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Abel to Yzerman

Sixty Minutes To Go

To begin, I would like to thank Paul Kukla for giving us a home, and our Chief, Bill Houlihan. He is A2Y. Most of all, I would like to thank all 19 of you loyal Wingaholics that show up for game after torturous game. It's a wonderful thing that through think and thin, the 19 have stuck together here at A2Y. To say this season  has not been the best season of Red Wings hockey would be a gross understatement. We all pretty much knew going in what to expect this year, and true to form, the Wings performance was as anticipated. There were ups and downs, but, that's okay, because it seemed to even out during the end of the season.

One upside was acquiring Jakub Vrana, Richard Panik, and draft picks at the trade deadline from the Caps, in a surprising trade for Anthony Mantha, who was once considered part of the "core", and, the rebuild.  Who said trades are hard?

Vrana continues to impress, making this deal look all the better. We have been able to watch some of the youngsters, who, going forward, will be a part of this team. Veleno, the most recent, looks good. We don't know yet who will be back as far as some of our familiar guys that have been on the team for years. So for now, the Yzerplan seems to be on track, but, only time will tell. 

This one's for you, Mom.

For the next sixty minutes, its a Live Blog!

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bigfrog's avatar

Last game left this season for my Goal lights. LOL

Posted by bigfrog on 05/08/21 at 06:34 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Happy Day tomorrow to all you Mothers oot there.  smile  It’s been a very long shortened season for a lot of reasons. My gratitude goes out to Paul, Chief and most all… you Katie. L.G.R.W.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 05/08/21 at 06:39 PM ET

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

Thank you, Quaker, for your kindness and for making it through the season of lose. I have as much fun here as most anywhere,especially in this year of lockdowns and distance. The best thing is that we’re all still alive, and have our good old Detroit attitude going strong.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 05/08/21 at 06:57 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Detroit Red Wings Hockey tonight on Channel 20. Just like 1979. I hope they invited Bruce Martyn… grin

Posted by Down River Dan on 05/08/21 at 07:00 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

PooBah in the house!

Thanks Kate for the season and Paul for the tireless work making the site great.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 05/08/21 at 07:01 PM ET

calquake's avatar

the season of lose

An honest encapsulation of what has transpired.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 05/08/21 at 07:01 PM ET

calquake's avatar

It’s flannel shirt day!

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 05/08/21 at 07:03 PM ET

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

They’ve all gone flannel!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 05/08/21 at 07:03 PM ET

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

Ozzie and Murph. A dangerous combination. wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 05/08/21 at 07:04 PM ET

d ca's avatar

That lineup means management gets the bigger picture….

Posted by d ca on 05/08/21 at 07:08 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Mother’s Day Eve, Bitches!
That sentiment doesn’t seem to fit, but oh well.

Thanks to Kate and Paul and IWOCPO, wherever you are, like Mrs. Calabash.

Given the unpredictability of the Yzerplan draft picks I don’t think 4 - 8 position matters much, so have fun boys.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 07:10 PM ET

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

Mother’s Day Eve, Bitches!
That sentiment doesn’t seem to fit, but oh well.

Thanks to Kate and Paul and IWOCPO, wherever you are, like Mrs. Calabash.

Given the unpredictability of the Yzerplan draft picks I don’t think 4 - 8 position matters much, so have fun boys.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 07:10 PM ET

Best In The Country Honey!  wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 05/08/21 at 07:13 PM ET

d ca's avatar

Well that’s one coach who is worse than Blash…but considering it’s Torts

Posted by d ca on 05/08/21 at 07:13 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Hola 19. A warm hearted thanks to the Emperor, Lady Kate, the Navy lifer, and all the other cast of characters who have prevailed through this rebuilding season. Let’s have some fun tonight. LGRW

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 05/08/21 at 07:17 PM ET

calquake's avatar

V-man!

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 05/08/21 at 07:20 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

1-0 Vrana. cheese

Posted by bigfrog on 05/08/21 at 07:20 PM ET

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

Vrana!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 05/08/21 at 07:20 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Vrana, seems like a great pickup.

3 GWG in 10 games ?  The Wings have only won 3 games in the last 10.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 07:23 PM ET

calquake's avatar

3 GWG in 10 games ?  The Wings have only won 3 games in the last 10.

I’m sensing a pattern there.  wink

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 05/08/21 at 07:27 PM ET

calquake's avatar

poop pattern

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 05/08/21 at 07:27 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

1-1 angry

Posted by bigfrog on 05/08/21 at 07:27 PM ET

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

shut eye

Get it back boys!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 05/08/21 at 07:28 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Cholo continues to seem unaware of what’s going on around him.  They’re giving him plenty of chances to play himself off the roster.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 07:30 PM ET

calquake's avatar

They’re giving him plenty of chances to play himself off the roster.

And it looks like he’s taking advantage of that opportunity ( play himself off the roster).

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 05/08/21 at 07:33 PM ET

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

I wouldn’t mind signing Staal for another go round if the price is right.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 05/08/21 at 07:34 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Cholo continues to seem unaware of what’s going on around him.  They’re giving him plenty of chances to play himself off the roster.

Yep. Mickey Redmond mentioned it. gulp

Posted by bigfrog on 05/08/21 at 07:34 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

One more time! 

Many thanks to the Emperor for putting up with 19 perennial blog guests, Kate, the most congenial of A2Y hosts, and, of course that Layabout Sailor, who last I heard was stuck in Tennessee(?).  I raise a glass in your honor(s)!!

LGRW !!!!!

 

 

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 05/08/21 at 07:38 PM ET

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

Ahoy, hoy! Rummie.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 05/08/21 at 07:41 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Intermission time.

Shouldn’t the word ambiguous have more than one meaning?

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 07:47 PM ET

d ca's avatar

FYI Tigers victory…7-3 vs Minn

Closer issued a walk to load the bases and bring the tying run to the plate before getting a weak grounder…

Posted by d ca on 05/08/21 at 07:49 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

I really enjoy the fact that Larry Murphy is back. He’s no Eddie Olczyk, then again, Eddie is no Larry Murphy…..

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 05/08/21 at 07:49 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 05/08/21 at 07:56 PM ET

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

God, I love Mickey’s perspective.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 05/08/21 at 08:10 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

I have the Columbus feed and they are having a pity party and a Tortarella eulogy.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 05/08/21 at 08:14 PM ET

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

I’d rather protect Lindstrom over Cholowski if it’s the option.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 05/08/21 at 08:19 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

2-1 DDK. LOL

Posted by bigfrog on 05/08/21 at 08:21 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Bingo BANGO!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 05/08/21 at 08:21 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Tortarella eulogy

Ima gonna name my next band that, Tortarella Eulogy.

DDK!!

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 05/08/21 at 08:21 PM ET

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

DDK!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 05/08/21 at 08:22 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

You cannot keep this offensive juggernaut down.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 08:23 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