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Abel to Yzerman

You Want A Rivalry? You Got One Now, Sister

It's been a long time since I've seen the Wings dominated like they were opening night.  At one point the shot totals were just obscene...like 24 to 4.  The Wings special teams were so bad that we'd forgotten about our complaints from years past about Whiskey or William Tell on the point.  Those memories were glorious compared to what the Blues wrought two Saturdays ago.

This is a rivalry.  It has all the ingredients.  A hungry young upstart team, built through the draft as a result of consistent shit play over a number of years.  A veteran dynasty man feel are on the downslope. The coaches are friends but highly competitive.  Mike Babcock would probably shoot Ken Hitchcock and claim a hunting mis-identification.  Hitchcock would definitely and literally eat Mike Babcock and make no excuses other than simple hunger.

There is animosity between the fan bases.  St. Louis fans, the bitter little bitches, despise us.  They honestly and genuinely hate every one of us.  That's understandable because their team hasn't beaten ours in anything meaningful since 1991. That bothers them.  They've never had our respect, as a franchise.  We admire their team now, but never the fans themselves.  Konstantinov jokes just don't endear us to their kind of people.

By and large, the Blues fans we've seen are scum.  I'm not judging. I'm just dealing in truth.  I'm sorry.  And because they're scum, we enjoy their pain here at A2Y. 

Unfortunately, though, the odds of dealing that kind of pain over the next two weeks are not good.  Unfortunately, based on last year's records, comparative playoff success, the opening night fiasco...the Blues are just better right now.  And that's ok.  But the dynamic must change. With each game, it must.

And because we're talking about the Wings and the Blues, it will.  Baby Jesus says so.  The gap that was so obvious on opening night must close, and so it shall.

The Wings are playing better. The Blues are very good.  The Wing defense is not as bad as we thought.  The Blues are still very good.  Jimmy Howard is playing as well as any goalie in hockey.  The Blues goaltenders are good, but not better.  They're young and hungry.  The Wings are getting younger and remain savvy.

And they dislike each other.  Which is nice and will get nicer because it's gonna happen three more times in like the next three weeks.

It's a Live Blog, bitches.  It's time to see if these guys really hate losing like we hope they do.

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monkey's avatar

HOT DAMN I FEEL ALIVE

Posted by monkey from Finland on 02/01/13 at 05:59 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Thanks, Chief!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/01/13 at 06:10 PM ET

SYF's avatar

By and large, the Blues fans we’ve seen are scum.  I’m not judging. I’m just dealing in truth.  I’m sorry.  And because they’re scum, we enjoy their pain here at A2Y.

The fuch you apologizing for, Chief?  Fuch ‘em.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/01/13 at 06:11 PM ET

ChowYunCat's avatar

I expect dividends from Bert’s size down low this game. (phrasing)

Posted by ChowYunCat on 02/01/13 at 06:13 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

By and large, the Blues fans we’ve seen are scum.

So, they are like Avs fans without the mascara?

Six games in and still no Gabe on an LB?  May have to form a search party.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 02/01/13 at 06:20 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Murph’s glasses are really starting to hurt me. Like on a visceral level. Not sure how much more of them I can take.

Why did he have to buy those frames?

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 02/01/13 at 06:20 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

The Wings, by definition, have to be better than opening night, right?  Because they just can’t play any worse - - I mean they just can’t, can they?

I know that they, at the very least, better fuching show up to play.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/13 at 06:21 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Well, they’ve wanted a rivalry with the Wings for years; now they’ve hiked up their big boy britches and sidled up to the urinal.

Let’s see what you’ve got, St. Louis.

Luckily you guys won’t have to deal with a drunken Red tonight, but I still might drop in from time to time to say “FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU”

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 02/01/13 at 06:23 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

with our favorite serial killer in the line up policing the first line this should be a different kind of animal. game on for the first meeting between the wings and the blose!

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 02/01/13 at 06:28 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Luckily you guys won’t have to deal with a drunken Red tonight, but I still might drop in from time to time to say “FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU”

Posted by RedMenace from aboard the Crazy Train on 02/01/13 at 05:23 PM ET

No drunken Red?

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/01/13 at 06:30 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

Why did he have to buy those frames?

Posted by Mandingo

my sister says he got bad advice from someone he is getting adult relations with.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 02/01/13 at 06:40 PM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

What’s the over/under on how long it take Tootoo to get a fighting major?  I hate, hate, hate the Blues.  I’m hoping and praying for just a little bit of revenge for opening night.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 02/01/13 at 06:55 PM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

Lets turn ‘em into paste on the glass.

