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Ok. We’ve Waited Long Enough: Ready, Set, Vomit

If there was some way I could blame dainty Gary Bettman for this, I would. You know I would.  But, and it disgusts me to say this, I can’t.  The midget troll commissioner is not responsible for this, courtesy of Okie.

Injury Report:

DET:
Todd Bertuzzi (RW/LW) Groin (Day to day)
Nicklas Lidstrom (D) Ankle injury (Day to day)
Pavel Datsyuk (C/LW) Arthroscopic knee surgery (Sidelined indefinitely)
Jonathan Ericsson (D) Broken left wrist (Sidelined indefinitely)
Patrick Eaves (RW) Jaw injury (Injured reserve)
Jimmy Howard (G) Groin (Day to day)
Jakub Kindl (D) Upper body injury (Day to day)

And you can add Home Keys into the mix.  His tummy hurts. Up comes another Swede.

But that’s not all. Oh no. Look at that list and you see a bunch of names that, baby Jesus willing, should all be healthy for the Worst Time of the Year.  Except for Eaves. That kid’s probably down for the foreseeable count.

So that’s nice, you say. I agree. It’s nice. But it could also be tragic.  It could be downright disgusting because our pals can’t win on the road. Period.

As it stands now the Wings are the 4 seed, four points behind the irritating Bitter Bitch Bound to Burst Blues.  That number 1 seed we pined over two weeks ago is looking less and less likely.  Right now the Wings would open with Bubba, with home ice.  But if you go back to that sick list of dinged Wings? Then you see the real issue: any kind of home ice at all.  Today, the Wings are not only 4 behind SL, but just 4 ahead of Nashville.  This team doesn’t win without Datsyuk and that’s a fact. Nice that he’s skating and smiling.  We like that. But this team is no better than a 4 seed unless he’s back and back really frigging soon. And a 5 seed means ugly, ugly moods all around come April.

When we’re up, we’re up. But when we’re down? We are down and surly and bitchy. We’re a bunch of 19 year old chicks all living in the same house, going through that thing, you know what I mean, at the same time.  And right now, it’s just not a good time to be around any of us.

So we might as well PMS together and Live Blog this bitch.

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Forlorn in VA's avatar

Is anyone else with Game Center Live on a PS3 having issues with the audio not syncing correctly?  This is my most recent issue…the last 3 games have basically been unwatchable because of looping, and Game Center Lives customer support has been anything but helpful.  Tonight, I don’t know if it’s looping or not, because my audio is running 30 seconds faster than the video, and I’ve spent half an hour trying to get it to sync up.  Oh, and of course, the other games appear fine…it’s only the Red Wings game that is having problems.

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 03/09/12 at 11:15 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hejsan Svejsan !!!... Let’s Go Red Wings

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 03/09/12 at 11:15 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

3. three feckin’ shots on goal in the first. what’s the big deal? shoot da puck man.

three. three? really?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/09/12 at 11:16 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

The Wings are really pissing me off. No matter who is injured, they have enough guys that should be taking over against any team they face.

Where is the desire?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/12 at 11:17 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Yummy Yummy…

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 03/09/12 at 11:17 PM ET

Sal's avatar

Forlorn—I’m using Boxee to stream the game and it’s a mess tonight.  The sound was off by a good 30 seconds in the NHL app and the feed through the browser isn’t much better.  Freezing, dropping to lower speeds, jumping, all kinds of mess.  I switched to the Kings feed and it’s played flawlessly.  Seems it’s just the Wings broadcast that’s a mess and it has been for the past few games.  Things to have settled down now for the intermission.  Hope it lasts for the rest of the game.

Posted by Sal from the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains on 03/09/12 at 11:18 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

3. three feckin’ shots on goal in the first. what’s the big deal? shoot da puck man.
three. three? really?

Hey man, chill out.  That’s one more than last game.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/09/12 at 11:18 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

it’s only the Red Wings game that is having problems.

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 03/09/12 at 08:15 PM ET

You got that right.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/12 at 11:19 PM ET

calquake's avatar

If Uncle Mike isn’t laying into them about a half-assed effort then there’s no hope to come back.  You have to earn two points… not just show up.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/12 at 11:19 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

not just show up.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/12 at 08:19 PM ET

Dude, I think you’re giving them too much credit.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/12 at 11:21 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I hate losing but I detest lack of effort.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/12 at 11:22 PM ET

monkey's avatar

You ever had a Vietmunese prostate exam,Monkey? Those girls can take care of more than your nails.

