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Well Marty, What Now?

Oh, Bubba Sr. must be a little distressed today. 

Stars Blog/Dallas Morning News

That almost felt like the series last night. Maybe because, for Stars fans, it’s the same ol’ same ol’ against Detroit. How do teams get that kind of gorilla off their backs?

In the back of their minds, maybe closer to the front, has always been the Turco Dilemma.  He’s failed consistently against the Red Wings, a blight on a pretty good record. He can’t win in Detroit, in fact can’t even keep it close.


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He Is On His Way

Update:  “Sailor” should be capitalized.  Baby steps Paul.

The sailor asked me to let you know he should be online around puck drop time.

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Tuesday Evening Digging

Yes. I took a few days off.  I deserved it. I was tired.  Beat down.  Physically exhausted. 

But at least I didn’t have a dose of the Triple Bravos, eh Dive bloggers?

One note to the Dive fans out there, in the wake of a sweep and an utter humiliation at the hands of the team you love to hate because your neighbor tells you that it’s cool to do so:  eat it.

Let’s take a little spin, check out the Diggers, the Dallas Diggers—one of them a former Detroit Deep Digger before he departed—and see what bloggers deep in the hearta are saying.  It’s a frigging link fest is what it is.  Speaking of, the port side round-to-round link section has been upated with all your Dallas pointers.

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It’s Dallas

Well before Bubba became Bubba, Bubba was Dallas.  But, that doesn’t mean we can revert back to the original Bubba.  No.  There can be only one, just ask Bruce MacLeod.

What do we have to look forward to?  Well, there’s Turco and his “issues” with the Wings.  That’ll be good for some family fun.

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In The Ruins Of Her Ice Water Mansion: It’s a Game 4 Live Blog

I’m tired.  Tired of my wife kicking my butt in Wii bowling.  To quote Appollo Creed, that’s very hard for a man of my intelligence to take.  It is, however, what it is.

The solution? A Game 4 Live Blog set to yet another lyric from the greatest folk song of all time.  A folk song that kicks the living hell, by the way, out of anything Bob Dylan ever did.

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Sweeping The Dive: Keys To Game 4

Very little needs to be said.  Virtually nothing needs to be addressed.  Osgood needs to be steady.  Uncle Mike’s Circus Line needs to take every fourth shift.  The Wings need to withstand the first ten minutes, get a lead and watch the Dive fold.

Above all, watch your backs boys.  The Dive, with one very notable exception, have never been a notably dirty team. But the frustration may be too much for them tonite.  But, really, above all else? 

How can we lose when the number of wins to the Cup is represented by this guy?

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Seeya Igor. Next?

A little bit of irony, but probably not coincidence.  The Anti-Digger is reporting that the most sought after Swede in the history of sought after Swedes is in Wing custody for the next few days, and that Igor Grigorenko is no longer in any Wing plans.

MacLeod on Brunnstrom

Brunnstrom will be picked up at the Denver airport by Ken Holland this afternoon and will watch the Red Wings/Avalanche game tonight with Detroit management. Brunnstrom will be in Detroit tomorrow where he’ll be shown Joe Louis Arena and have dinner with management. (Whether he travels to Detroit on the team plane or commerical airline is still being worked out, depending on what the league will allow.)

Brunnstrom is making three stops on this trip to North America, having visited Dallas already. His third stop hasn’t been announced, but my guess is it’s Montreal. That means Detroit is one of three finalists for the free agent.


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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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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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