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I NOW Consider Dylan Larkin A Hall of Famer

The Wings are in California.  Granted, for now, it's Northern California which is kind of like Marquette in April. Still shitty. Windy. Poopy. Soon they'll be in Southern California (SoCal to the cool kids). It's always beautiful here. Except for this week. Rainy. Blustery, like Pooh says. 

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The Quick Version

Running behind today so here's the quick version. There are 19 of us hoping to see success tonight in the Garden State. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

It's a Live Blog. Bitches!

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Almost Forgot

Almost forgot aboot the game this afternoon.  There are still 19 of us willing see what 2016 brings, starting today.

New year, new attitude.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! to Paul, our Chief, George, and The 19. I cannot wait to see what 2016 will bring. Hopefully, a chance to get back to the business of winning.

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
-Henry Ford

So, let's be smart out there tonight and end 2015 with a WIN!

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Mailing It In

Just when you think the Wings are going to go on a run, they mail it in. Last night's loss to the Wild was a steaming pile of disappointment. The one bright spot as usual was Mrazek, but, he is a goal tender, not a goal scorer. The Wings have to find some offense somewhere or they're going nowhere.

Losing is bad enough, but, the very least the Wings can do is to make it look like they want to win, instead of just mailing it in.

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Every Point Matters

There's not much to say. The status of any Team in our division changes on a game by game basis. One night the Wings are in first place, only to be overtaken by another Team by one point and drop down into second or third place in the standings.

To state the obvious, every point matters and lets face it, the Wings have to start picking up the two points in order to put some distance between us and the rest of the pack.

The win against Nashville was a good place to start. Hopefully the Wings got the wake up call and will build on this.

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Insulting Your Fans

It doesn't seem matter who the Wings are playing. Too many times this season the Wings have faced an opponent that they should have been able to put away, only to lose. On any given night they seem to think it's in the bag and then, they just quit. This has to stop right now because it is insulting to every single Wing's Fan.

At least show some passion, some urgency. You guys get paid to win. Many of you make millions, and do you know who makes that possible? Your Fans. Get off your lazy butts and put forth some effort, a winning effort.

It's not just the 19. Wing's Fans everywhere are tired of being insulted. Do something about it!

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Merry Everything

To Paul, our Chief, George, and The 19,

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!”

Charles Dickens

With that in mind,

on Dangle, on Abby, on Z, get well Mule. On Kronner, DeKeyser, and that Larkin kid too.

Merry Everything to the entire Detroit Red Wings Organ-i-zation, and, the most excellent broadcast crew in all of Hockey.  Especially Mickey, and Ken.

Now, let's win us a Hockey Game.

It's a Merry Everything, Live Blog. Bitches!

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Not Good Enough

During the last few weeks the Wings are on a "not good enough to put a Team away streak."

There are too many non paying passengers along for the ride. Yes, there are the few players that are actually willing to, and, do pay the price every game. But, only a handful of hard working players is not good enough to get the job done.

The Wings most definitely need every player to show up for every game and right this train to get it back on track.

More shoot. More score. More everything.

All the while our rivals are not only catching up, but, passing the Wings in the standings. If this doesn't change quickly, the Wings will be watching the Playoffs from a lounge at the golf course.

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Excuses Are For Losers

It's not too much to ask for a sixty minute effort. Is it? Seems like old habits are hard to break and this has been going on for at least a couple of seasons. Specifically in the last ten minutes of the third period. Then we hear things like, "it's part of the process" or "maturation"or "we let this one slip away".

Well, excuses are for losers and apparently the Wings seem to think that on some level, it's acceptable to be satisfied with one point here and there, coupled with the occasional win.

News flash, this mindset is not going to get the Wings into the post season.  On any given night any Team in our division is nipping at our heels and the Wings have to put some distance between us and our rivals. It's not like we haven't had our chances. That is what is so frustrating. Plus, this topic is getting old.

Wing's Fans everywhere are getting sick of excuses. Some may think this is a hard line to take, but, there at least 19 of us that know all to well that excuses are for losers.

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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

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