Abel to Yzerman
Last year proved the Wings know how to beat the Blackhawks, can they do it again tonight?
Yes Detroit is devastated by injuries but the game must be played so why not play a perfect game and come out with two points?
Big game needed from Zetterberg, Gustavsson and others.
Would be nice to see Bertuzzi score and Ericsson play like he hasn't missed a game.
The Wings should be tired of losing right now, just like most of us are.
What's this about a "rivalry?"
First off, I could use whatever you folks are drinking tonight.
One of each would be just fine, just overnight it!
It feels like ages ago since we faced the Blues and things have changed.
The Wings are barely treading water while the Blues have grown up to become a team to deal with this season.
But none of this matters tonight and all we can ask of this winged-wheel team is keep delivering the effort.
Helm should help, but once again, it is all on Jimmy.
Deal with those cross-ice passes the Blues like to make and maybe, just maybe, we can start this stretch of home games at 2-0.
Well this should be a fun one...
It's all on Jimmy again tonight.
Scoring has been a huge issue of late and until some of the injured return, it is going to stay that way.
So, it's all about Howard again.
Also expect the Kings to be even more physical this time around especially since the power-play of the Wings has not been good of late.
Oh, look, it's these guys again.
.awood40 at his YouTube channel posted a video many of us may remember, Steve Yzerman's 500th goal against Patrick Roy and the Avs.
The video is basically a highlight package of the game so if you want to watch Yzerman's goal, scroll to the 5:40 mark and let the celebration begin.
That goal is still crytal clear in my mind, but some other facts are not, like Scotty Bowman shaking Stevie's hand when he returned to the bench.
"YEAH THAT'S RIGHT WE GOTTA LOT OF EM, LET'S GO! NOBODY'S BETTER THAN US! THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HERE FOR GUYS - TO WIN!"
The Hansons had it right, but can the Wings put on their inner foil? Can they "GET OUT THERE AND STICK 'EM" or "*#$%@&' CHRIST, POP 'EM?"
I don't know.
Are we having fun yet?
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