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It’s A Tattle-Tale Sound We’re Not Used To Hearing…So Give Us A Break

With only three days left until Gary's playoffs begin, the Wings sit in 9th place in the Western Conference.  Thankfully, that's bound to change tonite because they're destined for two points.  Destined, I say. 

Why?

Because Yackub Kindle is playing.  Yackub,. as you're aware, was the 19th overall pick in 2005 and he's been lighting it up since then boy.

He was selected before the likes of TJ Oshie, Home Keys, Paul Stastny, Kris Lefriggingtang, Jonathan Quick, Keith Yandle and Darren by god Helm (113 picks after Kindle). There are more.  And it's ugly.

Brian Lashoff wasn't drafted nearly as high as Yackub. In fact, he wasn't drafted at all so that's kinda low according to A2Y interns and pharmacists in Dearborn.

But Lashoff has been very good.  Kindle has never shown us anything than an ounce over jack squat and rarely even that.

So this is a confused Live Blog, and a little bitter. Because I just don't get it.  It's not just the Yackub start tonite, or even his draft in '05.  We get it.  Draft picks are never sure things. If they were we certainly wouldn't have given away a first rounder for the likes of Quacks Like A Duck but Dives Like An Av.

Tick Tock.  Tick. Tock.  What are you doing? Why are you saying things like this...

"Twenty games," he said during a pregame chat Friday. "Once you get to 20 games, you'll have a read of what you've got, where we fit."

George showed that to us today and that's crazy talk.  So...after 41 games of a season not wrecked by a midget ball-in-the-mouth commissioner, that's when you'd wait to evaluate the team?  Or after 35? C'mon.

If Kenny's serious about winning this year, and he's not and he hasn't been since last trade deadline when he did absolutely nothing but give away a first-rounder in exchange for a whining little girl who still complains about not getting to wear a ring he didn't earn, then he'd be evaluating right frigging now. He'd be looking for a deal and he wouldn't be hauling out the same, crusty, tired bullshit excuses.

..if you're looking to do something, you can only do something if you have a partner.

Uh huh.  We've heard it.  Meanwhile...Lashoff sits and Kindle plays.  For reasons unknown to anyone.  You know, Nick Lidstrom aged as we all do for the last four years of his career.  He came close to winning the Cup, or at least evening Game 7, himself in the last minute of his last meaningful game.  Then? Three years of Holland stagnation.  Oh...I forgot. You're not stagnant when you're moving backward.  How do you move backward?  I don't know.  Franzen? Hossa? Go with Franzen, please.  And then watch him do nothing. Fredo Corleone as the only defenseman signed when ten others went elsewhere, ten others with more talent and tougher bones?

I know.  Not the usual tone for a live blog.  It's just that I'm hungry but the cook says it's getting to rough to feed us. And that sucks.

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Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Datsyuk is always THE most dangerous player on the ice. Bar none.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/29/13 at 09:47 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Whoa, way to much info.  Let’s stay with “tingly”.

Posted by Rumbear from the Top O the Hasek, lookin for Lashoff… on 01/29/13 at 09:46 PM ET

Whoops, sorry, Apparently my filter has stopped functioning.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 09:47 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Did the fuching linesman just block a clearing attempt?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 09:47 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

6:15 Damien Brunner 3 (Assists: Johan Franzen 3, Henrik Zetterberg 5)

6:38 Valtteri Filppula 2 (Assists: Pavel Datsyuk 6)

——-

i will miss number 13 as much as number 5 when he retires from the game.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/29/13 at 09:48 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Damn Fil

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/29/13 at 09:48 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Wally is on fire

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 09:48 PM ET

monkey's avatar

makes my penis feel funny

Whoa, way to much info.  Let’s stay with “tingly”.

Like climbing the rope in gym.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/29/13 at 09:49 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Almost curly fries bitches

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/29/13 at 09:49 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

The curly friends are always within reach Mick.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/29/13 at 09:49 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

i will miss number 13 as much as number 5 when he retires from the game.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/29/13 at 09:48 PM ET

More-so.

Datsyuk is the Barry Sanders of the Red Wings.

When he retires, a piece of me will die.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 09:49 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Like climbing the rope in gym.

yep

LOL


LOL

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/29/13 at 09:50 PM ET

monkey's avatar

i will miss number 13 as much as number 5 when he retires from the game.

