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Voox? Line ‘em Up

You want stress? We’ve got it, brother. And we’ve got it on every front.  Injuries, whiskey, rusty goaltending and a very dangerous reality tied to road sadness.

If the playoffs started today…golf would follow and it would follow quickly.  Lidstrom’s alleged “bone bruise” is reason enough to sink us early, but when you consider everything else providence has foisted upon us and ten games seems like a split second.  I’d venture to say that this is the first time any of us have looked at a March schedule and wished for another dozen or so games.  The mood in the Hasek is sour, my friends. 

Ten games isn’t enough time to fix the wrongs that should have been addressed on February 28th. Ten games isn’t going to cure the worst power play we’ve seen since pre-Yzerman.  Ten games won’t teach this team how to win on the road.  And ten games might not even be enough time to remind the Wings how invincible they were for 23 home games that seem like five years ago.

But there is light, oh yes there is.  A glimmer, faint and flickering. But a light it is because there is still all that teasing, tantalizing talent.  A turnaround can happen. Health can improve.  Somehow, some way, the pucks can go in when they should.  It can happen because we’ve seen it. We’ve seen them at their best.  But, holy hell…it’s got to happen soon. 

Confidence is a wacky, dangerous motherfucher of a drug.  It’ll make your head spin and give you wicked, menacing powers when you’ve got it.  But, when it’s gone…drink up and drink early.  This team has got to find it before the Stress-ex begins.  It’s going to take a trigger. A game for the ages, a wreck the season of a “rival” type performance.  Not a gimmick, but a statement. Not a shootout, dammit.  A win. Something convincing and obscene.  A powerful, graceful, dangerous reminder of the possible.

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.  For all that is pure and holy in this disaster of a post trade-deadline freefall, it’s a Sunday Live Blog, a St. Patty’s Day Live Blog and a communal prayer to the adorable one that he finally lets our team come out and play.

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Does anyone in the league get thrown out of the faceoff circle more than Z?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/18/12 at 01:14 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Big boy, physical force=GOON.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/12 at 01:15 AM ET

VooX's avatar

Dangles in conversation on FSD.  Hoo boy, here we go.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/18/12 at 01:15 AM ET

Trish's avatar

Back issues for Mule & JoeyMac

Posted by Trish from PalmBeachCntyFL on 03/18/12 at 01:15 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I just shoot. It’s our plan for game. I love Datsyuk!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/12 at 01:17 AM ET

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class guy, our Pavel.

thanked everyone for support while he was out.

nice

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/18/12 at 01:17 AM ET

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On the second SJ goal, Stuart needs to either step up and take the man, block the shot or get the fuch out of the way.  He did nothing but provide a screen for the shooter.

On the DET goal, what the hell else can you say?  That’s just sick.  Gonna need a huge game out of #13 to win this one.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/18/12 at 01:18 AM ET

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SCORING CHANGE.

18:46 Pavel Datsyuk (17) Wrist Shot - Assists: N. Kronwall (19)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/18/12 at 01:20 AM ET

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So has Mule’s back been bothering him for a while I wonder?

I find myself thinking of the offseason, and my burning desire to see Kenny sign someone… anyone that WANTS to shoot the puck.  They need another Hossa.  I’m so tired of seeing people pass the puck OUT of the slot.  That’s just disgusting.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/18/12 at 01:21 AM ET

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Interesting thing not related to the game. Abdelkader must have Arabian paternal ancestors ‘cause In Arabic his name means a Servant of God Almighty.
Abd-el-Kader: Abd (servant) el (of) Kader (Almighty). Kader is one of epithets of Allah. Allah is of course the Father God, creator of all.

Posted by Alex on 03/18/12 at 01:22 AM ET

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Pavs for next captain hands down.His roofer changed the whole complexion of the game.Just what this team needs now. Now the rest of the team needs to follow the leader.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/18/12 at 01:24 AM ET

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Intermission madness, what are you bitches drinking?

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/18/12 at 01:24 AM ET

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Intermission madness, what are you bitches drinking?

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/17/12 at 11:24 PM ET


Bells Special Double Cream Stout

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/18/12 at 01:25 AM ET

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what are you bitches drinking?

ketel one dirty 2 olives, thanks tarbender.

