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Dive In Detroit

I was reminded of what it's like to be a fan of the Red Wings today. I was reminded of the pain that inherently accompanies being a fan of a team that has been the benchmark of success in a shoddily run league.  For a quarter century you and I knew, more than any other fan base, what it was like to truly feel that kind of stress, the kind that comes with playoff losses and OTs and all the other collateral aches we've been through. 

I was reminded of it today because I realized that the only thing that could possibly rival being a Wing fan during the playoffs is being a Lion fan during every, single regular season game. My god. 

So, Denver's in town.

They used to be our "rivals". Now they're just another bad-to-mediocre team playing hockey in a market more concerned with white wine prices than their NHL team. It's ok. It was like that long before this year. Jerseys retired following a two-year career.  Apathy. Inconsistency. It's...ok.  It's just Denver.

The Wings, though. I'm at one of those stages. One of those periods of my recent life when I wonder if I should hope. I wonder if Double A, and Mantha and Larkin should give me reason for optimism.

I'll allow it. I will. Tonight.

It's a Live Blog, bitches. LGRW.

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bigfrog's avatar

Need two points tonight. smile

Posted by bigfrog on 11/19/17 at 05:47 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 11/19/17 at 05:50 PM ET

Alan's avatar

LGRW!

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 11/19/17 at 05:55 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Going 11/7 again tonight. Helps ease DDK back in.

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/19/17 at 05:57 PM ET

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Must have 2 points

LGRW

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/19/17 at 05:58 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

I realized that the only thing that could possibly rival being a Wing fan during the playoffs is being a Lion fan during every, single regular season game. My god.

I’m so happy to be a Wingaholic.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/19/17 at 06:00 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

It’s a TRAP! Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/19/17 at 06:03 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

just

w
i
n

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/19/17 at 06:11 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

FSD tabbed Mantha as being the one double shifted.

Which probably means nothing.

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/19/17 at 06:11 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

SWM Mickey and Ken!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/19/17 at 06:13 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Ahoy, Chief, and Evenin’ Bitches!

Posted by RWBill on 11/19/17 at 06:14 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hejsan Allesammans !!

LGRW clap clap clap !!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 11/19/17 at 06:25 PM ET

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That was almost ugly

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/19/17 at 06:30 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Larks!

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 11/19/17 at 06:32 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Larkin 1-0 cheese

Posted by bigfrog on 11/19/17 at 06:32 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

That clip was from, “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….”,  wink


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/19/17 at 06:32 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

1-0 Larkin

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 11/19/17 at 06:33 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

D-Boss!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/19/17 at 06:33 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

LARKS!

1-0

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/19/17 at 06:33 PM ET

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That’ll work….1-0 good guys

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/19/17 at 06:33 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Abby tip, not Larkin. cheese

Posted by bigfrog on 11/19/17 at 06:34 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Abby!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/19/17 at 06:34 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

9-1-1 when scoring first, or something like that.

Posted by RWBill on 11/19/17 at 06:34 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Well… Abby… but still. Nice to get the first goal, all the same.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 11/19/17 at 06:34 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

give it to abby-dabby-dooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/19/17 at 06:35 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

Late to the game but at least I am able to see it.

LGRW!

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/19/17 at 06:35 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Larkin doing his best Datsyuk…just shoot it at Abby, itll glance in somehow.

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/19/17 at 06:36 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

9-1-1 when scoring first, or something like that.

Posted by RWBill on 11/19/17 at 06:34 PM ET

against Colo?  Of course.

Posted by MoreShoot on 11/19/17 at 06:36 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

9-1-1 when scoring first, or something like that.

Posted by RWBill

you got to say stuff like that eh?  tempting the Hockey gods you are.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/19/17 at 06:38 PM ET

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SWM, Ken…..geez

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/19/17 at 06:39 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Really weak zebra. SWM! Ken!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/19/17 at 06:40 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Really weak zebra. SWM! Ken!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/19/17 at 06:40 PM ET

no, it looked pretty much a hook.

Posted by MoreShoot on 11/19/17 at 06:41 PM ET

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kilt it

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/19/17 at 06:41 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

SWM, Ken…..geez

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/19/17 at 06:39 PM ET

I’ll say.  wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/19/17 at 06:42 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

i’ll offer Abby in trade for Landeskog

Posted by MoreShoot on 11/19/17 at 06:43 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

craptastic

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/19/17 at 06:44 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Puck is finding Helm tonight.

Posted by RWBill on 11/19/17 at 06:44 PM ET

Alan's avatar

FFFffffuch.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 11/19/17 at 06:45 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

1-1 with 15 seconds to play. sick

Posted by bigfrog on 11/19/17 at 06:45 PM ET

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Too much collapsing all period

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/19/17 at 06:45 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