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Slipping Into Darkness…Bring On Baby Brother And Live Blog It

An early Live Blog for a game that’s bigger than most.  Deal with it.

That’s Bullet Bob up there, by the way. It took close to three months but our Horschackian commissioner has finally allowed little baby brother out of the front yard and into the alley with the sticky street and the smelly stuff.  It’s dank and it’s scary back here Patrick.  It’s places like this where boys with names like “Corey” don’t wander.  Rivalries have a unique obscenity to them.  There can be no elegance to a real rivalry.  They’re dirty and things happen that shame adults after the fact. The Wings used to have a rival like that, but then that team started to suck so bad that the ferocity became a joke.  Now? Good god. Pathetic Denver hacks are using pulpits like SI to beg for, yes, relevancy (good call, JJ).

And you would tune in for a current Avs-Wings Winter Classic, too, because it would be something new, something different.

 

Rivals don’t beg Adrian.  They just don’t.  It’s sad and it’s over.  Let it go because, aside from an occasional giggle at your expense, it’s just not that fun anymore. 

Relevant hatred doesn’t need sniffling hacks like Dater begging the mean old mainstream to please, just please, take notice of a team in Denver that absolutely nobody gives a shit about including the last dozen people in Denver who even realize there’s a team there. 

You know what builds real hate, Adrian?  Stuff like this.

You think Patrick Kane doesn’t absolutely despise Johan Franzen for treating him like a spoiled little sissy boy, on national TV, in a playoff game?  That’s real, visceral, legitimate hatred Adrian.

Oh, sure.  Denver hates Franzen too…for essentially making the entire franchise his bitch, repeatedly. But that’s it and that’s all Adrian. There is nothing else there and I promise you there will never be a Classic in Denver because nobody gives a shit about the Dive. Nobody.  Even a draw like the miracle manger baby’s favorite team wouldn’t be enough to get that game to Colorado.

We’ve got a new old rival now Adrian.  And this one’s got all the ingredients.  Cups have been won on each side but the inferiority complex remains in Chicago, as it should.  Baby brother knows. He does.

“Ever since I’ve been here, we’ve maybe beat them in the regular season and obviously lost (to them) in the (2009) playoffs, but we’ve never really dominated them or got the chance to say that we’re officially a better team than them,” said 23-year old Patrick Kane, who scored the winning goal in overtime of Game 6 in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final but dreams of ending the Wings’ season someday. “Even though we’ve had some ups against them in the regular season, we’ve never beaten them in the playoffs.”

Still with us Adrian?  Patrick Kane is a spoiled punk but he’s got it. He understands that until Chicago throws a hammer into the bad man’s junk the Hawks and their coiffed fan base will just have to swill in the fact that they’re one step behind professional sports’ gold standard. 

This is bound to get ugly because that’s what’s been decreed.  Six games crammed into a short period of time.  Each game essentially determining the division because it’s going to be tight all year Adrian. All year.  Denver?  Any chance of them grabbing an 8 seed?  Yeah, that Classic’s coming to Denver realllllll soon. 

Something wicked this way comes because that’s what happens when teams with hate in their hearts let emotions get the best of them.  And that’s a rivalry defined.  Ugliness is around the corner because it’s been building for a few years.  There’s only been one playoff series in the last decade between these two but that’s enough. There were isolated episodes in that series…the mouthpiece thing and the spear to the nuts that probably cost us a Cup…but now you get the feeling it’s time that the hate took over for a long-term run. 

And Adrian, one final word from you?

I want to see some other teams play hockey.

LOL (seriously)...too bad bitch. 

It’s a Live Blog.

 

 

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Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Toews made that look easy.

crap

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 12/30/11 at 11:04 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

  Fuch my liver.

I figured it must be good for something but Dear Lord- I had no idea.

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 12/30/11 at 09:02 PM ET

Dude, my liver happens to be sexy as shit.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 12/30/11 at 11:04 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Here we go again. Zebras calling suck.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 12/30/11 at 11:05 PM ET

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Horrible, horrible, horrible offside call….that didn’t even get to the blue.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/30/11 at 11:05 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Where was the penalty?

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 12/30/11 at 11:05 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Terrible officiating.

I missed it- did the “hook” come on an odd man rush?

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 12/30/11 at 11:05 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

The fix is in boys and girls.  The stripes are starting to step up and take over this game. 