Posted by Trish from PalmBeachCntyFL on 03/18/12 at 01:26 AM ET

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Pavs for next captain hands down.His roofer changed the whole complexion of the game.Just what this team needs now. Now the rest of the team needs to follow the leader.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/17/12 at 11:24 PM ET

Been saying that for years.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/12 at 01:27 AM ET

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Ready bitches? More shoot. More score.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/12 at 01:27 AM ET

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Intermission madness, what are you bitches drinking?

The approximate equivalent of my weight in beer.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/18/12 at 01:28 AM ET

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  Pavs for next captain hands down.His roofer changed the whole complexion of the game.Just what this team needs now. Now the rest of the team needs to follow the leader.
Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/17/12 at 11:24 PM ET

Been saying that for years.
Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!
Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/17/12 at 11:27 PM ET

He’s too shy and uncomfortable about his English to ever take the C.  I believe he’s said as much.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/18/12 at 01:29 AM ET

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Tobacco juice in a dirty glass silly voo plate.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/18/12 at 01:29 AM ET

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Evening bitches. Thought some good karma was needed around here, so I’d like to share this little masterpiece my fiancee whipped up for me today. Yes, that’s an entire tray of rice krispy treats.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 03/18/12 at 01:31 AM ET

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Checking in late on green tinted night.

Can of whoop ass in hand and ready to dispense. 

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 03/18/12 at 01:32 AM ET

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Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 03/17/12 at 11:31 PM ET

Sweet.  Literally and figuratively.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/18/12 at 01:33 AM ET

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Evening bitches. Thought some good karma was needed around here, so I’d like to share this little masterpiece my fiancee whipped up for me today. Yes, that’s an entire tray of rice krispy treats.

Wingedcrispy.jpg width=320 height=240


Marry her… tomorrow.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/18/12 at 01:33 AM ET

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Posted by Rumbear from Top O da Hasek, sippin scotch & enjoying a cigar on 03/17/12 at 11:32 PM ET

Evening, Chuch, what flavour rum are you drinking tonight?

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/18/12 at 01:33 AM ET

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  Posted by Rumbear from Top O da Hasek, sippin scotch & enjoying a cigar on 03/17/12 at 11:32 PM ET

Evening, Chuch, what flavour rum are you drinking tonight?

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/17/12 at 11:33 PM ET

Chuch = Chuck

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/18/12 at 01:34 AM ET

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And Pavel is Russian for Paul.
Pasha means Paulie.
L.G.R.W.

Posted by Alex on 03/18/12 at 01:34 AM ET

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Howard looking sharp this game.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/18/12 at 01:34 AM ET

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Anyone elses choppy?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/18/12 at 01:34 AM ET

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This one is smooth, Deuce.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/18/12 at 01:36 AM ET

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close one ...

jimmy held post well

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/18/12 at 01:36 AM ET

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Evening Voox.  Sailor Jerry doubles with a lime for good measure!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 03/18/12 at 01:36 AM ET

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This one is smooth, Deuce.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/17/12 at 11:36 PM ET

Appreciate it Voox, but I’m actually watching FSD on DirecTV and it’s kinda choppy.  Slightly better now.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/18/12 at 01:39 AM ET

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Evening Voox.  Sailor Jerry doubles with a lime for good measure!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O da Hasek, sippin scotch & enjoying a cigar on 03/17/12 at 11:36 PM ET

Sounds good. This bartender seldom drinks, but this afternoon I did have a very strong Mount Gay with coke.  Almost chocolatey.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/18/12 at 01:39 AM ET

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2-1 Sharts,  Clearly they have their Logan Couture Assless Chaps cinched up and are ready to ...uh, um..play.

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 03/18/12 at 01:39 AM ET

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Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 03/17/12 at 11:39 PM ET

I miss full HD broadcasts.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/18/12 at 01:40 AM ET

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Awww fuch, a power play.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/18/12 at 01:42 AM ET

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Interference?  Behind the play?  Wow, you never see that called.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/18/12 at 01:43 AM ET

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Yeah Deuce we never score on these anymore.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 03/18/12 at 01:43 AM ET

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Foook…..so close.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/18/12 at 01:43 AM ET

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Shit, I totally thought that was in.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/18/12 at 01:43 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