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Two Bones Left To Be Chewed And Then All Bets Are Off

The interns were excited yesterday.  Little tykes. Children really.  On loan from institutions like Grand Valley State, Saginaw Valley, Northern Michigan and Ferris (oddly, the only schools willing to take a chance in 1987 on a young Irishman fresh off a straight C career at Saginaw’s Arthur Hill High School). They knew the import of last night’s game, how critical it was to the psyche of the 19…a fragile thing during the best of times.  The interns met early, shook off their wine cooler hangovers and refined their pitch.  By 2pm they were unified and rosy cheeked, gathered in the A2Y outer office, waiting for their moment to convince the Chief that the time had come to discard the doubts.

One by one I chastised them.  It wasn’t the time for optimism. Happiness had no place in our hearts yesterday.  Beating the ferocious Blues in St. Louis was too tall an order and one that shouldn’t be entertained by the likes of level-headed us.  But they wore me down and by 6pm the live blog had posted and we’d danced on the limb.  Mule would be the Moose.  James Tiberius MF’ing Howard would return to form. Our swirling saucer of magic would lead us and even a tall boy named Jonny would remind us of the hope we had for him back in 2009, or was it ‘08?  Somehow, the interns saw all this and they promised me that if I’d just show a few phrases of faith, I’d be rewarded.

So the LB went up and the Stress Train left the station for what we hope will be a long Spring journey into a Southern Michigan Summer.  Predictions were published and that’s always a hinky proposition.  We said that game 80 was precisely the kind of game the Wings would win because they’re, well, the Wings.  We predicted a victory because the Blues are, well, bitches. 

When the Wings gave up the inevitable shorty I fired every intern in the building. I told them to pack their miserable sacks of shit and banished them from A2Y headquarters.  Two minutes later I posted every one of their resumes on St. Louis Game Time, declaring them fit for duty on that piss pot of a blog.

But then Moose became Mule again.  Twice.  The Wings tied it up and I brought the interns back in and gave them milk.  We went to OT and baby Jesus told us we’d have our 12th (yes…12th) consecutive 100 point season.  And then a Killer on the Road took a slow ditty to the crease and delivered a backhanded bitch slap to Blues fans everywhere and that was good.

And now, like Gordo told us, there are bones left to be chewed. Two of them.  Just two and then the torture starts.  Stay healthy. That’s all we can hope for. We can’t expect a dramatically improved power play because that’s just not going to happen.  We can hope the offense picks up, that Franzen will somehow stay hot (and holy Hell he looked good in the third).

The interns are less optimistic today, of course. They tell me that after last night, tonite is exactly the kind of games the Wings lose.  We know that’s just raw logic. 

It’s a trap game of a Live Blog, bitches.  Your emotions are now allowed to get the best, or worst, of you.  Start now.  Work your way into it, because in less than a week we’re all going to be worthless.

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monkey's avatar

Testing, testes, 1, 2, 3

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 04/05/12 at 10:33 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

That was SOOOOOOOO offside.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/05/12 at 10:33 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Mickey just made a Log Jammin’ reference.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 04/05/12 at 10:34 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Mickey just made a Log Jammin’ reference.

Was he talking aboot San Francisco?

Posted by calquake on 04/05/12 at 10:34 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Wings losing the board battles.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/05/12 at 10:35 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Mickey just made a Log Jammin’ reference.

Posted by monkey from here to Timbuktu on 04/05/12 at 09:34 PM ET

You can imagine what happens next….


He fixes the cable?


Don’t be facetious Jeffrey.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/05/12 at 10:35 PM ET

SYF's avatar

lUV iT wHEN bERT tURNS oVER tHE pUCK.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/05/12 at 10:36 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

You gotta pot that Abby.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/05/12 at 10:37 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Catch you on the flipside, 19.  The Wranglers will be trying to close out the Utah Grizzlies tonight.

Go Wings.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/05/12 at 10:37 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Gator…......

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/05/12 at 10:37 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Come on, boys, getting a bit sloppy.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 04/05/12 at 10:37 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Sparty - - damn

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/12 at 10:38 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Ice is tilted.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/05/12 at 10:38 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Damnit.  Poor Jimmah.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/05/12 at 10:39 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Anybody not see that coming?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 04/05/12 at 10:39 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Come on, boys, getting a bit sloppy.

You can imagine what happens next.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 04/05/12 at 10:39 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Crappola!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/05/12 at 10:39 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

fuch

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/05/12 at 10:39 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

You can imagine what happens next.

Posted by monkey from here to Timbuktu on 04/05/12 at 09:39 PM ET

The cable is fixed.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 04/05/12 at 10:39 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

wasn’t that special.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/05/12 at 10:40 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Anybody not see that coming?

Jimmy?

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 04/05/12 at 10:40 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

JFC how many stone cold chances have we failed to convert?

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/05/12 at 10:40 PM ET

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Where were the hooking calls last period?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/05/12 at 10:41 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

And a PK!!!!!!!!!  Woot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/05/12 at 10:41 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

DAL 0 NSH 0 after 2

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/05/12 at 10:41 PM ET

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E52 moves over to cover Nick’s guy….
Back to the drawing board.

Posted by Alex on 04/05/12 at 10:42 PM ET

monkey's avatar

JFC how many stone cold chances have we failed to convert?

All but one.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 04/05/12 at 10:42 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Obviously.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/05/12 at 10:43 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

CHI 1 Minn 0 after 2

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/05/12 at 10:43 PM ET

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Time to shatter those good memories for Brodeur

Posted by Alex on 04/05/12 at 10:45 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Even Ken sounds a little deflated.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 04/05/12 at 10:46 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Time to shatter those good memories for Brodeur

Posted by Alex on 04/05/12 at 09:45 PM ET

This

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/05/12 at 10:48 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Fuch you ref.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/05/12 at 10:49 PM ET

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E52 used to have a hard point shot in 08. Or was it 09?
Now he tries to walk in… Shudder

Posted by Alex on 04/05/12 at 10:49 PM ET

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Nice solid hook on Bert there.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/05/12 at 10:49 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

The one time a Red Wings should have passed.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/05/12 at 10:50 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Puck was rolling.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 04/05/12 at 10:52 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

The one time a Red Wings should have passed.

Posted by bezukov from The Darkness with Harkness Redux on 04/05/12 at 09:50 PM ET

franzen and passing, not a good idea..

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 04/05/12 at 10:52 PM ET

TeamDub's avatar

...

Posted by TeamDub from The gratch. on 04/05/12 at 10:53 PM ET

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G’night all. The loss was not so bitter with you guys around

Posted by Alex on 04/05/12 at 10:54 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