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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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RedMenace's avatar

Got to love Bert!

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 08:07 PM ET

Good Guy Bert.

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

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Lemmiewinks.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 09:08 PM ET

calquake's avatar

  Got to love Bert!

  Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 08:07 PM ET

Good Guy Bert.

Posted by RedMenace from Team Slovaskimo Fighting Snipers on 11/07/13 at 08:07 PM ET

Serial Killer Bert.

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

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

WTF is Sammy doin’?

Lets Go Rec Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 09:11 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Do I have tickets to the Winter classic and the alumni showdown?

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 11/07/13 at 09:11 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

WTF is Sammy doin’?

Said everyone, always

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 09:12 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Give Jim Nil 3 years and he will have a team that will compete for top slot in the Western Conference.

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 09:12 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

This is a good line.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 09:12 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Lets Go Rec Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 08:11 PM ET

Watching a beer league game, Kate? wink

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 09:12 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Seemed like a good period for the wings, but no goals unfortunately.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 11/07/13 at 09:14 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

takeaways: Det 7 Dal 2

I’ll take that

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 09:15 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Lets Go Rec Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 08:11 PM ET

Watching a beer league game, Kate?

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 08:12 PM ET

It’s the whore iPads fault.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 09:16 PM ET

SnLO's avatar

Intermission. Naturally.

Posted by SnLO from beyond the M-1 on 11/07/13 at 09:18 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Didn’t Mick call Lashoff, Slash—off?


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 09:18 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Posted by SnLO from the sub great-white north on 11/07/13 at 08:18 PM ET

I personally believe natural is better.

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 09:19 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

In other news, the Farmer’s Almanac predicted this winter will be the worst in one hundred years, plus bitterly cold.

Cold makes me drink. Then again, I blame my summer drinking on the heat.

I need to live in a place where it is 50 degrees all the time, then my drinking will stop.

I’m glad no such place exists.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 09:20 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Do I have tickets to the Winter classic and the alumni showdown?

Absolutely

Posted by monkey from Finland on 11/07/13 at 09:20 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

God Kväll bitches.! 

No goals yet !!  Are they playing good tonight ??? Or is Howard just awesome again??

Let’s Go Red Wings !!!!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 11/07/13 at 09:20 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I need to live in a place where it is 50 degrees all the time, then my drinking will stop.

I’m glad no such place exists.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 08:20 PM ET

I’m lucky enough to live where it’s mostly 72 all the time…. the drinking and the stopping thing?  Not so much.

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 09:22 PM ET

Trish's avatar

I’m lucky enough to live where it’s mostly 72 all the time…. the drinking and the stopping thing?  Not so much.

Hey, the heat makes you a thirsty bitch, so, of course, you drink more.  Right ????

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 11/07/13 at 09:24 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

I’m lucky enough to live where it’s mostly 72 all the time…. the drinking and the stopping thing?  Not so much.

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 08:22 PM ET

My daughter and her boyfriend are moving out to San Diego the week of Thanksgiving. He got a job in sales with the Padres.

Rumor has it the weather isn’t too shabby out there.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 09:25 PM ET

SnLO's avatar

He got a job in sales with the Padres.

That’s pretty cool. He’ll work there a couple of years for internship before the Tigers bring him aboard.  cool grin

Posted by SnLO from beyond the M-1 on 11/07/13 at 09:29 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

That’s pretty cool. He’ll work there a couple of years for internship before the Tigers bring him aboard.  cool grin

Posted by SnLO from the sub great-white north on 11/07/13 at 08:29 PM ET

We’re hoping. He’s from Detroit.

He has been working with the Griffins the last three years, so his foot is in the door a bit, so to speak

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 09:31 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

I think I’ve finally become a man…

... drinking some cheap wine again after the Firefart Fizzes (TM Calquake)  I’d been partaking in, and I’m mildly disgusted.

Previously I didn’t mind it. Hmph.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 09:32 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Rumor has it the weather isn’t too shabby out there.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 08:25 PM ET

California is outstanding… if you make at least $150,000 or better.  And believe me… the more… the better.

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 09:33 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Mickey says DD can’t expose himself. I bet Dino Ciccarelli would beg to differ.

Gotta’ love The Mick

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 09:33 PM ET

calquake's avatar

and I’m mildly disgusted.

You should see it from our side. cheese

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 09:35 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Tatar made that play happen

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 09:36 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Ugh, how did that stay out?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 11/07/13 at 09:36 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

You should see it from our side.

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 08:35 PM ET

This about cover it?

 

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 09:36 PM ET

SnLO's avatar

if you make at least $150,000 or better.  And believe me… the more… the better.

I think that a universal truth

Posted by SnLO from beyond the M-1 on 11/07/13 at 09:36 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Couldn’t get it up.  Where have I heard that before?

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 09:37 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Couldn’t get it up.  Where have I heard that before?

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 08:37 PM ET

“Date Night?”

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 09:38 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Posted by RedMenace from Team Slovaskimo Fighting Snipers on 11/07/13 at 08:36 PM ET

Ironically enough, I was just thinking to myself: “I wish someone would post a picture of a cat’s ass”

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 09:38 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

No goal, but that was a great shift and effort by Tatar.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 11/07/13 at 09:39 PM ET

calquake's avatar

  Couldn’t get it up.  Where have I heard that before?

  Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 08:37 PM ET

“Date Night?”

Posted by RedMenace from Team Slovaskimo Fighting Snipers on 11/07/13 at 08:38 PM ET


NO… my first prom. confused

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 09:39 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Ironically enough, I was just thinking to myself: “I wish someone would post a picture of a cat’s ass”

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 08:38 PM ET

Think about asking and ye shall receive.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 09:40 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

NO… my first prom.

Posted by calquake on 11/07/13 at 08:39 PM ET

At least you got the chance—my first (and only) prom involved me getting drunk for the first time on boxed White Zinfandel, puking violently, and wondering (read: sobbing) why the girl I liked wasn’t into me.

 

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 09:41 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Speaking of cats, the Red Wings really need to win this game to get the home-stand off to a good start. Is it too early for this?

please advise. The match is burning my fingers, the gas stinks, and the neighbor is calling for her cat.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 09:41 PM ET

SnLO's avatar

I wonder if this game is in honorarium and going to finish Nill - Nill

Posted by SnLO from beyond the M-1 on 11/07/13 at 09:42 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