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

I live and breathe Wings Hockey, but For #*#* sake Filpulla-, you pick now to NOT pass….

Posted by Down River Dan on 05/08/21 at 09:26 PM ET

I know. Right?… shock

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 05/08/21 at 09:28 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Hmmm…..does all this goal scoring and fighting to win a game truly fit in with the philosophy of the Jeff Blashill School of Hockey Etiquette?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 05/08/21 at 09:28 PM ET

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Not watching the game, just following the 19.

I think at this point both coaches should pull their goalies in an attempt to secure the loss.

Posted by Ventr on 05/08/21 at 09:28 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

An OT would guarantee Columbus would have the magical 1% extra chance of landing the #1 draft pick over the Wings.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 09:28 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Hey, if the Wings score again do we get double curly fries?

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 05/08/21 at 09:29 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Ima thinking Torts might suit up for 3 on 3 OT!

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 05/08/21 at 09:30 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

2-9, and 1-6 in OT.
These are two Titans of the Central Division.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 09:30 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Seventh place. We made it. LOL

Posted by bigfrog on 05/08/21 at 09:31 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Seventh place. We made it. LOL

Posted by bigfrog on 05/08/21 at 09:31 PM ET

I know, right?  They battled incompetence right to the end.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 09:33 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Anyone else’s feed die?

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 05/08/21 at 09:34 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

This also ensures NJD will have more balls than Detroit, but I think we suspected that.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 09:35 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

LyinEhh?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 05/08/21 at 09:35 PM ET

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

Anyone else’s feed die?

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 05/08/21 at 09:34 PM ET

Not mine…

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 05/08/21 at 09:36 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Filpy playing like a worried man…. Hmmm…..

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 05/08/21 at 09:37 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Feed back now finally. Bally isn’t real competent yet.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 05/08/21 at 09:37 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Not sure what the final overall standings will be, but no matter Bettman will work his usual magic when it comes to the Red Wings. confused

Posted by bigfrog on 05/08/21 at 09:37 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Must have been the idiots at channel 3 then.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 05/08/21 at 09:38 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Are we watching Helm’s last game in the Winged Wheel?  I suspect not, for some reason.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 09:39 PM ET

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

I’m glad Domi didn’t give us a generational slap in the face…

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 05/08/21 at 09:40 PM ET

calquake's avatar

poop is as poop does

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 05/08/21 at 09:40 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Coulda been a contendah!!

Ahhh, the end of HockeyBall season…so begins a time to chillax and decompress….....or as my liver Doc calls it the Healing Season…

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 05/08/21 at 09:40 PM ET

d ca's avatar

Another meaningless point in the standings…

Posted by d ca on 05/08/21 at 09:41 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Thanks y’all for an entertaining season. See you in the fall. Later reprobates.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 05/08/21 at 09:41 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Wow they had a lot of time to take some pot shots at Pickard there.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 09:42 PM ET

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

Oofffff Boy did I just jink he team or what?

A predictable Blashill ending to the season……  shock

Until the playoff….

Later 19!!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 05/08/21 at 09:42 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Hang loose 19!  Get out there and enjoy the Summer of 21!

Cheers!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 05/08/21 at 09:42 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

4-5 Final., but as I stated they clinched 7th place.  I will put my goal lights away until September. LOL

Posted by bigfrog on 05/08/21 at 09:43 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Hey cal and all, see you around for some lottery and draft chat?
Yzerman likely to pull another one out of his hat.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 09:43 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Y’all have a great summer. Be safe oot there. See ya in the fall.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 05/08/21 at 09:43 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Thanks a lot for the chats, Kate, enjoy the off season and hope things get safe in Columbia and you can start getting out.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 09:44 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Hey cal and all, see you around for some lottery and draft chat?

Sure thing Bill. Post at ya then.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 05/08/21 at 09:46 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Hi gang, have a great summer. Hoping to be able to attend some Red Wing games next fall. cheese

Posted by bigfrog on 05/08/21 at 09:51 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

And also the Blashill re-signing announcement !  HAHAHA ouch

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 09:51 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

And also the Blashill re-signing announcement !  HAHAHA ouch

Looks like it will happen. grin

Posted by bigfrog on 05/08/21 at 09:52 PM ET

SYF's avatar

And also the Blashill re-signing announcement !  HAHAHA ouch

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 09:51 PM ET

It should be done in the style of Lebron James’ “Decision.”

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 05/08/21 at 10:23 PM ET

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

Thanks a lot for the chats, Kate, enjoy the off season and hope things get safe in Columbia and you can start getting out.

Posted by RWBill on 05/08/21 at 09:44 PM ET

Thank you, RW Bill.  wink

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 05/08/21 at 11:54 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