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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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Nate A's avatar

Game time. Time for Z to become legend.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 05/12/11 at 10:02 PM ET

IwoCPO's avatar

Aloha bitches.  How about that Versus/San Jose pre-game show?  How can the Sharks win? Who will step up for the Sharks? What’s it like in the Shark room?

We’ll see motherfuchers.  We’ll see how sad you all are in about 3 hours.

LGRW

Posted by IwoCPO from Sunny San Diego, bitches on 05/12/11 at 10:03 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 05/12/11 at 10:03 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Oh and… L.G.R.W.

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 05/12/11 at 10:03 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Time for Z to become legend.

+19

Posted by calquake on 05/12/11 at 10:04 PM ET

MarkK's avatar

Evening, 19, what are you drinking?
Jack and Coke, bartender. And a courtesy barf bag.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 05/12/11 at 10:04 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

James Howard…

We believe!!  Do it!!!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/12/11 at 10:04 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

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 09:02 PM ET

I stayed in the same hotel as the team when they played the North Stars back in 1992.  I was 18 at the time.  It was one of the cooler experiences of my life.

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

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I’ll be glued to the screen from the drop till the break.[

b] Believe. Bitches. Believe.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

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

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Red wings clap clap clap… I Believe !!!!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 05/12/11 at 10:06 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Clowe in? Fine. Waste a bench spot on him.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 05/12/11 at 10:06 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Good luck my Bitches!

I have difficulty LBing during most games, especially a game like this.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/12/11 at 10:07 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Oh man.  I am pumped.  Do this wings.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/12/11 at 10:08 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I’ll be glued to the screen from the drop till the break.[
b] Believe. Bitches. Believe.
Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!
Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/12/11 at 09:05 PM ET

I am too, unless it becomes necessary for me to take one for the team and turn off the TV and log out of the LB in the third period again

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/12/11 at 10:08 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

Let’s go Red Wings!!!!!  We can do this!

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 05/12/11 at 10:08 PM ET

behind the net in G.R.'s avatar

Revenge tonight for 1942. I wasn’t born yet but I was listening and I know I cried. No tears tonight just cheers. Get rrrrrrr done.

Posted by behind the net in G.R. on 05/12/11 at 10:08 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Checking in.

60 minutes of Red Wing Hockey.

Wire to wire, hair on fire.

Drop the puck

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 05/12/11 at 10:09 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Oh man.  I am pumped.  Do this wings.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/12/11 at 09:08 PM ET

You been liftin’ weights? cheese

Posted by calquake on 05/12/11 at 10:09 PM ET

MarkK's avatar

I think Pavelski is drunk.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 05/12/11 at 10:10 PM ET

Little Redhead'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 08:51 PM ET

Agree!

Go WINGS!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/12/11 at 10:10 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

She’s got nothing on Karen Newman.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 05/12/11 at 10:10 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Why are the Sharts handing out ORANGE towels? Meh, worked for the Preds.

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

Avatar

Yea Chief,  the Versucks/SJ pregame show.  Thanks Gary.Ass.

9 to 12.

Posted by Jeff from CO. on 05/12/11 at 10:11 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

She’s no Karen.

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

calquake's avatar

She ain’t no Karen Newman that’s for sure.

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

Modnar's avatar

This feels like the longest national anthem ever. So ready for puck drop.

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

RWBill's avatar

what a horrible rendition of the National Anthem.  Niemi follows suit.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/12/11 at 10:12 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

LGRW

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

VooX's avatar

TSN feed up here.  Satirical sage on hand.

Let’s Roll.

Let’s Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 05/12/11 at 10:13 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

The time is now.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/12/11 at 10:13 PM ET

Howard's avatar

Oh my God, Francis Scott Key is spinning in his grave…

Posted by Howard on 05/12/11 at 10:13 PM ET

MarkK's avatar

I’m no longer able to tell the difference between “Jonesy” and Edsel. And I could give a flying @#$

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 05/12/11 at 10:13 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

TSN feed up here.  Satirical sage on hand.

Let’s Roll.

Let’s Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 05/12/11 at 09:13 PM ET

You using the sports-billet feed? if you got another one send it my way! Or…. are you just watching TV???

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 05/12/11 at 10:13 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Giddy fauxing up

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/12/11 at 10:14 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Nice play Wally

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/12/11 at 10:14 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Fil on the beckcheck

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/12/11 at 10:14 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Turrets having motherfuchers.  Let’s go Sh, sh, sh a aa ar r rks.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 05/12/11 at 10:14 PM ET

justin13's avatar

Had to check in tonight. Let’s go Red Wings!

Maybe it’s my TV, but Pavelski always looks yellow. Or maybe it’s the second 8% pre-game beer. Either way.

Posted by justin13 from Boulder on 05/12/11 at 10:14 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

She’s got nothing on Karen Newman.

I sound better in the shower….with clothes on.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 05/12/11 at 10:14 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

bert with the 1st wtf decision of the night

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/12/11 at 10:14 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