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Abel to Yzerman

A New Season, A New Captain, A Useful Distraction

Good evening. It’s a brand new season for the 19! Welcome back to one and all, from the long absence of Detroit Red Wings Hockey. It’s been far to long since we’ve all hung out together to have what I hope will be a good time, and, a good season for all of us. I hope that everyone, and, your families are faring well, staying healthy, and, sane. I’d prefer if possible, keeping thing’s upbeat, and, not dwell on the past year, at least for now since this is our first game back.

The big news. Finally, finally, finally, Dylan Larkin has been named Captain of the Detroit Red Wings, and deservedly so. Steve Yzerman has made some additional moves in the off season that we all hope will pan out, and, make watching the Wings, let‘s just say, “more fun,” than watching the way the Wings have played the past few seasons. There are a few new faces on the roster as well as our familiar favorites. Tonight, and most nights, I hope this place that we all have come to call home, will also serve as a much needed useful distraction.

With the Yzerplan starting to take shape, one can only hope it will give us something to look forward to. To keep us out of the doldrums, to cheer on, and, as always, the possibility to cringe. It should be interesting if nothing else.

Maybe, we’ll all be able to witness some pleasant surprises along the way. Okay, that’s probably raising the bar a bit, but, what the heck? Why not?

Welcome back 19! Drop the puck!

It’s a Live Blog!

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calquake's avatar

poop x 2

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 01/14/21 at 11:01 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Poop.  I’ll take the blame for that one.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 01/14/21 at 11:01 PM ET

Alan's avatar

That seems about right.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/14/21 at 11:02 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

0-2 on the 42 shot. Looks like last season already. angry

Posted by bigfrog on 01/14/21 at 11:02 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Staal was doing a good job screening him and not paying attention to the guy parked at the post.

Posted by RWBill on 01/14/21 at 11:03 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

They cultured The Hasek to get the vaccine.  wink

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 01/14/21 at 09:54 PM ET

Heck, the Hasek is probably where the Rona originated…..... ohh

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 11:03 PM ET

calquake's avatar

That seems about right.

How many times did we hear that last year.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 01/14/21 at 11:04 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

I know it’s only 1 game, but 12 shots.??...this is gonna be a long short season

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/14/21 at 11:04 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Poop.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 01/14/21 at 11:04 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

0-3 Empty netter. sick

Posted by bigfrog on 01/14/21 at 11:04 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Player of the Game:  Tommy Greiss.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 01/14/21 at 11:04 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Apparently Shorty had the night off….

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 01/14/21 at 11:05 PM ET

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I knew one of you guys jinxed something here.  How bout Greiss.  Holy hell.  Brome, Stetch, Merrill, Staal all were good pickups.  Guys are just running out of gas.  Rod must have those Canes on smoothies or something.

Posted by ThatGuy on 01/14/21 at 11:05 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

//sigh//

Captain Obvious: “Not enough offense tonight.”

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/14/21 at 11:05 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Griess’s save percentage was higher than Razer’s.

I swear.

Posted by mrfluffy from the phone, calling Detroit, telling them it's on 01/14/21 at 11:05 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Pull the goalie!!! tongue wink

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 01/14/21 at 11:05 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Welp. That’s aboot it. Eh? Fire Blashill anyone? Too soon? surprised

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 11:05 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Yeah DRD that could be a plus, only 56 games not the normal 0ct to April marathon.

Posted by RWBill on 01/14/21 at 11:05 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Apparently Shorty had the night off….

Damn union people.

 

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 01/14/21 at 11:06 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Later y’all.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 01/14/21 at 11:06 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Blah!  Petr had to stop a shot every 5 minutes lol.

Posted by RWBill on 01/14/21 at 11:06 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Well, it was good to see you guys around once again. Until next time!

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/14/21 at 11:06 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

later gator

see ya Sat

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/14/21 at 11:07 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Same problems, cannot get the puck out of the zone, missed assignments, and cannot score. shut eye

Posted by bigfrog on 01/14/21 at 11:07 PM ET

The Hurricane's avatar

Still better than golf.

Posted by The Hurricane on 01/14/21 at 11:07 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Don’t go changing.

Posted by mrfluffy from the phone, calling Detroit, telling them it's on 01/14/21 at 11:07 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

I knew one of you guys jinxed something here.

It was Murph and Keats…..  wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 11:07 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Welp. That’s aboot it. Eh? Fire Blashill anyone? Too soon? surprised

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 10:05 PM ET

NOT to soon!

Nice BlashCock offense. No forecheck SOW (same old wings)

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 01/14/21 at 11:08 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Same problems, cannot get the puck out of the zone, missed assignments, and cannot score.

Rinse, repeat.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 01/14/21 at 11:08 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Next time 19….

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 11:08 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Fire Blashill anyone? Too soon?

Ohhhhhh, she went there!

See that?

Thats where she went!

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 01/14/21 at 11:08 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

G’nite Y’all !!! Thanks kate !!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/14/21 at 11:09 PM ET

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“The one’s trash, dump it, it’s garbage.”

Posted by captaineclectic on 01/14/21 at 11:09 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Until next game… Stay safe..

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 01/14/21 at 11:09 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Still better than golf.

Covid is better than golf.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 01/14/21 at 11:09 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Ha!!
Agreed Cal

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 01/14/21 at 11:10 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

LOL @ golf.

Posted by RWBill on 01/14/21 at 11:10 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Oh well. The Caine’s play a defense first like the islanders do. They smother you from the neutral zone into the d zone. We’ll get better. LGRW
Have a good night 19.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 01/14/21 at 11:12 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Greiss was outstanding!

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 01/14/21 at 11:13 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Now that he’s gone, we’re going to have to screen him for STDs as well as covid.

Posted by RWBill on 01/14/21 at 09:54 PM ET

LMAO.

SYF-ilis.  Thanks, Bill.  I remember that.  I miss the caboose of a train wreck that is the Hasek.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/15/21 at 06:07 PM ET

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