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Split ‘em Up, Mike…That Solves Every Woe

There is no problem in Mike Babcock's life that can't be cured by splitting up Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk.  Hair, hunting, Fresca shortages: split them up because it always works.

Split them up because Franzen hasn't scored in five years. Weiss has zero assists. Charlie Buckets: one goal. Split them up because that's what we do. Every year. Several times. It's the solve-all.

Mike Babcock is a strong man and we love him in a way that doesn't involve any sort of physical contact. But, man, if that's the only solution...why are we paying assistant coaches? Why does Babcock even own a white board? If splitting them up is the best we've got in terms of creative solutions to a team that can't score? Shit, man.  Just play Words with Friends and call it a night.  Just pick names out of a hat and toss them out there. 

Ten games in and life is looking mediocre.  

I told you I was nervous at the beginning of the year because I'm not convinced the Weiss/Alfredsson thing is going to work. Oh, it probably will but not right away.  Some genius commented on an MLive story that he thinks it's a "chemistry issue", because all of us are so astute we can see a chemistry issue when it exists.  That's just dumb, but it does have a little credence when you consider that ten regular season games may not be enough time for the two new guys to get acclimated to the Wing Way.

So in march the Rangers with Nash and Richards and they can't score either.  

It's a Live Blog, bitches.  And it's Saturday.  Drink up and celebrate the New Plan to split up hockey's two best players.

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There is no problem in Mike Babcock’s life that can’t be cured by splitting up Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk.

And there’s no problem with the Wings that can’t be solved by bitching about it.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 10/26/13 at 05:15 PM ET

gowings's avatar

“Ten games in and life is looking mediocre”

ah good…..so I am not the only one to thinks so! So..tonight, we want NJ, Pitt (can’t believe I am saying this), Sharks, and Buffalo to win….yep….the way I see it, we need all the help we can get…

Oh yes, and Franzen won’t be happy….then again…when is he happy?Well, he said he likes to play with Pav…..

oh….and I was wondering…...since I am in Mtl and can only see a game or 2 in Detroit every year…..do fans actually buy Franzen’s jersey at all? Just curious….

Go Wings

Posted by gowings from MTL on 10/26/13 at 05:31 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

I have the White Peach Liquor. And some Herb.. Anyone want a toke.. or two? It makes things more enjoyable.. they say.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 10/26/13 at 05:41 PM ET

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Hey Chief, hope you’re having a swell time wherever you are. cheese  I hear there’s some kind of event taking place on a frozen surface somewhere tonight.  Maybe Babs can suit up and show ‘em how it’s done.

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 05:54 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.  And it’s Saturday.  Drink up and celebrate the New Plan to split up hockey’s two best players.


Evenin’ Bitches. Right as usual Chief. The plan ain’t panning, so, change the fuching plan. Oh, that’s right the New Plan. Same as the old, old, old, five years fuching old plan.

I blame Babcock. After all, it is his plan.

Let’s Roll.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/26/13 at 05:56 PM ET

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And there’s no problem with the Wings that can’t be solved by bitching about it.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 10/26/13 at 06:15 PM ET

I’m sure that’s supposed to be sarcasm, but it might be the most (accidentally) asute observation you’ve ever made. At least those who are “bitching” have the ability to see what’s wrong – unlike some people.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 10/26/13 at 05:57 PM ET

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let us see, playing the lowest scoring team in the league, check

team that has the fewest points in the league, check

Wings on a three game home losing streak? check

light bulb burnt out on my Red Wings lava lamp? check

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this is smelling like an 8-1 blow out by the rangers.

bar keep, pour me a triple of one of them windex mixes and keep them coming.

pre game song is being sung.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 10/26/13 at 06:06 PM ET

Norskirama's avatar

At least we can hear Ken and Mick.

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 10/26/13 at 06:09 PM ET

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Make them pay.

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 06:10 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

this is smelling like an 8-1 blow out by the rangers.


My spouse said,“6 goal blow out.”  I said,” STFU.”

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/26/13 at 06:11 PM ET

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My spouse said,“6 goal blow out.”  I said,” STFU.”

He was talking aboot the Wings winning I’m sure,

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 06:13 PM ET

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I can’t find this game on NHL Centre Ice in Canada… and it’s not on any other channel. WTF? Anyone else has this problem?

Posted by alukacs on 10/26/13 at 06:13 PM ET

calquake's avatar

NHL channel only, sorry.

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 06:14 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

97.1 The Ticket Radio

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 10/26/13 at 06:15 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jimmah!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/26/13 at 06:16 PM ET

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this is so f-ing stupid. i pay to watch the wings and i have to get one more f-ing channel? what is the rational behind that? why isn’t the nhl channel part of the center ice crap? it wasn’t that big of a deal previouly, because the barely showed the wings there… but this is like the 3rd game this season on nhlnetwork. Stupid.

Posted by alukacs on 10/26/13 at 06:17 PM ET

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what is the rational behind that?

M-O-N-E-Y

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 06:19 PM ET

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I never understood why buying Center Ice didn’t get you all the games.  I mean, isn’t that why people would buy it?  My dish package has NHLN and NBCSP anyway, but why else would you buy center ice?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 10/26/13 at 06:19 PM ET

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Hola amigos! This pp brought to you by Jameson’s.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 10/26/13 at 06:20 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

Nut Job Feed it is an MSG feed at least i have a radio feed on XM that is 3 seconds off the vidio feed.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 10/26/13 at 06:20 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

My spouse said,“6 goal blow out.”  I said,” STFU.”

He was talking aboot the Wings winning I’m sure,

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 07:13 PM ET

I said, “STFU.” wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/26/13 at 06:22 PM ET

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Anyone using the VLC feed and having trouble let me know I’ve got a good script file. Also, if you’d like instructions on how to set it up, that’s also an option!

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 10/26/13 at 06:23 PM ET

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zipper

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 06:23 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Alcohol is supposed to kill germs, right?

So if I start drinking, it’ll kill whatever is making me sick, right?

Right?

Le sigh. This PP is looking weak. *that’s what she said* *rimshot*

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/26/13 at 06:23 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Oh dog the dreaded backup goalie that the Wings make look like a Vezina candidate

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 10/26/13 at 06:24 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Zebra suckage extraordinaire.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/26/13 at 06:25 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

the red wings entire games looks weak

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 10/26/13 at 06:26 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Quincey is the defensive version of Samuelsson.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/26/13 at 06:27 PM ET

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q-man got a shot on goal during a pk??

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 10/26/13 at 06:27 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

You know I’m kidding Quake.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/26/13 at 06:28 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

and now da mule gets a shot? what type of alternate universe am i living in?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 10/26/13 at 06:28 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Thanks Chief!

Howdy All!

At little late, but here. smile

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 10/26/13 at 06:29 PM ET

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Hola. Wings are awful at ES

Posted by MoreShoot on 10/26/13 at 06:30 PM ET

calquake's avatar

You know I’m kidding Quake.

Who loves ‘ya baby.

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 06:30 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

Who loves ‘ya baby.

Posted by calquake

telly savalas?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 10/26/13 at 06:31 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Who loves ‘ya baby.

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 07:30 PM ET

Thanks, Quaker. Right back at cha’.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/26/13 at 06:32 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Fun game so far.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 10/26/13 at 06:34 PM ET

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Who loves ‘ya baby.

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 07:30 PM ET

Darren Garcia?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 10/26/13 at 06:34 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Who loves ‘ya baby.

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 07:30 PM ET


Meow, baby.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/26/13 at 06:35 PM ET

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Miller Time, bitches.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/26/13 at 06:40 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