 at 09:35 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Thanks Cleary.

Wish we coulda got a cushion goal there, we’ve had good chances, but fewer now.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/12/13 at 09:35 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

At least Allen will have a career in acting when his hockey career is over

Posted by Hootinani on 05/12/13 at 09:35 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Why Eaves is playing.  Right there.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 09:36 PM ET

Stevis's avatar

Eaves…boy we need him in there.

Posted by Stevis on 05/12/13 at 09:36 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

James

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/12/13 at 09:36 PM ET

calquake's avatar

At least Allen will have a career in acting when his hockey career is over

Yeah, he can be a “fluffer”.

Posted by calquake on 05/12/13 at 09:36 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

kilt it

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/12/13 at 09:37 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Nice kill.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 09:37 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

nutz

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/12/13 at 09:37 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Fuch.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/12/13 at 09:37 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

And then…  Dammit!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 09:37 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

shake that shit off

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/12/13 at 09:37 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Frack.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 05/12/13 at 09:37 PM ET

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Shit.

Posted by CJBear71 on 05/12/13 at 09:37 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Ugh!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/12/13 at 09:37 PM ET

Stevis's avatar

Way to let up after the kill.  #)(*#)*

Posted by Stevis on 05/12/13 at 09:37 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

That hurts

Posted by pgoody on 05/12/13 at 09:38 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

..UGH…

Answer Wings, you can do it.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/12/13 at 09:38 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Ugh.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/12/13 at 09:38 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

Its gonna be a Jimmys Short Side kinda game…

Posted by pgoody on 05/12/13 at 09:38 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Is Howard capable of stopping shots high blocker?  Dont think hes made one this series.

Posted by Hootinani on 05/12/13 at 09:38 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Come on, Jimmah.  Close the door.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 09:38 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Is Etem their best player this series?

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/12/13 at 09:38 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