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Want A Real All Star Game Gary?  Here You Go…No Charge

I can’t take credit for this idea, but I dig it and I’m going to tell you all about it anyway.  I read this suggestion somewhere yesterday as I was browsing the various blogs where Wing haters were sobbing about this and this.  I’ll try to track down who mentioned it yesterday and give credit where it’s due.  Also, it’s been done before...back when hockey was hockey and Gary wasn’t in the picture.

Here’s the idea:  Next year, when the Wings are defending their twelfth Stanley Cup title?  Select an All Star team who will play the Cup Champs.

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Sign It In Montreal

I think it would be nifty if Tick Tock Kenny Holland decided to call a press conference in Montreal this weekend and announce that Henrik Zetterberg had just signed a ten-year contract extension with the Wings, for about three million less than he could have made per season if he’d gone the free agent route this summer.

Zetterberg and his agent and Tick Tock could all say a few words about the importance of team and personal sacrifice for the sake of The Dynasty.

And Emma could be there.  With Jimmy D and maybe a circus clown on loan from Little Gary.  But just for a few minutes before he has to get back and officiate the skills competition.

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A2Y Under The Knife This Week

So much has been happening here lately that I’ve let a few things slide.  Hygienically, I’m doing fine.  Thank you.  Keeping up with all that stuff.  But as far as the blog goes?  Well. The glossary is old and stale. Some of my favorite Wing bloggers have disappeared, and a few others have popped up I’d like to tell you about. 

And Dr. Lalo Suarez is kicking my ass all over the place.  Don’t know Lalo? Search for him in the upper right hand corner if you’d like.  He’s a hoot.

So we’re fixing some stuff this week.  First, the glossary. Then the blog roll.  And then I’m going after the good Doctor Suarez.  I’ve got a plan for him, a good one.

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A Decade Of Hank?

Hey. Is this important?  Malik’s trolling the international scene again.  What’d he find?

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More On The County Fair:  No Wings Invited?

Updated 2043 with the international reaction at the bottom.

Edit: 2000 ESTKhan(!) now reporting that the league did, in fact, invite at least one anonymous Wing.

NHL spokesman Gary Meagher said in an e-mail that attempts were made to get another Wing. They wouldn’t reveal which player. But certainly the league would want a player from the Wings to participate, especially since every other team is represented.

If true? That renders the rest of this post kind of…irrelevant.  But, unlike some of our beat writers (Ansar?), I’ll go ahead and leave it as is so you can see how this whole thing evolved.

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Little Gary’s Wet Dream:  No Wings In ASG

The happy clowns are racing to Gary’s HQ.  The fire trucks are warmed up, helium tanks are on ready-standby and re-runs of Blossom are showing on every monitor in the NHL’s front office. All the special things that make Little Gary Bettman’s life a happy one are converging on this wonderful day.

Capped off by this news:  there will be zero representation from the Detroit Red Wings in Montreal. 

Datsyuk? Hurt last night. Hip flexor.  Lidstrom?  Well, now we’re talking a few new frames for our Deep Diggers’ highlight reel.

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Tell Me Quick Said Old McFee…Is This A Live Blog?

Name that tune and you’ll find a moniker that fits us amazingly well.

Not sure how many of the 19 are transplanting in Phoenix tonight. I know Kate’s son will be there. Aaron maybe?

Of course, if they are…they may not admit it.  Not after these two clowns caused the sorrow of Saturday night.

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Two Days Later: Why Osgood?

A loss in January can never be viewed as a game that defines a team.  Not when we’re talking about a team that proved its mettle the last two years in the playoffs.  Hell, if the Wings themselves have reason to remember any game against San Jose—still—it might be Game 4 in the ‘07 playoffs.

But, that doesn’t mean Saturday didn’t raise a few questions from the 19.

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A Game Day Ritual: You Pick The Idiot

Epic juvenilacity.  The sewer in which you bathed Saturday night probably won’t be re-visited until the playoffs begin.  The comments in the live blog were obscene, paralyzingly hilarious and offensive to multiple North American demographics.

Good work.

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Confirmed: Fado In DC It Is

Updated 1035 EST:  Reading through Saturday’s LB and preparing tonite’s poll.  Whoa. Voox was on fire.
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Good morning.  I was just asked a question by someone who knows me very, very well.

The answer is no, I won’t be live blogging the Inauguration today.

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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

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