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... to the Eastern Conference? It seems like the NHL's "Top Men" have done their best to make the Wings think they're still in the West.

At least this time they've come to us - and that's a good thing, right? What's that? The Sharks are 7-0-1, with a +23 goal differential? They're 9-2-1 vs. the Wings in the last 12 games? There's only TWO defensemen playing for Detroit tonight that have more than a half-season of NHL hockey under their belts?

Well, at least Tatar's getting into the game, and NHL's The Wheel of Justice gave Cody McLeod 5 games for trying to pop Kronner's head like a zit on prom night... that's... well, that's something to be hap... yeah, I can't even get excited over that. This will likely be a massacre, and Cleary will still play "realgud" regardless of how many times he trips over the his own feet.

This is RedMenace filling in for The Master Chief... hide the pets and pepper your angus. It's a Live Blog, bitches.

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RWBill's avatar

Yzerman at the Joe.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 10/21/13 at 09:31 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Otherwise known as a “Firefart Fizz”.

Posted by calquake on 10/21/13 at 09:30 PM ET

Seriously?

Is that actually a thing this is called?

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 09:31 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Seriously?

Is that actually a thing this is called?

Posted by RedMenace from Team Slovaskimo Fighting Snipers on 10/21/13 at 09:31 PM ET

If it wasn’t, it sure as shit is now

Posted by Hootinani on 10/21/13 at 09:33 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

ROFLSKATES, what?!

The Wings outhitting someone 23-8?!

That can’t be right.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 09:33 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

  “What about a Sharks Delay-of-Game Puck-over-the-Glass by a Defenseman whose upwards-swing High-Sticks and cuts a Red Wing… is that 6:00?”

  Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/21/13 at 09:27 PM ET

Offset by 2 minutes on Red for “low facing”

 

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/21/13 at 09:33 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Seriously?

Is that actually a thing this is called?

Posted by RedMenace from Team Slovaskimo Fighting Snipers on 10/21/13 at 09:31 PM ET

Nope, just being a dick. confused

Posted by calquake on 10/21/13 at 09:34 PM ET

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If it wasn’t, it sure as shit is now

Posted by Hootinani on 10/21/13 at 09:33 PM ET

Well that’s cool. The next time someone asks what I’m drinking, I’ll just say, “FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.” Like, 40 Fs.

 

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 09:34 PM ET

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Welp, there was Smith’s one good play for the night.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 09:35 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Detroit leading in hits 23 to 8. I always knew the Eastern conference was tougher grin

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 10/21/13 at 09:35 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Well that’s cool. The next time someone asks what I’m drinking, I’ll just say, “FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.” Like, 40 Fs.

Or you could sound it out with noises. cheese

Posted by calquake on 10/21/13 at 09:36 PM ET

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They look better this period.

Miller did something really stupid there though. Thankfully they didn’t call it…

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 10/21/13 at 09:38 PM ET

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Or you could sound it out with noises.

Posted by calquake on 10/21/13 at 09:36 PM ET

I think the “firefart” would be enough for me. At that point, I’d have to go home and change my shorts.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 09:38 PM ET

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XO’s looking sharp, albeit a raw.

I’d like to see Sproul for the next call-up.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 09:39 PM ET

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Posted by RedMenace from Team Slovaskimo Fighting Snipers on 10/21/13 at 09:39 PM ET

“... a bit raw.”

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 09:40 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Look at Tatar go, better bench him

Posted by Hootinani on 10/21/13 at 09:41 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

...and the stands chant “Lets Go Red Wings”

 

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 10/21/13 at 09:42 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Here’s something you can cram right up Babcock’s cramhole:

KEEP TATAR IN THE LINEUP.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 09:42 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Pavel with the Shuffleboard on Q

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/21/13 at 09:43 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

I’d like to see Sproul for the next call-up.

Dunno. XO *very* mature game.

Posted by MoreShoot on 10/21/13 at 09:44 PM ET

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Our top line needs to prevail on a shift or two tonight.

Posted by MoreShoot on 10/21/13 at 09:45 PM ET

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They’re gutting this bitch out. Just keep getting shots guys…winning this would feel so good…

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 10/21/13 at 09:46 PM ET

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Dunno. XO *very* mature game.

Posted by MoreShoot on 10/21/13 at 09:44 PM ET

Yeah, but at this point it seems they know what they’re getting with XO. He’ll spend a couple of years in GR, then replace whoever sucks at that point.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 09:46 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

During the prospect tourney, Sproul was much less defensively responsible than XO, probably better to let him cook some more in the A

Posted by Hootinani on 10/21/13 at 09:47 PM ET

calquake's avatar

He’ll spend a couple of years in GR, then replace whoever sucks at that point.

Maybe not, isn’t Queasy a free agent after the season?

Posted by calquake on 10/21/13 at 09:48 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Maybe not, isn’t Queasy a free agent after the season?

Posted by calquake on 10/21/13 at 09:48 PM ET

Yeah, but they seem to be pretty high on Almquist, so I’d expect him to get the nod first.

Also, *#$%@& Smith.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 09:50 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Our top line needs to prevail on a shift or two tonight.

There’s one. Need a couple in a row now.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/21/13 at 09:50 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

as soon as I saw that 1 on 1 was Hamilton, my pucker factor shot up to 10.

Posted by Hootinani on 10/21/13 at 09:50 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

He’ll spend a couple of years in GR, then replace whoever sucks at that point.

Maybe not, isn’t Queasy a free agent after the season?

Posted by calquake on 10/21/13 at 09:48 PM ET

You don’t think he could play now?

Posted by MoreShoot on 10/21/13 at 09:51 PM ET

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Wow, Mick’s on point tonight.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 09:52 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

I wonder if NHL officiating crews have to wear their helmets even when they arent on the ice

Posted by Hootinani on 10/21/13 at 09:52 PM ET

calquake's avatar

You don’t think he could play now?

Posted by MoreShoot on 10/21/13 at 09:51 PM ET

Hard to say.  I don’t like to make a judgement on a player based on 1 game.  However, XO looks very promising.

Posted by calquake on 10/21/13 at 09:53 PM ET

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You don’t think he could play now?

Posted by MoreShoot on 10/21/13 at 09:51 PM ET

He likely could, a-la DeKeyser, but we all know the chances of that happening are pretty slim.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 09:53 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

no puck luck there, damn

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 10/21/13 at 09:54 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

c’mon no whiskey

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/21/13 at 09:55 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

‘jjjJJJUUUUUUUUUUUst a bit outside.’

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/21/13 at 09:55 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I wonder if NHL officiating crews have to wear their helmets even when they arent on the ice

How else are they going to get on the short bus?

 

Posted by calquake on 10/21/13 at 09:55 PM ET

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I have a feeling this game is decided on this PP or by a Wings turnover

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 10/21/13 at 09:55 PM ET

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It makes me laugh—and pisses me off a bit—when the know-it-alls over at HFBoards say things like “Lashoff can’t pass worth a damn,” “Tootoo is worthless,” and, “Hudler sucks.”

I’ve never run across such a collection of people who think they know what they’re talking about, but in reality have no *#$%@& clue.

 

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 09:57 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

He likely could, a-la DeKeyser, but we all know the chances of that happening are pretty slim.

I would think Mike would have a word to say for a Dman who goes and gets it and moves it out reliably. He’s already playing a more patient game than Lashoff

Posted by MoreShoot on 10/21/13 at 09:57 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I have a feeling this game is decided on this PP or by a Wings turnover

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 10/21/13 at 09:55 PM ET

Shut. Whore. Mouth.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/21/13 at 09:58 PM ET

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