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Full Circle

Well, here we are. Looking forward and looking back. By that I mean back to the days when it was a given that the Wings would not make the Playoffs. Many of you that frequent A2Y remember what that was like. On the other hand, many of you have only known good Red Wings Teams.

For those of us that have been through both the good and the bad, we have come full circle, so to speak. We know how it feels to be bottom feeders, Darkness with Harkness, the entire 1970s.

Some of those bad teams had players like Mickey Redmond, who scored 50 plus goals back to back, and, Marcel Dione. Reed Larson who could blast a puck past any goalie.

Then along came Mr. I., and Stevie Y., and finally, Scotty Bowman. That changed the course for many years to come. Success, winning, Stanley Cups.

That's why we stay. We keep on watching for that little glimmer of the future. We see that in players like Larkin, and Mantha. We watched players like Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Lidstrom and Kronner. Leaders from both sides of the spectrum. The future and the past.

We watch because hockey is in our blood. We're Detroiters, and, we never give up.

Wingaholics all. No known cure.

It's a Live Blog! Bitches!

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calquake's avatar

It’s a great afternoon for a hockey game.  L.G.R.W.

Bravo Kate.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 02/11/18 at 03:28 PM ET

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

Is that Manny Legace with John Keating?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/11/18 at 03:40 PM ET

Grampy504's avatar

Somebody needs to bench Blash

Posted by Grampy504 on 02/11/18 at 03:43 PM ET

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

Oh, and FUCH YOU JEFF BLASHILL! For benching T-Bert.

A time oot? Once again, FUCH YOU BLASHILL! If the league thought he should sit, I could live with that, but, you don’t know shit from putty.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/11/18 at 03:44 PM ET

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

Thanks Quaker. I’m happy you’re here today. cool smile

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/11/18 at 03:50 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Right you are lady Kate. I just hope Mr I junior doesn’t become another Bruice Norris. That would be a travesty.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 02/11/18 at 04:02 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Let’s Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 02/11/18 at 04:03 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Right you are lady Kate. I just hope Mr I junior doesn’t become another Bruice Norris. That would be a travesty.

In all due respect CN, SWM!  smile

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 02/11/18 at 04:05 PM ET

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Seriously Blash?  Bench Lil’ Bert?  Why not bench the entire PK instead?  So sick of him.


LGRW

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/11/18 at 04:09 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Understood Cal.
So Lil Bert scratched as an example. Bad move letting him sit when he needs to get right back oot there to prove himself to his teammates. LGRW

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 02/11/18 at 04:10 PM ET

calquake's avatar

So Lil Bert scratched as an example.

of a coach who has no clue anymore. Time to move on from Blash.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 02/11/18 at 04:12 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Gee, what a surprise.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 02/11/18 at 04:14 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Oh good, b/c our pk is so good.

Posted by RWBill on 02/11/18 at 04:14 PM ET

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Yep, PK right on track there Blash.  Bet Bert has learned his lesson now.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/11/18 at 04:15 PM ET

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Howard looked really odd trying to make that save

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/11/18 at 04:15 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Afternoon, bitches!

Posted by RWBill on 02/11/18 at 04:16 PM ET

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

I just hope Mr I junior doesn’t become another Bruice Norris. That would be a travesty.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 02/11/18 at 03:02 PM ET


I hear ya CN. The Pizzarena will continue to look like the Olympia did if he doesn’t do something aboot the current dire straits we are in.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/11/18 at 04:16 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Too easy. You can’t even call that a one timer. Get er back.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 02/11/18 at 04:16 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Howard looked really odd trying to make that save

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/11/18 at 03:15 PM E

From 20 feet I’m not sure he even saw it.

Posted by RWBill on 02/11/18 at 04:17 PM ET

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

PULL HIM! First shot Jinny.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/11/18 at 04:17 PM ET

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

Jimmy. Not Jinny.

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/11/18 at 04:18 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Jimmy. Not Jinny.

To be fair, he is playing a lot more like Jinny.  tongue rolleye

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 02/11/18 at 04:22 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Short side goal by Ovie.You would think Howard should stop it. angry

Posted by bigfrog on 02/11/18 at 04:22 PM ET

calquake's avatar

ABBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 02/11/18 at 04:32 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

1-1 Abby. grin

Posted by bigfrog on 02/11/18 at 04:32 PM ET

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Someone should tell Holtby swimming is a Summer Olympics event not Winter.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/11/18 at 04:33 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Abby put the goalie jock strap on the time clock.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 02/11/18 at 04:33 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Wow - Abby found a set of hands

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 02/11/18 at 04:34 PM ET

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

Abby put the goalie jock strap on the time clock.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 02/11/18 at 03:33 PM ET


I missed it, but, I’ll take it.

Abby!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/11/18 at 04:37 PM ET

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Two teams out there doing crap refs

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/11/18 at 04:39 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Wonder if Blash will bench Wit or Abby next time they take a stupid penalty.

Of course not.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 02/11/18 at 04:40 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Slash?

Posted by RWBill on 02/11/18 at 04:40 PM ET

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

Could someone stuff some pie in Daren Eliot’s pie hole?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/11/18 at 04:41 PM ET

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Seems the Caps saw what diving got for Clutterbuck because they sure are going down easy today.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/11/18 at 04:42 PM ET

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

Slash?

Posted by RWBill on 02/11/18 at 03:40 PM ET

Guns-N-Roses? wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/11/18 at 04:42 PM ET

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Tie after one seems reasonable given the chances for and against

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/11/18 at 04:44 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Could someone stuff some pie in Daren Eliot’s pie hole?

And right now please!

driving me nuts too

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 02/11/18 at 04:44 PM ET

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Yay PP chance…..bad call, though

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/11/18 at 05:07 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

we never give up.

amen, sister

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/11/18 at 05:09 PM ET

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God, that PP.  sick

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/11/18 at 05:11 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