Whore mouth.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/29/13 at 09:50 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Like climbing the rope in gym.

Posted by monkey from All hands, abandon ship. This is not a drill. on 01/29/13 at 09:49 PM ET

Or the altar boy robes in church… or wait… hrmmm.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 09:51 PM ET

monkey's avatar

The curly friends. *#$%@& yeah.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/29/13 at 09:51 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

The curly friends. *#$%@& yeah.

Posted by monkey from All hands, abandon ship. This is not a drill. on 01/29/13 at 09:51 PM ET

Yeah, that tickled me as well.

The Curly Friends it is.

EVERYONE LOVE THE CURLY FRIENDS

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 09:52 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Whore mouth.

Posted by monkey from All hands, abandon ship. This is not a drill. on 01/29/13 at 09:50 PM ET

I feel like more people should listen to you.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 09:52 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Curly hairs, but no curly fries.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/29/13 at 09:53 PM ET

monkey's avatar

The curly friends know how to tickle.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/29/13 at 09:53 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

i will miss number 13 as much as number 5 when he retires from the game.

For fuchs sake, DET are winning the damn game - -  why do you wanna rain on the damn parade

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 09:53 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

curly fries, ... or curly flies???

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/29/13 at 09:54 PM ET

behind the net in G.R.'s avatar

Like climbing the rope in gym 

I always like to climb the landry post in the back yard. member them. but my mom got upset when I did that. Now I know why.

Posted by behind the net in G.R. on 01/29/13 at 09:54 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

You know, Emmerton doesn’t suck, but he needs to pick a number other than 25.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 09:54 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

When he retires, a piece of me will die.

Posted by RedMenace from aboard the Crazy Train on 01/29/13 at 09:49 PM ET

Best. Player. Ever.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/29/13 at 09:54 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Don’t know about you guys…but I like tonight’s Wings muuuuuch better than those hosers we’ve watched so far this season

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/29/13 at 09:54 PM ET

monkey's avatar

I feel like more people should listen to you

You are a genius.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/29/13 at 09:54 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

curly fries, ... or curly flies???

I think I’m turning Japanese. I really think so…..

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 01/29/13 at 09:55 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

The curly friends know how to tickle.

If they were straight you’d poke your eye out.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/29/13 at 09:55 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

You are a genius.

Posted by monkey from All hands, abandon ship. This is not a drill. on 01/29/13 at 09:54 PM ET

Great minds think alike.  What can I say?

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 09:55 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Maybe Brunner should play in front of the net on the PP and not out at the point.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/29/13 at 09:55 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Maybe Brunner should play in front of the net on the PP and not out at the point.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/29/13 at 09:55 PM ET

This.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 09:56 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Maybe Brunner should play in front of the net on the PP and not out at the point.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/29/13 at 09:55 PM ET

*#$%@& WHAT

You mean a skilled forward shouldn’t be on the point on the PP?

SAY IT AINT SO

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 09:57 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Thats just a horrible call on DAL

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 09:57 PM ET

monkey's avatar

The curly friends know how to tickle.


If they were straight you’d poke your eye out.

If I was that flexible no one would ever hear from me again.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/29/13 at 09:58 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

If I was that flexible no one would ever hear from me again.

Posted by monkey from All hands, abandon ship. This is not a drill. on 01/29/13 at 09:58 PM ET

Jesus man, do you want to eat your own curly friends?

Think about it for a minute.

I know I don’t.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 09:59 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Thats just a horrible call on DAL

Again, I have no idea what is or isn’t a penalty any more.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 10:00 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Think about it for a minute.

I know I don’t.

Posted by RedMenace from aboard the Crazy Train on 01/29/13 at 09:59 PM ET

Hey.  When in Rome…. right?.... right?

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 10:00 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Again, I have no idea what is or isn’t a penalty any more.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 10:00 PM ET

Just like the NHL refs.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 10:00 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Mick having a good time tonight. I will hate to see him go along with Pavs.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 01/29/13 at 10:00 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Jesus man, do you want to eat your own curly friends?

I’m pretty sure I know how my dog would answer that.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 10:01 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Jesus man, do you want to eat your own curly friends?

So now you don’t want to eat my curly friends, huh? Make up your mind.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/29/13 at 10:01 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