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Did You Wake Last Night To The Sound of Thunder, Blues Fans? Don’t Fret. Our Serial Killer’s Out

This made me weepy.

I tried, people, I really tried to be a REAL hockey fan. Briefly. If it ain’t the Wings, I just dont give a shit.

 

Posted by dougie on 01/19/13 at 03:12 PM ET

That pretty much sums it up.  Hockey's been on all day, allegedly. They raised their 8th seeded banner in LA before the heavily-favored-to-repeat Kings got smoked by the third-best team in the Central.  They renewed hostilities in Pennsylvania and I'll bet Rosby's been touched exactly once...by Gary Bettman, most likely.

And I tried to watch. Honestly. I wanted to be a good citizen.  But in the end?

I couldn't because--like Dougie--I just don't give a shit about the NHL, about hockey, about the purity of our sport and our precious league. 

Nope. All I really care about is Detroyet is playing hockey again.  The Blues will raise their Central Division yellow sticky in some corporately sponsored arena tonite and the Wings will watch and chortle.  They've been through these before...many, many times.  Division winners.  That's...nice.

The Wings are back, and they're back tonite.  Other hockey happens, I guess. And that's ok.  But it's all static.  It's all boring.  To us, and to millions.  You either love our Wings because baby Jesus decreed it, or you hate them because Detroit's owned your team for decades and months and days. 

St. Louis is a favorite, boy. And the Wings? Oh woe is us.  Like Jenny said earlier, everyone's all sad-face when they talk about us.  "This is the year, sigh..."  Ok.  Bookmark that shit.  Bookmark the naysayers.  

Say it again. St. Louis is a favorite.  That is awesome.  The little kids who could, who tried, who found so much regular season glory last year only to see a standard end to a normal Blues season, Cup-free again.

So raise that banner tonite, little Bitter ones. Raise the division crown high, high, high.  Bellow at it and shake your fists, Blues fans.  What an achievement.

Bullet Bob says not to worry because nothing's more fun to slap around than the Awkward Teenage Blues.  Take them out past the cornfield where the woods got heavy and give them the back of your hand.  Because division titles don't mean jack shit, Sally.  

Big brother's in town. Again.  It's a Live Blog, bitches.

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WestWing's avatar

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/19/13 at 08:54 PM ET

I’m with you on this.  The team has been in decay for three years with only minimal patchwork repairs.  Lidstrom masked a lot of deficiencies that are on full display now.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/19/13 at 10:00 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Our “D” is more porous than SpongeBob.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/19/13 at 10:00 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

this is exactly like last year. We always spotted the other team a 2 goal lead.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/19/13 at 10:01 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

When I made my earlier prediction that the Wings first goal of the season would come from Filppula I forgot to add it will occur in game 17

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/19/13 at 10:02 PM ET

calquake's avatar

You know what?  If the Wings continue to play like this all season maybe that will force Babs to dump some of the older, dead weight and bring up the youngin’s next season.

Posted by calquake on 01/19/13 at 10:02 PM ET

TEMO's avatar

Posted by dougie on 01/19/13 at 08:58 PM ET

Are you serious??  Jeezus . . .

Posted by TEMO from LANSING, MICHIGAN, U.S.A. on 01/19/13 at 10:02 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Highlights…this shouldn’t take long.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 01/19/13 at 10:03 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

cleary, specifically, looks like SHEEEEIT.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 01/19/13 at 08:57 PM ET

I was just going to post that the single-most glaring takeaway from that 1st period was how bad Cleary looked.

That may not be fair with such a small sample size, but holy sh*t. I was never a big fan of his, but he looks like a borderline AHL player tonight.

How’s that for cynical?

 

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 01/19/13 at 10:04 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Wings played the same way they’re playing for the last three years, at least.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/19/13 at 08:58 PM ET

Sad but true. Time for a change. Uncle Mike for Uncle Tom? Borderline.Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/19/13 at 10:05 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

You know what?  If the Wings continue to play like this all season maybe that will force Babs to dump some of the older, dead weight and bring up the youngin’s next season.

Posted by calquake on 01/19/13 at 09:02 PM ET

Not to mention that coveted #1 overall pick.  Assuming Edmonton doesn’t get it again.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/19/13 at 10:05 PM ET

calquake's avatar

At this rate the Hasek will be bone dry by February.

