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It’s A Tattle-Tale Sound We’re Not Used To Hearing…So Give Us A Break

With only three days left until Gary's playoffs begin, the Wings sit in 9th place in the Western Conference.  Thankfully, that's bound to change tonite because they're destined for two points.  Destined, I say. 

Why?

Because Yackub Kindle is playing.  Yackub,. as you're aware, was the 19th overall pick in 2005 and he's been lighting it up since then boy.

He was selected before the likes of TJ Oshie, Home Keys, Paul Stastny, Kris Lefriggingtang, Jonathan Quick, Keith Yandle and Darren by god Helm (113 picks after Kindle). There are more.  And it's ugly.

Brian Lashoff wasn't drafted nearly as high as Yackub. In fact, he wasn't drafted at all so that's kinda low according to A2Y interns and pharmacists in Dearborn.

But Lashoff has been very good.  Kindle has never shown us anything than an ounce over jack squat and rarely even that.

So this is a confused Live Blog, and a little bitter. Because I just don't get it.  It's not just the Yackub start tonite, or even his draft in '05.  We get it.  Draft picks are never sure things. If they were we certainly wouldn't have given away a first rounder for the likes of Quacks Like A Duck but Dives Like An Av.

Tick Tock.  Tick. Tock.  What are you doing? Why are you saying things like this...

"Twenty games," he said during a pregame chat Friday. "Once you get to 20 games, you'll have a read of what you've got, where we fit."

George showed that to us today and that's crazy talk.  So...after 41 games of a season not wrecked by a midget ball-in-the-mouth commissioner, that's when you'd wait to evaluate the team?  Or after 35? C'mon.

If Kenny's serious about winning this year, and he's not and he hasn't been since last trade deadline when he did absolutely nothing but give away a first-rounder in exchange for a whining little girl who still complains about not getting to wear a ring he didn't earn, then he'd be evaluating right frigging now. He'd be looking for a deal and he wouldn't be hauling out the same, crusty, tired bullshit excuses.

..if you're looking to do something, you can only do something if you have a partner.

Uh huh.  We've heard it.  Meanwhile...Lashoff sits and Kindle plays.  For reasons unknown to anyone.  You know, Nick Lidstrom aged as we all do for the last four years of his career.  He came close to winning the Cup, or at least evening Game 7, himself in the last minute of his last meaningful game.  Then? Three years of Holland stagnation.  Oh...I forgot. You're not stagnant when you're moving backward.  How do you move backward?  I don't know.  Franzen? Hossa? Go with Franzen, please.  And then watch him do nothing. Fredo Corleone as the only defenseman signed when ten others went elsewhere, ten others with more talent and tougher bones?

I know.  Not the usual tone for a live blog.  It's just that I'm hungry but the cook says it's getting to rough to feed us. And that sucks.

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RedMenace's avatar

Double-U

Tee

Eff

*#$%@& Kari Wuhrer is standing on her head.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 09:45 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Wow… Kari Whurlitzer is unconscious.

Posted by calquake on 01/29/13 at 09:45 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

ALL BECAUSE BUCKETS didnt clear it the first time

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 09:46 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Buckets = Garbage Again. Get rid of that Douche.. Again.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/29/13 at 09:48 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

cleary couldn’t get pass my 90 year old grandma

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 01/29/13 at 09:48 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Well, they survived that shift.  4th line stuck on the ice while Dallas made about two and a half complete changes.  Lucky it’s still 0-0

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 09:48 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Only 90 minutes from me, Red. Just say the word and I’ll be there. Not sure what I’ll do, but I’ll be there.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/29/13 at 08:39 PM ET

Just be a muscular squirrel and pose outside her window… hopefully drive her mad.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 09:49 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

We are snake-bit

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 09:50 PM ET

behind the net in G.R.'s avatar

Howard has been fantastic this year. Got to give Bedard a lot of creadit also.

Posted by behind the net in G.R. on 01/29/13 at 09:51 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Goddammit Toots, score.

Get the primary assist from Kindl.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 09:51 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Just be a muscular squirrel and pose outside her window… hopefully drive her mad.

Posted by RedMenace from aboard the Crazy Train on 01/29/13 at 08:49 PM ET

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/29/13 at 09:51 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

tootoo with a clank!

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/29/13 at 09:51 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

...“fourth line rattled the iron…” Mickey R.

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/29/13 at 09:51 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Figures.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/29/13 at 09:52 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

fuuuuuuuuuu

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/29/13 at 09:52 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Nice coverage there

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 09:52 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/29/13 at 08:51 PM ET

That works too.

Anyone got a grilled cheese for a brotha?

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 09:52 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Our goaltender hung out to dry.  Backchecking.  Never a bad idea.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 09:53 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

rats

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/29/13 at 09:53 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

pasha wtf?!

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 01/29/13 at 09:53 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Way to commit to one side and leave the other guy with half the ice, Errorson

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 09:54 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Sorry to hear the news red. I have a cousin in Boyne who could reek some havoc for you in Gaylord.

Way to cover the late man. Jimmah left out to dry.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 01/29/13 at 09:54 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Goal wasn’t Jimmy’s fault… but rebound control… steer that puck into the corner and no goal.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 09:55 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

....this behavior has happened before….and very recent - come on Wings!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/29/13 at 09:55 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Geebuz REF, what are you watching as 22 gets impaled

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 09:56 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Wtf?, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more obvious high stick than that.  No call.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 09:57 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

I guess the Refs know they are better 5 - 5..

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/29/13 at 09:58 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Wtf?, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more obvious high stick than that.  No call.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 08:57 PM ET

I do.  I think it was by Joe Pesci in Goodfellas?

Posted by calquake on 01/29/13 at 09:58 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Evening reprobates.  Down 1-0 so…we got em right where we want em?

Okie…cheers man!  You still upright???

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 01/29/13 at 09:58 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Man holding baby didn’t look at her ass? Loyal.. Or secretly gay..

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/29/13 at 09:59 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Cheers Rummy - - Im hanging tough

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 09:59 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

O’Hallorhan reffing. SHENNAGANS to the left of me and the right.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 01/29/13 at 09:59 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Alright Wally!

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 10:00 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Wow.  Beautiful.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/29/13 at 10:00 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

WALLY

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 10:00 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

#13. Magic!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 10:00 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

FILLLLLL

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/29/13 at 10:00 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Pavelly Delicious to Wally

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/29/13 at 10:00 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Pavel is our Fuching Thief - - Magic

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 10:00 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

I had trouble getting out of Columbus a few times myself….

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 01/29/13 at 10:00 PM ET

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