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Do It Gordo, Bring Us The Gales Of November

Teams with “captains” like Joe Thornton do not win Game 7’s after blowing a 3-0 lead.  Those victories are reserved for men.

Leaders don’t target an injured ankle, slash it, then dive like Rosby in a musical.  Men store that shit away and discuss it amongst themselves on long plane rides between midwestern blue collar cities and places like San Jose.

Twenty consecutive years of playoff appearances, highlighted by four Stanley Cups and more “moments” than any franchise on earth.  “Moments” like Kirk Maltby losing his stick, then blocking two more shots to kill a penalty while Chris Pronger sobs in frustration.

As opposed to twenty years of existence with an established tradition of losing at the worst possible time.  And that’s just too bad.  You did it to yourselves when you littered your ranks with the likes of Roenick, Ron Wilson and Joe Thornton. 

And here’s something else:  Wings win tonite and they become the favorites. I mean, THE favorites.  The favorites to beat Vancouver, the favorites to win the whole damn thing.  San Jose wins and nobody with a brain cell picks them to go any further than five or six games against the Canucks.

This is the game the Wings earned and it’s the game they’ve pined for.  It’s the game San Jose has had nightmares about and regretted since Day 1.  The choking label has been whispered and joked about.  But after tonite, it’s a headliner.

And for the Wings, it’s just another chapter.  They were built for this, mentally conditioned for it. 

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.

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TeamDub's avatar

Belated congrats, MASTER Chief.

Enjoy the game all; I’m off to tend to my TIA’s that will undoubtedly lead to a full-blown stroke.

Go ’ Wings.

Posted by TeamDub from The gratch. on 05/12/11 at 10:34 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Kate, I can’t listen to the Versucks talking heads.  Just can’t.

tongue laugh

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/11 at 10:36 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

I want to see a skate to jugular right off the opening drop.

Malarchuk these fuchs.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 05/12/11 at 10:36 PM ET

Pugna Vox's avatar

The choke job lives on from Joe Thornton on down
to the right wing they call Setoguchi
The tank, it is said, ever bleeds Red Wing red
just like Patty Marleau’s abused coochie
Without Ryane Clowe, into his’try they go
not even the Heimlich could save them
When their throats did constrict right after game six
could this be Jose’s ultimate failing?

LGRW

Posted by Pugna Vox from Idiot Out Wandering Around on 05/12/11 at 10:37 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Yes, from the first puck drop.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/12/11 at 10:38 PM ET

The Red Man's avatar

It’s time to put San Jose back where they belong: on the shelf after the second round, gagging on their own ineptitude.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by The Red Man from Lansing, MI on 05/12/11 at 10:38 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Please.. Gimmie a Patti Roy showing for Niemi. Or a Breezy game 7… Please please please please!

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 05/12/11 at 10:39 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Posted by Pugna Vox from Idiot Out Wandering Around on 05/12/11 at 08:37 PM ET

Nice.

Posted by calquake on 05/12/11 at 10:39 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Just can’t.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Florida, wishin’ I was back in the Mitten on 05/12/11 at 08:36 PM ET

 

I hear ya. What happened to D-Mac?  He was pretty balanced, for a homer.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/12/11 at 10:40 PM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

The wings need to win tonight.  Keep on track for the 5th cup for TPH, Homer, and Draper. Win one for Bert. Save Jimmy from the goalie mafia. Putting hacking/diving Thornton in his place.  Tell Gary Ass to suck it.  All good reasons, but the real reason wings need to win tonight because the Chief’s victory post will be glorious, rivaled in greatness only by the Darren Garcia and Happy’s Hooker posts.

-LGRW

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 05/12/11 at 10:41 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Heh, FSD showing clips of the Avs Massacre.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 05/12/11 at 10:42 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I don’t care how… be it a blow-out, a squeaker, a vomit inducing OT or a fluke.  JUST WIN BABY!

Posted by calquake on 05/12/11 at 10:42 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Let’s Go Red Wings   (clap clap clap)  Let’s Go Red Wings   (clap clap clap)

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 05/12/11 at 10:45 PM ET

Behind_Enemy_Lines's avatar

LGRW

Posted by Behind_Enemy_Lines from Evanston,IL on 05/12/11 at 10:46 PM ET

HockeyTownTodd's avatar

This is it…
The crisis they created…
and now…
Their solution.

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 05/12/11 at 10:46 PM ET

NEB Wingnut's avatar

Off to share the game with six other transplants from Michigan.  A rare gathering of the faithful.


