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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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Bonus - mask conceals Blashill’s facial contortions!

Posted by Unhealthy Scratch on 01/14/21 at 08:42 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Karen almost cracked part way through the anthem but finished strong.

Posted by RWBill on 01/14/21 at 08:43 PM ET

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

Hey Dog! It’s finally almost abnormal around here…. wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 08:43 PM ET

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Look at all those red seats… oh wait…

You must be at the zoo.  cheese

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 01/14/21 at 08:43 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/14/21 at 07:34 PM ET

Holy crap, what a crap year.  Hope you get into permanent settings soon.

Posted by RWBill on 01/14/21 at 08:45 PM ET

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

RWBill is in the house. Good thing for Karen…. ohh

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 08:45 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Nice patience by Staal to stall at the Canes’ blue line while the Wings were changing up.  Very nice play.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/14/21 at 08:45 PM ET

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Poop

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 01/14/21 at 08:45 PM ET

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Boo.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 01/14/21 at 08:46 PM ET

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Yep. Larkin turnover. sick

Posted by bigfrog on 01/14/21 at 08:46 PM ET

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0-1 Canes.  Damn.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/14/21 at 08:46 PM ET

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No surprise there.

Get it back, boys!

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/14/21 at 08:46 PM ET

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

Oofff!...  shut eye

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 08:46 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Great, 5 guys on the same side of the ice !  Almost.

Posted by RWBill on 01/14/21 at 08:46 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Just giving no room for the MLB line .

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/14/21 at 08:51 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Isn’t saying “1st Detroit Native Captain” a bit redundant after saying he’s the “1st Michigan Native Captain”?

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 01/14/21 at 08:52 PM ET

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brb, 19.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/14/21 at 08:53 PM ET

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“1st Detroit Native Captain”

Larks was born in Detroit?

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 01/14/21 at 08:55 PM ET

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I missed you Cal! I.am ready for some jokes during intermission

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 01/14/21 at 08:55 PM ET

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PooBah in the house!

They better step up the energy. The wings have been a step behind since the goal.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 01/14/21 at 08:55 PM ET

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Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 01/14/21 at 09:00 PM ET

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To say the play is rambly scrambly would be kind.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 01/14/21 at 09:03 PM ET

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2DB55B9E-68D0-47DF-AB52-CA6AD381B468

Posted by RWBill on 01/14/21 at 09:08 PM ET

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I’m liking this Fromme…..

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 09:08 PM ET

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Bro (Brome) looks good.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 01/14/21 at 09:08 PM ET

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Here’s to hoping Brome isn’t another Brunner.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 01/14/21 at 09:08 PM ET

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Anyone know if Brome sweaters are for sale yet?

Posted by The Hurricane on 01/14/21 at 09:09 PM ET

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Here’s to hoping Brome isn’t another Brunner.

Shut yo’ mouth. smile

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 01/14/21 at 09:10 PM ET

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Here’s to hoping Brome isn’t another Brunner.

Yeah I hear that… looks good so far.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 01/14/21 at 09:10 PM ET

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Anyone know if Brome sweaters are for sale yet?

I hear they’re cardigans.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 01/14/21 at 09:12 PM ET

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Howdy 19. So glad to be here with my fake friends. Just got home from work and have done the sanitizing protocol and ready for some hockey. Cigar shipment in for the season and ready for some juvenile behavior. LGRW

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 01/14/21 at 09:12 PM ET

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I know it’s early but I haven’t seen the Wings complete CLEAN back to back offensive zone faceoffs in more than a few games….

Posted by The Hurricane on 01/14/21 at 09:12 PM ET

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Brome*

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 09:13 PM ET

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CN in the house!!

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 01/14/21 at 09:15 PM ET

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Sorry Keats. It was a bad start…..

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 09:16 PM ET

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HI Y’all !!!!  I’m so glad to see Brome doing good…He was pretty nervous before the game..Let’s go Red wings clap clap clap.

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/14/21 at 09:17 PM ET

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Hey, CN! So glad you made it…

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 09:17 PM ET

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Cal is on!

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 01/14/21 at 09:17 PM ET

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What’s up SeeGar?

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 01/14/21 at 09:18 PM ET

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LOL Cal…with all the crap that has changed in the last year, it’s awesome that your sense of humor hasn’t. It’s been missed.

Posted by The Hurricane on 01/14/21 at 09:19 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