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Voox? Line ‘em Up

You want stress? We’ve got it, brother. And we’ve got it on every front.  Injuries, whiskey, rusty goaltending and a very dangerous reality tied to road sadness.

If the playoffs started today…golf would follow and it would follow quickly.  Lidstrom’s alleged “bone bruise” is reason enough to sink us early, but when you consider everything else providence has foisted upon us and ten games seems like a split second.  I’d venture to say that this is the first time any of us have looked at a March schedule and wished for another dozen or so games.  The mood in the Hasek is sour, my friends. 

Ten games isn’t enough time to fix the wrongs that should have been addressed on February 28th. Ten games isn’t going to cure the worst power play we’ve seen since pre-Yzerman.  Ten games won’t teach this team how to win on the road.  And ten games might not even be enough time to remind the Wings how invincible they were for 23 home games that seem like five years ago.

But there is light, oh yes there is.  A glimmer, faint and flickering. But a light it is because there is still all that teasing, tantalizing talent.  A turnaround can happen. Health can improve.  Somehow, some way, the pucks can go in when they should.  It can happen because we’ve seen it. We’ve seen them at their best.  But, holy hell…it’s got to happen soon. 

Confidence is a wacky, dangerous motherfucher of a drug.  It’ll make your head spin and give you wicked, menacing powers when you’ve got it.  But, when it’s gone…drink up and drink early.  This team has got to find it before the Stress-ex begins.  It’s going to take a trigger. A game for the ages, a wreck the season of a “rival” type performance.  Not a gimmick, but a statement. Not a shootout, dammit.  A win. Something convincing and obscene.  A powerful, graceful, dangerous reminder of the possible.

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.  For all that is pure and holy in this disaster of a post trade-deadline freefall, it’s a Sunday Live Blog, a St. Patty’s Day Live Blog and a communal prayer to the adorable one that he finally lets our team come out and play.

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stonehands-78's avatar

Thanks, Master Chief.

a “W” is all i want this day…

here’s to better health.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/17/12 at 10:45 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Evening. DITTO Stonehands and Master Chief.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/17/12 at 11:02 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

Sunday Live Blog, a St. Patty’s Day Live Blog

trouble with having fake friends all around the globe is never being sure what day or time it is with whom ever one is talking to.

is it Sunday? already? i thought the weekend ‘ust started.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/17/12 at 11:02 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

That is all.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/17/12 at 11:08 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Cue the Rolling Stones…

NO EXPECTATIONS

Once I was a rich man
Now I am so poor
But never in my sweet short life
Have I felt like this before

Take me to the station
And put me on a train,
I’ve got no expectations
To pass through here again

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/17/12 at 11:18 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

Let’s go Red Wings!

Pav is back. Mule is out. Hoping for a win tonight.  Really hoping, praying, begging….

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 03/17/12 at 11:21 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

Oh and I’m stuck with the Sharks feed on NBCSN tonight.

Voox, make it a triple vodka please.

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 03/17/12 at 11:22 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Thanks Master Chief. I’ve missed the last 2 lbs due to late night and too early am shifts. Really need to salvage this game in this new month of suck March. Better now than the middle of April to have this swoon.
If it’s Sunday where you are, please forward the powerball numbers for late Saturday night. I will share it with the 19. Really.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/17/12 at 11:23 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.  For all that is pure and holy in this disaster of a post trade-deadline freefall, it’s a Sunday Live Blog, a St. Patty’s Day Live Blog and a communal prayer to the adorable one that he finally lets our team come out and play.

Evenin’ Bitches. Happy St. Paddy’s Day, Master Chief.

My Dad always referred to St.Pats as amateur night.

My Grandparents observed it as a Holy day of obligation. The Good Luck of the Irish had better reside with the Wings tonite.

Let’s Roll.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/12 at 12:03 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

unibomber with the “Time to get this train roll’n.” comment.

agrred, bert.

leaving the station tonight ... aaaAAAALLLLLLLL AAAABBBBOOOOAAAARRRRDDDdddddd

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/18/12 at 12:10 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

i miss nick.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/18/12 at 12:15 AM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Great. 10 min left in college game on nbc. Will probably miss start of game. Thanks. Gary.Ass.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/18/12 at 12:17 AM ET

Trish's avatar

Aloha bitches, Happy St Patty’s Day

LGRW

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 03/18/12 at 12:22 AM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Nice Trish- Thanks!

Lets GO Red Wings!!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/18/12 at 12:26 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

i’m a stuie fan for life.

real stand up guy.
good family man.
great Dman & backup goalie.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/18/12 at 12:28 AM ET

Trish's avatar

We got Pasha back - should be able to make our own luck.  Go Wings!

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 03/18/12 at 12:30 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Wings broadcast on Center Ice. Good Luck of the Irish for me tonite.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/12 at 12:32 AM ET

hockeychic's avatar

Yes! Got the FSD feed! Thank you Center Ice!

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 03/18/12 at 12:32 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Ready bitches?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/12 at 12:33 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Is Pasha seriously back?  Don’t fuch with me about this.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/18/12 at 12:37 AM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Youza. Got the FSD feed on center ice.
Get er goin boys.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/18/12 at 12:39 AM ET

Trish's avatar

13 was out skating in warmups

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 03/18/12 at 12:40 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

I had no idea Pavs was back. I’m so fired up right now.  Let’s do this shit bitches.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/18/12 at 12:41 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

And there you have it.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/18/12 at 12:41 AM ET

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Thanks Bert…..let’s not bother clearing the zone when the pucks been for awhile, let’s skate it back in…..fuch.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/18/12 at 12:42 AM ET

Trish's avatar

Shite start LGRW

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 03/18/12 at 12:42 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

FSD FEED

Aboot 2 minutes behind.

dam, wings are behind already

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/18/12 at 12:42 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/18/12 at 12:42 AM ET

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that was fast!

L

O

L

Posted by bob lobIaw on 03/18/12 at 12:42 AM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Already, are you kidding me…..Come On WINGS!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/18/12 at 12:43 AM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hejsan !!! That didn’t take long already down 1…jävla skit

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 03/18/12 at 12:43 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

tHEY LOOK READY TONIGHT1111

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/18/12 at 12:46 AM ET

VooX's avatar

Evening, bitches, how are we looking so far?

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/18/12 at 12:47 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

I fuching love Smitty.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/18/12 at 12:47 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

sharks look like they are on a power play.

i count ten red wings on the ice, divided by beer, equals 5 right?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/18/12 at 12:49 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Evening, bitches, how are we looking so far?

Like the prison bitch of a ninth place team.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/18/12 at 12:50 AM ET

VooX's avatar

Homer takes a big hit.  Smitty delivers a big hit.  Both neutral zone bombs.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/18/12 at 12:51 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Gawd!


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/12 at 12:53 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Thank you Buckets!


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/12 at 12:54 AM ET

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nice smart play Homer.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/18/12 at 12:55 AM 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