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A Few Ditties To Help Blues Fans Through Their Day

First of all, I know this guarantees a loss for tonite. 

But I just can’t stop myself.  Maturity, as you may know, is not a strong suit.

I know you and your families will be watching the Captain’s slapshot from ‘96 on Christmas morning, but there are other delicious treats you shouldn’t ignore.

Like this, from ‘97.  Check out Yzerman’s head fake before he beats Fuhr from two miles out. 

Long but plenty of other fun stuff from that Game 5 in there.  Blues fans, I highly recommend it.  Gather your kids around, especially those who are new to hockey and need to be taught what to expect in the years to follow.

Oh and hey.  How about legendary Blues tough guy Kelly Chase?  Bitter Brittle Bitch Blues fans must be so proud of this one.


Dammit. I can’t find the video of this holiday favorite, so I bring you the write up in May, 2002.

...the impact of losing Pronger also had a visible effect on the Blues, who sagged noticeably after he hobbled off the ice following an extended confrontation with Yzerman.

Detroit was on the power play when Pronger took a run at Yzerman at the point. Yzerman, who is need of knee surgery himself, lowered his hip into Pronger and making contact just above the knee.

“He stepped up at the blue-line and tried to hit me, and I saw him coming,” Yzerman said. “I dumped the puck in and was just spinning out the way, trying to get out of the way and falling down.

“Unfortunately for Chris, he was coming at me and ran right into my rear end.”

Unable to put any weight on his right leg, Pronger was forced to remain on the ice until there was a whistle, and he himself brought it about with a cross check on Luc Robitaille after he took a hack at Yzerman. But when the whistle finally blew and the penalty box door opened, Pronger went straight to the dresser room instead of the box.

Oh, the giggles.  That’s just fun for the whole family.



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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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