Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 06/02/07 at 10:57 AM ET
I think it’s safe to say that I’m still feeling the effects of The Fluttering Puck From The Gates Of Hell. Yes, the capstone moment of the Kick To The Groin. Granted, when I read blog titles like this: US Navy Assists Al Qaida Dirtbag in Search For Martyrdom, I feel warm inside. But, it’s not enough.
It’s June 2nd and two inferior teams prepare for a Game 3 that the Red Wings should rightfully be preparing to play. If not for a bogus call, a failed clearing attempt (or several), a magic bullet of a puck and a bastard Fin…they would be. Of that I’m convinced.
The whole state is in a state of pro-sports induced anxiety today. The Wings are an uncomfortable afterthought. The Pistons are being treated like Lebron James’ prison shower play toy. My five year old daughter isn’t intimidated by a single arm in the Tigers bullpen. The Lions, Jesus…nevermind.
And the turtle I found and brought home to increase the happiness quotient on the homefront has left. Yes, Zetterberg ran away last night; despite the pleasing tomatoes and lettuce we tried to use to lure him to stay.
And I can find nothing to indicate Kenny Holland has contacted area realtors in hopes of securing a palatial home for Ryan Smyth. Dammit. But, things are looking up at least slightly due to the industriousness of new Wing blog Yzerman Is God. While I pout, Pete keeps plugging. I direct you to him so that you may have a morning’s worth of Wing-related fodder. Example:
The one theoretical argument in favor of Lang, and his apologists’ battle cry all throughout the regular season, was that he was a playoff performer, and despite some statistical evidence in favor of this, most observational judgements of Lang were that he was terrible. In my mind, it is time to split up the Eurotwins and spread the wealth as it were, which means the Wings’ 1-2 centers are set. Draper and Filppula round out the 3-4. There is no place for Lang, and I would not take him for the minimum. Analysis: Peace, bitch. Prediction: Very likely.
As I told Pete in the comment section of that post, the use of the term “Peace, bitch” in reference to The Enigma’s future with the Wings may be the most brilliant blogging device I’ve seen in a long time. My whole family appreciates it.
Enjoy your day.
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