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It’s A Great Frigging Day For A Sweep

465 comments on the extended Game 3 Live Blog.  Went through some old administrative records and noticed something that might interest you: that’s a world record.  No blog post in the history of world-wide sports blogging has ever accrued that kind of commentary. 

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Back For Broom Day

Morning troopers.  We in the military use the term “out of pocket” from time to time. Sounds all official so we like it.  I’ve been “out of pocket” for 28 hours, but will be back posting later today.  I noticed the Dive bloggers found it interesting that I hadn’t jumped on the opportunity to tactfully remind them of their little deficit problem.  I’ll see what I can do to rectify that problem today.

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Old Michigan Steams Like A Young Man’s Dreams…It’s A Game 3 Live Blog

Felt like a little Lightfoot tonite.

It’s a Game 3 Live Blog.

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Demoralizing The Dive In Denver: Keys To Game 3

Forget Floppa, or who’s in goal, or whether Adam Foote will finally show up tonite in some role other than painting the end boards with his jaw.

The keys to a victory tonite have everything to do with how the Wings play.  We know Denver’s going to be excited.  Little Lappy’s going to be running around and Petey’s gonna show some glimpses before the groin/ankle/foot/spleen…oops, forget the spleen…start acting up in the second.  And Three or Four, based on probability alone, isn’t going to give up 4 in forty.

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Stand By For The Transplants

Watch out below Dive Fans.  Detroit residents and Wing fans are aware of the company, Superior Fish.  Kind of a “tradition” around Hockeytown parts.  Well, guess what SF’s shipped out the last few days, destination Denver?

Cases of octopus.  Several cases of octopus.

Giddy up.

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Well…If I Have To

Well, the Dive bloggers seem to be gaining momentum today…picking up a little emotional steam, despite the fact that this series’ best forward (for Denver anyway) is now done.  A few of the Triple Bravos are getting a little spicey.

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No Sympathy.  Smyth: Out

The hits just keep onnnnnnnnnn comin’ for the Dive.  Check this out.

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Peter Forsberg is questionable, and Ryan Smyth is out with a foot injury.

Headline says broken foot. 

We’ll have the Game 3 Keys posted in a little while.  But I have time, due to the 2200 start.  Thanks Gary.  Ass.

First…a few tidbits.

 

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Looking Back At An A2Y Hero

Since A2Y was founded in 1977, we’ve posted 919,000 times.  Many of those posts were brilliant.  A large majority of them were juvenile inside jokes understood by only the 19 readers of this blog.

In honor of tonite, the 3rd chapter of the Saga of a Sweep, I’d like to take you back to 19 July of 2007, a day that truly defined this blog.

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Spector: No Emotion In Dive/Wing Series

Courtesy of Lyle Richardson at Fox Sports,

But in the six-year interim since these two teams last met in the postseason, the emotions have largely evaporated. Many of the rivalry’s previous participants are either playing elsewhere or retired. A player like Lemieux, whose ramming of Wings forward Kris Draper head-first into the boards during the 1996 playoffs was the rivalry’s true flash-point, is nowhere to be found.

Unless the Avalanche can battle back and establish some sort of emotional edge, this current series will go down as perhaps the least memorable of this year’s playoffs and in the once-heated history between these two teams.

“Least memorable” of this year’s playoffs?  Five goals in two games for Johan Franzen is forgettable.  Chris Osgood’s exceptional play and Three/Four’s disaster of a beginning to this series is forgettable?  Because it’s been clean, it’s not memorable?

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Note To Nik Jr.: Pete’s Gonna Play

In the midst of the love fest going on below, I thought it might be important to inject this little tidbit.

Peter Forsberg’s probably going to play tomorrow night.  I have something to say about that development.  First, here’s the facts as reported by our erstwhile Diggers.

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Update from Centennial, Colorado, where the Avalanche just finished up practice: Peter Forsberg is a definite maybe for Game 3.
Forsberg, sidelined by a groin injury, skated on a line with Joe Sakic and Andrew Brunette.

Asked Monday if he was ready to go, Forsberg said “we’ll see tomorrow,” but added that he “felt great.”

Joel Quenneville said Forsberg “looked good,” in practice.

 

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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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