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Abel to Yzerman

Saving Both Barrels For Captain Farrell

I've decided I don't like Marian Hossa.  I never blamed him for leaving Hockeytown for the starched collars and wine coolers of Chicago.  Well, I did because I'm me and I'm always looking for someone to blame for something.  But, I kind of understood it.  Our man with the plan Tick Tock made his choice and Gary wouldn't let us keep them both, so...it's history.

I don't like him now, though. Not one bit.  

I didn't like the goal celebration Wednesday.  The Superman thing with the mouth wide open, yes...say it.  That's ok though.  Not full-on hate.  Just a lot of bit of dislike.

And you know I've never liked Kane. Ever. He's Corey Perry with talent. I don't like Joel Quenneville because his mustache is dumb and he was a Dive then a Blue and now a Hawk and that's a toxic combination, like mixing baby shit with Blue Moon and Thai food.  

I don't like the song, or the arena or that fact that during the National Anthem people are not just screaming (which is ok but not recommended), but they're chatting and looking all over the place. Hats on.  Texting. Eating things.  

I can't stand the White Sox.  I know that AJ Pierzdouchebag isn't there anymore and Ozzie Guillen is producing Nicaraguan porn.  So, they're gone but still...

Not a fan of Great Lakes, either.  I went to boot camp there and there was this mean bastard of a Chief who didn't like me. He picked on me and made me sad.  Naturally, I like him now. But back then he put underwear on my head and made me march around and chant things.  

I hated Michael Jordan and loved it when Bill Laimbeer gave him bad visions.  I loved that rivalry until it wasn't one then I stopped watching the NBA, kind of like how I don't post anything when the Wings lose.  Weird.

It's desperation time.  Today is critical, just like the last month has been critical. Every night.  From what I've read, the Wings were...tired.  That's why they came out looking strong like bull in the first period then went fetal the final two.  Ok.  Well, Gary's given them plenty of rest.  And then there's gonna be a lot more.  But rest won't matter a bit if they lose today because there is no way baby Jesus lets us win this thing down 0-2.  That's just science.  

There is whiskey in that there jar.  It's important that it flows. Freely.  Often.  

It's a Live Blog bitches.  LGRW.  12 to 12. 

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PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Are we this good or was Shitcago exposed and that bad? We shall see.

I think the Wings are better than the masses give them credit for - and especially since they seem to have found an identity in the last month.

and I think Crawford is way overrated.  he benefits from the team in front of him.  but that’s the kind of “high flying” team the Wings used to be, and we’d get our goalie exposed against grinding young teams who take advantage of opportunities.  now the WINGS are the grinding young team. 

this is why they play the games, ladies and gentlemen.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/18/13 at 02:50 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/18/13 at 02:51 PM ET

SYF's avatar

The Wings decide their own fate. It is not predetermined.

Don’t complain. Don’t explain.

LETS GO RED WINGS!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/18/13 at 01:05 PM ET

Sister spreading the good word.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/18/13 at 02:52 PM ET

Zqto's avatar

My god, if Im Franzen, I would to to the post game conference, and ask the reporters when they gonna throw in Hossas face that he needs to step his game up

Posted by Zqto on 05/18/13 at 02:52 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

THe only way this day gets any better is if the Kings can do this to the sharks…

Posted by pgoody on 05/18/13 at 02:53 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

on top of it all, the Blackhawks scored first.  four unanswered goals by the Wings.  wow.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/18/13 at 02:53 PM ET

lilja4ever's avatar

It’s actually looking pretty tidy in the stress train for once. Can’t get rid of the cat smell, though.

Posted by lilja4ever on 05/18/13 at 02:53 PM ET

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Already hearing from my friends here in Chicago how the Wings are benefiting from the schedule, while completing ignoring the fact that it was their own lovable Bulls that caused the down time between games.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/18/13 at 02:54 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

This just in: Drew Miller is still awesome at hockey. Somewhere a bunch of Scottish people are getting drunk and cheering us on now.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 05/18/13 at 02:54 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

The Wings are getting better and better.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/18/13 at 02:55 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

CBC’s Cathy Campbell is kinda hot, or maybe I’m just very aroused and sporting this Chubby.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/18/13 at 02:55 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

The Wings are getting better and better.

that seems to be the overall trend the last two months, with the every five or six games brain fart like game one.

I’m am completely in love with this Wings team now.  in a totally heterosexual way, of course.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/18/13 at 02:58 PM ET

SYF's avatar

This just in: Drew Miller is still awesome at hockey. Somewhere a bunch of Scottish people are getting drunk and cheering us on now.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 05/18/13 at 03:54 PM ET

Jeebus, he had a beautiful game on the forecheck…esp. in the third period.  He settled that line down and had fun.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/18/13 at 02:59 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

when was the last time the Wings were IMPROVING on their way into the playoffs, and had to play their best hockey just to make it?

it’s like that saying…turnabout is fair play.  we used to go in lazy, riding high in first or second place, and the first round some young team with nothing to lose would give us fits.

now WE are giving THEM fits, and I *#$%@& LOVE IT

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/18/13 at 03:00 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

I wish I could hug them all.  do you think they realize how much their winning vs losing affects us?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/18/13 at 03:00 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Hammer meet nail.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 05/18/13 at 03:03 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Chicago is deep.  They haven’t even played Stalberg, a guy who had 1 point in each of the Hawks’ three 1 goal wins vs Detroit.  I think they bench Bolland and reinstate Stalberg, because they need some offense, not thuggery.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/18/13 at 03:04 PM ET

MsRedWingFan's avatar

Zata’s stick got held and taken away from him.  No call.  Zebra suckage already.

