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Abel to Yzerman

Hail To The Upstarts and Hail To The Victors.

11/23/2018 at 2:45pm EST

The Wings have lost five one-goal games. Three of those were in regulation. If they'd won those, we'd be looking at and talking about a team that is 13-6-2.

I wonder.

If we were talking about a 13-6-2 team would we be reading stuff like this...

"It’s not just the way Detroit is getting to the results that’s concerning, though. It’s also the foundation on which this streak has been built, one that appears flimsier than a five-dollar tent."

That's Jared Clinton from The Hockey News.

His premise behind an inevitable fall from grace is...corsi. Lots of second and third level stats. Advanced math. Numbers.

Analytics say the Wings will drop down to where everyone always expected them to be.

Well. They beat Boston.

And now the Caps beckon in DC. Red-hot Buffalo tomorrow and BJ's for everyone on Monday.

Lose the next three and, yeah, they kind of are who we thought they'd be. Win two, maybe one, and we can see a realistic, middling, learning and growing hockey team, probably rebuilding a bit quicker than anyone thought they would.

But I kinda wonder what the reaction would be if the Wings swept these next three. We will see.

I'm, frankly, surprised I can string together more than two complete sentences. I am a wreck. I can't remember the last time I wanted one of our teams to win as badly as I want a Michigan victory tomorrow. My hatred for all things Ohio is so pervasive and so to-the-core overwhelming that I think I might throw up. Soon.

It's a Live Blog, bitches.

LGRW and Beat Ohio.

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