Abel to Yzerman
Paying honor to Bill Houlihan's retirement, this live blog post will remain blank.
Happy (belated) Thanksgiving, everyone... now let's play some hockey.
It doesn't take a pharmacist to figure out what's happening here. In fact, it's been coming for a couple years.
In January it will be 9 years since we started A2Y and, simply, I'm going to fall just short of reaching that anniversary. The main hatchway has, once and for all, given in.
Paul here for Bill who hopefully gets a little break sometime very soon.
You know darn well the Bruins will be trying to push the Wings around tonight and I say give it right back to them.
Enough with the shots to the jaw, the whacks on the legs, etc.
The Thanksgiving Eve crowd will get behind the Wings tonight if they come out and play hard from the start.
Otherwise, it could turn ugly.
Time to play some hockey boys and to start establishing your status in the East.
Goalie controversy? Definitely not.
Yes it is me, Paul, in for Bill again today.
It has reached head-shaking territory for me.
No, I am not talking about the Detroit Lions, but instead the Detroit Red Wings.
Where do we go from here? Until the numerous defensive lapses are corrected we will continue to have games like last night's loss to Ottawa.
Until the offense decides to go hard to the net, until the dmen stop shooting when there is no screen being created, this is what we get and honestly deserve.
Correct the mistakes boys, play like you want to win the whole game and see what happens.
Paul here for Bill...
Now that the Nyquist fiasco is over with, we don't have to worry about any more roster moves until DeKeyser returns or someone else gets hurt.
So we will deal with that when the time comes, meanwhile, how does 2 wins in a row sound?
Now is the time for the Wings to put a nice winning streak together and move on up in the Eastern Conference standings.
On a positive note, the line of Franzen, Nyquist and Helm has some promise and I believe it all depends on what type of "Mule" shows up.
On the negative side, can we say Dan Cleary?
Babcock will start the game again with Cleary, Datsyuk and Bertuzzi but I wonder how long Cleary will remain with that line until we see someone like Tatar moving up?
Now with more Nyquist!
Paul for Bill and probably like you, I am done talking and the Wings should be too.
Just win, simple as that, just win.
It's a Nyquist Explosion!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org