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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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Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Get it going Wings! Get it back!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/12/13 at 10:38 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Jimmy really needs to figure out how to plug that gaping ass hole on the short side—every shooter knows

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/12/13 at 10:38 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Hate to say it, but that goal’s probably on Howard. He looked pretty out of position there on the replay from behind the net.

How is Etem on the Ducks’ 4th line? That dude is a beast.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 05/12/13 at 10:39 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Watching Sammy play is kinda rough.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 05/12/13 at 10:39 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Jimmy and the weak blocker side… ewww! :(

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/12/13 at 10:39 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Get another one quick, Wings!  Don’t let up.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 10:39 PM ET

NIVO'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 10:38 PM ET

correct he has NOT stopped one blocker side at all, this is horseshit!

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 05/12/13 at 10:39 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

L.G.R.W

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 05/12/13 at 10:40 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

trade fil for Etem

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 05/12/13 at 10:40 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Hate to say it, but that goal’s probably on Howard.

Agreed.  He saw it all the way.  But that was then.  Shut ‘em down from now on.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 10:40 PM ET

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That is the near perfect shot, similar to the one that Datsyuk made in Game 4. For butterfly goalie that is hard to stop.

Posted by CJBear71 on 05/12/13 at 10:41 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Oh bravo, get the fuch up.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/12/13 at 10:41 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Oh what a fuching Dive.  I promise you he’s up and playing after the commercial.

raspberry

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 10:41 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

And the implosion begins

Posted by pgoody on 05/12/13 at 10:41 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Thanks Q.

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/12/13 at 10:41 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Things are starting to fall apart.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 05/12/13 at 10:41 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Crap… Queasy!

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/12/13 at 10:42 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

How quickly things change, one clusterfuched PP later

Posted by Hootinani on 05/12/13 at 10:42 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

~ got a bad feeling

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 05/12/13 at 10:42 PM ET

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I’m going to keep asking this. Why are Smith and Quincey still playin

Posted by George0211 on 05/12/13 at 10:43 PM ET

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No place for a nervous person!

Posted by CJBear71 on 05/12/13 at 10:43 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Must kill this off… better yet, let’s get a shortie!

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/12/13 at 10:43 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

This PP is huge. Could be the turning point.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 05/12/13 at 10:43 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Come on 19+, Positive Thinking…..

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/12/13 at 10:43 PM ET

klank's avatar

kill the PP and regroup @ intermission.  LGRW!!

Posted by klank from the finest hot tub in Marin on 05/12/13 at 10:44 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Have faith.  The Wings will be fine.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 10:44 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Howard cannot, CANNOT give up that rebound there.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 05/12/13 at 10:44 PM ET

Stevis's avatar

Come on 19+, Positive Thinking…..

The 19 have many strengths.  This is not one of them.

Posted by Stevis on 05/12/13 at 10:44 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Well that didnt last, I had to bring the entire bottle of Drambuie in with me.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/12/13 at 10:45 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Dong!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 10:45 PM ET

Trish's avatar

C’mon Wings, you can do this. Fuch the Duh-Ucks.

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 05/12/13 at 10:45 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Howard cannot, CANNOT give up that rebound there.

I dunno, to me he looked perfectly capable of giving up a rebound there.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/12/13 at 10:45 PM ET

Pugna Vox's avatar

Re-dong!

Posted by Pugna Vox from Idiot Out Wandering Around on 05/12/13 at 10:46 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Eaves back in this game is huge.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 10:46 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

looking good!

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/12/13 at 10:46 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

ABBY!!!!!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/13 at 10:46 PM ET

MarkK's avatar

Yabba Dabba!

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 05/12/13 at 10:46 PM ET

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SHORTIE!!!!!

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/12/13 at 10:46 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

ABBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Hootinani on 05/12/13 at 10:46 PM ET

Stevis's avatar

ABBY DABBY DOOO!!!

Posted by Stevis on 05/12/13 at 10:46 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