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Abel to Yzerman

Vacation’s Over, Boys…

Now it's time to get back to work.

I'm going to keep this short: The Wings are struggling; the Panthers have won seven of their last ten, and the Wings... well, the Wings haven't. However, Zetterman and Ankletaper are back, Babbles has finally had the epihpany to break up the Blundertwins, and hey, it's a road game.

That's gotta be a good thing, right?

Yeah, I didn't think so.

Anyway, sit back, relax, and enjoy a nice, refreshing Live Blog, Bitches.

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calquake's avatar

I haven’t seen defense like this since the Harold Snepts days.

Posted by calquake on 12/28/13 at 10:07 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Of course Florida iced the puck to set up that goal—the zebras are stepping their game up and taking over

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 12/28/13 at 09:07 PM ET

Barely crossed the line for “icing” and only after DeKeyser(?) lalley-gagged in retrieving it. Good call by refs.

Posted by SK77 on 12/28/13 at 10:08 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Gus making-up for his leaky goal

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/28/13 at 10:09 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Well, we killed the penalty. So there’s that.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/28/13 at 10:11 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Monster - Great Save; and Smith- WOW

GO WINGS!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 12/28/13 at 10:12 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Smith with a goal and a save this period

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 12/28/13 at 10:12 PM ET

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Gus with the Hasek-esque adventures in goaltending.  Nice!

Posted by maltby18 on 12/28/13 at 10:13 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Even if the Wings win they can’t expect to play rag-tag hockey and be successful.

Posted by calquake on 12/28/13 at 10:13 PM ET

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oh my God someone do something not scary and dumb

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 12/28/13 at 10:13 PM ET

SK77's avatar

TATAR?!?!!!

And y’all wonder why Babcock “hates” the kid sometimes ...

Posted by SK77 on 12/28/13 at 10:13 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Holland should be dragged out and shot for what he’s let this defense become.  We can only hope that the draftees that Nill left us can right the ship in the future.

Posted by Hootinani on 12/28/13 at 10:14 PM ET

SK77's avatar

oh my God someone do something not scary and dumb

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 12/28/13 at 09:13 PM ET

That’d look great on the wall in the locker room.

Posted by SK77 on 12/28/13 at 10:14 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Holland should be dragged out and shot for what he’s let this defense become.  We can only hope that the draftees that Nill left us can right the ship in the future.

Posted by Hootinani on 12/28/13 at 09:14 PM ET

Wait, so is it Holland or Nill that’s responsible? Because they worked together.

Posted by SK77 on 12/28/13 at 10:15 PM ET

Alan's avatar

I was enjoying the lower blood pressure after Hasek moved on. Guess I need to tell my doc to up my blood pressure meds again. Smith isn’t a scorer or goalie, but he has a goal and a save tonight. Geez.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/28/13 at 10:15 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Let’s Go Red Wings !!!!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 12/28/13 at 10:16 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Holland should be dragged out and shot for what he’s let this defense become.  We can only hope that the draftees that Nill left us can right the ship in the future.

Posted by Hootinani on 12/28/13 at 09:14 PM ET

WHAT DEFENSE ???

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 12/28/13 at 10:17 PM ET

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Posted by some kid on 12/28/13 at 09:15 PM ET

Uh no, been stated by both several times that Nill dealt with the draft and the farm team, while Kenny deals with the day to day of the big club.  But thanks for trolling

Posted by Hootinani on 12/28/13 at 10:18 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Zebra suckage non call. Dangle hauled down. Oh, right. He’s wearing Red Wings.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 12/28/13 at 10:19 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Florida announcers seem shocked by the amount & size of rebounds Gus gives up. Must be their first time watching hockey.

Posted by SK77 on 12/28/13 at 10:20 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Gus gave it away trying to play the puck and almost cost us. Geez.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/28/13 at 10:20 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Q ... high stick ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/28/13 at 10:22 PM ET

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Jesus, not even Quincey’s high sticking penalties are understandable.

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 12/28/13 at 10:22 PM ET

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Have to say, the Florida announcers aren’t horrible.  That could still change though.

Posted by maltby18 on 12/28/13 at 10:23 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Uh no, been stated by both several times that Nill dealt with the draft and the farm team, while Kenny deals with the day to day of the big club.  But thanks for trolling

Posted by Hootinani on 12/28/13 at 09:18 PM ET

Wasn’t trolling. Just have a different opinion than you.

Posted by SK77 on 12/28/13 at 10:24 PM ET

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Posted by maltby18 on 12/28/13 at 09:23 PM ET

Still prefer our hometown guys, but these guys aren’t too bad indeed.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/28/13 at 10:24 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

kong with the good D

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/28/13 at 10:24 PM ET

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Wow, I love the way DeKeyser placed his stick there. That happened so fast, that shows how deep his defensive instincts are.

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 12/28/13 at 10:24 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Have to say, the Florida announcers aren’t horrible.  That could still change though.

Posted by maltby18 on 12/28/13 at 09:23 PM ET

Agreed. I’m at the point where I think Ozzie was a better goalie than color guy ... and I’m not sure what that says.

Posted by SK77 on 12/28/13 at 10:25 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I haven’t seen defense like this since the Harold Snepts days.

Posted by calquake on 12/28/13 at 09:07 PM ET

I was just thinking this was like a tilt from the 80’s

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 12/28/13 at 10:25 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Wasn’t trolling. Just have a different opinion than you.

Posted by some kid on 12/28/13 at 09:24 PM ET

When every post prior has been snarky retort to someone elses post, it looks like trolling

Posted by Hootinani on 12/28/13 at 10:26 PM ET

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Defense is a lot better with Quincy in the box.

Posted by maltby18 on 12/28/13 at 10:26 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I was just thinking this was like a tilt from the 80’s

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 12/28/13 at 09:25 PM ET

When disco was king and I still had hair.  No relation between the two by the way.

Posted by calquake on 12/28/13 at 10:27 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Harold Snepsts—big, slow, not particularly skilled, but he had a great porn-stache

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 12/28/13 at 10:27 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

snark·y

/ˈsnärkē/

adjective
informal

adjective: snarky; comparative adjective: snarkier; superlative adjective: snarkiest

1. (of a person, words, or a mood) sharply critical; cutting; snide.

“the kid who makes snarky remarks in class”

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/28/13 at 10:27 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I love Ozzie. He was great for a post game quote. So I don’t understand why he sucks so much as a color guy.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 12/28/13 at 10:28 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Quincy in the box.

A very bad idea for fast food take-out.

Posted by calquake on 12/28/13 at 10:28 PM ET

SK77's avatar

When every post prior has been snarky retort to someone elses post, it looks like trolling

Posted by Hootinani on 12/28/13 at 09:26 PM ET

Do you want me to copy and paste every single post I’ve made tonight, or do you want to just keep making stuff up? Where are you coming up with this all of a sudden?

Posted by SK77 on 12/28/13 at 10:28 PM ET

SK77's avatar

I love Ozzie. He was great for a post game quote. So I don’t understand why he sucks so much as a color guy.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 12/28/13 at 09:28 PM ET

I think he’s got good insight but needs time to develop what he’s going to say. Doesn’t seem to have the outgoing personality to just throw it out there when doing color.

Posted by SK77 on 12/28/13 at 10:29 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

I love Ozzie. He was great for a post game quote. So I don’t understand why he sucks so much as a color guy.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 12/28/13 at 09:28 PM ET

Would help is he didn’t sound like a robot

Posted by Hootinani on 12/28/13 at 10:29 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Chill out dude, it’s Christmas.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 12/28/13 at 10:30 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