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Abel to Yzerman

Good Day, Mr I.  Now Keep It Going. We’ll Even Live Blog It For You.

Hey St. Louis, weren’t you in the running for Prince Fielder?  Gosh. Just not your best week.

It’s relevant because Mr. I’s a Wing, and he’s a Tiger.  Mike Ilitch had himself a day like he used to have back before Gary Bettman ruined the NHL with his idiocy, his Cap that doesn’t work, a lockout that accomplished nothing and the Streisand wardrobe he wears in private consultations with Brian Burke.

I can’t confirm that so, for the sake of the Empire, I take it back.  That last part.

Honestly, this day has tired me out.

It’s an Original 6 classic, one that should occur four times per year. That could have happened up until three weeks ago, when Gary killed the realignment. Oh yes he did. 

Hockey’s best team, guided and molded by hockey’s greatest coach, led by the best defenseman in hockey history and backstopped by the best goalie on earth, plow into Montreal and in honor of the occasion…

...It’s a Live Blog, bitches.

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Red Winger's avatar

When Montreal got their fifth goal I thought to myself: “self, do you think the Wings will start playing now, just because of pride??”

The answer arrived quickly.

For cryin’ out loud, you’re professionals.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/25/12 at 11:59 PM ET

dougie's avatar

That St. Louis game don’t mean dick when you just turn around give the points right back like this.

I disagree, in that we showed that we own St Louis, a possible playoff opponent. That was important.

This game is “unimportant”, if there is such a thing. Still sucks to see your team get handed their asses on a dented platter.

Posted by dougie on 01/26/12 at 12:01 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

Condolences from a Leaf fan?

Sad times are these when we’re getting condolences from Leafs fans….

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/26/12 at 12:01 AM ET

SYF's avatar

They’ll be celebrating the Cup win on St. Catherine’s tonight.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/26/12 at 12:01 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Too many individuals.

Too.Many.Individuals.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/26/12 at 12:02 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

That St. Louis game don’t mean dick when you just turn around give the points right back like this.

Well, if I may try to make something attractive out of this steaming pile of shit the Wings are laying before our eyes, it means less losing two points to an Eastern Conference team than it does a team like the Blues.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/26/12 at 12:03 AM ET

calquake's avatar

This game is “unimportant”, if there is such a thing.

Except that a win tonight would have given the Wings a little breathing room in the claustrophobic Central.  Every game counts this year more than ever.

Posted by calquake on 01/26/12 at 12:04 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Fitting way to end the period. Standing behind the net.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/26/12 at 12:05 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

And right on cue, my Wing-hating hockey friends and hockey-hating football-loving friends begin a barrage of texts…“ha ha, do you see the score???”

“No, you dumb shit, I don’t. Cookie Monster and The Count were way over my head as a kid”

send

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/26/12 at 12:07 AM ET

dougie's avatar

Except that a win tonight would have given the Wings a little breathing room in the claustrophobic Central.  Every game counts this year more than ever.

Posted by calquake on 01/25/12 at 09:04 PM ET

Agreed. Our boys seem to have an aversion to the “easy” points, don’t they?

Posted by dougie on 01/26/12 at 12:08 AM ET

cainer4wingsglory's avatar

Agreed. Our boys seem to have an aversion to the “easy” points, don’t they?

Very well put. And I concur…

Posted by cainer4wingsglory on 01/26/12 at 12:09 AM ET

calquake's avatar

Normally I wouldn’t leave during a game to go get dinner but… you know… there would have to be an actual game going on.  Later.

Posted by calquake on 01/26/12 at 12:10 AM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

Har har har.  Fuching NBC analysts having a ball. I hope Babbles bans the entire team from ever talking to these blowhard Cawk-gooblers. Cue the Cawk and Crosby update.

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/26/12 at 12:12 AM ET

SYF's avatar

So glad that’s over.

Wait, we still have a third period?

My life; fuch it.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/26/12 at 12:13 AM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Let’s Go Red Wings..!!!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/26/12 at 12:14 AM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

..and in comes the night’s first troll.

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/26/12 at 12:16 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Har har har.  Fuching NBC analysts having a ball. I hope Babbles bans the entire team from ever talking to these blowhard Cawk-gooblers. Cue the Cawk and Crosby update.

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/25/12 at 09:12 PM ET

Really?

I’d hoped that Babcock might like, I dunno’.. be an actual coach and have stopped this shit at 4-0.

