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Sucking Takes Extra Work

And extra work means overtime. Overtime means losing. Losing means sadness. Sadness means trouble. Trouble means solutions.

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Kenny? We’re Still Here

It's December something. Somewhere in the middle.  Christmas is around the corner. Then New Years.  St. Patrick's Day will arrive, followed by a festive Arbor Day in either April or May.

So many holidays and so many days where the Wing team built by Kenny Tick Tock Holland straddles the line of mediocrity that has seduced him for so many years. 

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Forgetting Live Blogs

It's what I do now, and as I do with every problem in my life, I blame Ken Holland.

I avoid thinking of our Red Wings. I truly do. I have enough turbulence(ance) in my life.  Lou Whitaker left off the ballet(ot), the Lions, Michigan football, chinch bugs ruining my frigging yard, angsty fifteen year olds, a perfect and adorable grand(d)aughter, defending the Florida coast line.

So I forget. And the emperor backs me up and it makes me feel sad. 

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Live Blog- A Matinee Affair Against The Blues

Stop your shopping, stop your shoveling, stop everything.

It's Wings/Blues.

Blues are good, the Wings are so/so.

Discuss.

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Live Blog This: Fire Ken Holland ASAP, And Toto Too

I should have written this earlier. I should have written it Saturday night, Sunday morning or yesterday. I should have written it last year or the year before.

This franchise has plummeted.

I'm no hockey beat writer or even a mildly credible blogger. I won't be calling players out "for effort", because I've never once in my mostly adult life been able to look at a television and determine whether the participants in any sport I was watching were easing up, or not giving "full effort."  That's BS and it's BS from any reporter or blogger who hasn't played at that level, and I dare say none of us have.  Maybe Gregg Krupa, but nobody else. 

No. This isn't about the players we have.

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Liking Our Team

As if you didn't know he was a Holland lackey already, and of course he is, Jeff Blashill actually said that he "likes our team", yesterday.

Awesome.

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It’s An Optional Live Blog

I say this because we are running oot of options. So, join in or not. It's optional.

It's a Live Blog! Bitches!

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It’s A Retro Live Blog

I was just informed your regular blogger is unavailable so here I am.

Wingss need to watch out for these LA Kings, great talent but very young.

Names like Jonathan Bernier (age 19), Dustin Brown (23), Brian Boyle (23), Jack Johnson (21), Anze Kopitar (20) and Jonathan Quick (22) are all talented but untested.

Time for the Wings to take charge (in 2007).

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Status Quo

Last year, at this time of day, on this particular day, I was asleep.  The loss to Ohio was so damaging, that I simply couldn't take it.  All I could do was sleep.

Today? As soon as I knew John O'Korn was starting, it prepared me for the inevitable.

Yes, this is a Michigan football post. Sorry.

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Down. Set. Vomit.

This is where we'll be all year.  A couple games of optimism, followed by episodes creating circumstances leading to massive, violent expulsion of bodily fluids that may or may not require hospital visits or at least plane rides with Jiri Hudler. 

So, yes.  I'm a little ill. My tumbly is rumbly.

But not about the Wings. Oh no.

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About Abel to Yzerman

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

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