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Mule, My Friend…It’s Time To Dream Like A Young Man

Okie...this morning.

The Flames defense is horrible, 3.38 GA/G, 0.68 5-5 F/A;  both marks second worst in the league.

Win or go home.

I had a boss a long time ago that had a nifty ditty he'd pull out only when the time was exactly right.  Most times he was sarcastic, demanding, unrelenting.  We all saw that and most of us dug it.  There were occasions, though, when that temper would flare and the highlight reel would start spinning.  One day, I witnessed him look up from his desk, slowly.  He paused for a minute and let that gaze burn into this kid standing in front of him.  And then he said, "You're lying to me.  That's irritating.  You want to play fuch-fuch with me?

Good. Let's play fuch-fuch."

And then the destruction began.  And it was a thing to behold.

It's time for the Wings to play a little fuch-fuch.  Teams like Calgary cannot be led along like the 1am sloth, soiled and barely coherent, waiting for a Blues fan to wheel her home...whore style.

Teams like Calgary must be efficiently and mercilessly dispatched of.  

Johan Franzen claims he's "pissed."  We've seen pissed before, Mule. We saw it against this very team.

 

 

Horrific.  Pierre was beside himself. Bobby Lang was so mad he forgot to check his hair in the glass.  Nick Lidstrom's pulse accelerated to 21 beats per minute. And the Mule?

He was pissed.  

Remember? (scroll to 2:14 mark)

 

 

That's pissed.  

You want to prove your pissed, Johan?  Show us that move again. Move your big ass across the slot and fire away. Holy Hell...when's the last time we saw that move?  

Get mad, big boy.  

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Hootinani's avatar

I remember when the Wings were the ones making tic-tac-toe plays like that.

Posted by Hootinani on 04/17/13 at 09:06 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Wow.  Only one-third of that arena really even cared that the Lames scored a goal.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/17/13 at 09:08 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Oh look. Mule sighting. And he actually knocked someone over besides himself.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/17/13 at 09:09 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

I remember when the Wings were the ones making tic-tac-toe plays like that.

it was more like tick, whoops, look what I found

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/17/13 at 09:09 PM ET

SYF's avatar

“I don’t want a rotation.  I want someone to grab it and keep it.”

Kinda hard to do when you keep changing it, Babblecock.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/17/13 at 09:09 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

When Ken would be like “And Datsyuk passes across the ice to Zetterburg, Zetterburg across the ice to Franzen, he SCORREESS, a beautiful tic tac toe play and the wings score.

Then Mick comes in “Woooo Hoooo, that was a beut.”

I miss that as well.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 04/17/13 at 09:10 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Evening bitches. I’m late to the dance, but it looks like the Wings are as well.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/17/13 at 09:10 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

“Babcock disagrees” Im not sure two words have ever described a man so thoroughly, and one of the words is just his freakin name.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 04/17/13 at 10:02 PM ET

Stick it with a picture of one of his death stares and you’d have a helluva meme

Posted by Hootinani on 04/17/13 at 09:10 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Can this team ever do a line change without causing me to have a heart attack?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 04/17/13 at 09:11 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

This game already has that smell, and we need to get rid of it toot sweet.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/17/13 at 09:11 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Ericsson having a good defensive shift, because Datsyuk was doing his job for him.  wtf.

why do the Wings seem so discombobulated all the time, except for about 4 of them?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/17/13 at 09:11 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

This tic tac toe talk is making me all misty eyed.  it went from that precision pass game to the too many passes to the what the fuch dumps.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/17/13 at 09:11 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

“I don’t want a rotation.  I want someone to grab it and keep it.”

Kinda hard to do when you keep changing it, Babblecock.

Posted by SYF from the bottom of a pint of Guinness on 04/17/13 at 10:09 PM ET

I told you Abdelkader could fuch up a handjob.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/17/13 at 09:11 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

it was more like tick, whoops, look what I found

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/17/13 at 10:09 PM ET

you say tomato, the scoreboard says 1-0

Posted by Hootinani on 04/17/13 at 09:12 PM ET

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Why did my good feelings go away so suddenly?

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 04/17/13 at 09:12 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Teams like Calgary must be efficiently and mercilessly dispatched of.

The magic 8 ball says;  not so much.