LGRW

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 02/01/13 at 07:01 PM ET

monkey's avatar

I expect dividends from Bert’s size down low

Don’t we all.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 02/01/13 at 07:09 PM ET

monkey's avatar

my sister says he got bad advice from someone he is getting adult relations with.

We can only assume he’s worth it.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 02/01/13 at 07:10 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Evening ALL, and Thanks Chief!

Wishing I was at the Joe tonight to see Wings and try those Zetterberg Swedish Snowballs-All I have to say is they gotta be Good, they have Z’s name attached to them!

(Thinking of all those involved or connected to anyone in that Detroit Car pileup today.)


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/01/13 at 07:12 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Why did he have to buy those frames?

They were on sale.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 02/01/13 at 07:12 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

thanks, Chief.

this:

“It’s time to see if these guys really hate losing like we hope they do.”

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/01/13 at 07:14 PM ET

monkey's avatar

They were on sale.

Maybe he wasn’t wearing his glasses when he picked them out?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 02/01/13 at 07:20 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Evenin’ bitches. Excuse me while I kiss my husband, while ordering up the Center Ice package.

I like to be kissed when I am being fuched. Bitches. wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/01/13 at 07:24 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

The Wings are getting younger and remain savvy.

Pirates!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/01/13 at 07:27 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Why did he have to buy those frames?

Merfs a trend setter ... Hillary appoved:

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/01/13 at 07:33 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Rofl Kate and Monkey and Stone. Fuching funny shit right there. smile

Game Fuching ON.

Over Under on Tootoo Fighting, If he’s there to start the game, I say less then 5 seconds.

If not.. I say.. with in the first 5 minutes. smile

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/01/13 at 07:39 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

You guys know how Cyclops wears those glasses to keep him from accidentally frying everybody with his eye lasers?

Murph’s glasses hold back the raw power of his sex-beams.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 02/01/13 at 07:44 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Damn you JJ. Too Funny.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/01/13 at 07:44 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

By and large, the Blues fans we’ve seen are scum.

As I mainstreamed from my hotel room in Stockholm.

“Blues Fan Repellent”
Blues fan repellent

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/01/13 at 07:50 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Yes Bill. Yes. All Wings fan should have one. And a mini one for their pocket so they can mace face Bloose Bitch fans.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/01/13 at 07:52 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

and by special request, here are the glasses! GAME ON!

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 02/01/13 at 07:53 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Murph’s glasses hold back the raw power of his sex-beams.

Oh God, take them off.  Please, please, please take them off…

Posted by monkey from Finland on 02/01/13 at 07:56 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 02/01/13 at 06:53 PM ET

Hotdoggler. +19.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/01/13 at 07:58 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Where the Heck is Mill’s River, NC?

Sierra Nevada is building a new brewery there, with Pub and Visitor’s Center to open in 2014.  I won’t have to go to Chico to visit their Pub, although that is a great trip.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/01/13 at 07:59 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Evening bitches. Murphy got a free hot dog with those glasses.

Kate. I didn’t get a free center ice preview and went to the dark side on the start. By the way the game is on Nhl network.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 02/01/13 at 08:00 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Mill’s River is a small town just south of Asheville, NC. It’s probably about an hour and change from me. I’ve known about them building one there. My father enjoy’s the Pale Ale they make. It’s not to bad at all.

Personally, I like the Pale Ale that the local join here makes. Amos Howard’s Pub. Olde Hickory is their brand. Their Pale Ale is bomb. As well as there other flavors. The Ruby Red is delish too!

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/01/13 at 08:03 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Evening bitches   I was going to pack tonight cuz me and the daughter are moving…but screw that.  GO WINGS!

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 02/01/13 at 08:03 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

By the way the game is on Nhl network.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 02/01/13 at 07:00 PM ET

Thanks. Watched E.J. interview Ken Kal earlier. Hope it’s the FSD broadcast.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/01/13 at 08:03 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

monkey????

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/01/13 at 08:03 PM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

It’s 2:04 am. Do I stay up to watch this or not?

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 02/01/13 at 08:03 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

It’s 2:04 am. Do I stay up to watch this or not?

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 02/01/13 at 07:03 PM ET

Hellz YES

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 02/01/13 at 08:04 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Of course you stay up and watch.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/01/13 at 08:06 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

It’s 2:04 am. Do I stay up to watch this or not?

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 02/01/13 at 07:03 PM ET

2:04 am? I should be sleeping.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/01/13 at 08:08 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