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There are no trends. Some would say, during the playoffs, that nothing real exists. We boiled the Easter Bunny on Sunday, a nifty addition to a growing list of domestic pets sacrificed in the name of our cause.

We've turned an innocent train, just a small, clean little choo choo, into a den of sin and drunken excess. We've done everything possible to assure an easy entrance into Hell just based purely on our conduct during the last ten playoffs, or so.

We've been juvenile, disgusting, despicable, redolent.

But that's because we're loyal and because our expectations are high, and because we are an immensely intelligent, handsome group of people with great scorn for pretty much everyone else.

Some of you consider tonite to be worthy of Lightfoot.  No. I say no.  Gordon Lightfoot is used in times of desperation.  This is not that time.  1-1 with three games left at Joe Louis is not that time.

Now...should the Wings lose in the same skinny-guy-in-prison fashion? If the power play continues to suck ass? If Datsyuk, Nyquist, FRANZEN, and pretty much everyone else remain ice cold? If Howard plays poorly? If, if, if....yes, then we may call on Lightfoot.

But not yet. Not...tonite ("Miracle" reference...just FYI).

No Alfredsson tonite and that's ok. He's been invisible. Andersson in because law states you can only substitute a Swede for a Swede not named Sameulsson.  You cannot replace a Swede with a Canadian(en) serial killer. Sorry Bert.

No Lightfoot tonite because I'm not nervous. Something tells me Game 2 may have triggered a realization in the Wings that only they can understand.

I am optimistic.

I'm not kidding.

This is a live blog, bitches.

15 to 12.


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cigar_nurse's avatar

They lack confidence. If they had any, they would have the speed game goin. Nike and the Yule need to step it up or we will be done in 5.

You are right. Having a goalie u can’t count on to make saves destroys confidence and momentum. We are only down 2-1. All is not lost. At least they kept trying in the 3rd. Until Thursday

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 04/22/14 at 10:24 PM ET

Bill from GR's avatar

Yep.  First goal is huge on Thursday.  Wings need to score first and keep the pressure on the Bs.

Posted by Bill from GR on 04/22/14 at 10:38 PM ET

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

The Wings are still in the fuching Playoffs last time I checked.  See y’all soon. Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 04/22/14 at 10:54 PM ET

Leo_Racicot's avatar

Saturday - May 4, 2013
Joe Louis Arena
Detroit, MI

Wings 0
Ducks 4

Ducks take 2-1 series lead

“Well, [the top line] is not as good,” Babcock said of missing Abdelkader. “We don’t have anybody with any kind of weight to play there. That’s the bottom line. We tried Brunner and [Gustav] Nyquist and [Joakim] Andersson there. We could put [Johan] Franzen there, but then we’re kind of a one-line team. ... When you’re really deep and lose people, it is not a big deal. When you’re like us and you lose people, it is a big deal.”

It ain’t over yet, Babs is in his lab as I type these words.

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 04/23/14 at 08:48 AM ET

Primis's avatar

It ain’t over yet, Babs is in his lab as I type these words.

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 04/23/14 at 08:48 AM ET

Here’s my problem with that:  why would it take Babcock 3 full games to realize what he’s doing isn’t working?  Was Game 2 not sufficient?

He needed to be in his labs after Game 2.

Actually, don’t go to your labs Mike.  You don’t need to.  Simply inform your team that a drop pass just inside the offensive zone will now get you benched.

Posted by Primis on 04/23/14 at 10:43 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Thank you, Leo!

As my Dad always reminded me, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”


Posted by MsRedWinger from the State where Tigers roam in the Spring on 04/23/14 at 11:50 AM 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