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No Such Thing As A Meaningless BJ

Our Uncle Mike has a vision.  To him it may be benign and ritual.  An annual rite almost, another matchup with another baby brother, one we’ve seen many times before.

Teddy Kulfan

“It looks to me we’re playing Nashville in the first round,” Babcock said. “Two really good teams. It’s going to be a battle.”

Yes it will, and with that battle should come a spirited discussion about which GM strengthened their team considerably on 28 February…and which GM did absolutely nothing.

And that little confab may turn out to be irrelevant.  For our sake, I’m hoping that discussion is short-lived and meaningless.  If, in mid-to-late April, we find ourselves talking about the trade deadline it’s going to be with a high degree of bile and angst. And we hate bile and angst. Do you follow me on this?  Our primary topic of discussion around 20 April needs to be about stifling Vancouver or exposing St. Louis.  If we’re talking about Tick Tock’s deadline standpattedness, that’s going to mean something horrible happened the days leading up to that.  With me?

But that’s a Hasek-held chit chat we can table until it’s absolutely necessary.  For now? Home ice is the beautiful baby we need to be cradling.  It’s a soft little bunny to be cherished, a Charlevoix Saturday morning with a pleasant hangover, one that doesn’t hurt, but just lingers until you make the decision that it’s time banish it the only way you know how, with another PBR.

As good as a BJ may sound right about now, this one needs to be trounced and stifled. For the sake of home ice, it really needs to be wasted and scoffed at.  Disregarded and slapped away for the sake of the greater good.

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.  Bubba’s on the horizon and, by god, we need to see that bastard a possible four times instead of three at the House that The Captains Have Built.

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Rdwings28's avatar

yummy, that was a prime sirloin.

Posted by Rdwings28 on 03/28/12 at 07:19 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

7-2 wasn’t enough. 8-0 sounds better.

Posted by Rdwings28 on 03/28/12 at 07:19 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

i’m with you, Master Chief.

a “W” in short order

... and a healthy rooster, please.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/28/12 at 07:22 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Aloha, Master Chief.  Rudders to the home port, Sailor.  We sure as hell miss you.

Take no team for granted even with a secured playoff spot.  Just get the two points and we’ll be good.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/28/12 at 07:24 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

BTW - love ‘The Castle’ reference

been there dozens of times ... back in the day.

then over nights at Burt Lake State Park.

ah, memories ... lets make a new one with 12 in ‘12.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/28/12 at 07:28 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

Win, baby win!  I will still be getting home from work when the game starts so I’ll be catching up on DVR.

Let’s go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 03/28/12 at 07:29 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Tonight is our game-at-hand on Nashville. It’s almost as big a “must win” as Friday.

Win tonight, and it’s a 3-point lead over Bubba before the puck even drops Friday. A win there, and it’s a 5-point lead, and it’s all but over.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/28/12 at 07:32 PM ET

Bent's avatar

i’m with you, Master Chief.

a “W” in short order

... and a healthy rooster, please.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/28/12 at 06:22 PM ET

I’d take a healthy roster over a healthy rooster, but that’s just me.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/28/12 at 07:33 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

love ‘The Castle’ reference

been there dozens of times ... back in the day.

then over nights at Burt Lake State Park.

Same here.

Scorps…Iron Maiden…ACDC…too many to name, and too many to remember.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/28/12 at 07:34 PM ET

monkey's avatar

According to my sources the game is on Sucks.  Look for the DC to make a comment along these lines early in the broadcast:

Columbus has out scored Detroit 2-0 in the most recent 18 minutes and 35 seconds of competition between the two clubs.  They have the momentum.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 03/28/12 at 07:38 PM ET

monkey's avatar

I thought Kyle Quincey was our trade deadline acquisition.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 03/28/12 at 07:41 PM ET

dougie's avatar

I hope we get home ice against Nashville, but I’d like it even more if it turned out to be unnecessary, because the Wings won in 5 games.

Posted by dougie on 03/28/12 at 07:42 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

a Charlevoix Saturday morning

Evenin’ Bitches. Ahhhhhhhh Master Chief. Such wonderful memories of camping with the 5 boys and teaching them all how to play euchre by the campfire.

Camping at Lake Charlevoix State Park, or up the road a bit to Petoskey, Wilderness, or better yet, crossing the Big Mac to St.Ignace and points beyond, with a stop at Clyde’s for the best Pizza Burger in the whole world. Oh yes, the world famous Mystery Spot too.

