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Two things I learned in the last 48 hours.  Our resident pharmacist at TPSH came up with this nugget today.

The Columbus success this year has been a big story so far this season.  It is a big story because it is unexpected and so large.  There are several indicators that suggest that it is bigger than sustainable.

That's a big statement on a big topic made by a big man with a big agenda, to break the biggest stories on the biggest stage.

Something else, better written and more relevant to 19 of us? This from Tuesday's Live Blog.

0-1. Didn’t take long. 

Posted by bigfrog on 12/27/16 at 08:07 PM ET

That's ten games in a row, if you're counting...and you know we are, Kenny...that the Wings have given up the first goal.

That, to quote Steinbeck, is a good way to get your ass kicked on a consistent basis.

That is just part of something I like to refer to as The Holland Referendum.

Why, oh why, why, why, why does anyone between whichever Ilitch spawn is running this team and Hank Zetterberg still have a job?  

Holy mother of fuch.  The worst power play in the history of hockey history. A team that can't win at home in The Final Season at the Joe. The worst blue line in hockey (assembled by the "best GM in hockey").

A locker room that has got to be divided, coached by a nice guy without a clue.

And the Wings keep posting stuff from '97, to rub our noses into what this franchise used to be.  Yzerman, Shanahan, Bowman...all of them back with us Tuesday.  My god, that was disgusting.  All of them back for one night before they returned to organizations with actual GMs.  Back to teams with futures. Back to teams with farm systems. Back to teams who aren't afraid to spend, or to blow it up and build again instead of yearning to sustain a streak that means nothing.

Ken Holland must have been humiliated. He must have been embarrassed to show his face. I didn't see any imagery of him with Shanny, or The Captain or Scotty.  Good. I'd hate that picture. I'd hate it really hard.  That grinning dipshit along people actually improving their teams. Disgusting.

But hey, Alfie's number is being retired tonight.  He was pretty good for us. Naturally, he was brought in at the tail end of his career along with everyone else who finds a home in Detroit to rake in some cash their last couple months in hockey.

Last place in the Atlantic because you...can't...beat...Buffalo...at home.

If you're looking for optimism from me, forget it.  I will never toe that line or inhale that exhaust or swallow that swill. Not now.  This team has been run into the frigging gutter by a guy who should have given up the reigns years ago to a hungrier, more creative, more aggressive and younger guy.

It's a Live Blog.  

LGRW and fire Holland. 

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Little Redhead's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 12/29/16 at 07:43 PM ET

ColeCreber's avatar

Well stated. Just… Win? Yes.. Just Win…

Posted by ColeCreber on 12/29/16 at 07:48 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

The Columbus success this year has been a big story so far this season.  It is a big story because it is unexpected and so large.  There are several indicators that suggest that it is bigger than sustainable.

I am Now convinced that the TPSH blogs are written by the same robot who keeps sending me all that spam about Viagra and Nigerian Prince money.

Anywho, let’s go fellas.  Maybe this is the one that kickstarts the season saving comeback.  Right!  Right?

Blah…

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 12/29/16 at 07:50 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Unfortunately true. Watching paint dry has become more exiting than watching Red Wings hockey this season, and I’m a season ticket holder. I don’t believe the Red Wings will totally tank, but the rest of this season should be a review of what the younger players bring. That means letting them play, make mistakes, and learn from them. confused

Posted by bigfrog on 12/29/16 at 07:53 PM ET

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TPSH is a bad writer. He writes bad. His writing is bad. His writing is not good. In fact, it is bad.

TPSH is the KK version of Donald Trump. Really. He knows more about concussions than medical professionals. Trust him.

Posted by ilovehomers on 12/29/16 at 07:54 PM ET

Alan's avatar

...at least we scored on the power play, right? Sure, it was against the worst PK in the league, but baby steps, right?

In all seriousness, I’m super frustrated with this team, their lack of gusto, Razer’s slowness since the start of the season, and the skater’s complete listlessness when it comes to actually putting forth the effort to get to the loose pucks and get the puck into the net. When Drew Miller is the guy who actually wants it and can finish, the rest of the forwards have really got to take a look in the mirror and figure it out.

We need to stop fuching around and start winning. LGRW! Win this one tonight, and let’s start a win streak to get back on track!

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/29/16 at 07:55 PM ET

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I am Now convinced that the TPSH blogs are written by the same robot who keeps sending me all that spam about Viagra and Nigerian Prince money.

received this email today:

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)
WASHINGTON D.C ROOM,7367
J. EDGAR HOOVER FBI BUILDING
935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,
NW WASHINGTON, DC 20535,


Dear Beneficiary.

 

The Federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington,D.C in conjunction with some other relevant Investigations Agencies here in the United states of America have recently been informed through our Global intelligence monitoring network that you presently have a transaction going on with the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN). As regard to your over-due contract payment which was fully endorsed in your favor accordingly.

 

We have taken out time in screening through this project as stipulated on our protocol of operation and have finally confirmed that your contract payment is 100% genuine and hitch free from all facet and of which you have the lawful right to claim your fund without any further delay.

 

In addition, also be informed that we recently had a meeting with finance ministries regarding your case and they made us to understand that your file has been held in abase depending on when you personally come for the claim. They also told us that the only problem they are facing right now is that some unscrupulous element are using this project as an avenue to scam innocent people off their hard earned money by impersonating the Central Bank office, due to this reason your funds has been transffered to the Central bank of NIgeria affiliate bank(CITI BANK) here in USA, where you can easily claim your funds without any delay or difficulties.

