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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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brunner!!!!! way to put the biscuit in the basket!!!

Posted by Sketchy_princess on 05/15/13 at 08:32 PM ET

calquake's avatar

It’s on now.

It isso on.

Posted by calquake on 05/15/13 at 08:32 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Crawford gave up two juicy rebounds on that play by Brunner

maybe he isn’t a wall after all???

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 08:32 PM ET

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Yes.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 08:32 PM ET

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Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:33 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Wait, CHI penalty following a DET goal?  WTF league am I watching?

Posted by Primis on 05/15/13 at 08:33 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Corey has the yips tonight. You heard it here first.

Posted by dougie on 05/15/13 at 08:33 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

Heh they called a trip. I is shocked but happy.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 05/15/13 at 08:33 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

PP

make it worth our while, boys

make ‘em pay, capitalize on their mistakes

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/15/13 at 08:33 PM ET

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After half dozen headshots we get to the BONUS and have a call go for us.  Seems legit….

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 05/15/13 at 08:33 PM ET

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Hossa’s favorite kind of goals, the ones where he can just one time a pass on the PP from the high slot with no traffic and doesn’t have to go to the net…

Posted by pgoody on 05/15/13 at 08:34 PM ET

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Posted by dougie on 05/15/13 at 08:33 PM ET

Not quite Dougie smile

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 08:34 PM ET

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Maybe Brunner’s gonna be the new playoff Mule

Posted by Hootinani on 05/15/13 at 08:34 PM ET

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Crawford gave up two juicy rebounds on that play by Brunner

maybe he isn’t a wall after all???

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 22 on 05/15/13 at 08:32 PM ET

Crawford’s looking really sketchy in general tonight so far.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 05/15/13 at 08:34 PM ET

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did douche canoe actually have to look at the scoreboard to confirm the score?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/15/13 at 08:35 PM ET

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crap. winger on the point

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/15/13 at 08:35 PM ET

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did douche canoe actually have to look at the scoreboard to confirm the score?

Posted by Valek on 05/15/13 at 08:35 PM ET

Sure looked like it.  grin

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 08:35 PM ET

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maybe he isn’t a wall after all???

Let’s hope after all is said and done he’s a wall… of tears.

Posted by calquake on 05/15/13 at 08:36 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

What a give and go

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 08:36 PM ET

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That plays worked twice now, keep it going

Posted by Hootinani on 05/15/13 at 08:36 PM ET

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Crawford is not looking very steady ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/15/13 at 08:36 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

wrong dman on the ice to handle a Nyquist pass

ugh

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:37 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Man Nyquist is a surly dude.

Posted by Primis on 05/15/13 at 08:37 PM ET

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that was a really solid PP.  Chicago is giving them the offensive zone.

let’s hope we get some more.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:37 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

PP with a couple good chances

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 08:37 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

The magic of wire nuts so far so good

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 05/15/13 at 08:37 PM ET

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if anyone has an NBC sports login they could let me use, please send a PM. I can’t get the euro streams to work tonight.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 05/15/13 at 08:38 PM ET

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icing.  the Blackhawks have got to be tired.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:38 PM ET

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wire nuts

I once spent a dirty weekend in Kentucky.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/15/13 at 08:38 PM ET

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The magic of wire nuts so far so good

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 05/15/13 at 08:37 PM ET

Great news, RWBill!

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 05/15/13 at 08:38 PM ET

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that was a really solid PP.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:37 PM ET

This.  No goal to show for it, but I would’ve taken that PP all season long.

Posted by Primis on 05/15/13 at 08:39 PM ET

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James

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/15/13 at 08:39 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

JIMMAH!

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:39 PM ET

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Wire nuts for everyone!!

Posted by dougie on 05/15/13 at 08:39 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

DONG

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 08:39 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

The magic of wire nuts so far so good

Just don’t twist em to tight. Wait, never mind…...

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 05/15/13 at 08:39 PM ET

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Really be nice not to see those weak little passes in the d-zone.  Always seem to end up as a turnover

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/15/13 at 08:40 PM ET

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Wire nuts for everyone!!


Magic
wire nuts for everyone.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/15/13 at 08:40 PM ET

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I’m on black russian #3 and the first period isn’t even over.  this is gonna be a loooong, drunken series.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:41 PM ET

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Jesus Lashoff, I hate Eddie IcePatch.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 08:41 PM ET

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