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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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pgoody's avatar

Loving the CBC broadcast of the BOS TOR game… the entire CBC Prodcasting Company is pulling for the Leafs… from the COmmentators to Cherry to the camera guy…

Posted by pgoody on 05/13/13 at 09:47 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Hey Stoney I have a third one just like the other two. When I posted last time I thought I had reposted the first so I checked.  Then last nite I got another.  No superstitions that I could see. Nope. None….

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, Czech out my recliner..... on 05/13/13 at 09:52 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Wow, the Maple Leafs were up 4-1 with 11 minutes left and 4-2 with 1:22 left, and lost 6 minutes into OT.  And we thought the Wings were bad with that, at least they won.  Normally I would laugh about a team doing that, but my wife is crying.  So not a good feeling.  It must suck to be a leafs fan.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/13/13 at 10:20 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

It must suck to be a leafs fan.

well yeah, but not just because they lost tonight…

I watched that third period and the OT.  epic comeback.

although it’s not looking like there will be an epic comeback for the Caps.  I don’t know why, but I can’t stand the Caps and am glad the Rangers are about to eliminate them.  for some reason, Ovechkin bugs me.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/13/13 at 10:31 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Nope.  No sympathy for sitting back on the lead and just letting your keeper do all the work the rest of the game.  Reimer got no help from his defense at all and this is a Randy Carlyle coached team?  Pitiful.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 05/13/13 at 10:34 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Two O6 matchups:


OTT, the lone Canadian team left in the playoffs. 


Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 05/13/13 at 10:40 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

...I can’t stand the Caps and am glad the Rangers are about to eliminate them.  for some reason, Ovechkin bugs me.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/13/13 at 10:31 PM ET

Ditto. Ovie is a goon.  He charged at one of the Rangers and smashed him head first into the boards - no call.  He was running around trying to nail Rangers players the whole first period (that’s all I watched) while producing NOTHING offensively.  Even Doc, EddieIcePatch and Pee-Air agreed he should have gotten a charging penalty when they replayed the video.

Henrik Lundquist - wow!  Two shutouts in Games 6 and 7. 

On another topic…  Did Mrs. Mule deliver Baby Mule #2 yesterday?  Bill Roose tweeted that it was supposed to happen…

Posted by MsRedWinger from the State where Tigers roam in the Spring on 05/14/13 at 08:31 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

JJ from Kansas wrote the ducks eulogy over at puckdouchey


Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/14/13 at 02:46 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

Reading over the Eulogy.. haha… good stuff… cant wait for ours, checked out the GIFs, again…

Look at this one again where Getzlaf is chirpin up a storm…


Engblom doesnt even flinch… what would DC do there?  WWDCD?

Posted by pgoody on 05/14/13 at 04:54 PM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

So all of the sudden my Gamecenter and Unblock us combo isn’t working, anyone know if Gamecenter just literally stops streaming games in the 2nd round or something?

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 05/14/13 at 08:49 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