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It’s The Young Oilers vs. The Whatever You Want To Call Them Wings

A little stat before the game starts- average age of the Oilers taking the ice tonight is 24. and for the Wings, 26.5.

With that out of the way, another must win game for Detroit as we count down those 'must win' games.

Two points needed badly or else the teams the Wings are chasing will be out of reach.

Yes, the three point games hurt the Wings badly, but instead of looking at the big picture, all concentration should be on the next shift.

Little Teemu (#56 in your program) makes his debut tonight and I would imagine if his game is on, we should see him off the fourth line duty.

Howard has to be good, real good and watch out for the Oilers, they tend to score in bunches.

Viktor Fasth is expected in goal for Edmonton, Wings need to stay in the offensive zone as long as possible and work on driving the middle of the ice.

It is a live blog bitches!

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calquake's avatar

It’s a great night for a hockey game.  I’m all in.

Posted by calquake on 03/14/14 at 07:05 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

all concentration should be on the next shift.


That was what got us last in last Season. Shift by shift.

 

A special thanks to you, Paul. For all the extra A2Y stuff you’ve been doing. We are all very grateful to have this place to come to.


Let’s Roll!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

 

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/14/14 at 07:08 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Dziękuję, Boss.  Raising a pre-game Guinness to the 19.

Let’s do this, Wings.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/14/14 at 07:09 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Little Teemu (#56 in your program) makes his debut tonight and I would imagine if his game is on, we should see him off the fourth line duty.

Pulu and his Holy Slapper.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/14/14 at 07:10 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

It’s a great night for a hockey game.  I’m all in.

Posted by calquake on 03/14/14 at 07:05 PM ET

Yes, indeed it is, Quaker. 23 sounds right to me. grin


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/14/14 at 07:10 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

The Wings are actually just a couple of wins away from being on top of the 7/8 group are at least even for #8.  But wins will come hard, tonight could be the easiest for a while, in theory.

I went back old school and put the NHL.com picture logos instead of using letter initials for the teams.  I used to do this, then HTT said he had trouble reading it with his vision problems.  On my computer they look quite clear and easily recognizable, but I lose resolution doing a screen capture and uploading to flickr.

POS 13 Mar 14

The Wings have never gone on a hot streak like many teams, including rivals Toronto and Columbus, who you can see each went through a real hot streak capturing 18 of 20 points, or 16 of 20, to give them a boost.  The Wings have largely played middling hockey without a great winning streak.  This is even less likely now.

Need 2 points tonight, to say the least.
mov avg 13 Mar 14

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/14/14 at 07:15 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Thanks Paul!  Howdy All!

Wings young or old, Shoot the Puck, many times…......And Howard, stop the Puck many times…....

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/14/14 at 07:16 PM ET

SYF's avatar

The Wings have never gone on a hot streak like many teams, including rivals Toronto and Columbus, who you can see each went through a real hot streak capturing 18 of 20 points, or 16 of 20, to give them a boost.  The Wings have largely played middling hockey without a great winning streak.  This is even less likely now.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 03/14/14 at 07:15 PM ET

Seriously.  That even vying for the 8th spot with an IR list that’ll cripple most teams out of playoff contention is an eye-opener.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/14/14 at 07:21 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

A special thanks to you, Paul. For all the extra A2Y stuff you’ve been doing. We are all very grateful to have this place to come to.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/14/14 at 07:08 PM ET

Yeah Buddy,  and I forgot to say AHOY !  and LGRW !!

Boy, remember about this time of the seasons we would already be relaxed with a top 1-3 seed locked up, inventing games like Hit Me Mick to add to the enjoyment of the games ???  Thanks IWOCPO for that.

Now every shift of every game, every entry into our zone, is sheer, stark terror!

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/14/14 at 07:22 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Wings young or old, Shoot the Puck, many times…......And Howard, stop the Puck many times…....

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer’s chair on 03/14/14 at 07:16 PM ET

Exactly!

I hope all is well with you.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/14/14 at 07:23 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Thanks, doing the best I can, just trying to make you feel as comfortable as possible. 

