Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 05/15/13 at 07:25 PM ET
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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