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It’s All Bad

To state the obvious, it's all bad. Every aspect of this team just plain sucks. No way can this level of incompetence be placed on any one player. It starts behind the bench, and, continues out onto the ice. It's like the entire team has given up, and, no one is even trying to play anymore. Yzerman doesn't get a pass either. It's ultimately his call.

Stay, and watch along with us if you want. Don't worry, no one will think any less of you if you check out early, or, like the Wings, you choose not to participate. 

It's a Live Blog.

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Yellow.  Back again.  Thanks for the LB Kate

Posted by ThatGuy on 02/20/21 at 04:41 PM ET

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First off, I want to offer my apology for bailing so early yesterday. Having said that why should I or anybody else put forth the effort to watch when the product on the ice is subpar and not showing progress.

I’m still a diehard fan but I want to see the kids play more. If the Hawks can start 6 rookies why can’t the Wings? And, oh yeah, fire Blashill. L.G.R.W.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Covidquake, "Stay the F away from me" on 02/20/21 at 04:43 PM ET

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Ansar Khan tweet,

lines. Looks like they’re going with 11 and 7.
Helm-Larkin-Mantha
Ryan-Fabbri-Zadina
Brome-Glendening-Erne
Nielsen-Filppula
DeKeyser-Hronek
Merrill-Staal
Nemeth-Djoos
Biega
Don’t see Gagner or Stecher out there. Namestnikov and Bertuzzi injured.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/20/21 at 04:44 PM ET

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Also, thanks Katie and Paul for all you do. You are both better people than me.  wink

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Covidquake, "Stay the F away from me" on 02/20/21 at 04:46 PM ET

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Wearing the road Uniforms today, but it won’t make much difference. LOL

Posted by bigfrog on 02/20/21 at 04:49 PM ET

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Welcome, welcome, welcome, back! We’re a tough bunch here. We prove it every game we’ve endured for the past few seasons….. wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/20/21 at 04:53 PM ET

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Gotta agree Kate biggest problem behind the bench.

Posted by stateofmifan on 02/20/21 at 04:57 PM ET

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First off, I want to offer my apology for bailing so early yesterday.

That’s not necessary, Quaker. The Wings haven’t done anything to make you or anyone want to watch. Unless you’re into watching disasters. It’s like a wreck, you can’t turn away….. wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/20/21 at 04:58 PM ET

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I just heard my boy Ozzy say he’ll try not to be negative tonight. Good luck with that!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:00 PM ET

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Cal,

No offense but why in the Hell are you apologising? Its appreciated do not get me wrong but.they were F Nuts yesterday and have been for five years. If i had a had something worth doing last night i would have done it. Since i have been feeling off and crappy lately i figured I would fit right in watching the team. Lol

Seriously, life is here for a moment and its gone quickly. Why waste it on this hot mess? Once in a while, fine. Its a distraction and sometimes a release but life is full of beauty and this team is not!

Release Lil Blash back into the hockey waters to become a big fish one day. Well as long as some big Northern Pike does not get him.
And what Kate said!

Lets Go Redwings!!!!

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:00 PM ET

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/20/21 at 04:44 PM ET

No Chevy? SMH

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:02 PM ET

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And Ken is bagging on Mantha. Because, you know, it’s all because of him.(sarcasm)

Larkin has been less than spectacular lately too. Couldn’t possibly be Blashill. Right?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:05 PM ET

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Thank you my hockey friends for the kind words. We can all see where this season is heading. A change must come and soon.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Covidquake, "Stay the F away from me" on 02/20/21 at 05:05 PM ET

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Larkin has been less than spectacular lately too. Couldn’t possibly be Blashill. Right?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:05 PM ET

Coach Mr. Infallible? No way!

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:07 PM ET

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PooBah in the House!

I’m a glutton for punishment.

Lets go with the Winking Mickey today.  I didn’t post um last game and look what happened. All my fault i guess raspberry

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 02/20/21 at 05:08 PM ET

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Seriously, life is here for a moment and its gone quickly.

You’re so right, Dog. Time is something we spend. We can’t save it up. So, spend it well….. wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:12 PM ET

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Don’t see Gagner or Stecher out there

I “hope” they are injured because benching Gagner instead of Fil, Nils and at least 3-4 more forwards is strange and benching Stetcher in front of any of our dmen?

Posted by VPalmer on 02/20/21 at 05:12 PM ET

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Wonder what’s going through Cholowski’s mind, as he sees a handicapped Dekyser playing while he rides the bus in the AHL?

I’m betting it’s not “it’s a process”.....

Posted by Down River Dan on 02/20/21 at 05:15 PM ET

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Hello 19. I see the usual suspects here to watch what happens to this team today. Hope for a better effort from players and coaches.
No need for apologies Cal. I’m glad you had found something more worthwhile to do.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 02/20/21 at 05:15 PM ET

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Its good to see them back to the 2-1-2 scheme (sorry to get technical). Hopefully it keeps the onslaught away.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:21 PM ET

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The arena music is over 50 years old. The Doors. Love em!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:23 PM ET

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I do believe the coaching has really screwed up Larks game. He just tries to do way too much trying to play every position except goalie and he appears very frustrated. New coaching is going to be the only cure.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 02/20/21 at 05:23 PM ET

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No need for apologies Cal. I’m glad you had found something more worthwhile to do.

Almost anything at this juncture is more worthwhile than watching this Disaster On Ice.  LOL

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Covidquake, "Stay the F away from me" on 02/20/21 at 05:24 PM ET

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The doors were my favorite band growing up

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:26 PM ET

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I do believe the coaching has really screwed up Larks game. He just tries to do way too much

Excellent point CN.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Covidquake, "Stay the F away from me" on 02/20/21 at 05:26 PM ET

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Burn-Yay!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:29 PM ET

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I do believe the coaching has really screwed up Larks game. He just tries to do way too much trying to play every position

You hit it right on the head, CN.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:30 PM ET

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It’s either coaching or the fact he is trying to do too much as Captain. It’s could be him too doing things diff for some reason.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 02/20/21 at 05:31 PM ET

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poop

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Covidquake, "Stay the F away from me" on 02/20/21 at 05:35 PM ET

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Yep 0-1. cool mad

Posted by bigfrog on 02/20/21 at 05:35 PM ET

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It’s the coaching. Hronek had a over 2 minute shift yesterday. I think Ryan did too. He has no clue how to manage a bench. Or anything else….

And down by one now….. shut eye

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:37 PM ET

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Larks was doing the same thing last season also Poobah. Wasn’t expecting it to carry over to this year. Being named captain is only making it worse.
Bah. Time to break the oh for February pp schnide.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 02/20/21 at 05:38 PM ET

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That check on Fabbri looked like a deliberate elbow to the head

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 02/20/21 at 05:38 PM ET

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So glenny wins the faceoff, they shoot and the puck ends up in the corner, glenny covers his man Nielsen becomes a statue 2 ft away from his guy. Nielsen only had to run the guy or get.a stick in there and possibly would contained Florida. But he does not and they skate down and score an easy PPG. Drop his ass!

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:40 PM ET

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Nice goal for Biederman! Little Caesar’s Girls Hockey…..

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:41 PM ET

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0-35 on the PP.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:42 PM ET

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Drop his ass!

Would that we could apply that to a certain coach.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Covidquake, "Stay the F away from me" on 02/20/21 at 05:43 PM ET

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0 for 35 on the PP.

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:43 PM ET

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Jeez Dog! Woof, woof! Great minds and all… wink

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:44 PM ET

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Tchekmarev so sad, so young. Only 65. RIP

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/20/21 at 05:46 PM ET

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