Bullshit hooking call.  Bullshit offsides call.  BULLSHIT league.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 12/30/11 at 11:05 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Where was the penalty?

Posted by RWBill from Jerry Sandusky’s defense team. on 12/30/11 at 09:05 PM ET

Exactly.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 12/30/11 at 11:06 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

I hate make up calls, make the right call the first fuching time.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 12/30/11 at 11:06 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Wings score their goal on a great chance.

The Cawks score their goal on penalty shot whose infraction was the weakest shit since Kopitar a month ago. 

It’s like the Wings are playing against TEN Cawks players on the ice.

FFS, no matter how many times they show that replay, it’s pathetic.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 12/30/11 at 11:07 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

?w=500&h=375

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 12/30/11 at 11:07 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Dude, my liver happens to be sexy as shit.

Where does it rank on the Abdelkader scale?

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 12/30/11 at 11:07 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Ken makes the case against the zebras. 3 seasons, 9 penalty shots.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 12/30/11 at 11:08 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

  Dude, my liver happens to be sexy as shit.

Where does it rank on the Abdelkader scale?

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 12/30/11 at 09:07 PM ET

17 cubed

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 12/30/11 at 11:08 PM ET

monkey's avatar

17 cubed

Holy Christmas… I’d hit it.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 12/30/11 at 11:09 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Where does it rank on the Abdelkader scale?

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 12/30/11 at 09:07 PM ET

Saw it in Playboy’s “Sexy Liver” issue.  Good enough?

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 12/30/11 at 11:09 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Saw it in Playboy’s “Sexy Liver” issue.  Good enough?

Hold on…..  I’ll be back in 12 seconds.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 12/30/11 at 11:10 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

DAMN - -clanck

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 12/30/11 at 11:10 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Gustav movin his ass from the blue line to rescue that puck.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/30/11 at 11:11 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Bout fuching time

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 12/30/11 at 11:11 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Time for the power play to wake up.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 12/30/11 at 11:11 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Nyquist, great heads up play to clear the zone and draw the penalty.  Make ‘em pay.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 12/30/11 at 11:11 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Sonuvabitch refs are still doing it.  Jimmy had the puck corralled and the fraudulent zebras still won’t call the play dead.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 12/30/11 at 11:11 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Hide the fuchin Jameson.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

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

calquake's avatar

  Saw it in Playboy’s “Sexy Liver” issue.  Good enough?

Hold on…..  I’ll be back in 12 seconds.

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 12/30/11 at 09

So that’s why they call you “Quick Draw McGraw”.

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

monkey's avatar

NyQuist.  Big N, smally y, Huge *#$%@& Q.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 12/30/11 at 11:12 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

PP - Lets Score!  Go WINGS!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 12/30/11 at 11:12 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Geebuz Hossa is still a beast

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 12/30/11 at 11:12 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Isn’t Lidstrom giving up a rush on a power play the third horseman of the apocalypse?

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 12/30/11 at 11:13 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Murph needs to stop passing the flask to the bench.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 12/30/11 at 11:13 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Flip lookin more and more like Pav each week.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/30/11 at 11:13 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Hold on…..  I’ll be back in 12 seconds.

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 12/30/11 at 09:10 PM ET

Only 12 seconds?

Man, Wings really need Homer on the PP.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 12/30/11 at 11:13 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Best chance on that PP goes to CHI.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 12/30/11 at 11:14 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Isn’t Lidstrom giving up a rush on a power play the third horseman of the apocalypse?

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 12/30/11 at 09:13 PM ET

We’re effed.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 12/30/11 at 11:14 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Nick having a tough game so far.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 12/30/11 at 11:14 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Isn’t Lidstrom giving up a rush on a power play the third horseman of the apocalypse?

Seriously, Hudler does it so well, you would think Lidstrom, of all people, would focus on other areas.

Incidentally, when you give up so many odd man rushes to a team like Chicago, they will make you pay.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 12/30/11 at 11:15 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

sounds like TPH is having a little trouble out there tonight.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 12/30/11 at 11:15 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Isn’t Lidstrom giving up a rush on a power play the third horseman of the apocalypse?

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 12/30/11 at 09:13 PM ET

No…that’d be this

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 12/30/11 at 11:15 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Nick having a tough game so far.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 12/30/11 at 09:


Evidently there is a first time for everything.

Posted by calquake on 12/30/11 at 11:15 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Dirty Swede.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 12/30/11 at 11:16 PM ET

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