Holy fuch this Wings team couldn’t start a fire with a blowtorch in their hands

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/17/13 at 09:12 PM ET

Primis's avatar

why do the Wings seem so discombobulated all the time, except for about 4 of them?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/17/13 at 10:11 PM ET

I’m more and more convinced it’s because only about 4 of them are actually any good.

Posted by Primis on 04/17/13 at 09:13 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Patty Eaves with one of his patented losing-his-edge deals.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/17/13 at 09:14 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Usually when players are not giving a shit, the coach is on the line. When the GM refuses to modify the roster and the players don’t seem to give a shit…

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/17/13 at 09:14 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Can’t even cash one in queued up in the slot.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/17/13 at 09:14 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

I pretty much like all of our bottom six guys for what they are…. but why Tootoo should sit for any of them is beyond me.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/17/13 at 09:14 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

how come our “hey look what I found"s never go in the net?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/17/13 at 09:14 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Brunner is playing like he cares.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/17/13 at 09:15 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

I think that Jimmy Howard quote from earlier todat may shed some light on the discombobulation of the wings. Something along the lines of playing so much just leaves him able to react instead of over thinking his game. Its hard to get into a rhythm as a player or a team when you’re never sure if you’ll be playing or who you’ll be playing with.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 04/17/13 at 09:15 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Holy fuch this Wings team couldn’t start a fire with a blowtorch in their hands

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Looking for a “D” man on 04/17/13 at 10:12 PM ET

Unless it was this one

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 04/17/13 at 09:15 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

I’m more and more convinced it’s because only about 4 of them are actually any good.

Posted by Primis on 04/17/13 at 10:13 PM ET

Thats what happens when you build a team from everyone else’s leftovers

Posted by Hootinani on 04/17/13 at 09:16 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

well, this team is good for a solid 40 minutes a night, so the rest of the game should be pretty good.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/17/13 at 09:18 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

I think our problem has a lot less to do with having bad players and a lot more to do with having bad chemistry between the players we do have.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 04/17/13 at 09:18 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Barely even noticed Buctkets in the game tonight.  Anyone else?

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/17/13 at 09:18 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 04/17/13 at 10:15 PM ET

Well, the dumpsters appropriate

Posted by Hootinani on 04/17/13 at 09:19 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

It also takes good leadership that know how to manage a team, bring out their skills and confidence and get them to work together, so many changes in members and line ups….

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/17/13 at 09:21 PM ET

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Barely even noticed Buctkets in the game tonight.  Anyone else?

Posted by SYF from the bottom of a pint of Guinness on 04/17/13 at 10:18 PM ET

Noticed him a few times, but only because he was so far behind the play, the next play caught up to him.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/17/13 at 09:22 PM ET

SYF's avatar

When Ken would be like “And Datsyuk passes across the ice to Zetterburg, Zetterburg across the ice to Franzen, he SCORREESS, a beautiful tic tac toe play and the wings score.

Then Mick comes in “Woooo Hoooo, that was a beut.”

I miss that as well.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 04/17/13 at 10:10 PM ET

Well, now I’m misty-eyed.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/17/13 at 09:22 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

For the love of TPH and Rafalski. We need a transitional dman. Fuch this rotation.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/17/13 at 09:23 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Got home (with hot dogs) (AND buns) and we’re losing. Didn’t see a minute, but I’m blaming Lebda.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/17/13 at 09:23 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Dumpster fire would be a good nickname for several players on the roster tonight.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/17/13 at 09:23 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Babcock’s choices for that final D spot…

- burn yourself with a hot fork
- burn yourself with a hot spoon
- burn yourself with a hot knife

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/17/13 at 09:23 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

I’m watching too few games. I had no idea how Smith looked without a helmet.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/17/13 at 09:24 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

For the love of TPH and Rafalski. We need a transitional dman. Fuch this rotation.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/17/13 at 10:23 PM ET

Well, we have Q

sooo, yeah….

Posted by Hootinani on 04/17/13 at 09:25 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

Barely even noticed Buctkets in the game tonight.  Anyone else?

Posted by SYF from the bottom of a pint of Guinness on 04/17/13 at 10:18 PM ET

I was gonna say the same about horses ass.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 04/17/13 at 09:26 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