Instead, we’re left with a game like this and left to wonder just WTF is is that Babcock actually does in his job.  Because part of his job is supposed to be stopping it when everything is falling apart, and he’s not.

As much as we can ask if the team has no pride, don’t Babcock and his assistants have any too?

Or have they checked out already for the AS Break too?

Posted by Primis on 01/26/12 at 12:16 AM ET

dougie's avatar

I think I will watch the third period on the small , regular definition TV in the bedroom.
Maybe the smaller image will be less painful.

You kids behave. Don’t make me take off my belt.

Posted by dougie on 01/26/12 at 12:17 AM ET

Wingfan191's avatar

It’s times like these when I wish the Wings were on 24/7 so we could really see what’s said between the periods in games like these.  I just have this gut feeling that nothing is said just because everyone is a “veteran” and knows what they’re “supposed” to do.  I have a hard time seeing Babcock actually just let it all out and yell at these guys.  I hope he does though, they need a *#$%@& wake up call in games like these against teams like these.

Posted by Wingfan191 from Bothell, WA (originally from Troy, MI) on 01/26/12 at 12:19 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Hate to say it without knowing the details, but clearly the wrong message was sent to the team when Nick didn’t play.

Can you imagine this happening with Bowman behind the bench?  Jesus…

The correct answer is “No, I can’t” because the players were truly scared to death of Scotty, and it wouldn’t have happened, plain and simple.

Posted by Primis on 01/26/12 at 12:21 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Is it actually a troll when the troll is right and the Wings need to go find their balls?

Posted by Primis on 01/26/12 at 12:23 AM ET

Bent's avatar

Wonderful.  6-1 now, still 4 goals out of striking distance.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/26/12 at 12:24 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Third period.

Well, there’s one.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/26/12 at 12:24 AM ET

SYF's avatar

18 of the next 33 games are at home.  Just making note.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/26/12 at 12:26 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Does anyone have an accurate tally on the +/-?  ScoreMobile has stopped trying to even track it.

Posted by Primis on 01/26/12 at 12:27 AM ET

Wingfan191's avatar

Abby, Cleary, Emmerton, Holmstrom are EVEN
Bert, Commodore, Pavel, Ericsson, Franzen, Helm, Hudler, Stuart, White are -1
Flip, Kindl, Kronwall, Miller, and Z are -2

Posted by Wingfan191 from Bothell, WA (originally from Troy, MI) on 01/26/12 at 12:30 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

When the fuch did we score?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/26/12 at 12:31 AM ET

SYF's avatar

And there’s 2.

Happy again.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/26/12 at 12:32 AM ET

Bent's avatar

Hmm.  Hudler is pissed and done being embarassed.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/26/12 at 12:32 AM ET

Primis's avatar

When the fuch did we score?

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/25/12 at 09:31 PM ET

2 periods too late.

Posted by Primis on 01/26/12 at 12:32 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Is it actually a troll when the troll is right and the Wings need to go find their balls?

Posted by Primis on 01/25/12 at 09:23 PM ET

Um, yes. A troll is a troll.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/26/12 at 12:33 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Bert ruins a rush by overhandling the puck and then turning it over.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/26/12 at 12:33 AM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Good for Happy!  Good for Wings!

Lets Go Red Wing!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/26/12 at 12:34 AM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Pimpalcious. Next 4 are huge.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 01/26/12 at 12:34 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Bert ruins a rush by overhandling the puck and then turning it over.

Posted by SYF from Dr. Ima Tearadikov’s “Office” on 01/25/12 at 09:33 PM ET

“THIS IS A RECORDING”....

Posted by Primis on 01/26/12 at 12:34 AM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Lets go red wings clap clap clap

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/26/12 at 12:35 AM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

This shit isn’t over with yet.

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/26/12 at 12:36 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Wow, the GD thread over on WIIM is… epic.

Posted by Primis on 01/26/12 at 12:38 AM ET

bezukov's avatar

man, what pussified team.  getting embarrassed on national tv and no one even throws a check.  remember when the red wings actually had some toughness or some pride?  these fags need to take the 3rd off and go find their balls.

loving every minute of it, though. LOL.

Posted by bob on 01/25/12 at 09:15 PM ET

Its good to know that you’re a bigot.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/26/12 at 12:39 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

And there’s 2.

Happy again.

would i laugh if happy got a hat trick tonight.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/26/12 at 12:41 AM ET

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