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Abel to Yzerman

You Want A Rivalry? You Got One Now, Sister

It's been a long time since I've seen the Wings dominated like they were opening night.  At one point the shot totals were just obscene...like 24 to 4.  The Wings special teams were so bad that we'd forgotten about our complaints from years past about Whiskey or William Tell on the point.  Those memories were glorious compared to what the Blues wrought two Saturdays ago.

This is a rivalry.  It has all the ingredients.  A hungry young upstart team, built through the draft as a result of consistent shit play over a number of years.  A veteran dynasty man feel are on the downslope. The coaches are friends but highly competitive.  Mike Babcock would probably shoot Ken Hitchcock and claim a hunting mis-identification.  Hitchcock would definitely and literally eat Mike Babcock and make no excuses other than simple hunger.

There is animosity between the fan bases.  St. Louis fans, the bitter little bitches, despise us.  They honestly and genuinely hate every one of us.  That's understandable because their team hasn't beaten ours in anything meaningful since 1991. That bothers them.  They've never had our respect, as a franchise.  We admire their team now, but never the fans themselves.  Konstantinov jokes just don't endear us to their kind of people.

By and large, the Blues fans we've seen are scum.  I'm not judging. I'm just dealing in truth.  I'm sorry.  And because they're scum, we enjoy their pain here at A2Y. 

Unfortunately, though, the odds of dealing that kind of pain over the next two weeks are not good.  Unfortunately, based on last year's records, comparative playoff success, the opening night fiasco...the Blues are just better right now.  And that's ok.  But the dynamic must change. With each game, it must.

And because we're talking about the Wings and the Blues, it will.  Baby Jesus says so.  The gap that was so obvious on opening night must close, and so it shall.

The Wings are playing better. The Blues are very good.  The Wing defense is not as bad as we thought.  The Blues are still very good.  Jimmy Howard is playing as well as any goalie in hockey.  The Blues goaltenders are good, but not better.  They're young and hungry.  The Wings are getting younger and remain savvy.

And they dislike each other.  Which is nice and will get nicer because it's gonna happen three more times in like the next three weeks.

It's a Live Blog, bitches.  It's time to see if these guys really hate losing like we hope they do.

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Little Redhead's avatar

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Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/01/13 at 08:51 PM ET

monkey's avatar

We are unstoppable 5-3

Posted by monkey from Finland on 02/01/13 at 08:51 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/01/13 at 08:51 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Lets get two

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/13 at 08:52 PM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

BOOOOOOM

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 02/01/13 at 08:52 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

bingo-bango

scooooooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrre

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/01/13 at 08:52 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Sounded linke a clank

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/01/13 at 08:52 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Swedish Snowballs for everyone?

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/01/13 at 08:52 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

6:12 Henrik Zetterberg 3 (power play) (Assists: Damien Brunner 2, Niklas Kronwall 6)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 02/01/13 at 08:53 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Cap!

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 02/01/13 at 08:53 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Lets get two

Sorry, I got carried away.

 

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/13 at 08:53 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

how was that not interference on quincey?!

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 02/01/13 at 08:54 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Federko whining Franzen shoulda been in the box for whacking Halak.
Does he see the other end of rink?

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/01/13 at 08:55 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

There is nothing erotic about Bette Midler.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 02/01/13 at 08:55 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

I was just hoping the Wings wouldn’t embarrass themselves on that 5x3.  I had no expectations of an actual goal.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/01/13 at 08:55 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Let’s get two hot dogs.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 02/01/13 at 08:55 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Boom.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/01/13 at 08:55 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/01/13 at 08:55 PM ET

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ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/01/13 at 08:55 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

my man Z way to go

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 02/01/13 at 08:55 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Curley Fries?

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/01/13 at 08:55 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

HOLY SHITFIRE!!!  TWOOOOO

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 02/01/13 at 08:55 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

HANK!!!!

with wheels?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/13 at 08:56 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Whoa!!!  ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 02/01/13 at 08:56 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

I was just hoping the Wings wouldn’t embarrass themselves on that 5x3.  I had no expectations of an actual goal.

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2013 Detroit Red Wings.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 02/01/13 at 08:56 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Lets get two

Agree but I raise you….
Lets get two x 2!

Go Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/01/13 at 08:56 PM ET

Bent's avatar

HOLY SHIT ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 02/01/13 at 08:56 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Hell of a pass by E52

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/01/13 at 08:56 PM ET

monkey's avatar

America *#$%@& yeah

Posted by monkey from Finland on 02/01/13 at 08:56 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Great pass E-52!!

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/13 at 08:56 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

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Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/01/13 at 08:56 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/01/13 at 08:56 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

holy shit, payback!

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 02/01/13 at 08:56 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

So we scored. My GCL is sooooooo behind. Tough LB.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 02/01/13 at 08:56 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Z’s is HOT, and on Fire tonight!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/01/13 at 08:57 PM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

What the F is happening right now.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 02/01/13 at 08:57 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

“The Red Wings lead by a Pair”

And they’re hanging from behind Zetterberg’s jock strap.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/01/13 at 08:57 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Big Rig with the NICE feed. smile

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/01/13 at 08:57 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Curley Fries?

Whore mouth.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 02/01/13 at 08:57 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

E52 DID learn something watching Lidstrom all those years.  Heck of a breakout pass.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/01/13 at 08:58 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