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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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Primis's avatar

What a fraud Anaheim was exposed as.  All the chances DET gave them, and they couldn’t kill a young, inconsistent team.

Sooooo, is Chicago sh*tting bricks yet?

Posted by Primis on 05/13/13 at 01:00 AM ET

calquake's avatar

Naysayers be damned… if you aren’t proud of this team and what it has just accomplished?  You aren’t part of the 19.

Posted by calquake on 05/13/13 at 01:00 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I’m not expecting to see the handshake line until after game 7 . Then, the Wings prepare for round 2.

Cuz I gotta have faith uh, faith uh, faith ah!

Thanks OKie.

Bitches.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/10/13 at 12:32 PM ET

 

Yea bitches.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/13/13 at 01:01 AM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Thanx Redwings Thanx

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 05/13/13 at 01:01 AM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Fuching Eh! I’m so proud of these boys. FUCH YES!

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 05/13/13 at 01:01 AM ET

bdos's avatar

FUCH YES!
Way to finish it off Wings!
Bring on Chi-town!

Posted by bdos from Columbus, OH on 05/13/13 at 01:01 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Sooooo, is Chicago sh*tting bricks yet?

hopefully they’re fully confident and thinking it’s gonna be an easy series.

just like Anaheim thought 2 weeks ago…

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/13/13 at 01:02 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Odds are not good going forward. We know that. But within 2 years when Wings win another Stanley Cup, people are gonna look back at this series and this team and say “Wow. We thought they would decline. But that team was the start of something amazing.”

Posted by CJBear71 on 05/13/13 at 01:00 AM ET

This! 

Note to the rest of the NHL.  This beast will not die!!!!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/13/13 at 01:02 AM ET

RWBill's avatar


THEY DID IT!  THEY DID IT!  THEY DID IT!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/13/13 at 12:55 AM ET

What a great job!  So proud of them.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 05/13/13 at 01:02 AM ET

klank's avatar

suck it Media, Detroit Red Wings are still alive.

Posted by klank from the finest hot tub in Marin on 05/13/13 at 01:03 AM ET

peiz11's avatar

Umm…what you all said. So proud of this team. And so excited for the future. Hey nothing says we can beat Chicago but, hey, why not? I’ll take our chances and enjoy watching a team that plays its heart out. I feel I can breathe for a bit. Feels good.

Posted by peiz11 from Minneapolis on 05/13/13 at 01:03 AM ET

Bent's avatar

Both Kronwall and Z thanking FSD for their coverage, final game for the year.  Awesome.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/13/13 at 01:04 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

How fuching brilliant was it for Babcock to change up the lines tonight?  Crazy brilliant!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/13/13 at 01:04 AM ET

klank's avatar

Sooooo, is Chicago sh*tting bricks yet?

Quenville is drinking heavily tonite.  Make him pay for all his drinks.

Posted by klank from the finest hot tub in Marin on 05/13/13 at 01:05 AM ET

VooX's avatar

I NOW consider Mike Babcock to be an elite coach.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 05/13/13 at 01:05 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

Congrats to Babcock again.  Followed a win by changing up his lines, LMAO.  Really came out staying on top of them.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 05/13/13 at 01:05 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

you all realize who got the game winning goal, right?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/13/13 at 01:05 AM ET

VooX's avatar

Suck on it, *ucks.  Bring on Little Brother’s Chicken Hawks.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 05/13/13 at 01:05 AM ET

Mandingo's avatar

By any standard, this team has had an incredible season.

If they can carry this emotion into the Chicago series…who knows?

Crazier things have happened.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 05/13/13 at 01:06 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Both Kronwall and Z thanking FSD for their coverage, final game for the year.  Awesome.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/13/13 at 01:04 AM ET

When Nik said that it got my attention.  I’ve never heard that before from players.  Then Hank said it too.

No more Ken and Mick this year.  :-(

Posted by Primis on 05/13/13 at 01:06 AM ET

klank's avatar

Both Kronwall and Z thanking FSD for their coverage, final game for the year. 

NHLN just aired… class, pure class.

Posted by klank from the finest hot tub in Marin on 05/13/13 at 01:06 AM ET

TKShreve's avatar

Congrats Wings! You earned it! Great game 7!!!

Posted by TKShreve from East Uptown on 05/13/13 at 01:07 AM ET

Norskirama's avatar

you all realize who got the game winning goal, right?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/13/13 at 01:05 AM ET

Uhhh ... that would be Mr. Filppula!

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 05/13/13 at 01:07 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Jimmy Howard .927 in a 7 game winning series.

TELL ME HE’S NOT WORTH $5 MILLION SO I CAN SLAP YOU WITH HIS DONG

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/13/13 at 01:07 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Come on media, keep telling me and the rest of the world that this team has no chance against Chicago. 

Fuch it.  It’s all house money now.  We’re going to Chicago with a six-shooter, a full nine yards of ammo and a chip on our shoulders.  We may go down but by god if we do, it’s gonna be a blaze of glory!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/13/13 at 01:08 AM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Yeah, Babcock out on a f*cking clinic tonight.

He probably sealed up the Canadian Olympic team coaching job tonight.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 05/13/13 at 01:08 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

That Game 7 start on the road was historic.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 05/13/13 at 01:09 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

g’nite 19

see ya in round 2 hawks

... the kids are all right.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/13/13 at 01:09 AM ET

Primis's avatar

This is good stuff.  This is what I want in our last year in the West.  I want some truly hurt feelings from the opposition, that can’t ever really be avenged.

Posted by Primis on 05/13/13 at 01:09 AM ET

NIVO's avatar

Babcock for Jack Adams FTW!

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 05/13/13 at 01:09 AM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

FINALLY I can come post. Holy shit bitches. Holy. Shit. Fuch Perry sooooo fuching hard. What a team this club has morphed into in front of our eyes. What undeniable and incredible leadership Henrik has shown in willing the push to the playoffs and then this series win. Wow.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 05/13/13 at 01:09 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Ice Patch Eddy looks like he can’t wait to get off the tv

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/13/13 at 01:09 AM ET

The Hurricane's avatar

Redolent.

Posted by The Hurricane on 05/13/13 at 01:09 AM ET

pgoody's avatar

SOOOOoooooo afternoon Game 1 against CHicago tomorrow???

Posted by pgoody on 05/13/13 at 01:10 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

All I know is, after the last week of the regular season, and this first round…

ANYTHING is possible.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Nite, everyone!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/13/13 at 01:10 AM ET

Zqto's avatar

“I LIKE OUR TEAM” - Ken Genius Holland

Posted by Zqto on 05/13/13 at 01:10 AM ET

Primis's avatar

We’re going to Chicago with a six-shooter, a full nine yards of ammo and a chip on our shoulders.  We may go down but by god if we do, it’s gonna be a blaze of glory!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/13/13 at 01:08 AM ET

I’d prefer to go out with the proper ammo but…. unless you have some anime-ish belt-fed pistol in which case SHARE PLEASE.

Posted by Primis on 05/13/13 at 01:10 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

This is good stuff.  This is what I want in our last year in the West.  I want some truly hurt feelings from the opposition, that can’t ever really be avenged.

Burn the bridge.  Burn that mutherfuchin’ bridge!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/13/13 at 01:10 AM ET

The Hurricane's avatar

So…will FSD NOT supply ANY feeds going forward?

Posted by The Hurricane on 05/13/13 at 01:11 AM ET

klank's avatar

Wings are now 3-4 all time on the Road for Game 7.

Posted by klank from the finest hot tub in Marin on 05/13/13 at 01:11 AM 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