Abel to Yzerman
This is one of those games you just want to walk away with a win, any kind of win.
Ugly, sure, OT or shootout, why not, just get the win.
Stakmos must be contained so the Wings #1 line may be busy doing that, so can we expect goals from the other lines tonight?
That's the question about to be answered.
Sorry for the late post... today has not been a good day.
... but the Red Wings didn't seem to mind it too terribly, winning three out of four games on their Western Canadia trip. Not too shabby, right?
I think my eyes are bleeding...
Paul here for every other A2Y blogger.
Before we start the live blog, I suggest you rise and gentlemen please remove your hats.
Let's pay tribute the the Canadian National Anthem, sung at the last regular season game of the original Winnipeg Jets.
I have nothing clever to add at this time.
Some amazing things can happen in the space of 60 minutes. Bob Seger's "Live Bullet" album launched his mainstream career and the Rolling Stones managed to be sober and cohesive long enough to put together their finest work "Exile on Main St.", both clocking in at just over 60. Even Beethoven's 9th Symphony comes in around the 60 minute mark. All of them are timeless and seminal efforts.
For some reason our Red Wings just can't put in the effort for a full 60. As Ken Daniels pointed out yesterday there are Sloppy Seconds. Unfortuantely there are also Taintastic Thirds and Fuch-it Firsts. For some reason ever since the Sweet Baby Jesus brought Cup #11 to its rightful home in Detroit, the team has stopped playing complete games and started phoning in periods and entire games at a time.
Mule, once hungry for goals, now floats like driftwood for stretches at a time. Among the 19 this puts him up Shit's Creek with a turd for a paddle, to quote Ween. Thankfully for some the Mule will not be in the lineup. According to Malik he is being replaced by the long-awaited return of Mikael Samuelsson. Wait, I meant Darren Helm whose work as God has been sorely missed around here.
2-for-2, eh? Let's see if Helm and Mrazek can spark something more.
Paul here for Bill who has been very busy, so it is my turn to make sure this team of ours wins their 2nd game in a row while on their western Canada road swing.
To ensure the Wings score at least five goals tonight, we go back almost three years...
Having some issues with this one, so at this point it's short and... well, short.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org