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The Leafs are in a pretty comfortable playoff position.  They lead the Lightning by four points for the second wild-card spot and trail the Bruins by one point for third in the Atlantic but Toronto has two games in-hand.

The Wings, uh, 15th in the East.

Play the games out then the team is in the hands of Ken Holland.

The LB is now yours.

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Spoiling For a Live Blog

Helene St. James used to be the lead Holland apologist in this town.  She's still a lap dog, gobbling and gulping every word Tick Tock says then regurgitating it to us for our naive and myopic consumption.  She's a pro.

But, she's not alone anymore, not even at her own paper.

Jamie Samuelsen wants you to know he's opposed to your stance on life.

I understand that the streak has come to represent a burden for some fans. They think that general manager Ken Holland has made moves simply to keep the streak going. That’s misguided.

Remember. You can't be a Detroit columnist unless you consistently reference the unwashed fan base's opinion and then blast away at it from your elitist, 12th estate perch.

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Third Time’s A Charm

Good things are supposed to happen in sets of three. So with that in mind, on this third game in three nights, I'm expecting a regulation win. And, the best thing about tonight's game will be our three shiny young players. Mantha, Athanasiou, and Larkin.

Since the third time is the charm, I'm going for broke now and calling a hat trick, for any Wing's player on the ice tonight.

Curly fries. It's a Live Blog! Bitches!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

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Almost Home, But Two In Carolina First…Thanks Gary

And when I say "home", I mean done. 

That feels like home, sounds like home, beckons me like home. 

Meanwhile, you guys talked goaltending today. 

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Time Is A Wicked Drug

I don't know what the weather's like in Michigan today. I could check, because Al Gore invented a device that would help.  But I'm too lazy, as you're aware.

I do know that it's going to be 83 and sunny here in Florida, so I'll be at the beach.

During the early afternoon, my mind will wander. 

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I NOW Consider Brad’s Wife The Greatest Internet Victim Of All Time

The Detroit Red Wings are playing their "rivals" tonite, the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

I haven't given it more than a moment's thought, because I've been...

(a) mourning Michigan's loss, perhaps the worst basketball game I've ever seen

(b) aware that the Wings haven't beaten the Lightning yet this year because our father, Steve Yzerman, hasn't wanted it to happen and where the Wings are concerned, no matter whichever backward argument I'm making, Daddy gets his way unless his way means being the Wings GM. In that case, Ken Holland had his way and that's why the Wing Way essentially sucks.

(3) I've been much more concerned about Brad's Wife

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Murphy’s Law

Murphy's Law states if something can go wrong, it will. This is the season that it all went wrong. For a quarter century, 19 of us have been gearing up for the playoffs this time of year. Well, 2017 is going to be a lot different.

The Wings will not be making a post season appearance. We will not be boarding the Hasek and drinking ourselves into oblivion. What we will do however, is still show up as the true fans we are and watch the rest of this forgettable season. There are still some bright new players we can enjoy, (as long as they're not benched). We will loudly voice our displeasure at what we have been handed as fans, watching this tragedy of errors and miscues and some just plain bad hockey. Then, plan for next year.

Tonight iis an Original Six matchup so, let's make the most of it.

It's a Live Blog. Bitches!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

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One Dozen Game Days

12 more games left in Mr. Holland's Opus. 

The team you built, Kenny, is on the verge of some Harkness-like shit.

The team you built, Kenny, designed to waste the final years of Hank Zetterberg's career, can hit the links in 12 working days. 

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LB- Wings/Avs

Yes, a 1pm ET puck drop at the Joe today against the Avs.

With that, I know Howard starts, Nosek may play and Callahan is day-to-day.

The Avs, not so good, the Wings, only a little better.

Playing out the string and golf comes early for both teams.

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Honestly, the best I can hope for is the only logical conclusion.

My fairy tale ends like this...

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