There is no place like Home.(ice)

Let’s Roll.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/28/12 at 07:48 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Columbus has out scored Detroit 2-0 in the most recent 18 minutes and 35 seconds of competition between the two clubs.  They have the momentum.

I would bet you nailed it 100%.

DC: “Edzo, this Blue Jacket club has the Red Wings number!”

Edzo (long, totally unnecessary pause): “It’s about carrying momentum into the playoffs, and right now the Blue Jackets have it and Detroit does not”

Doc: “The Detroit Ed Olczyk refers to is a southeastern Michigan city on the Canadian border, founded at the turn of the 18th century by the French explorer Antoine de la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac…not to be confused with the 111th overall pick of the California Seals in the 1974 entry draft, he who had some success on the famed line of ...”

God, I miss Mickey and Ken already

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/28/12 at 07:53 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Yeah yeah, if the Wings lose in the first round, the Eeyores are going to be raiding the corner stores for soapboxes to stand on to make sure we all know you told us so. Same ol’ song an’ dance.

We know how this shit works by now.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 03/28/12 at 07:57 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Welcome back, Chief!

Win. Just win.

LET’S GO RED WINGS!!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/28/12 at 07:58 PM ET

dougie's avatar

I can think of no reason whatsoever for OLNVERSUSNBC to carry any hockey game that has the worst team in the league as a participant, except to deprive us of an opportunity to hear Ken and Mick.

Hell, I even miss Keating, after listening to these douche-nozzles for 5 minutes.

Posted by dougie on 03/28/12 at 08:06 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I can think of no reason whatsoever for OLNVERSUSNBC to carry any hockey game that has the worst team in the league as a participant, except to deprive us of an opportunity to hear Ken and Mick.Hell, I even miss Keating, after listening to these douche-nozzles for 5 minutes.

Posted by dougie on 03/28/12 at 07:06 PM ET

Fuching THIS!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/28/12 at 08:08 PM ET

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I’m at the game and I’m close enough to smell the Douche Canoe.  Its as disgusting as it sounds.  Wish me luck.  LGRW!

Posted by Bezukov from Nationwide Arena on 03/28/12 at 08:08 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Comparing Homer to Mule. Douchebury is such an ass!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/28/12 at 08:09 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I’m at the game and I’m close enough to smell the Douche Canoe.  Its as disgusting as it sounds.  Wish me luck.  LGRW!

Posted by Bezukov from Nationwide Arena on 03/28/12 at 07:08 PM ET

Good Luck!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/28/12 at 08:10 PM ET

w2j2's avatar

Conratulations Shawn Hunwick, on the bench for Columbus!

Posted by w2j2 on 03/28/12 at 08:12 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Useless factoid of the night: if you add Det and the BJs win %.... you get 1.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 03/28/12 at 08:12 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I’m at the game and I’m close enough to smell the Douche Canoe.  Its as disgusting as it sounds.  Wish me luck.  LGRW!

Posted by Bezukov from Nationwide Arena on 03/28/12 at 07:08 PM ET

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/28/12 at 08:14 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Go Blue!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/28/12 at 08:18 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

NBCS FEED

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/28/12 at 08:21 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/28/12 at 08:22 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/28/12 at 06:53 PM ET

LOL
Nicely done.

Let’s see if the BJs are better in Columbus. BJ connoisseurs, that’s us.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/28/12 at 08:24 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/28/12 at 07:22 PM ET

Dude.  W.T.F.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/28/12 at 08:24 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Dude.  W.T.F.

Wait, there’s more

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/28/12 at 08:27 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

What’s this nonsense I hear about Nike being moved down to the bottom line??

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/28/12 at 08:30 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Mr Roberts, eh?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 03/28/12 at 08:31 PM ET

Bent's avatar

I already feel like stabbing my eardrums.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/28/12 at 08:37 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Someone shoot me a bottle of cocaine-infused vodka.  I cannot stand DC between the benches getting wet in the pants with the smell from the benches.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/28/12 at 08:37 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Boll and Dorsett. Dirty pukes.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/28/12 at 08:37 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Thanks for the link, Yoop.  Sure ‘preciate that.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/28/12 at 08:38 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Hey bitches, game time.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/28/12 at 08:40 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Heh.  The upper bowl isn’t even sold.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/28/12 at 08:40 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

great chance early

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/28/12 at 08:41 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Good chance already for Dangles on a nice pass from Bert.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/28/12 at 08:41 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