Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 10/29/11 at 08:04 PM ET
Bullet Bob’s back to save us, because the adorable 8 pounder told me he would. Oh, the angst. If you’ve read the comments associated with last night’s Live Blog you know that the pitchforks are out. Heart, passion, give-a-shit…it’s all being questioned today. And the reasons are sound. If Detroit couldn’t get up for last night’s game, what else—short of the playoffs—is going to do the trick?
And where the Hell is Johan Franzen?
Son, you’re a rich man because Tick Tock Kenny Holland made a tough decision two years ago. He essentially chose you over Marian Hossa because you promised us all we’d get consistency. Not consistent awesomeness, just consistent really goodness. We don’t see it Mule. We’re not seeing it and now people are talking about lighting you on fire and putting you on somebody’s porch as a joke, hanging around to see if someone steps on you.
And people are wondering, typing things like the Wings need “fiery leaders” and “passion” and “Tahitian Hookers” and “more hunger”. The 19 are getting restless because losing is one thing, but appearing not to care too much about losing is a whole other deal.
You can blame our Uncle Mike, if you want. And you are. You can wonder what precisely the new assistant coaches are bringing to the table. But I’m getting a bad feeling that if there’s a lack of urgency in that room then the fingers need to be shifted from the guy with the good hair to the Perfect One. Professionalism and quiet confidence, a steady demeanor and leadership by example is all well and good. And that’s cool when it works.
But man, is there anyone wearing red and white who’s just a little pissed off about this whole thing? And if not? Who are the leaders who should be? Lidstrom, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, Holmstrom….
Uh oh. Calling Dr. Cherry.
I’m not going anti-Euro on you. But, shit man. Someone needs to get pissed off other than us. Dig it? Like Seger said, all along that fateful coast, we’ve been silent like a ghost. But that silence is getting tougher to maintain. I’m just throwing that out there. Turning this thing into a Ship of Fools will take about one more loss.
It’s a Live Blog and the Hasek’s full.
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