Abel to Yzerman

Abel to Yzerman

A Good Test

11/28/2022 at 6:30pm EST

Good evening and welcome to one and all. The Wings have been on a roll of late, and while it’s been great for all Wings fans, tonight’s game is going to be a good test of how much improvement has taken place. The Wings have to be tough and play a hard, mean, punishing, leaving it all on the ice kind of game if they want to prove they’re for real.

The Wings are playing some of the best hockey we’ve seen in recent memory, so the Leafs will be a real coming back down to Earth kind of a game for all of us. Tonight the team will debut the Reverse Retro jersey. The jury’s still out on this one until I see it worn in a game.

Hronek is leading the way once again with other blue liners(Oesterle goal)contributing as well. Husso is the most important player on the ice IMHO, and Larkin is proving why he wears the C. The Yzerplan is looking pretty good so far this season with the signing of the veteran players that do show up every night ready to go. Things seem to be coming together with this group, but, I don’t want to jink anything so I’ll leave it at that.

It’s the Leafs vs the Wings in an Original Six matchup. The puck drops tonight around 7:00 PM, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also available on NHLPP/ESPN+, TVAS, and SN.

It’s a Live Blog!

bigfrog

Hi Kate. A tough one tonight, I think.

Katebigfrog

Heya frog. A tough one indeed. Glad you’re here tonight.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Calquake

Howdy Katie. I'm liking that your more comfortable with your writing style. Keep up the good work. L.G.R.W.

KateCalquake

Thank you Quaker for the compliment. Style points eh? Just kidding. Honestly, I just wing it. 😉

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

bezukov

What’s up degens?


I haven’t been around much lately, so by way of an update, I stopped Coach Boughner on the street in Columbus to wish him good luck last weekend.  That’s right, I got us the win.  You’re welcome 19!

Cigar-Nurse

Hola 19. Glad to be back in my easy chair and 50 inch screen tv. 

Had a great weekend in the mountains hiking to a place called Pickens nose and fishing for some wild trout. 

I second Cal’s opinion on your developing opening LBs.Keep er goin Lady Kate.  

Time to see how we stand with another division game against an ancient opponent. LGRW 

Kate

I don’t hate the sweater, but, I don’t like not seeing the Winged Wheel. JMO……..

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Calquake

I really like Berggren's play. He seems very comfortable on the ice for a rookie.

Cigar-Nurse

Och di lieber. Seider with a greasy one. Keep up the pressure. LGRW 

KateCigar-Nurse

One of my dearest friends used to say och de lieber often. He was one in a million.

Stick tap for Joe. 

Kate

Craptastic! Get them back! Right quick!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Cigar-Nurse

Too juicy a rebound. Time to tighten up the game. Getting into a shoot oot with these guys is not a good plan tonight. 

bezukov

Interesting that Vegas has sweaters that glow under black light.  Interesting.  

bigfrog

1-3 As I said the route is on. Soft goal.

Kate

Ozzie calls out Gregson who was accused by Scotty Bowman of having an anti Russian bias years ago.

rwbillKate

I didnt know that but it tracks.

Katerwbill

NYT January 14,1997

*Scotty Bowman, the Detroit coach, accused Referee Terry Gregson of anti-Russian bias, particularly of ignoring fouls against the Russian players on the Red Wings. ''He just buries them,'' Bowman said. ''Some of them have a better rapport with the Russians. Gregson has none at all.''

rwbill

Evenin’ Bitches!  I was late checking in but watched a sped up version of the first period.  Can’t give those leafs too much pp time, unless that means pisssd off time.


hiking to a place called Pickens nose


I’ve been there a lot I think!  Despite my daughters’ disgust …

bigfrog

Husso looks off tonight. Maybe put Ned in?

rwbillbigfrog

Yeah he’s not his sharp self.  Bad team for that to happen against.

rwbill

Gross.  Long way back.  On the other end we’ve had chances but the bounces not our way.

rwbill

I talked to my sister in Michigan today and she and I are both still in an afterglow hangover of Michigan’s stunning win over Ohio State Saturday. I guess we can’t have too much good happen in the same week.

Cigar-Nurse

What’s this soccer crap? Toronto doesn’t need your help ref. 

Kate

I’m hoping the guys will make a game out of this…….

bezukov

Keep your eyes crossed.  The next four goals are huge.  

Kate

Not much of a hook but we’ll take it.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

rwbill

Since 1957!  
two great tragedies hit Michigan on November 22, 1963. 

President kennedy and officer JD Tippet were assassinated.

the ford family bought the detroit lions.


it took years, but the country got over the assassination. The lions still have not gotten over the Ford family mismanagement.


bigfrog

2-4 Final. Goal tending let the Red Wings down tonight.

Kate

They made a game of it …. In the last 2 minutes…. Not. Good. Enough.

Cigar-Nurse

Just one of those games where the bounces didn’t go our way. I blame it on those hideous jerseys. Until Wednesday, good evening 19. 

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