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Wasn't it around this time last year that the "McCabe For Norris" campaign started? This year's McCabe? Tomas Kaberle. The Hockey News is leading the charge. image Thankfully, we have the Battle of Ontario (at least one side of it) to inject some sanity.
Right. And Peca for the Selke, Raycroft for the Vezina, and Maurice the Adams. The Muppet was correct - not enough for the Toronto media to write about.
I'm sorry. I thought I made it clear last season that the Norris resides in Detroit. Our campaign here at A2Y will officially begin 1 January. Lidstrom should be +178 by then.

JJ at Canucks Hockey is starting a campaign of his own.  Lay off Luongo.

It’s easy to blame Roberto Luongo for Tuesday night’s loss to the Detroit Red Wings. After all, he let in a weak Johan Franzen short-handed goal that seemed deflate the rest of the Canucks. What gets lost is how without Luongo, the game wouldn’t even have been close. What gets lost is how without Luongo, the Canucks would have far less than the eight wins they have this season.

I don’t watch South Park.  I’m sorry. I know, like the iPod thing from yesterday, that puts me in the minority.  But, I just can’t get into the cartoons-for-adults thing.  But, apparently there’s one episode I should find and watch.

Gloveside

Some people may say this is taking a rivalry too far, but the idea that the Red Wings would beat a bunch of small children to a pulp, if said children were taking the place of the Avalanche, gives me a warm fuzzy feeling in my tummy, and a big honkin’ grin on my face.

Yep. I’ll be finding it.

Speaking of rivalries, Hockey Country has uncovered an interesting one in Ontario.

The Ottawa Senators organization has a new number one rival, it seems. Though, geographically speaking, it was just a walk down the street.

There’s a strange situation going on over at TSN, and right they’re butting heads with the people at ScotiaBank Place.

I mentioned it in my recap of last night’s Sens win over the Sabres, but Pierre Maguire, once Ottawa’s loudest cheerleader, has since become their most vocal critic. Maguire has a daily segment on the local morning sports talk radio show on The Team 1200. It’s an insanely popular segment on the highest rated sports radio morning show in the country. Meaning, when he talks, people hear it.

Can you imagine that situation in Detroit?  Art Regner versus the Wings.  Every day Art could jab the Wings in new and creative ways, because he knows them so well.  Oh, yeah…that reminds me I have to add him to the glossary.  The Savant.

Speaking of glossaries (or is it glossarys?)...read Acid Queen’s, then read this story.  Good stuff, as usual.

 

 

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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