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Abel to Yzerman

Turning Tides, Shifting Winds, And Our Uncle Mike

I have my NFL Sunday Ticket on auto-renew. Every year it magically re-appears and I watch the Lions and whatever other games are on to my heart's content.  I rationalize that through the huge amounts of money I make every Sunday via Draft Kings (not a plug, just a fact) to support my family. Naturally, I can't confirm any profit and my wife would gently quibble with that statement.

Center Ice? Not so much. It's year to year, kinda like the deals our beloved GM plans to offer anyone under the age of 30.

Last year at this time the Wings were 6-2. I was tempted. Sooooo tempted. But I held off on ordering.  Thankfully I was right because the team that Tick Tock built us was not worthy of my money.

Had the Wings beaten Tampa on Monday? I'd have laid that money down, brother.  

Not yet.

Beat the little kids tonight? Close, but no.

I do believe I'll wait until the 15 game mark to make this decision.

We visit Uncle Mike tonight. Like most of you, I don't hate the man. Not one bit. Like some of you, I respect what Toronto has done.  

That's a good young team.

We are a mystery. An enigma, to coint a term from long ago.

Earn my money, Wings. Earn it. Force my hand.  Make me pay for that Center Ice package that I'll use for one team and one team only. Yep. Still. In more than twenty years I've never watched a complete hockey game that didn't involve the Detroit Red Wings.

It's a Live Blog, bitches.  

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stonehands-78's avatar

Tonite’s game should interesting.

... read into that statement anything you want ...

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/18/17 at 05:38 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Evenin ’ Bitches. It’s play, or, no monies. wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 10/18/17 at 05:55 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 10/18/17 at 06:00 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer’s Chair on 10/18/17 at 07:00 PM ET

Hey Little Redhead.  I hope your off season was good.  It’s nice to be back watching our Team in good company.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 10/18/17 at 06:15 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hejsan allesammans !!! 

I believe ..... Let’s Go Red Wings !!  Clap Clap Clap

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 10/18/17 at 06:30 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

The Wink.  wink  I love Mickey Redmond!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 10/18/17 at 06:32 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Howdy, Bitches.  I’m actually home for this one.  Let’s beat the sad, weak things that can’t even stay on trees.  SAD!

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 10/18/17 at 06:34 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 10/18/17 at 07:15 PM ET

Thanks Kate! Hope you are well!

I am good,but a new highly visible (dc politics) work assignment is consuming me so I am not able to watch many games.

But I’ll be here when I can.


LGRW

 

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 10/18/17 at 06:35 PM ET

calquake's avatar

It’s another great night for a hockey game.  L.G.R.W.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 10/18/17 at 06:38 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

I hear ya Mick. 5,4,3,2,1…


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 10/18/17 at 06:41 PM ET

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Let’s start a win streak

L.G.R.W.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 10/18/17 at 06:42 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Lets beat these guys… well, mostly kids.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 10/18/17 at 06:43 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

game on

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/18/17 at 06:44 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

He said hyman.
TeeHee.

Posted by RWBill on 10/18/17 at 06:50 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

So Mantha is a 4th liner now? I hate Blash so much

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 10/18/17 at 06:52 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

really???

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/18/17 at 06:52 PM ET

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Well, that was crap

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 10/18/17 at 06:52 PM ET

Primis's avatar

That was not a good goal to give up, Jimmy.

Posted by Primis on 10/18/17 at 06:52 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

0-1. Didn’t take long. sick

Posted by bigfrog on 10/18/17 at 06:53 PM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

Leafs shootin 1.00

Posted by duhduhduh on 10/18/17 at 06:53 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Ugh!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 10/18/17 at 06:53 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Ahhh these are the Wings we expect to see.

Posted by Primis on 10/18/17 at 06:53 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Horrible line change by coach B.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 10/18/17 at 06:54 PM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

still shootin 1.0

Posted by duhduhduh on 10/18/17 at 06:54 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

do these guys practice their line changes?

what a barrel of monkeys


annnnnnnnnnd 2-zip

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/18/17 at 06:54 PM ET

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Looked so good there for the first few minutes.  Fun while it lasted I guess

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 10/18/17 at 06:54 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Ugh.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 10/18/17 at 06:54 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

0-2. Now that really didn’t take long. 43 seconds between goals.  Just shows how far the Red Wings are behind in talent. angry

Posted by bigfrog on 10/18/17 at 06:54 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Bad Jimmah. shut eye

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 10/18/17 at 06:55 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

This is the 3rd year running I’ve not had Center Ice. Doubtful I break the streak this year.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 10/18/17 at 06:55 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

double crap

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 10/18/17 at 06:55 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Toronto living right per Mickey….

i’d say so!

Come on WINGS!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 10/18/17 at 06:55 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Double Ugh.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 10/18/17 at 06:56 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

And then he says Hyman again!

Hyman scores!

Posted by RWBill on 10/18/17 at 06:59 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

“man advantage”

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/18/17 at 07:01 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

PP.

Release the Kronwall! 

Ha ha, kidding.  Seriously, keep him on the bench.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 10/18/17 at 07:01 PM ET

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PP.

Release the Kronwall! 

Ha ha, kidding.  Seriously, keep him on the bench.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 10/18/17 at 08:01 PM ET

Nope, there he is…. sick

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 10/18/17 at 07:02 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

nadda

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/18/17 at 07:04 PM ET

calquake's avatar

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 10/18/17 at 07:04 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

1-2 Zee Man. grin

Posted by bigfrog on 10/18/17 at 07:05 PM ET

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