Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 02/22/12 at 11:22 AM ET
Despite what George might write about me, I don’t blast away to intentionally rile the unwashed. If a little angst on their part is a byproduct? I have no problem with that. The whole idea behind A2Y has always been to write like we talk and speak what we think. Because it’s fun.
So, because we do this for fun, I’ll tell you that if you click the “continue reading” thing, I’m going to rip Adrian Dater, the city of Denver, the franchise that was stolen from Quebec and probably make a few claims about how bringing Kyle Quincey back to the land of honey and Cups shouldn’t surprise anyone because the Wings do business like that. Whereas the Dive? Not so much.
George—-and hey George..I have no problem with your description of me earlier today. I dig you, brother—-dissected the Dater piece earlier. He clinically ripped it to shreds because that’s what George does. He’s logical. He’s methodical. He’s tireless.
That’s not really how we roll here, though. See, when I read something like...
Personally, I never had any problems covering a guy like Quincey, but I never felt like I had any bond with him at all either. I suspect I’m not alone in that feeling.
When I read that, I’m reminded that Dater writes like a scorned woman. It’s natural, really. He’s covered that fake franchise for more than a decade, close to twenty years probably. He practically literally cries when the Denver “fans” don’t show up to watch more garbage hockey from a team with no coach, no goalie, no depth and no future.
But don’t get Dater wrong. No. While it’s sad for all of us that Dater never “bonded” with one his idols, the real reason he’s choked up today is because the team he despises right down to the core of his Oprah-induced consititution stole Quincey and left the Dive with a third-line bum that will waste away in Denver until his jersey is retired some time this April.
And the Wings did it with the help of Steve Yzerman. Oh golly, Dr. Dater…that’s gotta hurt. It’s really gotta hurt because you know that, while Kenny Holland and The Captain didn’t “conspire”, they at least shared a chuckle when the deal was done. You know they did. You don’t set aside the animosity that easily. Well, maybe they can and did. But I doubt it.
Holland, I believe I may have read somewhere, offered a first-rounder. Whoever the GM in Denver is these days said no because dealing with the Wings would ostracize the last 4 people who care about that team. Yzerman offered Downie. Denver said yes. Stevie Y called his mentor. Six minutes later Quincey’s on his way back to Hockeytown and Dater’s rocking back and forth in a puddle of his own urine. Beauty.
Don’t worry, though, Adrienne’s gonna get us boy. Watch out.
Fact is, I’d take Vancouver over the Wings in a playoff matchup right now. Plus, Pavel Datsyuk just had knee surgery. The Wings said he’ll only miss two weeks, but the Wings are famous for underreporting the severity of injuries to the public. You might as well put “Times three” next to any Wings public proclamation for how long a guy will be out, or how long it’ll take for him to be effective again.
I literally LOL’d when I read that. Not because Vancouver’s a pushover. But because Dater is so transparent and pathetic. Poor little Dater. The bitch comes out so easily. “Fact it, I’d take Vancouver…” Go ahead. Take them. What about Denver, Adrian? How will they fare in April? Not quite ready to touch on that little ditty now are you?
Such an emotional little fella. Read. React. Write. Send. Like a blogger. Like me, really. But that takes us back to the beginning. Me? I’m a barstooler. I do it for free and for fun. Dater? A real life Digger. A journalist, even. Neutral. Composed. Thoughtful.
Riggggghhhtttttt. Too bad, Adrienne. Stevie Y got you again.
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