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“This Is Your Team.”

Norman Dale said that in 1954, addressing a restless crowd a few nights before the Hickory Huskers opened their season against Terhune, a turbulent loss that featured Dale putting 4 men on the floor as a testament to "system."

Jimmy Chitwood watched that pep rally from an isolated corner of the bleachers, with the intention of sitting out the season because Myra Fleener, the homely, bitter, teacher who'd informally adopted him, thought it best. 

"This is your team," said a defiant Dale. 

This is your team, Wing fans.

There is no Chitwood coming, no Trouba, Fowler or anyone else.

This is the team we have been dealt by a hapless Ken Holland.

They'll be streaky, teasing, taunting.

Don't forget to set your clocks back...

...like 8 years.

It's a Live Blog, bitches.  LGRW.

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Little Redhead's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 11/06/16 at 05:59 PM ET

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L.G.R.W.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/06/16 at 06:09 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

LGRW bitches.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 11/06/16 at 06:11 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

so today is 2008?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/06/16 at 06:13 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Set your clock back.
Geez.

Brilliant again chief.

Posted by RWBill on 11/06/16 at 06:16 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

And as I was just walking around the block at 5 o’clock the sun was already set below the horizon. Then to be reminded with this roster really sets up the winter darkness depression.

And Abdelkader proposing to his girlfriend meaning my daughter will have to wait until she divorces him and takes half his possessions whatever his agent left him,

Posted by RWBill on 11/06/16 at 06:18 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

This is the team we’ve been dealt…..


Well according to the Analytics Fan Boys, the Wings should just quit now and start again next year….when presumably their “corsi” will be better confused

Posted by Down River Dan on 11/06/16 at 06:20 PM ET

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PP?....yay?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/06/16 at 06:23 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Just a bit outside Kronner.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 11/06/16 at 06:23 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

score

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/06/16 at 06:24 PM ET

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PP GOAL!!!!

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/06/16 at 06:25 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Yes ABBY 1-0

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 11/06/16 at 06:25 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Howard HUGE!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 11/06/16 at 06:26 PM ET

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Too good of a look there.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/06/16 at 06:26 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

I must say that center ice is much better with the pre and post game shows and most games in HD now.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 11/06/16 at 06:30 PM ET

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ugh

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/06/16 at 06:41 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Ugh 1-1

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 11/06/16 at 06:41 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

craptastic

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/06/16 at 06:41 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

no penalty.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/06/16 at 06:44 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

after 1 all tied up 1-1

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/06/16 at 06:47 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

That’s 4 passes from the left half boards to no one in red. Smarten up boys.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 11/06/16 at 06:47 PM ET

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Not too bad of a period.  Just a few d-zone hiccups.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/06/16 at 06:48 PM ET

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Almost 5 periods since the Wings were last on the PK.  That can’t last.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/06/16 at 06:50 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

97.1 the ticket runs political ads every break. don’t need to hear that. just want to get away from that crap during my sports time. so off with the radio.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/06/16 at 06:54 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Was listening to 97.1 last week and the jackos we’re talking about things in their freezers at home. Really?
Turned it off after that. What a waste of airtime.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 11/06/16 at 07:02 PM ET

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And as I was just walking around the block at 5 o’clock the sun was already set below the horizon. Then to be reminded with this roster really sets up the winter darkness depression.

Posted by RWBill from the Babcock school of cheese grabbing. on 11/06/16 at 05:18 PM ET

Just hit 5 here in Chicago, and yep….dark.  Time for another beer.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/06/16 at 07:03 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

was 70 here in the land of Longfellow today. put lawn stuff away, and put up the Christmas lights. wanted to be fishing, but winter is coming. hooked up with a German Brown run last week, nice 18’’ made for a fantastic dinner.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/06/16 at 07:11 PM ET

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jimmys dong

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/06/16 at 07:13 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

JIMMY!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 11/06/16 at 07:14 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Jimmah staying square and big. Keep er goin

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 11/06/16 at 07:15 PM ET

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Too good of a look with 3 guys back.  Someone has to see the guy coming for the back door play

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/06/16 at 07:15 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

clang!

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/06/16 at 07:19 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Too good of a look with 3 guys back.  Someone has to see the guy coming for the back door play
Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/06/16 at 06:15 PM ET

Apparently it’s Howard’s job

Posted by Hootinani on 11/06/16 at 07:20 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Right nurse, I noticed first night they left broadcast on for the fsd post game show and wondered if it was a mistake,  Last year was switched off right after 3-stars introduction.

Posted by RWBill on 11/06/16 at 07:21 PM ET

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Nice set up by Larkin

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/06/16 at 07:29 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

PK

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/06/16 at 07:36 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Don’t worry Mic, nobody is complaining about too much skill on the Wings back end now.

Posted by Hootinani on 11/06/16 at 07:40 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

2min for wearing red on the pk again

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/06/16 at 07:40 PM ET

Bent's avatar

That’s called a puck battle, stupid refs.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 11/06/16 at 07:40 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

craptastic

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/06/16 at 07:41 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