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Been Nice Knowing You Boys…Now Stay Out Of Detroit

As the Emperor posted a bit ago...realignment's a reality.  Hopefully, that means Gary's been beaten down enough to give his dwarf consent to let the Wings head back East where we/they belong.

We like you Edmonton, and we like you Calgary. We dig you Vancouver and Anaheim you'll always be garbage...but it's time to say sayonara.

The Oil at home tonite and we'd really like to say we won't see this again with any consistency for some time to come.  They're young, good, fast and they live way farther left than our boys ever need to travel.

Ian White is sitting because he is, much like Gary, small in stature.  He's been sitting for a while and he's upset. We get it. But the D's improved since the little man sat down.

I'm telling you absolutely nothing you don't already know.  So crack a few and let's Live Blog this biotttchhhhhh, bitches.

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sjketcheson's avatar

Is it sad that I’m looking at this at the half-way mark?

http://www.sportsclubstats.com/NHL/Western/Central/Detroit.html

The difference in odds in making the playoffs between ending the season with 52 points, and 53 points is… 22%. That’s nuts!

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 03/07/13 at 07:28 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

So crack a few and let’s Live Blog this biotttchhhhhh, bitches.

Way ahead of you.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 03/07/13 at 07:29 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Aloha, Sailor.  “Ordinary” Jameson’s at the ready.

Just get the two points, Wings.  Get it pretty or ugly or creamy.  Just get two points.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/07/13 at 07:30 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

To the East - - halle-freaking—lullja!!!!

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/07/13 at 07:32 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Bonjour.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/07/13 at 07:34 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Howdy & Hi - or Adios Amigos!

Requesting 2 points for sure! 

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/07/13 at 07:35 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Bonjour.

Posted by monkey from Fear and Loathing on 03/07/13 at 06:34 PM ET

I heard about that on the Internet.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/07/13 at 07:35 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

  Bonjour.

  Posted by monkey from Fear and Loathing on 03/07/13 at 06:34 PM ET

I heard about that on the Internet.

Posted by SYF from Hutt Funkins on 03/07/13 at 06:35 PM ET

I hear Monkey likes printing with Macs.

(nerd reference)

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/07/13 at 07:43 PM ET

SYF's avatar

You shouldn’t believe everything on the Internet.  Where’d you hear that?

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/07/13 at 07:45 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

LGRW!!!!!

Hopefully an entertaining game with a Wings win.  Time for Z to step up and score some goals.

I will be getting home after this game starts so will be catching up on DVR. 

Y’all have fun now!

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 03/07/13 at 07:46 PM ET

BrendonR's avatar

It’s official - we’re now the Beasts of the East. Cindy and the rest of the ‘Leasts won’t know what hit them.

Time to show these Oils young’ins how it’s done. Looks like it’s the 3 W’s on a Thursday night: Whiskey, (Red) Wings and a Win.

LGRW

Posted by BrendonR on 03/07/13 at 07:46 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

..but it’s time to say sayonara.

Konnichiwa, most honorable Master Chief, and, most honorable Bitches.

Heading East. Me likey.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

 

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/07/13 at 07:47 PM ET

rrasco's avatar

Posted by sjketcheson from Ottawa on 03/07/13 at 06:28 PM ET

And the difference between 53 and 54 pts is also 22%.  I guess the crazier thing to me is, that if you have 52 pts you have less than a 50% chance of making the playoffs and at 54 pts, you have a 90% chance.

Posted by rrasco from TEXAS on 03/07/13 at 07:49 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

The divisional re-alignment would be as follows:

Western Conference

Pacific Division: Anaheim, Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose and Vancouver.

Mid-West Division: Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Minnesota, Nashville, St. Louis and Winnipeg.

Eastern Conference

Central Division: Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Florida, Montreal, Ottawa, Tampa Bay, Toronto.

Atlantic Division: Carolina, Columbus, New Jersey, N.Y. Islanders, N.Y. Rangers, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/07/13 at 07:54 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

lots of history in the “new” central ...

2 points tonight, boyz.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/07/13 at 08:01 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Central Division: Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Florida, Montreal, Ottawa, Tampa Bay, Toronto.

