Abel to Yzerman

Abel to Yzerman

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01/19/2023 at 9:30pm EST

Good evening y’all. There have been plenty of articles to read about the Wings bad luck, or, the Wings floundering, so I’m not going to blather on about keeping it positive, or, that things will turn around in the not so distant future. Those things will happen eventually no matter what. If you’re here, thank you. The Wings are a part of a routine of sorts for some 19 of us, and an escape from things a million time worse than watching a hockey game. Good or bad.

It’s the Wings vs the Knights. The puck is set to drop around 10:00 PM ET, 7:00 PT, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket). Also available on NHLPP/ESPN+, TVAS, SN360, SNE, SNO, SNP, and ATTSN-RM.

It’s a Live Blog!

Calquake

It's just a tough time to be a Red Wing fan. They are not a good team let alone a playoff team. Losing sucks, losing for a long time sucks even harder.

M. Glynn

I was born in 91, so I was used to seeing them in the playoffs every single year. Defintely took a few years to realize disappointment, but still believe Yzerman has it under control! 

bigfrog

Hi gang. Not expecting much, but still hoping.

rwbill

Evenin’ Bitches!

I didn’t expect the Wings to be playoff bound but was bouyed by their start that this could be a fun competitive year.

Can’t hold on to a lead even against AZ and still too many unchecked forwards jamming in front of our net.

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Other topic, RIP to David Crosby, Laurel Canyon rock druggie of the 60s but remarkable and unmatched harmonious music.  There was some remarkable music from that era.

Calquake

The only players I give a pass to are Larkin, Kubalik, Hronek, Perron, Raymond, Berggren, Maata, Veleno, Walman, Fabbri, Husso and Seider. The rest need to step up their game.

Cool Hand!

Cigar-Nurse

Hola 19. No high expectations tonight. 

Cal I will say that it has been a horrible decade to be a Detroit fan in any professional sport. Very disappointing. 

rwbill

That was a beautiful goal.  Larkin playing hard both ends of the ice.

I guess we are Helplessly Hoping.

Cigar-Nurse

Nice snipe by Cool Hand. Speed speed speed.  

rwbill

Other than the Tigers of ‘10 ‘11 ‘12 ‘13 it’s been a pretty horrible ten years for Detroit sports.

But rejoice, rejoice, we have no choice but to Carry On.

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah

I don't know why these players don't just wear a face cage like college hockey.  Nobody fights anymore anyway. Protect that face and teeth.

rwbill

Don’t let the past remind us of what we are not now.

bigfrog

1-1 in the last minute. A soft goal.

rwbillbigfrog

Not sure whether to give that an up arrow cuz I agree or a down arrow because the play blew.

Cigar-Nurse

Bad goal to give up in the Budd Lynch minute. 

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah

I kind of blame Walman for that goal. Husso pushed him and I think told him to stop screening him and then Husso being distracted didn't react quick enough to make the save.

rwbill

Sumbitch.

Husso was discussed as the most valuable player up until recently.  He may be coming back to earth and all the goalies, underwriting the weakness of the roster as evidenced by the record the last month.

Cigar-Nurserwbill

Yup as husso goes, so do the Wings. Buffalo and Ottawa had shakey goaltending early in the season and have straightened it up. Unfortunately we’re trending in the wrong direction now.  Still half a season to get our poop in a group. No expectations of playoffs though. 

rwbill

When you see those elite performers like Yzerman and Lidstrom talking you wonder what they think when they watch this team.  “How is it those kids don’t know where they’re supposed to be?  Was it that hard?”

rwbill

I like Ozzie in the booth, he’s real fluid since his first year or so on the air.  Maybe Jimmy will loosen up a bit over time.  

rwbill

Guess it’s no surprise that the Wings rank so low in those analytics that scroll across the bottom of the Bally screen during the games.  Offensive Rebound chances, #32 in the league.

rwbill

Wow really early to bring out the Draft Odds.  3 months of season left.

rwbill

If Kate were awake she’d tell me to Shutty, but Husso has been good other than the one bad goal.  Couple of minutes from the 3-1 win.  I’ll say it for her, shut whore mouth.

rwbill

Well that was bad luck.  :41 of butt clinching time now.

Katerwbill

You want to call it bad luck, eh? They can’t even get the empty netter….

WE WIN!

Finally!
Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

rwbill

Wow that was pretty close a couple of times in the last :30, but it’s a win.

Calquake

Gotta learn to close oot games better.

Kate

Next game folks. Thanks for hanging oot tonight.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Calquake

Goodnight all you Wingaholic reprobates.

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