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Abel to Yzerman

A2Y- Bored…

01/24/2023 at 6:30pm EST

Hiya everyone. I know it’s getting to be a bit depressing around here given that the Wings are losing, and it seems no matter how hard they’re working on improving their play, they’re just not getting it done, and it’s getting monotonous. It’s tough being a Wings fan right now, and, for about the last 10 years or so………

It’s the Sharks vs the Wings. The puck is set to drop 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+ and NBCSCA.

It’s a Live Blog!

Chet

I dunno, if the team can’t be good, at least we can discuss management’s likely moves from now until next season. But yes, this is now beyond frustrating. When things are going bad at my work, I tell myself “OK, no sudden moves, what’s next?” and go from there. Sometimes you take a beat. The Red Wings are hopefully massive sellers. It’s a live blog, bitches.

KateChet

Thanks for that shot in the arm, Chet. At least there’s the break coming up so we can revive our hockey passions…..Bitches 😉

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

RorSchach

Hopefully they play well enough to win tonight. That would be a good highlight. We just had a mini tornado come through and place a tree in my back yard. So I'll look forward to cutting that down over the next few days or so. Pretty sure the neighbors will not be partaking in that. 

Cigar-Nurse

Hola 19. Another trap game against a cellar dweller. Need a quick start. 

Zadinia back and on a short leash. Time to grab the cheese or end up in a Euro league. 

LGRW 

Calquake

Hola fellow reprobates. Effort and entertainment, that's all we ask for. L.G.R.W.

Chet

Seriously, guys. Let’s get into it: it’s better if they lose this game. I hate saying it, I hate thinking it, but it is. So tough to be a fan of a bad team. 

Calquake

Question. Does Erne get moved? He's having a difficult year. (like many other Wings)

rwbillCalquake

Get moved to where, GR?  I don’t think they could get much for him, maybe a 4th or 5th round pick, but it would open up a roster spot for some younger player to grab his piece of cheese, if he is able.  Many seem not able to.

Calquakerwbill

If I have to choose between Erne and Soderbloom I'll take Lurch. He has (imo) grabbed his cheese but was a victim of a numbers situation.

Chet

2 unrelated thoughts:

1) Erne may not be the most talented but you notice him because he works his fucking ass off every shift, he is just nonstop;


2) the RR 3rds are decent but all they needed was a white stripe on the pants instead of black to make them so much better. 

rwbillChet

He sure has.  Erne has grabbed his piece of cheese and done whatever they’ve asked and kept working.  Others could take a lesson from him.

KateChet

I do agree, Erne comes to play. I’m still getting used to the 3rds.

rwbill

Evenin’ Bitches!

I don’t know if playing against any team could be called a trap game for this team.  I do not go into any game thinking that they are favorites.

Chet

Walman with a nice play. Good to see Berg push back there. 

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah

Wrong Way doing some disturbing....lol

bigfrog

Hi all. I agree as the Red Wings have been a big disappointment this season.

Cigar-Nurse

Nice stiff check on Carlsson by Seider. 

Kate

Raymond need to let that rip….

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Kate

The second unit had some good chances on the PP…… Trying to stay positive here..

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

rwbill

Cal I would also keep Soderblom if possible for a greater upside long term.

Calquakerwbill

That decision will be forced by next season. No more 'free' send downs. He'd have to clear waivers.

Cigar-Nurse

Yawn. Doesn’t seem like there could’ve been 24 shots by both teams that period. 

I think Erne is the odd man oot if we ever get healthy enough to have a full roster. Sunny wins the spot of a similar player. Sutter is on thin ice also imho. 

dca

Watching the Sharks feed of the game (NBCSports Calif feed). Got to say it's refreshing. No gambling talk. No stupid pick the stick talk. No in-game telestrator out of the 80's. Picking up on ice audio.


NO NOTICEABLE DIGITAL BOARD ADS.


The more I watch these away feeds the more I really despise Bally's coverage. Even WKBD 50 did a better job than Bally's.


About the most annoying thing on the Sharks feed is the talk of Detroit's reverse retro, "It's so ugly its cool looking."


Miss Mick's relevant hockey history stories, but getting stories about what you do when you come back from being a healthy scratch (Kevin Labanc): hard conversations with management and where you can improve, take it to heart but not personally. Saying SJ missing high danger opportunities (b/c of Wings PP). 12 shots each. Good goal-tending. 

rwbill

Three early 8-year contracts for the Sharks.  Yikes.

Cigar-Nurse

Yeah Erne. Make management’s job harder. 

No more Cool Hand tonight. 



rwbillCigar-Nurse

Oh maybe CHL will be back?

Erne is difficult not to give a nod to.  I like how Rasmussen had adapted to the NHL to grab his piece of cheese.  I haven’t said that in one or two days.

Kate

Craptastic.

Boooooo!

Get it back!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

rwbill

The goal scorer for the Sharks has had some knee issues, and isn’t paid much.  They’re called Meier’s Thrifty Achers.No, they’re not.

rwbill

Did the PA call this “The Xfinity penalty kill?”

No wonder we’re not getting our money’s worth.

Cigar-Nurse

Gotta love the music in the pizzerarena. From Procal Harom to Chuck Berry. 

Chet

Watching SJ they are remarkably bad, but the Wings really don’t look that much better. Woof.

rwbill

Cal if I throw down another Manhattan I may hit three or five, of rapidly diminishing cleverness.

Calquakerwbill

Your new motto: I'll take Manhattans!

Ras!

rwbillCalquake

Haha.  I once live in Manhattan’s fashionable upper west side.  Manhattan, Kansas, up on a ridge down the street from the tornado siren that came to life 4 am one Sunday morning.

rwbill

Sumbitch.  The San Jose Sharks, the irresistable force.

bigfrog

2-2 After two. Couldn't get off the ice.

Cigar-Nurse

Jebus can’t retain a lead like a multi child bearing woman retaining their bladder. 

M. Glynn

Be interesing to see if he keeps playing Berg, Ray, Larks. Berggren makes some nice feeds

Kate

More shoot!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

rwbillKate

Seems like they had some good ideas on passes but they jumped over the sticks or tipped by the Sharks.

rwbill

I think I will indulge in some Mackinac fudge.

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah

There still isn't enough movement on the PP. They need to move to open up passing lanes but instead they stand in their assigned positions.

rwbill

Sweet Sassy Molassy.  Just aboot gave the game away there to the high powered Sharks.

Chet

It’s a tie game late in the 3rd and still unwatchable. Good lord. 

Kate

The Wings better wake the fuck up!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Calquake

Never mind Bill. I can't find member DM's on this site.

rwbill

OT, I mean other topic.  Boston playing at .848 is 139 point pace.  Obscene. 

Cigar-Nurse

Oh Tee.  Who’ll step up ? LGRW 

No fudge to California? They are crazy land. 

Kate

Copp! WE WIN! Finally!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

rwbill

Their goalie is saying there is no Reimer reason to the bounces in this game.

rwbill

Cal, Paul can forward me your email and I can send you some flavors to pick from.

Kate

“A few broken sticks, a few F-words”……..-Andrew Copp…..

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!


dca

Sharks in studio guys are hilarious. They had one of the guys demonstrate how to take the man not poke at the puck on the winning goal. He pushed the other guy out of the area and out of frame showing how to tie up a stick. Then he made a comment about how he just improved the show.

Kate

Next game ………

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

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