Posted by calquake on 01/19/13 at 10:05 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Lidstrom masked a lot of deficiencies that are on full display now.

He controlled the play.  Slowed the game down, and ALWAYS (well almost always) got the team transitioned to offense - - for 24 minutes a game.  Without him, they can barely get the damn puck out of the zone. 

Stuart was a rock solid stay at home “D” man.

Now we get a rookie and Q? 

Tell me that’ll end well.

 

 

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/19/13 at 10:06 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

He controlled the play.  Slowed the game down, and ALWAYS (well almost always) got the team transitioned to offense - - for 24 minutes a game.  Without him, they can barely get the damn puck out of the zone.

Stuart was a rock solid stay at home “D” man.

Now we get a rookie and Q?

Tell me that’ll end well.

Let me refer you to the refrain we’ve heard for three straight years.

“We really like our team”—KH

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/19/13 at 10:09 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Now we get a rookie and Q?

My stomach just did a somersault.

Posted by calquake on 01/19/13 at 10:09 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/19/13 at 09:06 PM ET

It will end well… for the other team

Posted by pgoody on 01/19/13 at 10:10 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Ready bitches?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/19/13 at 10:11 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

  If the Wings continue to play like this all season

we will get the first draft pick?!!

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/19/13 at 10:12 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

I forgot to add:  Now the forwards are expending all their energy playing in the wrong end of the ice.

Lord, I pray I am wrong.  These 20 minutes don’t look too shiny though.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/19/13 at 10:13 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Tell me that’ll end well.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/19/13 at 09:06 PM ET

So you’re saying you’re not buying Babcock’s “What an opportunity for these guys!” routine? LOL

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 01/19/13 at 10:13 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

You know what?  If the Wings continue to play like this all season maybe that will force Babs to dump some of the older, dead weight and bring up the youngin’s next season.

Does not compute.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/19/13 at 10:14 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Hi all. Just caught up to the broadcast.  How many months did I wait for this?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/19/13 at 10:14 PM ET

calquake's avatar

    If the Wings continue to play like this all season

we will get the first draft pick?!!

You’re obviously forgetting about C-bus, we’ll get #2.

Posted by calquake on 01/19/13 at 10:14 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Ugh.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/19/13 at 10:14 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

So you’re saying you’re not buying Babcock’s “What an opportunity for these guys!” routine?

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 01/19/13 at 09:13 PM ET

Ah, comedy!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/19/13 at 10:15 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

You’re obviously forgetting about C-bus, we’ll get #2.

Posted by calquake on 01/19/13 at 09:14 PM ET

They’re only down 2-1….

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/19/13 at 10:15 PM ET

TeamDub's avatar

Well.

Posted by TeamDub from The gratch. on 01/19/13 at 10:15 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Sure, let the Russian skate straight in on Jimmah.

Q is having a great night

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/19/13 at 10:15 PM ET

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And unfortunatley Tarasenko has just learned that diving pays off.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/19/13 at 10:15 PM ET

TeamDub's avatar

Q needs killed with fire. Jeebus.

Posted by TeamDub from The gratch. on 01/19/13 at 10:15 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

way to go again Quinkey….........ya damn bum!

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/19/13 at 10:15 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

I miss the lockout

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/19/13 at 10:15 PM ET

Colquhoun's avatar

Another steamer by Quincey

Posted by Colquhoun on 01/19/13 at 10:16 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

FUCH!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/19/13 at 10:16 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

I honestly haven’t seen anything this bad since the Dead Wings era.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/19/13 at 10:16 PM ET

calquake's avatar

way to go again Quinkey….........ya damn bum!

Again, let us not forget, FOR A FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK!

Posted by calquake on 01/19/13 at 10:17 PM ET

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Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/19/13 at 10:17 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

too late to buyout Quinkey? Lets go get Subban or Bogosian

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/19/13 at 10:17 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Why would any free agent take less money to play with this team?

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/19/13 at 10:18 PM ET

TEMO's avatar

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/19/13 at 09:15 PM ET


Right there with ya . . .

Posted by TEMO from LANSING, MICHIGAN, U.S.A. on 01/19/13 at 10:18 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

The score is about right given how much time STL has played in the DET zone.

I dont think DET have spent 5 minutes in the STL end.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/19/13 at 10:18 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