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I Have No Idea What Will Happen In The Leafs/Wngs Game Tonight

But I do know there will be a large contingent of Toronto fans at the game tonight.

I do know Dion Phaneuf will be caught out of position a few times and the Wings need to take advantage of that.  I also now he will try to run on of younger players, just to welcome them to the NHL.

I also know the #1 line of the Wings, Legwand, Franzen and Alfreddsson have to start scoring.

I cannot confirm on one of the walls in the Wings' dressing room a picture hangs of Jeff Blashill, just for inspiration.

I can also look into the not too distant future, someone will leave a comment, basically stating B. Smith looks good at forward, also, someone else will write no he doesn't.

On Jimmy Howard, the only thing I know is he needs to stop the puck, like at a .940 percentage.

The Leafs have shown a tendency to have serious lapses during games, the Wings need to jump on those opportunities.

End of story, score one more than Ontario's team.

It's a live blog bitches and I have a feeling it will be a lively one too.

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Paul's avatar

via Chuck Pleiness tweet,

Looks like Pulkkinen is scratched tonight and Ferraro is in the lineup, just how lines are being run are warmups.

Bert is skating too.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/18/14 at 06:09 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Evenin’ Bitches. Whatever it takes to make the Playoffs. The road to 23 one shift at a time.

Thanks Paul.

Let’s Roll!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/14 at 06:10 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Now this via St.James,

Todd Bertuzzi left pre-game warm-ups with just under five minutes left. Was testing lower-body injury

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/18/14 at 06:12 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/18/14 at 07:09 PM ET


Unbelievable!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/14 at 06:13 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

via Chuck Pleiness tweet,

Looks like Pulkkinen is scratched tonight and Ferraro is in the lineup, just how lines are being run are warmups.

Bert is skating too.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/18/14 at 07:09 PM ET

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I was going to open up with “well now we’ve seen it all, what else could happen?”
.. but I couldn’t even get that out before Paul brings out the sledge hammer.

Pulkinnen Scratched?  Did not see that coming.  Ferraro in the lineup, following through on his dad’s TSN radio Toronto interview?  Bertuzzi skating, so he’s in favor of Pulkinnen in case they get to a shootout?

What a season?  And Yet it will take just 2 (straight) wins to get on a pace above the NYR!

 

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/18/14 at 06:14 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Todd Bertuzzi left pre-game warm-ups with just under five minutes left. Was testing lower-body injury

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/18/14 at 07:12 PM ET


hahahahaha,  NOW what?  Teemu in if Bert is not going, or is he?

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/18/14 at 06:15 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

thanks, PK.

from my post on the GDT:

“Who are those guys?”

never
never
never
give
up

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/18/14 at 06:15 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Smith will probably do well at forward. He’s a natural at throwing the puck across the goal mouth, as a defenseman more often than not it’s been his own.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/18/14 at 06:23 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Please hold all lineup changes until the anthems are done…....someone could get concssed by an octopi…....... shut eye

Posted by Down River Dan on 03/18/14 at 06:25 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Babs on Smith as a forward,  “Do you like his offensive capabilities?”

“It’s not about his offensive capabilities it’s about the forecheck.”

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/18/14 at 06:26 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I hope Brendan Smith scores a hat trick. For the Wings. wink

But seriously, I do hope he scores. Often.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/14 at 06:27 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Bert in, little Teemu out.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/18/14 at 06:28 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Ooh, time to find my video feed for tonight, if nowhere in HD, will switch to the app on xbox360 cause it’s really great video there.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/18/14 at 06:28 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

wink  Thanks Mick!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/14 at 06:32 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

lots of NHL games tonight

we need to be one of the winners.

all of the East playing except TBL,
three other East/East match-ups,
the rest of the East teams playing West teams.

we need to be one of the winners.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/18/14 at 06:32 PM ET

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This is like a preseason split squad lineup.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/18/14 at 06:35 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Bert in, little Teemu out.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/18/14 at 07:28 PM ET

yet Ferraro in.

11 players in the Wings line up tonight were playing in the AHL championship series last year.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/18/14 at 06:35 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I guess I gotta embrace this Smith thing. Whatever it takes to make the Playoffs.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/14 at 06:35 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

#91 playing D tonight. I trust Bowman, he knows what hes doing.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 03/18/14 at 06:37 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

game on!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/18/14 at 06:38 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Come on Wings!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/14 at 06:39 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I hate the Leafs.

Posted by calquake on 03/18/14 at 06:42 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Hey Franzen, get your head out of your Claven.

Posted by calquake on 03/18/14 at 06:44 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

My feed on Xbox is a couple of minutes behind but I have already seen two potentially catastrophic turnovers in our own zone already.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/18/14 at 06:45 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Put the kids out there.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/14 at 06:45 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Oh my God Franzen’s stick handling is so slow he loses the puck so often.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/18/14 at 06:46 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Zebra suckage.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/14 at 06:46 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

James.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/18/14 at 06:48 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

One shift at a time.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/14 at 06:49 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Checkin in….is this old folks night at A2Y?

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 03/18/14 at 06:49 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

I like seeing pucks headed toward the net ... throw in that direction and see what happens


law of averages and all that

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/18/14 at 06:51 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Checkin in….is this old folks night at A2Y?

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, enjoying a martini, or three….. on 03/18/14 at 07:49 PM ET

Nope.  Just us Wingaholics here.

Posted by calquake on 03/18/14 at 06:51 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Nope.  Just us Wingaholics here.

present.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/18/14 at 06:52 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Checkin in….is this old folks night at A2Y?

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, enjoying a martini, or three….. on 03/18/14 at 07:49 PM ET

It is now. Welcome Rummie.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/18/14 at 06:53 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

aholics?.....I’m good then.

FaNeauf been swinging his purse yet?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 03/18/14 at 06:53 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

mule tripped over the goal line into the end boards ???

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/18/14 at 06:53 PM ET

Bent's avatar

I’m here, every game as long as I am watching it live.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/18/14 at 06:53 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Us old folks A2Y Wingaholics and alcoholics present.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/18/14 at 06:54 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Checkin in….is this old folks night at A2Y?

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, enjoying a martini, or three….. on 03/18/14 at 07:49 PM ET

Nope.  Just us Wingaholics here.

Posted by calquake on 03/18/14 at 07:51 PM ET

Depends

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/18/14 at 06:54 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/18/14 at 07:54 PM ET

I see what you did there LOL

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/18/14 at 06:55 PM ET

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