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Watchin’ Clocks Spin The Hours Away…It’s A Thursday Night Live Blog

Joel Quenneville just can’t get enough can he?  After years perfectly playing a specific role with two teams we’ve consistently and enjoyably destroyed…he’s been selected to lead “the next rival.”

Selected by who(m)?

We can assume can’t we?  Sure we can.  You know who it was.  Scotty.  And for that?  You are still our hero.

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Two Big Live Blogs

Updated 1349: Fun with Phonics, courtesy of Uncle Mike.  Check out this frigging prose.

“We always say with groins, it’s day-to-day, but what I find with groins is it’s 10 days in the day-to-day process,” coach Mike Babcock said.


Updated 1336: Helm called up. Zetterberg out.  And so begins our third straight season of worrying about the health of the NHL’s best player.

A few weeks ago, immediately following my horrific attack on Helene St. James; a distinguished commenter mentioned the idea that when I pick on our Diggers I’m doing so out of some hidden jealousy that I can’t be the one saying, “I just received a telegraph from Andres Lilja…”. 

Well, I have proof to the contrary.  What digger would be able to leave their job for 8 days and then bounce back in and declare themselves ready to start the day?


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Up Goes 11

If you weren’t fortunate enough to see the banner raising tonite, whether on Versus (TGA!) or CBC.

Well, here you go.

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Steaming Like A Young Man’s Dream…It’s a Banner Raising Live Blog

Bill asked me to let you know he will be around for a live blog tonight, but may be a few minutes late.

Start the partt!


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The Small Pacific Island of Guam Is Going Frigging Wing Crazy

Guam?  It’s the JV Subic Bay.  And that’s all I’m gonna say about that.

Just returned.  Actually, I’ll be NoCal for the next 8 days.  Got here just as the Wing/Buffalo game was ending.  Went straight to MLive, because Malik is a workhorse and probably would have blogged even if he’d been in Guam.  Stopped in at the Wing forum, saw this post and had to laugh.  It’s perfect, at least the first few sentences are.

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You Wanted Juvenile?  Oh, I’ll Give You Juvenile

I turn forty this year, real frigging soon. So, you know, I figure I’ll grow up then.

But not yet.  PensBlog asked me to preview the Dynasty.  I was happy to oblige.  A taste?

The core of Detroit forwards was talented before, as you’re all fully and horrifically aware. But with the addition of your boy, it creates the strong possibility that Detroit will average somewhere around 19 goals/game. Just from the two top lines. Offensively, I could make a case that this could be one of the greatest teams ever assembled.

As usual, I elected understatement as my literary device of choice.  Read the rest here, and thanks to Adam, Derek and Charlie for the opportunity to ruffle some feathers.

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Digging Tuesdays

Chris Osgood’s your starter.  Groins and Chemistry.  Hudler and Helm.  Visors and vets.  Your Diggers shotgunned us this morning.  Not a single bit of repetition. Everyone doing their own thing.  Refreshing.  And, no, I don’t want to be one.

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Shielded? Nick’s Gonna Give It A Go, But Not Tuesday

Stand by for the Diggers.  Khan(!) reporting that Lidstrom is in for the pivotal Wednesday matchup with Atlanta, but probably not Datsyuk.  Helene St. James, competitor that she is, also reports Norris will attempt to play with a visor on a permanent basis, but not on Tuesday.  How does she know?

Because, as usual…

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KK Interoffice Memo

From: The Chief
To: AlanaH
Subj: Top 40 Goalies Of All Time
Ref: NHL Home Ice

1.  You’re not going to like this.

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Island Hopping

Important, critical work.  That’s what I accomplished in Hawaii.  And now I’m back in the nation’s capital(ol) for 24 hours before the trek begins anew, this time to the hockey-mad Pacific isle of Guam.  Based on research conducted by the A2Y interns up at Northern, we’ve not had a single visit—not a click—from Guaminians since this blog was unveiled to the Gore back in 1977.

So, naturally; that’s where I’ve decided to hold the first-ever A2Y 19 gathering.  That’s right.  For those of you who (a) live in Guam or (2) can get there within 48 hours, I’ll be hosting a bash.  And get this, all the alcohol’s on me.  Details to follow.

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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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