 

Having said all this, we will further advise that you go ahead in dealing with Mr. Michael Corbat which is the accredited in charge of your payment file at the Citi Bank here in USA accordingly with the details below while we will be monitoring all his services with you and correspondence at all level.


 
                                          Name: Mr. Michael Corbat
                                      Chief Executive Officer, Citigroup
                                    Email:- .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 


Thank you very much for your anticipated co-operation in advance as we earnestly await your urgent response to this matter.

 

Best Regards,


Mr. James Comey
FBI Executive Director.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/29/16 at 08:24 PM ET

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Wow st78, some guys have all the luck!! Can I get in on that??

Posted by SlimChance on 12/29/16 at 08:32 PM ET

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Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/29/16 at 07:24 PM ET

Clearly this one is legit.  What scammer would mention unscrupulous elements right in the email?  It would be a dead give away.

Congratulations on your Nigerian fortune, Stoney.

Now, can I interest you in the ownership of one (1) slightly tarnished original six (6) NHL franchise?

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 12/29/16 at 08:34 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Now, can I interest you in the ownership of one (1) slightly tarnished original six (6) NHL franchise?

nah, I KNOW when someone is pulling my leg

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/29/16 at 08:43 PM ET

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L.G.R.W.?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/29/16 at 09:00 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Now, can I interest you in the ownership of one (1) slightly tarnished original six (6) NHL franchise?

Does anyone really want to own the Leafs?

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/29/16 at 09:01 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

jurcs in for shea ... ok

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/29/16 at 09:04 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Sheahan scratched with “upper body” injury…Gee, all it took was 34 games…. hmmm

Posted by Down River Dan on 12/29/16 at 09:06 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Does anyone really want to own the Leafs?

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/29/16 at 08:01 PM ET

I said slightly tarnished, not left for dead

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 12/29/16 at 09:07 PM ET

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jurcs in for shea ... ok

L.G.R.W.
   
Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/29/16 at 08:04 PM ET

But, but, but….how will they ever replace that offensive production

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/29/16 at 09:08 PM ET

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Sheahan scratched with “upper body” injury

Yeah… hands of stone syndrome.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 12/29/16 at 09:13 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

play ball!

um, ... I mean

drop the puck!

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/29/16 at 09:14 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Well, let’s hope Jurco produces tonight. :\

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/29/16 at 09:15 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Great, Larkin gets to drag Glennie around all night

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 12/29/16 at 09:15 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Is someone new doing the video, geeshe quick transitions, I am getting dizzy…... and no it’s not what I’ve been drinking

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 12/29/16 at 09:15 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Evneing bitches

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 12/29/16 at 09:18 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

1-0? I’m shocked wink

Posted by bigfrog on 12/29/16 at 09:19 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

SCORE! 1-0

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 12/29/16 at 09:20 PM ET

Alan's avatar

RED WINGS SCORE FIRST FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 10. WOOOO!

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/29/16 at 09:20 PM ET

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OMG…..10 game streak broken

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/29/16 at 09:20 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

SCORESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

1-0

much better pressure so far

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/29/16 at 09:20 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Turns oot Vanek may well be the Wings best off season acquisition.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 12/29/16 at 09:20 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

You lucky dog Stoney!  Hey.  I have some slightly used cigar butts with a few puffs left in em I’ll let you you have cheap.
Whee. First goal with Ottawa d a facsimile of ours.  Keep pushin. LGRW

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the season Greenville Pylons on 12/29/16 at 09:21 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Vanek makes it 1-0 . The first time in 11 games the Red Wings scored first. cool smile

Posted by bigfrog on 12/29/16 at 09:21 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Imagine if the Wings didnt have Vanek this year

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 12/29/16 at 09:21 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Imagine if the Wings didnt have Vanek this year

Same here. What happens if the Red Wings are out of playoff contention by the trade deadline, then what do they do with Vanek if anything. Would like to see the Red Wings resign Vanek as he seems to get “The Process”. smile

Posted by bigfrog on 12/29/16 at 09:24 PM ET

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If the Wings were going anywhere in the next few years then sure, resign Vanek.  However given his age it’s not worth it if they can get a decent pick for him at the trade deadline this year.  The way he’s playing Vanek’s going to get paid on a good multi-year deal and the Wings don’t need another 30+ year old signed for several years.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/29/16 at 09:29 PM ET

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Wtf is up with the crappy graphics?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/29/16 at 09:32 PM ET

Alan's avatar

This fuching NHL.tv feed is laggy. I got better stream performance when I was watching the less-than-legal kind. :|

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/29/16 at 09:32 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Wtf is up with the crappy graphics?

Trying to match the team on the ice?

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 12/29/16 at 09:33 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Guy not happy aboot something / someone?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/29/16 at 09:34 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Mantha was robbed.  Call a Mountie.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the season Greenville Pylons on 12/29/16 at 09:38 PM ET

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Weak icing.  Defenseman didn’t even try skate back hard

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/29/16 at 09:44 PM ET

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Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/29/16 at 07:24 PM ET

If it is from a guy with a Hotmail account it has to be legit. I would be surprised if the Democrat National Committee did not answer it however.

Posted by RWBill on 12/29/16 at 09:45 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