Gonna be awesome.  Ryan vs. Drew Miller.  Yzerbolts vs. Wings.  Toronto and the 2014 Winter Classic - the hype would be unreal.  Montreal - no pretense needed.  Yzerman’s favorite team growing up in Boston.  Yzerman nearly traded to Ottawa.  Florida…...I got nothing.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/07/13 at 08:05 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hejsan alla glada och inte så glada..!!! smile

Two points would be awesome..Let’s go Red Wings..klapp klapp klapp !!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 03/07/13 at 08:07 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Florida…...I got nothing.
   
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    from Hutt Funkins on 03/07/13 at 07:05 PM ET

Cause they suck.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 03/07/13 at 08:12 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I think CalQuake, Rumbear, Hippie Dave, Surfer Ken, Mr. Fluffy, Gabriel, and possibly WestWing are the only ones unhappy with realignment.

I won’t mind so much if they play the WC in a home-and-home each year. It’s a BS plan if they only make the trip every other year.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/07/13 at 08:14 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

Lo all. Victory is the only acceptable outcome of tonight’s game. L.G.R.W.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 03/07/13 at 08:15 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Any of the usual SoCal reprobates going to attend the two game set at the redolent Ponda Center on 3/22 and 3/24???

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/07/13 at 08:15 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Cause they suck.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 03/07/13 at 07:12 PM ET

Aaaaaaahhh…

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/07/13 at 08:16 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Bonjour!

Love the realignment! I hate the late night games, and I’ll be able to actually see the Wings in person a couple of times a year in Tampa!

Meanwhile, get the goddam two points tonight, dammit!

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/07/13 at 08:19 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

I won’t mind so much if they play the WC in a home-and-home each year.

I understand that is in fact the proposal for out-of-conference games, Capt.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/07/13 at 08:20 PM ET

monkey's avatar

I think CalQuake, Rumbear, Hippie Dave, Surfer Ken, Mr. Fluffy, Gabriel, and possibly WestWing are the only ones unhappy with realignment.

As long as I’m in Virginia I want them to be in the same division as the Caps.  If/when I leave I want to never hear another mention of the Caps ever again.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/07/13 at 08:24 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Did you know the Bersteins are tough?

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/07/13 at 08:28 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Florida…...I got nothing.

Posted by SYF from Hutt Funkins on 03/07/13 at 07:05 PM ET

Michael Samuelsson? :(

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/07/13 at 08:31 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Alright, lets see this “smothering” style of defense I keep hearing about.

Go Wings!

Posted by Hootinani on 03/07/13 at 08:32 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I was looking at RWBill’s A2Y map and we seem to have lost a lot of old timers.

I haven’t seen any posts from Gabriel, Surfer Ken, StayoutaMalibu, AndrewFromAnnAbor, or WFinBL, among others, in a long time.

Who else has fallen off the Hasek?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/07/13 at 08:32 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Fuching Mule

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/07/13 at 08:32 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Pasha 0 points in last 7. Curse you gator

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/07/13 at 08:34 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Uncle Mike in pre-game interview with Ken Kal:  Likes the way the Mule played hard for 60 minutes the last game.  “The scoring comes when you work hard.”

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/07/13 at 08:34 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I think CalQuake, Rumbear, Hippie Dave, Surfer Ken, Mr. Fluffy, Gabriel, and possibly WestWing are the only ones unhappy with realignment.

I can live with it.  As long as I can haz Center Ice, I’m good to go.

Posted by calquake on 03/07/13 at 08:34 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

I will never fall off the Hasek. Stuck for life. smile

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 03/07/13 at 08:35 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Maybe Babs will put Tatar on Pavs line for 2 shifts this game

Posted by Hootinani on 03/07/13 at 08:35 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

feed?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/07/13 at 08:35 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Who else has fallen off the Hasek?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 03/07/13 at 07:32 PM ET

The humorous thing is that as far as I can tell, most of the folks who claimed that they would swear off the NHL over the lock out are still around.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/07/13 at 08:35 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Maybe Babs will put Tatar on Pavs line for 2 shifts this game

Posted by Hootinani from Just outside Delta College Admissions Office on 03/07/13 at 07:35 PM ET

Bet he won’t.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/07/13 at 08:35 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Anyone else getting a *#$%@& blue screen from GCL

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/07/13 at 08:36 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Any of the usual SoCal reprobates going to attend the two game set at the redolent Ponda Center on 3/22 and 3/24???

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 03/07/13 at 07:15 PM ET

Would that it were… verily I could travel… but forsooth there is a darkness in the pocketbook.

Posted by calquake on 03/07/13 at 08:36 PM ET

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