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Crazy Train: Departing

Our Czech Miracle of Insanity is, allegedly, checking out. 


The first personnel move regarding the Red Wings for next season likely will take place this morning.

The Wings have scheduled an 11 a.m. news conference at Joe Louis Arena at which goalie Dominik Hasek is expected to announcement his retirement.

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Breaking Down A Dynasty

Courtesy of Adam, one of the 19.

Check this out.

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Keep Your Enemies Closer

Late, breaking news into the A2Y news room.  Our interns on loan from Saginaw’s Delta College have been conducting exhaustive research all day.  The kind of research that must have been required to compile an in depth power point book report on the 2003 draft? 

Of course not. But good damn research anyway.

Here’s what they found.  There are bloggers out there who don’t like you.  Do I mean the Wings? No. I mean you.  Personally.

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Miss The Parade?

About fifty thousand others didn’t, and each of them had a video camera, and they all ran home to load it on You Tube.

For who?  You, that’s who.  Because Al Gore wanted it that way.

Remarks from Uncle Mike and players below.

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Keep ‘Em Coming

You guys rule.  Images from the parade have been filtering in all day.  I’ll post a collection of your stuff sometime tomorrow.

In the meantime, check out this classic sent in by Jenn.

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Jeez, Ted…That’s Deep

It’s been a while since I brought you the literary brilliance of one Teddy Toolbag Montgomery.  Today, I must.  It takes a gutsy part-time community college teacher/part-time hockey genius to make this kind of observation.

It seems clear now that there is far more interest in a series which features two teams that have obvious star attractions in cities where hockey is quite a bit more than just a curio for the locals to ponder.


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Send Me Your Parade

Hi.  I understand there was an event downtown today.  Rumor has it a few of you showed up. I couldn’t be there, and it makes me sad.  If you took pictures, send them to: iwocpo at gmail dot com. Then, I’ll post them here and claim it was me who shot them, if the quality’s good.  If the quality sucks, I’ll still post them but attribute them to a Free Press photographer.

Fair?  Awesome.

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Follow The Cup

You know where it is today.  But the rest of the summer’s up in the air.  However, because you’re special, I have a solution.

Every Tuesday and Friday through the summer, the Stanley Cup Journal will chronicle all the activities of hockey’s greatest trophy, and will give readers exciting and exclusive peaks into the players’ activities with the Cup. The Journal will no doubt travel to Newfoundland with Dan Cleary, the first native of that province to win a Stanley Cup championship, and spend a good chunk of time in Sweden being passed between Holmstrom, Kronwall, Lidstrom, Lilja, Samuelsson and Zetterberg. But no matter where the Stanley Cup goes, excitement follows, and so does the Stanley Cup Journal.

That’s from Kevin Shea’s Stanley Cup Journal at the Hockey Hall of Fame website.  Have at it.  All summer.


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Wanna Watch A Parade?

Been receiving a lot of emails from readers in St. Louis wondering where they can view the parade in Detroit today.  Here you go, courtesy of Slap Shots.

WJBK - Channel 2 (Fox) - coverage starts 11 AM.
WDIV - Channel 4 (NBC) - coverage starts 9 AM
WXYZ - Channel 7 (ABC) - coverage starts 10 AM.
FSN Detroit - coverage starts 9 AM.

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34.7? Nothing But A Footnote

Listening to Mike and Mike yesterday morning, Greenberg made a point I find hard to argue with. 

“I think we’re looking at a dynastic situation here.”

Now.  Is Mike Greenberg, employed by the network that will run second-round coverage of the Kemper highlights twenty minute before hockey, a credible judge of an NHL dynasty? No.  But, he’s right.

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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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