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Happy Thanksgiving

Thank you, Paul Kukla, and Bill Houlihan, for letting us continue on.

Thank you, George Malik, for your most excellent coverage of our favorite Team. Thank you, to every blogger that contributes to Kukla's Korner.

Thank you, to Ken and Mickey, and, the entire FSD crew, for the absolute best broadcast on the air. And, extra thanks for Mickeyisms.

Thank you, to the entire Detroit Red Wings organization.

And, last but not least, thank you, to every single person that makes their way to A2Y for the LB's.

Always 19 of us.  No more, no less.

Now, let's get those two points.

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Same Old, Same Old

via HullandOates85 of St. Louis Game Time,

And now its four straight losses to the Red Wings and we have to wait until January to snap the losing streak. I know our main rival has always been Chicago but I just CAN'T STAND LOSING TO DETROIT!! 

Hopefully you did not go to bed early, but if you did, here is the full OT...



Saturday was a great day to be a sports fan of all things Michigan.

Michigan, Michigan State and the Wings with wins and today...

Well the Lions do play.

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Bitter, Brittle, Blues. We can all thank the Chief for that little gem, and, it reminds the 19 of just how much our Chief is sorely missed. He has given safe haven to 19 loyal fans, even if he can't be here himself. Thanks Chief.

It's times like this that there isn't much else to add. Just win.

It's a Live Blog. Bitches!

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted.

Immediate positions open in the Goal scoring department.

Requirements; Anyone that can put the puck over the goal line.

Please apply at Joe Louis Arena/The Detroit Red Wings.

19 Steve Yzerman Drive
Detroit, Michigan 48226

It's a Live Blog. Bitches!

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To Take Your Mind Off The Wings’s Woes

You could be a big fan of the Detroit Lions...

via Dave Birkett tweets, beat writer for the Detroit Free Press,

New Lions president Rod Wood: "I would probably say that Im not qualified to run any other NFL team but I think I'm qualified to run this 1"

Wood said his connection to the Ford family makes him qualified to run Lions, his understanding of ownership's wishes & goals

More Wood: "We’re not as far away as I think people might fear. ... There’s a few holes that I think we have to fill but it’s not a rebuild"

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Rivalry? Night

Keeping this short. This is a good rivalry in the making. Ovie is still looking to break Sergei Fedorov's record, and, there is a good chance it could happen tonight. Or not.

When all is said and done, all that will have mattered, is that the Wings scored one goal more than the Caps when the final buzzer rings at the end of the third period.

It's a Live Blog. Bitches!

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Are You Embarrassed By Dylan Larkin’s Diving?

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Many Questions

Which Team will show up tonight? Did the Detroit Red Wings even make it to Ottawa? Are the Wings really as bad as they have looked? When will the Wings start scoring some goals?  Many questions are being asked by disgruntled, disappointed Fans. All 19 of them.

This run of really bad games brings with it memories of things that began with the word "Darkness," and, never ended well. Bad times.

It is not the same situation, not even the same Century(ha-ha), but, the way in which the Wings have been losing these games,  well, they(the Wings) should all be embarrassed.

Those Teams during the "Darkness" didn't have Z or Pav, or, an alleged boatload of talented young players, so this shouldn't be happening. The Wings will turn this thing around. Right?

It's a Live Blog. Bitches!

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The Wings “Leaky” Defense


Agree, suggestions, thoughts?

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Get Over It

After a game like last night, there is not much to say. We all watched the Wings come out looking like they could win this one and instead it all fell apart. There is plenty of blame to go around, but, get over it. I'm sure the Wings have.

We have our starter, Mrazek, and, he is looking more and more like the #1 choice if Blashill is willing to go with the guy that gives the Wings the best chance to win every night.

Obviously we have to score more, but, with this Team, it seems that gaining confidence is somewhat dependent on who is in net, and, that in turn relates to better D, forwards that are willing to go for it, and so on. Mrazek is confident, capable of keeping us in any game,  and, he has plenty of swagger.(cocky at times but, so what)

Also, having Datsyuk back should/will help to make us a better Team. A more formidable opponent.

I like our chances.

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About Abel to Yzerman

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


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