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Abel to Yzerman

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The Detroit Red Wings have been in the Western Conference for like, I don't know, 30 years. Something like that.  The specifics escape me and most of you know the weight I give facts, anyway.

Well, there are a few--facts, that is--that I like to fall back on. They help me sleep.  They make me feel warm, almost like the Speed Racer footy pajamas I wore my freshman (and only) year at Northern Michigan.

One of those facts is this: the West has belonged to the Wings.  It is ours.  We own it.  I can say "we" because "we" have filled the western arenas. Every game. Every time Detroit's in town.  You've raised prices.  You've whined. You've written letters. And we still...kept...coming.

And the Wings, themselves, have dominated this conference.  Ruled it.  We are, literally, the "arch rival" of every team in the conference. They despise you, the 19.  And they fear them, the Wings.

The Western Conference has been Detroit's bitch from the jump. 

And, if it's all the same to you, I'd be pleased as piss-laced punch if we leave on the same arrogant note.

Oh, it's going to be hard.  The Detroit Red Wings have not faced a playoff opponent so heavily favored since the Oilers in the 80's and Philly in '97. 

And that will make it so much sweeter.  The Western Conference has belonged to the Detroit Red Wings because Baby Jesus decreed it.  He's not changing his stance now.

Bet against us.  Do it.  I like this team.  I like our chances.  And I like watching Joel Quenneville defecate himself.  I intend to see that 4 times in the next two weeks.

This is a Live Blog, bitches.

LGRW.  You just got in.  You just beat Anaheim.  Now take what's yours.

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Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Bert, shoot the fuching puck

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 08:20 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Too cute, gotta shoot that shit

Posted by Hootinani on 05/15/13 at 08:20 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

don’t look now, but the wings have established their offensive zone presence

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:20 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

So will anyone kick that guys ass?

Posted by Rdwings28 on 05/15/13 at 08:21 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

The love est is on. We are the black sheep. Embrace it.

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/15/13 at 08:21 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Expose another Corey this series. Please and thanks.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/15/13 at 08:22 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

HUH did you guys just hear what Emrick said as they went to break


“A single shot by the Blackhawks and its 1 nothing”


Does he know something we dont???

Posted by pgoody on 05/15/13 at 08:22 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Emerick - “A single shot by the Blackhawks, and it’s 1-0.”

WTF?!?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/15/13 at 08:22 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Wait, what? 1-0?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 05/15/13 at 08:22 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

So will anyone kick that guys ass?

Posted by Rdwings28 on 05/15/13 at 08:21 PM ET

I guess we’ll have to hope so, since the zebras obviously got a memo from Gary.Ass.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 08:22 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

fest

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/15/13 at 08:22 PM ET

dougie's avatar

My favorite hockey joke:

I really like that Johnny Oduya guy.

Oh, Do ya?

rim shots for everyone

Posted by dougie on 05/15/13 at 08:22 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

So will anyone kick that guys ass?

Bygone days Dude - - alas, the bygone days.

 

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 08:22 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Emrick is senile.  Or he’s engaging in wishful thinking.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 08:23 PM ET

calquake's avatar

HUH did you guys just hear what Emrick said as they went to break


“A single shot by the Blackhawks and its 1 nothing”


Does he know something we dont???

Emerick - “A single shot by the Blackhawks, and it’s 1-0.”

WTF?!?

Alzheimer’s is a terrible thing Doc.

Posted by calquake on 05/15/13 at 08:23 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Clang!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 05/15/13 at 08:24 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Dong.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 08:24 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

CLANG!!

Posted by Hootinani on 05/15/13 at 08:24 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Clanck

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 08:24 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Clank. Outside of the post…

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/15/13 at 08:24 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Alzheimer’s is a terrible thing Doc.

Posted by calquake on 05/15/13 at 08:23 PM ET

Your choice on CBC is Bob Cole.  Speaking of Alzheimer’s….  Cole makes Doc look sharp.

Posted by Primis on 05/15/13 at 08:24 PM ET

Bent's avatar

CLANG

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/15/13 at 08:24 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Geesus, P.J. Stock with his 12 IQ, Bob Cole with his 112-years-of-age, and then they thrown in Kelly Hrudey to complete the trio.

Methinks the place to ‘watch’ this game is on the radio

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 05/15/13 at 08:24 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Pile driver by Cleary.

Posted by calquake on 05/15/13 at 08:24 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

that’ll leave a mark.

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/15/13 at 08:24 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Sparty on the ice

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 08:24 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Still no shots by the Wings….are we watching the same game?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 05/15/13 at 08:25 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Alzheimer’s is a terrible thing Doc.

Posted by calquake on 05/15/13 at 08:23 PM ET

Hes just reading from Gary’s script, he can’t help it if the Wings arent playing along

Posted by Hootinani on 05/15/13 at 08:25 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Nike is gonna be fun to watch for a few years.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/15/13 at 08:26 PM ET

monkey's avatar

As legal as it gets… Abby ran into the stick… gotta stay low Abby… stay low

Yes that was clearly low facing.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/15/13 at 08:26 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

rim shots for everyone

Posted by dougie on 05/15/13 at 08:22 PM ET


this?

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/15/13 at 08:26 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

that’s hooking?

no way we win this series if that’s the way the calls go.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:27 PM ET

Avatar

Nyquist should have crosschecked him in the head

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/15/13 at 08:27 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Pretty cheap freaking call

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 08:27 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Far worse that what happened to Abby.
Well done zebras.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/15/13 at 08:27 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Oh, THAT’S a penalty.  I see.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 08:27 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

wow. using rule book “b” tonight

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/15/13 at 08:27 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

WTF?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/15/13 at 08:27 PM ET

Bent's avatar

How the fuch was that a hook?  Looked like a stick check to me.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/15/13 at 08:27 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

Aww how cute giggling about how chincy of a call it was… Edzo and DC are so adorable

Posted by pgoody on 05/15/13 at 08:27 PM ET

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