Talk about getting your oil checked.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/09/12 at 11:23 PM ET

Forlorn in VA's avatar

Posted by Sal from the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains on 03/09/12 at 08:18 PM ET

Thanks, Sal.  I actually called Game Center Live earlier this week during a game, and they told me it was my internet connection.  I told them they were full of it because Netflix, Hulu, and other games on GSL were working fine.  I definitely will NOT be getting this again next year.

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 03/09/12 at 11:24 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Talk about getting your oil checked.

“Love your dipstick long time.”

Posted by calquake on 03/09/12 at 11:25 PM ET

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Embarrassing game, but this feed with Merf getting dressed up is hilarious.

Posted by Herm from my girlfriend's house on 03/09/12 at 11:25 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

Hey man, chill out.  That’s one more than last game.

see improvement where ever it is or how small eh? ok.

wow! da wings were 33% better this game in the first than the last game they played!

here we go red wings, here we go.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/09/12 at 11:25 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 03/09/12 at 08:15 PM ET

I just signed up for this season today and am watching tonight’s game via Roku.  The only problem I have so far is the video seems wobbly.  Might be a drunk camera guy.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/09/12 at 11:26 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Posted by calquake on 03/09/12 at 08:25 PM ET

You complete me.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/09/12 at 11:29 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Well, are you ready Bitches?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/12 at 11:29 PM ET

calquake's avatar

You complete me.

Posted by monkey from here to Timbuktu on 03/09/12 at 08:29 PM ET

Ditto.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/12 at 11:30 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

This entire squad need to man the fuch up.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/12 at 11:30 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Ditto.

Wow.  So heartfelt.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/09/12 at 11:31 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

  Ditto.

Wow.  So heartfelt.

Posted by monkey from here to Timbuktu on 03/09/12 at 08:31 PM ET

I blushed.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/12 at 11:32 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

You complete me.

Posted by monkey from here to Timbuktu on 03/09/12 at 08:29 PM ET

Ditto.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/12 at 08:30 PM ET


you 2 finished?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/09/12 at 11:33 PM ET

calquake's avatar

you 2 finished?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/09/12 at 08:33 PM ET

Don’t bother me… I’m smoking a cigarette.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/12 at 11:35 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Long time for the whistle.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/12 at 11:35 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Wow, I wonder what I have on the dvr. This is just stupid.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/12 at 11:35 PM ET

VooX's avatar

Don’t bother me… I’m smoking a cigarette.
Posted by calquake on 03/09/12 at 08:35 PM ET

Why is the end twisted and it smells like school bus driver Otto Mann’s jacket?

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/09/12 at 11:36 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Cleary with tunnel vision and gets smoked

Have the Wings won any face offs tonight or is it my imagination?

Posted by SolidTG7 on 03/09/12 at 11:37 PM ET

monkey's avatar

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Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/09/12 at 11:37 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Is it just my imagination or has moose killed the third line’s mojo too?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/09/12 at 11:38 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

evenin bichses

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/09/12 at 11:38 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Why is the end twisted and it smells like school bus driver Otto Mann’s jacket?

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/09/12 at 08:36 PM ET

I can’t answer that… I’m drinking the fifth.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/12 at 11:38 PM ET

monkey's avatar

you 2 finished?

Apparently.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/09/12 at 11:38 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

sorry, i don’t like seeing Lids in the pressbox ... not at all

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/09/12 at 11:39 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Who looks more pissed, Lidstrom or Babcock?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/09/12 at 11:40 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Is it just my imagination or has moose killed the third line’s mojo too?

I thought that it might

Posted by SolidTG7 on 03/09/12 at 11:40 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

sorry, i don’t like seeing Lids in the pressbox ... not at all

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/09/12 at 08:39 PM ET

He didn’t seem happy to be there either.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/12 at 11:40 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Welcome Jeff. Congrats on the extra chevron

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/09/12 at 11:40 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

TPH isup there watching and thinking,“ Do I really want to come back to his shit for 1 more year?”

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/12 at 11:40 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