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Wings, Hawks, Gary’s 13 Game Regular Season: Perfect.

I'm not going to lie. I'd forgotten about this thing until about thirty minutes ago.  Thankfully for you, I usually only need about six minutes to type a standard fact-based, non-biased work of art to keep you happy for a pop or two.

The Hawks are undefeated, invincible, a wrecking ball of talent and starch.  

The Wings are battered, Helm-less, down three defensemen and laden with rookies, castoffs and Swiss men.

Surely, all signs point to a Chicago walk in the park.

Right?

It's a Live Blog, bitches.  

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bezukov's avatar

Rhetorical question. What are Franzens ribs attached to, since he has no spine?

Posted by dougie on 01/27/13 at 08:24 PM ET

A foolishly big contract.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/27/13 at 08:26 PM ET

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Detroit penalty has to be coming soon.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/27/13 at 08:27 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

NHL should do like the NFL and allow teams to decline penalties.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/27/13 at 08:27 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

James.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/27/13 at 08:28 PM ET

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Sad to say but Cleary just looks done to me.

Posted by calquake on 01/27/13 at 08:26 PM ET

In 4 and a half games, Cleary’s looked good for a brief moment in about 2 or 3 shifts.  It is really just sad.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/27/13 at 08:28 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

If I were coaching Chicago I would make sure that one of their players was in the penalty box the rest of the game.  It would be a guaranteed shutout for Crawford

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/27/13 at 08:29 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

I wouldn’t be apposed to like.. a huge overhall. Keep Z, Pasha, Brunner.. And Helm and tootoo.. and krooner and smitty and lashoff and everyone else can go. Well, keep jimmeh too.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/27/13 at 08:30 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

Rhetorical question. What are Franzens ribs attached to, since he has no spine?

Posted by dougie on 01/27/13 at 08:24 PM ET

Lutefisk

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/27/13 at 08:30 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Jimmah!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/27/13 at 08:31 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

#22 who me? what?

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/27/13 at 08:34 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey Jamaaaaaaaaaaaaal yuck yuck

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/27/13 at 08:35 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

I really wish Mick had the first and final word on what makes a penalty in the NHL.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/27/13 at 08:35 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

How many more rules can these clowns come up with?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/27/13 at 08:35 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Quincey almost bought the farm right there….

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/27/13 at 08:36 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

its pretty bad when the only thing your rooting for is a registered shot on goal.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/27/13 at 08:37 PM ET

calquake's avatar

TOO MUCH TRYING TO GET THE PERFECT SET UP, NOT ENOUGH JUST SHOOTIN; THE DAMN PUCK ON NET.

Posted by calquake on 01/27/13 at 08:38 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

So much for Jeff Blaishill being a bad coach.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/27/13 at 08:38 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Oops, friggin’ caps lock.

Posted by calquake on 01/27/13 at 08:39 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

agree -shoot the puck on the net, just keep hammering it! Odds are, one will go in!

Come on WINGS!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/27/13 at 08:39 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

why haven’t I heard Tootoo’s name?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/27/13 at 08:39 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

pretty damn lucky its only 1-0. Hawks score next, its over fer sure.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/27/13 at 08:39 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

0 for 6. And, a 5 on 3 for 43 seconds. Ugh!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/27/13 at 08:39 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

where is Eaves?

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/27/13 at 08:39 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Oops, friggin’ caps lock.

I was thinkin’ dayum Calquake is all pissed off.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/27/13 at 08:40 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Get rid of Franzen and Cleary.

I understand we will struggle defensively, but the struggles on offense defy explanation.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/27/13 at 08:41 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I was thinkin’ dayum Calquake is all pissed off.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/27/13 at 08:40 PM ET

St. Lose game yes, this one… meh.

Posted by calquake on 01/27/13 at 08:42 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

so i should feel good because we kept the hawks from scoring for one period.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/27/13 at 08:44 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

So I’m running for some booze…any recommendations?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/27/13 at 08:45 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Odd beers as well…in the mood for something different that ISN’T Zima

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/27/13 at 08:45 PM ET

dougie's avatar

why haven’t I heard Tootoo’s name?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/27/13 at 08:39 PM ET

We had 4 power plays, he doesn’t see the ice then. After that, it’s just 4th line minutes

Posted by dougie on 01/27/13 at 08:46 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

so i should feel good because we kept the hawks from scoring for one period.

I don’t believe in moral victories.  Immoral victories on the other hand, hot damn!!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/27/13 at 08:46 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

“nice work Michael, a solid effort”

can Michael play D?

(Chicago feed, little kid scored from center ice his first try”

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/27/13 at 08:46 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

The ‘Hawks have taken the last 6 penalties.

Maybe the Ref’s will give us some mercy in the 3rd.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/27/13 at 08:48 PM ET

behind the net in G.R.'s avatar

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 01/27/13 at 08:45 PM ET  
Have you ever tried tomato juice and beer

Posted by behind the net in G.R. on 01/27/13 at 08:50 PM ET

calquake's avatar

so i should feel good because we kept the hawks from scoring for one period.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/27/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Welcome to “Lowered Expectations”.

Posted by calquake on 01/27/13 at 08:51 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 01/27/13 at 08:45 PM ET  
Have you ever tried tomato juice and beer

Posted by behind the net in G.R. on 01/27/13 at 08:50 PM ET

Never tried that one…I’m not big on tomato juice unless it’s in Salsa. smile

Just got introduced to Clamato and Vodka last weekend.  The first swig almost made me vomit…succeeding drinks were much less nauseating.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/27/13 at 08:52 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Welcome to “Lowered Expectations”.

No, just facing reality.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/27/13 at 08:52 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Lapin Kulta

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/27/13 at 08:53 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Have you ever tried tomato juice and beer

Yes.  Errrr, wait, you mean at the same time????  Quick, somebody pass me the blue liquid.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/27/13 at 08:53 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Lapin Kulta

Can he score goals or play defense?

Posted by calquake on 01/27/13 at 08:54 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