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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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RWBill'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, SCP Round #2….whore style on 05/15/13 at 08:39 PM ET

Righty tighty, lefty losey.

Wire nuts and swiss army knife.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/15/13 at 08:41 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Wings are killin the faceoffs so far, almost effortlessly

Posted by Hootinani on 05/15/13 at 08:42 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Babbles is mixing up the lines, and so far I like every single combo

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:42 PM ET

stonehands-78'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

?
in a nutshell?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/15/13 at 08:43 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Cleary wants to be a home wrecker tonight. At a boy

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/15/13 at 08:43 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, Abdelkader, Bertuzzi…and Babbles is using them interchangeably.  me likey.

can we throw Nyquist in there please?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:43 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

L G R W  Clap..Clap..Clap.. !!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 05/15/13 at 08:43 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Fuchin Kindl can not hold a puck in the zone to save his life

Posted by Hootinani on 05/15/13 at 08:43 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Another PP.  Let’s score this time, Wings!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Bent's avatar

What’s with all the headshots?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/15/13 at 08:44 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

how is that not a major and a game?

tHIS LEAGUE IS so CONSISTENT

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:44 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Bitch ass play there.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/15/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Shaw….kill him.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 05/15/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Shaw should get a Shanny call tomorrow too

Fuchers

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 08:44 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Wire nuts and swiss army knife.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 05/15/13 at 08:41 PM ET

and duct tape ...

don’t forget duct tape

cheese

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/15/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/15/13 at 08:43 PM ET

Is that a squirrel zipper nut?

Posted by Hootinani on 05/15/13 at 08:44 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

two clear hits to the head where the head was the principal point of contact…and two minor penalties.

*#$%@& you Gary

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:45 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

I watched many hockey teams this year on NHLCI, and I’ve never seen any team give the puck away like Detroit’s D does; I mean, it’s not even close, it has to be at least twice as much as any other team.

I don’t mean to go all Eeyore right here, but sonofabitch, you are playing with fire with that type of play in the playoffs.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 05/15/13 at 08:45 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

C’mon. gotta pop their PK cherry

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/15/13 at 08:45 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

Why why why why why why why why why why why why… why are other teams consistently able to do that to our guys… I know Cleary did it and Franzen did it to the Ducks last series but man it seems like our guys take a the brunt of it night after night and its just a 2 min penalty…

Posted by pgoody on 05/15/13 at 08:45 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Shaw should get a Shanny call tomorrow too

Fuchers

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 22 on 05/15/13 at 08:44 PM ET

So you didn’t see the “go ahead and try to kill them” memo from Gary.Ass?

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 08:45 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Gotta start makin them pay on these, or there is going to be alot more headshots to follow

Posted by Hootinani on 05/15/13 at 08:46 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Hey Blackhawks this isn’t WWF…....


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/15/13 at 08:46 PM ET

monkey's avatar

and duct tape ...

don’t forget duct tape

MacGyver for everyone!

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/15/13 at 08:46 PM ET

calquake's avatar

two clear hits to the head where the head was the principal point of contact…and two minor penalties.

There will be a major once a Red Wing does it.

Posted by calquake on 05/15/13 at 08:46 PM ET

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Shoot Buckets…..fook

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/15/13 at 08:46 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Shoot the FUCHING puck

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/15/13 at 08:46 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

nobody between Cleary and the goalie, and he…

...passes the puck.

:facepalm:

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:46 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Shoot the fkn puck.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/15/13 at 08:46 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Is that a squirrel zipper nut?

Posted by Hootinani on 05/15/13 at 08:44 PM ET

this?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/15/13 at 08:46 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

whats with these ticky tack passes to the middle? Shoot the F$@%!$@ pick and let the reebie find the middle.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 05/15/13 at 08:46 PM ET

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Frickin shoot dummies. Jeebus.

Posted by CJBear71 on 05/15/13 at 08:47 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

I am mentally preparing the ice pick for Edzo

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/15/13 at 08:47 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

sooooo this Chicago v Detroit thing isn’t looking so lopsided as the pundits said it would be, is it?

grin

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:47 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

nobody between Cleary and the goalie, and he…

...passes the puck.

:facepalm:

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/15/13 at 08:46 PM ET

Yea thats a confidence thing… dont know why CLeary would be lacking but…

Posted by pgoody on 05/15/13 at 08:47 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

I am mentally preparing the ice pick for Edzo

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/15/13 at 08:47 PM ET

Ooh.  Can I help?

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/15/13 at 08:48 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/15/13 at 08:48 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Puck in the pants for everyone!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 05/15/13 at 08:48 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Why the hell didn’t Cleary shoot the puck?

And why the hell was there only one penalty on that boarding and elbowing call that’s two penalties goddamnit

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/15/13 at 08:48 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Man that building in CHI is quiet after one.

Posted by Primis on 05/15/13 at 08:49 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