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A Lot of People Don’t Like the Road…

... 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?

Normally I'd agree with myself here; unfortunately, they got thoroughly trounced by a questionable - yet unsurprisingly highly motivated - Winnipeg Jets club to end the trip on a sour note. Now the Wings are back home for the next four, and will play a couple of strong teams in the "Steve Yzerman presents 'The Tampa Bay Lightning' " and the Washington "Which Ovechkin Will Show Up Tonight?" Capitals.

Oh, and the Atlanta Winnipeg Jets again.

But one game at a time, one game at a time. Tonight's foes are (or "foe is?" Stupid English...) the Dallas Stars, helmed by new GM, and former "Lobe of the Braintrust," Jim Nill. Here's a conundrum for you - a riddle, if you will: What would Jim Nill do with the current Wings roster? Would Daniel Cleary taking up valuable roster (and cap) space? Would Mikael Samuelsson be available to crank countless slappers into the midsections of NHL goalies from terrible angles, then be a healthy scratch for five games in a row? Would Jordin Tootoo have been waived, deported to Canada, and then subsequently returned due to that country's refusal to accept him (or maybe he just cleared waivers, I'm not really clear on that part)?

Hey Toots, since you'll (unfortunately) be in the press box, drop on by and join the fun here in the "Abel to Yzerman" wing of The Emperor's manor - it is a Live Blog, after all.

Bitches.

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RWBill's avatar

Ottawa and Montreal? Heck they are in our division.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 11/07/13 at 09:58 PM ET

calquake's avatar

  You don’t know all the words but you know it’s funny.

  Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 09:48 PM ET

I don’t know what you just said, but you touched a brotha’s heart.

Posted by RedMenace from Team Slovaskimo Fighting Snipers on 11/07/13 at 09:54 PM ET

It’s the theme of the Datsyukianism religion.

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 09:58 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Well, well,well

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 10:00 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Driven into the goalie by the D, penalty.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 11/07/13 at 10:00 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Weiss is worth keeping just for his faceoff prowess

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 10:01 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

No fuchin way! Zebra suckage!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 10:01 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Not that the stars have gotten away with a ton, but no wings PPs tonight?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 11/07/13 at 10:02 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

why…why

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 10:02 PM ET

calquake's avatar

FML.

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 10:02 PM ET

Trish's avatar

bun ova sitch

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 11/07/13 at 10:02 PM ET

Bent's avatar

On that shitty call, tie game.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 11/07/13 at 10:03 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

FUCH!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 10:03 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

It’s the theme of the Datsyukianism religion.

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 09:58 PM ET

AH HA! I get it now!

Have faith, our Lord and Savior Pavel H Datsyuk will reign triumphant!

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 10:04 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Datsyuk all the way.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 10:04 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Also, yeah, that was a real *#$%@& shitty call.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 10:04 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Have faith, our Lord and Savior Pavel H Datsyuk will reign triumphant!

Posted by RedMenace from Team Slovaskimo Fighting Snipers on 11/07/13 at 10:04 PM ET

Plus have can make fish and bread feed a bunch of hippies… or so I’ve heard.

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 10:05 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

blew a 2 - 0 lead, anything less than two pts out of this game would be a shame

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 10:07 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

So do you think Howard is thanking his defense or cursing them for ruining his Team USA starting keeper chances???

Posted by pgoody on 11/07/13 at 10:07 PM ET

Bent's avatar

This game has no business going to OT.  But here we are.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 11/07/13 at 10:08 PM ET

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Exacrly how many leads does detroit need to give a goalie they pay five mil

Posted by HockeyinHD on 11/07/13 at 10:09 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Plus have can make fish and bread feed a bunch of hippies… or so I’ve heard.

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 10:05 PM ET

I don’t know if that was intentional, but I giggled.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 10:09 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

So do you think Howard is thanking his defense or cursing them for ruining his Team USA starting keeper chances???

Posted by pgoody on 11/07/13 at 10:07 PM ET

Anderson and Quick are the reason Jimmy won’t be a starter in Sochi

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 10:10 PM ET

calquake's avatar

  Plus have can make fish and bread feed a bunch of hippies… or so I’ve heard.

  Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 10:05 PM ET

I don’t know if that was intentional, but I giggled.

Posted by RedMenace from Team Slovaskimo Fighting Snipers on 11/07/13 at 10:09 PM ET

Now you know where the old adage “Man does not live by bread alone” came from.

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 10:12 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Exacrly how many leads does detroit need to give a goalie they pay five mil

Posted by HockeyinHD on 11/07/13 at 10:09 PM ET

Indeed.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 10:13 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

congrats to the Dallas Stars for playing 65 minutes of penalty-free hockey

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 10:16 PM ET

Bent's avatar

You have got to be fuching kidding me.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 11/07/13 at 10:16 PM ET

Trish's avatar

Pissballs

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 11/07/13 at 10:16 PM ET

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Wow.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 11/07/13 at 10:16 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

FUCH!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 10:17 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Three wins followed by two losses. That shit needs to stop. Now.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 10:17 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

I’m done with religion. Just a *#$%@& letdown.

Just for my own, personal hatred, who was on the ice for that goal?

Quincey, you say?

NO *#$%@& SHIT.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 10:17 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Unreal.  This bullshit was unacceptable.  I’m going to bed.  Night all.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 11/07/13 at 10:18 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

well i think one could say this loss is on jimmy…

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 11/07/13 at 10:18 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

So do you think Howard is thanking his defense or cursing them for ruining his Team USA starting keeper chances???

Posted by pgoody on 11/07/13 at 10:07 PM ET


I think Howard only has himself to blame. He is, after all, the goalkeeper.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 10:20 PM ET

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I know tomrorow george is going to explain how this was all the d’s fault, but kee-rist jimmy.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 11/07/13 at 10:20 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Jimmy is not the #1 problem on this team this season.

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 10:23 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

well i think one could say this loss is on jimmy…

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 11/07/13 at 10:18 PM ET

True that.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 10:24 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Good game crappy outcome…But I don’t think Howard had his best game tonight..Helm,abby and Quincey didn’t help so much either.  God natt Bitches !!!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 11/07/13 at 10:25 PM ET

Primis's avatar

The coaching staff deserves a big, big part of the blame here.

3 of DAL’s 4 goals came inside 2:00.  2 came inside 1:00.  That’s simply unacceptable.

Opponents CONTINUE to score late in periods.  At a certain point, when that continues, that’s the coaching staff’s fault for not addressing and correcting it.

That’s really all you need to know about this game.  Forget the Abdelkader penalty, forget DET not getting a PP, forget anything else Babcock said postgame.  You CANNOT let teams score inside 2:00 and 1:00.

It’s still going to be a long season.  DET stealing wins here and a loser point there continues to mask this team’s woes.

Posted by Primis on 11/07/13 at 11:09 PM ET

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I know tomrorow george is going to explain how this was all the d’s fault, but kee-rist jimmy.

Yeah, George will probably note the first goal came on four blown assignments which left a Star alone in front of the goal, that one goal came on the PP, and the third Jimmy did just about every thing possible to stop a near perfect shot that went just between his blocker and the far post. I suppose a less expensive goalie isn’t saddled with all that extra cash that restricts Jimmy’s movement…..

Oh wait, you were the guy dreaming of a mythical 1st line d-man that was available this summer as a free agent…..not to mention, doesn’t actually watch the game to assess player quality.

BTW, Sammy had some spectacular dump ins tonight and a couple of good hits.

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 11/07/13 at 11:28 PM ET

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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