Posted by SYF from the Flood on 05/18/13 at 01:13 PM ET

  may as well get used to that ..and now that the Wings are tied it will get worse ... we all know who Buttman wants his 2 favs Chitcago VS Chittsburg

anyone else notice how the NBC’rs started talking the Wings up once they were up by a couple? ... funny how even announcers are bandwagoners ... was nice not having to mute them for once

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 05/18/13 at 03:04 PM ET

SYF's avatar

anyone else notice how the NBC’rs started talking the Wings up once they were up by a couple? ... funny how even announcers are bandwagoners ... was nice not having to mute them for once

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan on 05/18/13 at 04:04 PM ET

I wouldn’t know.  I had the game on mute the whole time.  It was glorious.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/18/13 at 03:08 PM ET

klank's avatar

anyone else notice how the NBC’rs started talking the Wings up once they were up by a couple?

totally.  its like they were trying to talk voodoo on Wings.

Posted by klank from the finest hot tub in Marin on 05/18/13 at 03:11 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Chicago is deep.  They haven’t even played Stalberg, a guy who had 1 point in each of the Hawks’ three 1 goal wins vs Detroit.  I think they bench Bolland and reinstate Stalberg, because they need some offense, not thuggery.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 05/18/13 at 04:04 PM ET

Pfffff, “deep”.  DET has been sitting Tootoo and White this whole time, and….

....oh, I see…

*cries*

Posted by Primis on 05/18/13 at 03:11 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

#Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews wasn’t particularly happy with nature of physical play from #RedWings in Game 2.

Then man up, bitch!

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/18/13 at 03:13 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Seven players have scored 100 or more post season points in the history of the Detroit Red Wings.  Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk are two of those players.

That is all.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/18/13 at 03:14 PM ET

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#Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews wasn’t particularly happy with nature of physical play from #RedWings in Game 2.

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/18/13 at 03:15 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Big win, but, we have to win 1 more, then, 1 more, then, 1 more. (no jink)

Then, it’s all puppies, firetrucks, and Bill Murray.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/18/13 at 03:16 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Q had a very good game today. Maybe he is finally smartening up at the right time.

Coach Q needs to keep Carcillo in too. Players like him are worthless in the playoffs.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 05/18/13 at 03:17 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Q had a very good game today. Maybe he is finally smartening up at the right time.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 05/18/13 at 04:17 PM ET

It’s funny how Smith’s good games tend to coincide with Quincey not being Quincey.

Posted by Primis on 05/18/13 at 03:19 PM ET

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Q had a very good game today. Maybe he is finally smartening up at the right time.

Coach Q needs to keep Carcillo in too. Players like him are worthless in the playoffs.

Carcillo has to have taken too many shots to the head.  No one can play that stupid that often

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/18/13 at 03:20 PM ET

monkey's avatar

I want to see Martin Frk play. He has no vowels in his last name.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/18/13 at 03:31 PM ET

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I want to see Martin Frk play. He has no vowels in his last name.

I’m not real sure how that translates into hockey acumen, but I’m all for giving it a look see.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/18/13 at 03:37 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I would give everything I own to take that 30 minute plane ride back to Detroit with the team.

Try flying Virgin Airlines.

Posted by calquake on 05/18/13 at 03:38 PM ET

MsRedWingFan's avatar

  this would be a great time for Franzen not to be invisible

Do you have any idea of the complexity of the technology that requires?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/18/13 at 03:08 PM ET

  LOL

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 05/18/13 at 03:42 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I want to see Martin Frk play. He has no vowels in his last name.

Think we could get him to change his first name and call him “Mrtn Frk”?

Posted by calquake on 05/18/13 at 03:43 PM ET

MsRedWingFan's avatar

Anyone else terrified about the seemingly inevitable parade to the box by the Wings?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 05/18/13 at 03:09 PM ET

  nope it’s just the officiating as usual in the playoffs esp. when we play Chitcago or Chittsburg

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 05/18/13 at 03:45 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Anyone else terrified about the seemingly inevitable parade to the box by the Wings?

No.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/18/13 at 03:48 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Think we could get him to change his first name and call him “Mrtn Frk”?

Yes.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/18/13 at 03:49 PM ET

MsRedWingFan's avatar

Kate, I just saw your comment.  I came in here to write that I was calling this Redemption Day.  Great minds… wink

I could not be happier for Brendan Smith.  Good for him for listening to his coach and not his critics.

Best 60 minute game the Wings have played all year?...

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/18/13 at 03:38 PM ET



echo echo ...
I see good things in the Wings future .... the kids are learning so many lessons in all this
  grin

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 05/18/13 at 03:55 PM ET

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They’ve got to be in Crawford’s head now.  Not to mention Quennville’s.  Don’t forget.  As the Chief wrote recently, Quennville has never beaten the Wings in a playoff series.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/18/13 at 03:44 PM ET

  cheese    cheese    cheese

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 05/18/13 at 03:57 PM ET

MsRedWingFan's avatar

That may in fact be the perfect mentality for this team though. Because compartmentalized game to game, there’s no real pressure for them, it’s always going to be on their opponent.

Posted by Primis on 05/18/13 at 03:49 PM ET

  I LOVE that premiss Primis

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 05/18/13 at 03:59 PM ET

MsRedWingFan's avatar

when was the last time the Wings were IMPROVING on their way into the playoffs, and had to play their best hockey just to make it?

it’s like that saying…turnabout is fair play.  we used to go in lazy, riding high in first or second place, and the first round some young team with nothing to lose would give us fits.

now WE are giving THEM fits, and I *#$%@& LOVE IT

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/18/13 at 04:00 PM ET


  wink

  #Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews wasn’t particularly happy with nature of physical play from #RedWings in Game 2.

 
AWWWWWW po po wittle Chicken Hawk

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 05/18/13 at 04:07 PM ET

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