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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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tkfergy's avatar

Okie, did you forge the 10 - 3 game back in 2011? That was awful..

I was there and was pissed because I went to a Griffins game two nights before, and watched the same damn people play in DET, but payed more money…

Posted by tkfergy on 02/01/13 at 08:39 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

hey at least it’s FSD detroit, in a mini 16x9 that i can expand to fake HD.


great Terrsenko gets a break away already !

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/01/13 at 08:39 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Jesus Q getting abused already

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/01/13 at 08:39 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Q pinches and the lil Russian almost torched us again.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/01/13 at 08:39 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Stacey hasnt changed one iota in case ya were wondering.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 on 02/01/13 at 07:38 PM ET

Stacey, that’s right, she’s cool.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/01/13 at 08:40 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jeebus loves the 19. Ken and Mick. Hallelujah!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/01/13 at 08:40 PM ET

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What?!?!  Mule engaged early?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/01/13 at 08:40 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Ok I found Jameson in the minibar. I’m staying up. Game on bitches.

That’s what being a professional means.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 02/01/13 at 08:40 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Holleee Shheeet - - Mule sighting

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/13 at 08:40 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

MUUUUUUUUUUUULED

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/01/13 at 08:41 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

4 line - - here to play AGAIN tonight

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/13 at 08:42 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Ericsson.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 02/01/13 at 08:43 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Big E - - getting a little testy

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/13 at 08:43 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Get engaged early n often boys.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/01/13 at 08:43 PM ET

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WTF is that crap?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/01/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Since71's avatar

Good FSD feed ...

http://www.firstrow1.eu/watch/166566/1/watch-detroit-red-wings-vs-st.louis-blues.html

Posted by Since71 from Bucharest, Romania on 02/01/13 at 08:44 PM ET

monkey's avatar

*#$%@& you refs. Bullshit.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 02/01/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Big Rig with the face-wash. Me likey.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/01/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Just one?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 02/01/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Bent's avatar

2 minutes for winning the scrum, huh?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 02/01/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

CAPT Obvious - - gotta be better tonight on the PK

STL has like 36% PP

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/13 at 08:45 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Hey 19. Well that was a bull sH1T call. Glad to see the layoff didn’t improve the refs’ ability to fairly call the game

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/01/13 at 08:46 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

We had serious customs issues (commies) and ended up having to drive from Minsk to Kiev today.

Ryan’s erotic journey from Milan to Minsk, starring Betty Midler.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 02/01/13 at 08:47 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

nice job Shattenpants

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 02/01/13 at 08:47 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Turnabouts fair - - crap call on E

crap call on the Blows

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/13 at 08:47 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Those firstrowsports links are normally pretty well fed.  Usually have to wade through lots of ads though.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 02/01/13 at 08:48 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Listening to Bernie Federko is difficult.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/01/13 at 08:48 PM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

Ryan’s erotic journey from Milan to Minsk, starring Betty Midler.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 02/01/13 at 07:47 PM ET

We haven’t been in Milan since September, that’d be a long fuching journey.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 02/01/13 at 08:49 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Mule - - getting called?  For what?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/13 at 08:49 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Let’s GO Red Wings !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 02/01/13 at 08:50 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

5 on 3 bitches…who’s got a spare pet laying around?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 02/01/13 at 08:50 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Ryan’s erotic journey from Milan to Minsk, starring Betty Midler.
Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 02/01/13 at 07:47 PM ET

There is nothing erotic about Bette Midler.

5 on 3 LGRW!!!

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/01/13 at 08:50 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

need to cash in on this opportunity

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/01/13 at 08:50 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/01/13 at 08:51 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

holy shit, refs what’s up?

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 02/01/13 at 08:51 PM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

if we don’t score on this 5 on 3, the terrorists have already won.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 02/01/13 at 08:51 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Z.. Again.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/01/13 at 08:51 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

SCORE

In the 1st!!!

praise jesus

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/13 at 08:51 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Yeah BOYZ!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 02/01/13 at 08:51 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

FIRST PERIOD GOALLLLLLL

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 02/01/13 at 08:51 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