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I worked Seger and our Happy Hudler into the same post title, and talked about hookers without even having "hookers" as a phrase that will catch the spammers.  Of course, the ads here on KK should be interesting for a few days.

I digress. As usual.  Hey guess what Ryan Getzlaf's faceoff stats are through four games?

He's taken 92 faceoffs and won 0.

That's a lie but it's an educated lie.

The Wings have owned him.  Datsyuk has owned him.  Zetterberg: owned him. Andersson: owned him.  Gilchrist: owned him. 

By and large, he's done nothing.  By and larger, Z and our Russian Prince have been amazing.  Tough, tireless, terrific..just like Mitch would say (our delicate genius).  Corey Perry?

That little dumpster diver hasn't done dick. 

Two ways to look at that: Wings are dominating their best players, but still tied 2-2.  Or, Wings have held them down and that can't last for long. 

Either way, it's a good reason to just start pounding warm PBR right now.

Gary's starting this game at 8 on the West Coast. (NEVERMIND IT'S 7, I THOUGHT IT WAS 8.  SHIT.) Seriously, that's late even for those of us ON the West Coast.  You suckers have to stay up until at least 2. And you will. Every single one of you.

It's a Live Blog, bitches.  Take us to 6. Get us back to the Joe with a chance to clinch in front of that madhhouse. 

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klank's avatar

Watching Lashoff and Smith learn is cheaper in the short term if you only consider dollars.  Possibly may pay dividends on the ice down the road.

I am totally cool with this plan, and I am not even thinking of dollars. 

Here we have two young players that want to be in a Winged Wheel.  Smith, who really wants to prove he is the player we all think he is. He needs to work on being patient and not allow his emotions to get the best of him; at times I feel he crosses a line that gets us in trouble. 

Lashoff.. I love this kid.  His size and those beautiful strides.

 

 

Posted by klank from the finest hot tub in Marin on 05/09/13 at 04:11 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

“Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit”

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/09/13 at 06:11 PM ET

monkey's avatar

“Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit”

NOW you tell me?

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/09/13 at 08:07 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

“Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit”

NOW you tell me?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/09/13 at 09:07 PM ET

But what if I can’t quit failing?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/09/13 at 08:27 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