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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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stonehands-78's avatar

FLIPppppppppppppppppppppppppppp

puuuuUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/29/13 at 10:00 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Datsyuk made that dude look foolish.

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

TheRealYooper's avatar

boot frickin’ time.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/29/13 at 10:01 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssss!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 01/29/13 at 10:01 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

*#$%@&, how did my feed get about 30 seconds behind???

Let’s see, the BFD line is producing… so what about that top line?

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:01 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I think it was by Joe Pesci in Goodfellas?

Nope, check that.  It was DiNero as Capone in “The Untouchables”.

Posted by calquake on 01/29/13 at 10:01 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

haha love pavels smile after he stole the puck

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 01/29/13 at 10:02 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Oh, beatings and amputations, Rummy.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:02 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Big E getting nasty with Morrow.  Need to see more of that.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 10:03 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Big E getting nasty

Why you gotta be nasty, baby?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/29/13 at 10:04 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

I think it was by Joe Pesci in Goodfellas?

Nope, check that.  It was DiNero as Capone in “The Untouchables”.

Ah, nothing quite like a good old fashioned dirt nap

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 10:05 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

13:14 Valtteri Filppula 1 (Assists: Pavel Datsyuk 5)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/29/13 at 10:05 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Things I’ve learned tonight:

- Tootoo is the *#$%@& man
- Ericsson would be great on a college basketball team’s defense; he’s awesome at playing a very loose man-to-man
- Quincey is a black hole of emotion
- Franzen makes me want to choke Swedish guys named Johan Franzen

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:06 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Uh oh, Bert.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/29/13 at 10:06 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Serial Killer on the road

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 10:06 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

For a decade we been looking for an enforcer to talk smack and throw down when needed. A big fella with brass balls ...who knew his name would be Tootoo.  Ima liking the wee lad. He’s got some stones.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 01/29/13 at 10:07 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Not a penalty… but I’ll take it…. I think.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 10:07 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

That. Hurts.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/29/13 at 10:07 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

4 minutes of futility

Back in the day, there was a good chance we’d get two foals out of this.

Need more foals

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 10:07 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Just when you think nothing else can go wrong.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 10:07 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Oh shit, right in the eye.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:08 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Call 2 call 4, Call Sam Bernstein!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 01/29/13 at 10:08 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Ugh, skated right over his stick.  Fuch.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/29/13 at 10:08 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

$10 Bertuzzi doesn’t wear a shield even after this

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:08 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Awesome, Zetterberg gets tripped not call… going the other way, called.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 10:09 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Do this.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 01/29/13 at 10:09 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Wow. Make up call. Murphy is right. Should be no penalty on a follow through.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 01/29/13 at 10:09 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

*#$%@& dive.

Jesus.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:10 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Just once I’d like to see diving called.  Fuching rule might as well not even exist.

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

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

geebuz,  youd think it was the French Revolution out there

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

Bent's avatar

Holy shit.

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

Little Redhead's avatar

WHAT, this is ridiculous!!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/29/13 at 10:10 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Fuch, 2 minutes only?  What the HELL are the refs looking at?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/29/13 at 10:11 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

+19 that I just heard “What’s Up? after an away team penalty.  Is it the nineties in JLA?  Hope so.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 10:11 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

and for whatever unfathomable reason that’s only a two minute minor for decapitation.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/29/13 at 10:11 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Two garbage calls in a row there boys.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/29/13 at 10:11 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Stars playing like dirty little bitches.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 01/29/13 at 10:11 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

DAMN - - Pavel had an empty cage

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/29/13 at 10:11 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

God, he wanted to absolutely crush that shot.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/29/13 at 10:12 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Z!!!!!!!

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

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