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IwoCPO must be without an internet connection, so here I am, Paul, filling in again.

The BJ’s will be on our mind for the next 51 hours or so but it really doesn’t matter who the opponent is, what does matter is the play of the Wings.

Saturday’s win against Carolina was a start, but the Wings need to play much better.

#1 on the agenda, get the power play fixed.

#2, cut-down the defensive turnovers.

#3, play a full 60 minute game.

Follow those points and not only will it mean success, it will also allow Detroit fans to be at ease and enjoy the Live Blog bi*****.

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Holy shit, Franzen didn’t play.  I didn’t notice.
Posted by monkey from here to Timbuktu on 03/26/12 at 10:12 PM ET

Neither did the rest of the fans or the coaching staff

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/27/12 at 12:15 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

Holy shit, Franzen didn’t play.  I didn’t notice.
Posted by monkey from here to Timbuktu on 03/26/12 at 10:12 PM ET

Neither did the rest of the fans or the coaching staff

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 03/26/12 at 10:15 PM ET

I really didn’t.

Posted by RWBill on 03/27/12 at 01:20 AM ET

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If Babs breaks up the Magical Bombastic Elixir (faux if I know…you come up with a better name) line to put the Moose back in…

Well, he’s gonna do it already so go figure when it’s obvious Franzen should be in Cleary’s spot on the 3rd line.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 03/27/12 at 02:55 AM ET

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Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 03/27/12 at 12:55 AM ET

I’m really hoping that’s what happens. I like Buckets as much as the next guy, but as of right now, I think Nyquist brings more to the table than him, and to sit Nyquist just because he’s the new rookie would be insane IMO. Put Mule on the 3rd line with Miller and Gator/God when he returns, and see if they can pick back up their chemistry they had going. It’s always nice to have three lines scoring goals consistently.

*knocks on wood*

i’m just sayin. If the BBBB’s go 3-3 for their final six games, with one W being a shootout W, and the good guys run the table in regulation/overtime, guess who gets the division? Yes I know it’s an extreme longshot, but I’m not giving up on the division.

@ CBJ Mar. 28
vs NSH Mar. 30
vs FLA Apr. 1
@ STL Apr. 4
vs NJD Apr. 5
vs CHI Apr. 7

The Red Wings team that showed up tonight WILL do exactly what I’d like. But it has to be that team. Although looking at the BBBB’s remaining schedule, the Wings would definitely have to get lucky.

vs NSH Mar. 27
@ CHI Mar. 29
vs CBJ Mar. 31
vs DET Apr. 4
vs PHX Apr. 6
@ DAL Apr. 7

I only see two potential losses in there, to the Preds tomorrow night and of course the Wings on April 4. Although CHI, PHX and DAL are all fighting for positioning/their playoff lives, so they wouldn’t be easy Ws by any stretch.

All I’m saying is it can still happen.


Posted by Alzy from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada on 03/27/12 at 04:18 AM ET

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DeKeyser elects not to turn pro (news from 15 minutes ago). 


Damn.  Would have loved to have him join the organ-I-zation

Posted by Puppies and Hookers from La la land on 03/27/12 at 04:34 AM ET

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Posted by Alzy from Innisfail, Alberta, Canada on 03/27/12 at 02:18 AM ET

Put down the crack pipe, my friend.  We just witnessed the month from hell.  DET ekes out a win against CAR and smokes the worst team in the league. 

It isn’t all firetrucks, hookers and cheddar just yet.  Lets not get ahead of ourselves.

I’m praying the Wings can hang on to 4th.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/27/12 at 10:52 AM ET

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Here’s a nice little bit by Dan Rosen at Nhl.com:

Detroit became the sixth team to punch its ticket into the postseason with a 7-2 thrashing of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday at Joe Louis Arena. How did the Wings do it? We can think of at least six reasons, and they’re listed below:

1.  . . . “Lidstrom missed with a bone bruise in his ankle, but they’re 2-0 since he’s returned. Detroit is 43-18-3 with Lidstrom in the lineup and just 3-7-2 without him.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/27/12 at 11:25 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

Updated Peloton of Suck.  Sharks Bust a Move to 3rd.  Dives running out of room to make hay.

POS 032612

Posted by RWBill on 03/27/12 at 02:15 PM ET

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Big Eastern Conf game tonight head to head Washington v Buffalo, deadlocked in games played and points at 8 / 9.  Caps have tie breaker in ROW.

Then 8 pm NSV goes to STL to try and jump the Wings into 4th place.  Odd pulling for the Blues at home.

Posted by RWBill on 03/27/12 at 08:12 PM ET

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Posted by RWBill on 03/27/12 at 08:28 PM ET

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