LGRW

Posted by NEB Wingnut from Omaha, Nebraska on 05/12/11 at 10:47 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Posted by calquake on 05/12/11 at 08:42 PM ET

+19

Just win.  Though I’d prefer an avalanche of goals for DET smile

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/12/11 at 10:49 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

won’t be able to LB much, but I thought i’d check in from my phone and say….

what locker room you come to? never give up.

that is all.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/12/11 at 10:49 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

A game this big requires the rare sporting of my vintage 1992 CCM replica.  Complete with the signatures of Nick and Stevie Y.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 05/12/11 at 10:49 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Let Red Wing Nation rise to cheer their team on to greater heights.  Man up and drink up… the time has come.

Posted by calquake on 05/12/11 at 10:50 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from gretzky_to_lemieux’s sandy vag on 05/12/11 at 08:49 PM ET

Awesome jersey.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/12/11 at 10:51 PM ET

Behind_Enemy_Lines's avatar

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from gretzky_to_lemieux’s sandy vag on 05/12/11 at 08:49 PM ET

Nice man.

Posted by Behind_Enemy_Lines from Evanston,IL on 05/12/11 at 10:52 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

All pets are in hiding tonite. Smart pets, that is.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/12/11 at 10:52 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

never give up.

+19. Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/12/11 at 10:54 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from gretzky_to_lemieux’s sandy vag on 05/12/11 at 08:49 PM ET

sweet.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/12/11 at 10:55 PM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

Gator has a pretty decent black eye.  Thanks for holding him down zebra. Ass

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 05/12/11 at 10:55 PM ET

behind the net in G.R.'s avatar

WARNING to all trolls stay away tonight for your own good. The 19 don’t want you here tonight, with your silly wisdom and annoying posts. We mean it, because if you do show your a$$ here tonight you will be prison gang-raped.

Posted by behind the net in G.R. on 05/12/11 at 10:56 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Hola 19.

Is it wrong to wish for a homicidal maniac to break into the VS studios and kill JR?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/12/11 at 10:57 PM ET

calquake's avatar

WARNING to all trolls stay away tonight for your own good. The 19 don’t want you here tonight, with your silly wisdom and annoying posts. We mean it, because if you do show your a$$ here tonight you will be prison gang-raped.

Posted by behind the net in G.R. on 05/12/11 at 08:56 PM ET

Or force fed “Santorum Shots”... your choice.

Posted by calquake on 05/12/11 at 10:57 PM ET

FatEric2000's avatar

Lots of wings fans inside the tank tonight.  Probably1 in 10 compared to a handful of us Sunday. The tank is bleeding.

Posted by FatEric2000 from San Jose, but my Hearts in the Detroit on 05/12/11 at 10:58 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Evening, 19, what are you drinking?

I said it last game, I’ll say it again…everything in sight apparently.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/12/11 at 10:58 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Awesome jersey.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Other notable signatures.  Probie, Sergei, Konstantinov, Kozlov, Mick Redmond.  But perhaps the best.  Brent Fedyk and Jimmy Carson.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 05/12/11 at 10:59 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Lots of wings fans inside the tank tonight.  Probably1 in 10 compared to a handful of us Sunday. The tank is bleeding.

Posted by FatEric2000 from From Game 7 at the Shart Tank on 05/12/11 at 08:58 PM ET

Do us proud man… do us proud.

Posted by calquake on 05/12/11 at 10:59 PM ET

JPBowman's avatar

anyone know if there is there a Center Ice feed, and if so, does it have Mickey and Ken?

Posted by JPBowman on 05/12/11 at 10:59 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

DTPA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 05/12/11 at 10:59 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Evening Ya All! Thanks Chief!

I believe, you believe, we all believe!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/12/11 at 11:00 PM ET

kayl's avatar

Anyone with a FSD feed?

Posted by kayl from Brewtown on 05/12/11 at 11:02 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Are there no FSD feeds to be had :(

What a horrible time to cancel my cable…. just in time for the playoffs. What was I thinking?!

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 05/12/11 at 11:02 PM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

I kinow a 3rd period lead hasn’t been the wings friend (at all) this series for the wings, but I want an early goal.  Let the Sharks and their fans feel the rope holding the weight of history above their heads begin to come undone.

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 05/12/11 at 11:02 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Brent Fedyk and Jimmy Carson.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from gretzky_to_lemieux’s sandy vag on 05/12/11 at 08:59 PM ET

 

How old is that jersey? You look like a young-in to me.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/12/11 at 11:02 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