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Counting The Chickens In The Hockey Hotbed of NoCal

Oh, they’re frothing in California at the prospect of an Anaheim/San Jose Conference Final.

All 8 people, combined, who care about hockey out there, that is.  I present to you Shaved Ice, a blog I’d never heard of until tonite.  I’m sure it’s because I’m so isolated.

The Sharks need to play Detroit next. The Red Wings have been beaten down, bruised and frustrated by a physical Calgary team. They are poised for their annual postseason collapse, which would have happened in Round One if Calgary could have mounted any sort of offensive attack. We need the Wings now because tackling the Ducks in Round Two will be too emotional. If…wait, I mean when we beat the Ducks, and we will beat the Ducks, it will be a huge accomplishment. I fear our guard could be down and a hungry Dallas/Detroit winner will take advantage.

The Ducks have to be the final step before we play for Lord Stanley. It is hockey destiny. GO CANUCKS!

 

I’m not going to pick on this guy too much because I think he might be 11 and that would make me an ass.  But I will, for the education of his readers, pick apart his post like Bubba with an Easter muskrat.

“The Red Wings have been beaten down, bruised and frustrated by a physical Calgary team.”

Did you watch the Wing/Flame series young man?  If you had, you’d see that just the opposite is true.  Holmstrom has a cut eye, Lebda a concussion or ankle or both; but he’ll most likely be back.  And if he isn’t?  We’re pretty comfortable with the deepest D in the league.  Zetterberg, Bertuzzi, Hasek, Lidstrom, Cleary: all healthier than they were when they started the series.

Frustrated?  Frustrated by what? 

“They are poised for their annual postseason collapse, which would have happened in Round One if Calgary could have mounted any sort of offensive attack.”

Yeah. Good point.  Calgary’s offense is inept compared to big, bad San Jose’s.  I know that for a fact because I just looked it up.  Your Sharks scored 256 goals this year.  The Flames?  Far behind.

With 255.

So that offensive attack Calgary couldn’t mount?  You might have a little trouble mounting it yourself, although in Northern California….it might come a little more naturally.  Sorry kiddo. Mess with the bull…

“We need the Wings now because tackling the Ducks in Round Two will be too emotional.”

Ok, maybe an 11 year old girl.  Emotional?  Ummm. What?

Maybe it was an off night for Shaved Ice.  Perhaps not.  Regardless, you’ll find them linked on the port side along with other Sharks bloggers and newspapers under the heading of, ironically, Round 2: Sharks.  If any of you San Jose bloggers know of sites I’ve missed please feel free to list them in the comment section.

 

 

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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