Then I sit back and read the comments.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/14/14 at 07:24 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Thanks, doing the best I can, just trying to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Then I sit back and read the comments.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/14/14 at 07:24 PM ET

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/14/14 at 07:26 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Boy, remember about this time of the seasons we would already be relaxed with a top 1-3 seed locked up, inventing games like Hit Me Mick to add to the enjoyment of the games ???  Thanks IWOCPO for that.


I’ve been thinking aboot that. Those were the days.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/14/14 at 07:27 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Should have remembered that Michigan - Minnesota hockey was starting already.  Michigan really needs a couple of wins against the nation’s best team this weekend to boost its PairWise ranking and lock down another trip to the NCAA tourney.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/14/14 at 07:28 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

I hope all is well with you.
Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!
Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/14/14 at 07:23 PM ET

Yes, doing very well. Thank You, so kind of you to remember and send a special shout out! smile

Just want the Wings to WIN!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

 

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/14/14 at 07:30 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Is that the Kukla Kam ?

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/14/14 at 07:31 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Is that the Kukla Kam ?

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 03/14/14 at 07:31 PM ET

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/14/14 at 07:34 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Posted by SYF from the Swedish Ice Mafia on 03/14/14 at 07:34 PM ET

Is that on purpose?  That’s creepy looking.

Posted by calquake on 03/14/14 at 07:36 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

I’m here present and accounted for for the long run Bitches. Thanks again to the Emperor and RW for all you do for us Red Wing addicts.

Time to check out another of the youngins’s debut. Hope it is a memory we can tell the whippersnappers about some day LGRW

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/14/14 at 07:37 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Is that on purpose?  That’s creepy looking.

Posted by calquake on 03/14/14 at 07:36 PM ET

Like stalker creepy?  Yes.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/14/14 at 07:37 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hejsan Y’all !!!
Two point evening please !!!
Lets Go Red Wings !!! raspberry

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 03/14/14 at 07:37 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Howard vs. Fasth.  Own it, Jimmy/

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/14/14 at 07:38 PM ET

SYF's avatar

All the links on First Row are SN.  Damn.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/14/14 at 07:40 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Ole TV Link 1 has FSD.  Pulu is wearing #56.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/14/14 at 07:42 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

No call.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/14/14 at 07:43 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Errorson still playing like he’s on egg shells.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/14/14 at 07:44 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Slicks planting a forward on JImmy’s crease and no one’s picking him up.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/14/14 at 07:46 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Slicks planting a forward on JImmy’s crease and no one’s picking him up.

Posted by SYF from the Swedish Ice Mafia on 03/14/14 at 07:46 PM ET

Or putting him down.

Posted by calquake on 03/14/14 at 07:46 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Little late but I’m in, and relieved to find we’re not down a goal yet.

How’s it goin tonite?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/14/14 at 07:48 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Or putting him down.

Posted by calquake on 03/14/14 at 07:46 PM ET

Yup.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/14/14 at 07:48 PM ET

calquake's avatar

How’s it goin tonite?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/14/14 at 07:48 PM ET

So-so so far.

Posted by calquake on 03/14/14 at 07:50 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

sorry, a little late to the party

zip - zip

guess I didn’t miss much, huh.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/14/14 at 07:54 PM ET

SYF's avatar

How’s it goin tonite?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/14/14 at 07:48 PM ET

Sluggish, with a little ice.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/14/14 at 07:55 PM ET

SYF's avatar

brb, 19.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/14/14 at 07:55 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Nice no look from Kronner to Mule comin from behind. Shame it didnt end in a goal. Get it on the PP then.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/14/14 at 07:55 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

The zebras are quick to blow tonite.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/14/14 at 07:56 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

The zebras are quick to blow tonite.

Well it IS Steak and a BJ day.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/14/14 at 07:57 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

That pass from behind the net is working out well this year.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/14/14 at 08:03 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

SCORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRE

1-0

sweet

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/14/14 at 08:03 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Alright, Alright, Alright!!!!!

Wings Scored 1-0 Sheahan

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/14/14 at 08:03 PM ET

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