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Push Back!

For what it's worth, most Wings fans are trying to figure out what's going on. Flashes of brilliance, followed by total darkness. There is plenty of blame to go around, but lately, one or two mistakes seems to lead to a total collapse.
Up until a few games ago this team was always in it until the final buzzer had sounded. Being down by a goal, or even two goals, the team would claw their way back and make a game of it. Win or lose.

Now it seems, whenever an opponent plays hard on the puck and aggressively forechecks, the Wings just wilt, shrink, disappear. With the exception of just a few players, the Wings are soft, and easy to push around. 

This is unacceptable and needs to change.The only thing fans are asking for is some real push back, an honest effort, and of course, entertaining hockey. 
 

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Paul's avatar

Looks like same lineup as Thursday, Ned starts.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/20/21 at 07:36 PM ET

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This team will have to really poop the bed to lose this one.

Posted by ThatGuy on 11/20/21 at 07:39 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Flashes of brilliance, followed by total darkness.

Hola Katie. TBH, that’s kinda what I expected this season. This Wings team isn’t all that better yet. That will come. L.G.R.W.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 07:47 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Heya y’all! I’m all rested up from the late night game…… wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/20/21 at 08:02 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Heya y’all! I’m all rested up from the late night game……

The next western road trip might kill some of y’all.  LOL

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 08:06 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

The Red Wings contingent is still very well represented I see.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/20/21 at 08:08 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Evenin’ Bitches !

Fewest goals for, most goals against are the Coyotes.  No way the Wings can win this.

Thanks for the LB set up Kate, and lots of red and white in the stands tonight again.

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 08:17 PM ET

calquake's avatar

The Red Wings contingent is still very well represented I see.

Been to the Gila a couple of times. Nice arena in Phoenix burbs.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 08:17 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Who on the Coyotes will get their first shutout/goal/assist/hattrick ?

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 08:18 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Is it me, or are they not paying their electric bill..it seems dark ??

Posted by Down River Dan on 11/20/21 at 08:19 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Who on the Coyotes will get their first shutout/goal/assist/hattrick ?

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 08:18 PM ET

All of them?

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 08:20 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Who on the Coyotes will get their first shutout/goal/assist/hattrick ?

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 08:18 PM ET

You beat me to it RW wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/20/21 at 08:22 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Larks!

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 08:28 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

D-Boss!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/20/21 at 08:28 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Wow what a move by Larkin!

They had heard he had covid and didn’t want to get near him.

Good battle by Raymond to knock the puck away from 3 ‘yotes.

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 08:30 PM ET

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Kate what was that nickname we used to have for Gostisbehere?

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 08:33 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Good battle by Raymond to knock the puck away from 3 ‘yotes.

They looked like the Stooges colliding all together. Nyuk, nyuk.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 08:34 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Was that a kick pass by Raymond?

It reminds me of this (timestamp 2:50)

https://youtu.be/x_dxY36cLlw

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/20/21 at 08:35 PM ET

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Kate what was that nickname we used to have for Gostisbehere?

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 08:33 PM ET

Ghostisbusters?

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 08:36 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

PooBah in the House!

Larkin

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 11/20/21 at 08:36 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Kate what was that nickname we used to have for Gostisbehere?

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 08:33 PM ET

Ghostisbusters?

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 08:36 PM ET

Ghostsexbear… wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/20/21 at 08:41 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

But, you were pretty close there Quaker… LOL

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/20/21 at 08:42 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Ghostsexbear is much better.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 08:48 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Kate what was that nickname we used to have for Gostisbehere?

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 08:33 PM ET

Ghostisbusters?

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 08:36 PM ET

Ghostsexbear… wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/20/21 at 08:41 PM ET

HaHa.  A little more A2Y than Ghostbusters.

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 08:49 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Kate

I love your intro! Very well written and most likely from all of our hearts!

Thank you

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 11/20/21 at 08:50 PM ET

calquake's avatar

What was that, a Georgia O’Keefe painting?

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 08:54 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Michigan Basketball continues this Arid-Zona rivalry tomorrow night vs UA Wildcats in a Las Vegas tourney.  Well, afternoon for yooz guys in the Specific Time Zone.

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 08:54 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 11/20/21 at 08:50 PM ET

Well, my word dog! You are making me blush…. wink Thank you for the kind words, good sir.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/20/21 at 09:02 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Lucas does not appear overwhelmed in the least in the NHL environs.

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 09:05 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Lucas does not appear overwhelmed in the least in the NHL environs.

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 09:05 PM ET

Maybe we should call him ‘Cool Hand Lucas’.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 09:10 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

HaHa.  A little more A2Y than Ghostbusters.

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 08:49 PM ET

Oh yes.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/20/21 at 09:11 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

What was that, a Georgia O’Keefe painting?

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 08:54 PM ET

Nah. That would be orchidsexbare……. smile

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/20/21 at 09:13 PM ET

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Nah. That would be orchidsexbare…….

Keating would agree.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 09:15 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Maybe we should call him ‘Cool Hand Lucas’.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 09:10 PM ET

One of the greatest suggestions in the history of A2Y.  I’m sure IwoCPO would adapt that into the A2Y dictionary.

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 09:15 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Or, “ CHL “ for short.

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 09:16 PM ET

calquake's avatar

One of the greatest suggestions in the history of A2Y.

Whatayou tryin’ to give me a swelled head or someting?

TWHS

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 09:24 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Maybe we should call him ‘Cool Hand Lucas’.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 11/20/21 at 09:10 PM ET

One of the greatest suggestions in the history of A2Y.  I’m sure IwoCPO would adapt that into the A2Y dictionary.

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 09:15 PM ET

Co-signed!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/20/21 at 09:24 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Is that with or without a blue pill?

Posted by RWBill on 11/20/21 at 09:26 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

MORE SHOOT!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/20/21 at 09:30 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

I love the Coll Hand Lucas!!! Perfect!

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 11/20/21 at 09:31 PM ET

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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