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Game 1 Goes To Murphy And….“Pred Wings”?

Yep.  Larry killed me last night.  Finish a sentence Murph.  Just one.

Kopecky scored?  Really? 

If you say so.

I’ll leave it up to you guys to decide if “Hit Me Mick” is on the agenda for this evening.  From what I can tell, the idea is a very good one. The execution needs some work.  Anyone who’d like to take a crack at revising the rules, have at it.  I’ll post. We’ll vote. Etc.  One issue to be considered is that a lot of us will only get the road broadcast.  However, adapting the rules to fit the idiocy of Weber and Crisp sounds entertaining as well.

Speaking of entertainment.  I have little to offer in terms of wit, analysis or blog quality today. 

However, I have enough left in the tank to say that tonite’s game in Nashville is exactly the type the Wings are destined to lose.  Second night of a back-to-back, following some hasty travel, against a team that is fighting (as always) for its playoff lives, in front of a crowd that hates the Red Wings almost as much as they love swapping spit with their cousins.

How much do they hate Detroit?  Well, let’s pop on over to Dirk Hoag’s place…right here on KK.  Let’s see what the Forechecker has to say. 

Oh.  He left.  I forgot.  Oh well.  Being that close to a Bubba fan always made me feel a little dirty anyway.  Good luck with that.

By now you probably know Hoag headed over to SBN and the Mirtle Initiative.  Not real sure I understand the timing of the whole thing, and I’m positive it’s none of my business anyway. 

What is my business?  This…because it confuses me.

With so many displaced Michiganers in the area, Red Wings games are as big a hockey event here in Tennessee as you can get. We’ve been hearing a lot about so-called ‘Pred Wings’ fans—those who cheer for Nashville for all games but those against Detroit—and I’ve been told that about one-third of those in attendance will be wearing the winged wheel.

That’s from Mirtle himself, who’s actually visiting Gary’s Hockey Hotbed this weekend.  Here’s my stance on the “Pred Wing” issue.  You’re either a Wing fan or you’re not.  That’s my opinion…and it’s as hypocritical as ever as I sit here just outside DC and watch a Caps game as I type this. 

I guess I can justify my hypocrisy by saying I’m not a Caps fan. I enjoy watching them play. I’ve been to the Verizon Center three times this year and only one of those games was against the Wings.  But I don’t “cheer for the Caps all games but those against Detroit.”  That, to me, seems traitorous.  I couldn’t do it…even though they’re in the Eastern Conference and all that.  And there’s no way I could do it when the other team in question is in our own frigging division.

You’re a Wing fan, or you’re not a Wing fan.  My opinion.  I know there are even a few of the 19 who probably take issue with that, and I dig it.  It’s just the way I roll on this one.

Live Blog tonite.  “Hit Me Mick”?  Your call.  I’ll do what I can with the idiot sisters’ broadcast.

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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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