Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 01/25/12 at 04:15 AM ET
Watching Blues fans’ reactions to a terrible team is entertaining, and it’s never gotten old over the years. Watching them completely implode after a loss to Detroit, on the heels of a winning streak, when they’ve convinced themselves the teams are actually…equals?
It’s the best kind of family fun. And the St. Louis media isn’t helping. Detroit’s pasting of the January stalwarts led to an entire column of questions from Bernie Miklasz at the Post Dispatch.
The Blues are a really good team, but can they take down the proven elite?
I guess we’ll know in the playoffs, when the true answers come in. But the three consecutive losses in Detroit were alarming for the way they went down. It’s almost as if the Red Wings could do whatever the hell they wanted to do after flipping a switch, and the Blues had no answer once the Red Wings decided to assert themselves. (Message: Not so fast, little brother.) And that was the case in Monday’s 3-1 loss in Motown. After taking a 2-0 lead at Joe Louis Arena on Dec. 27, the Blues were outscored 9-1 by the Red Wings in the three losses. Feel free to try and put some shine on that to make it look good, but it isn’t good. And what does it mean? There’s still work to do. Then again, many of us knew that already.
Ouch. Especially the “little brother” reference. Oh, and, finding out in the playoffs is kinda contingent on, you know, getting there. With that (lack of) offense, that’s no guarantee.
For the record, Jeff Gordon added an “all is well…the Wings are just awesome” note to somehow bring the Blues fans off the ledge.
The Red Wings are still the Red Wings. And at Joe Louis Arena, they are nearly unbeatable.
That is all Blues fans should take from Monday night’s 3-1 loss. Some of the postgame reaction among local hockey fans seemed a bit overwrought under the circumstances.
No idea why they were even “overwrought” in the first place. They lost because it’s what the Blues do, especially in Detroit. It’s a decree from the babbling manger miracle.
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