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Jackson Browne Is Banned Forever

Stupid move on my part yesterday.  I introduced one JB, then concluded with another JB and in the process pretty much guaranteed a shutout at the hands of some BJs.  

Yesterday reminded us that (a) the Wings are not ripe with talent so grit is kinda required these days, and (b) we are in for a long stress-filled journey the next two months if Detroit can't beat Columbus in Columbus.  Because if the Wings can't win there, they're not going to win in Anaheim, Chicago, San Jose or practically any other town. There's also this (c): the Wings powerplay is disgusting.  Not just on the road. Overall. It's obscenely inept.

But of course, since they're at home, playing the same team that whipped them yesterday, with almost the identical lineup Detroit iced in shitbag Columbus 24 hours ago...they'll go like 4 for 7 with the man up and win 8-1.  Because Howard means that much, right?

Wrong, bitch. Wrong.  Uncle Mike?  

If the powerplay isn't working, that's on you.  Not Tom Renney or any assistant before him we saw fit to lay waste to.  No.  You might have delegated a few things but when it sucks it's on you.  And if a team can't win on the road, in Columbus? That's on you, too.  And if a team loses a season series to...Columbus?  

That's you too, big boy.

But we still dig you, Mike. We do.  It's just getting harder to type it.

It's a Live Blog, bitches. No songs. No gimmicks. No predictions. Just a steamroller full of tar, warm beer, some out of date cheddar and an ass-ton of stress.  

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cigar_nurse's avatar

It worked fine when we had TPH and Homer. Now not so much. Please adjust accordingly Babbles.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/10/13 at 06:23 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Wow.  So that’s interference, huh?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/10/13 at 06:23 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Mickey Redmond “One day we will have no hitting, someone will be happy”  well that won’t be Hockey, for sure!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/10/13 at 06:23 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Jimmeh has too much traffic in front of him.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 03/10/13 at 06:23 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Geebuz - - fuching Turnstile

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/10/13 at 06:24 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Mickey Redmond “One day we will have no hitting, someone will be happy”  well that won’t be Hockey, for sure!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer’s chair on 03/10/13 at 06:23 PM ET

Don’t we already have that?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/10/13 at 06:24 PM ET

Thunderpriest's avatar

It worked fine when we had TPH and Homer. Now not so much. Please adjust accordingly Babbles.
   
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    from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/10/13 at 06:23 PM ET

But that’s the problem. Babs cannot adjust.

Posted by Thunderpriest on 03/10/13 at 06:25 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Miller/Eaves/Emmeton.

Ladies and gentlemen.  Our first sustained forechecking pressure.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 03/10/13 at 06:25 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

When is Badcock’s contract up?

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/10/13 at 06:25 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Awwww…look at Q working hard to make up for his gaffes.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 03/10/13 at 06:26 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Hell, DET cannot even dump the puck in for a line change.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/10/13 at 06:27 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

I don’t see a goal anytime soon (for us)

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/10/13 at 06:27 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

refuse the PP

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/10/13 at 06:29 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Oh come on.  Like we have a chance on our own PP.  Can we just say, “No?”

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 03/10/13 at 06:30 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Kronwall working hard for that Norris i see

Posted by Hootinani on 03/10/13 at 06:30 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

PP come on wings, we need a goal here.

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/10/13 at 06:31 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

I had a few beers with Jeff Blashill’s brother last night. I mentioned it is no longer possible to blame the Wings PP woes on his brother, his smile said it all.

He did say, however, his brother cannot say enough about what a quality organization Illitch runs.

As for today’s game - Ummm, we are now on par with the BJs.

That’s sad.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/10/13 at 06:31 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

There used to be a time, not too long ago, DET scored a PP goal nearly every day.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/10/13 at 06:31 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Fuch you murph…it is not the ice’s fault

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/10/13 at 06:31 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Kindl has a case of Tuzzi droppassitis.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 03/10/13 at 06:32 PM ET

Thunderpriest's avatar

Somebody put some stick ‘um on Z’s stick blade. Sheesh

Posted by Thunderpriest on 03/10/13 at 06:32 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Ummm, we are now on par with the BJs.

Not quite - - they are better than DET this season.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/10/13 at 06:33 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

If you got a goal for every 10 passes completed, the Wings would…still be terrible.  But they’d be closer to good than they are now.

Posted by Hootinani on 03/10/13 at 06:33 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Foligno with his stick under Ericsson’s skate.  Last time I checked thats tripping.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/10/13 at 06:34 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Ass on Dangles’ wing?

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 03/10/13 at 06:35 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Z Pav and Mule.  Mike is losing his mind

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/10/13 at 06:36 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

pucker up

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/10/13 at 06:36 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Crap….now we have to start the 3rd a man up.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 03/10/13 at 06:37 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

A chance for double ineptitude

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/10/13 at 06:37 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Ok…we really need to find out what dirt Abdelkader has on Babcock…him playing so much has got to be some rap

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/10/13 at 06:37 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Wonder how DET can *#$%@& up this 5-3?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/10/13 at 06:37 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Gifts.  And the Wings don’t know WTF to do with ‘em.

[sigh]

Need my Jameson’s on Steroids.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 03/10/13 at 06:37 PM ET

Thunderpriest's avatar

No!!
We have a two man advantage!

BE CAREFUL!!!

Posted by Thunderpriest on 03/10/13 at 06:37 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Oh hell..no we’re TWO men up….

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/10/13 at 06:38 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Wow, 5-3 for almost 2 minutes.  They had better capitalize.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/10/13 at 06:38 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

The always intriguing 5 on 3

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 03/10/13 at 06:38 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Oooo…sAUCY.  5-on-3.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 03/10/13 at 06:38 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

5-on-3

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/10/13 at 06:38 PM ET

Thunderpriest's avatar

Up two men. Will we crash the net or shoot from the perimeter?

Posted by Thunderpriest on 03/10/13 at 06:38 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

If the ice is bad now, I can hardly wait for the playoffs. The season doesn’t end until the end of April.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/10/13 at 06:38 PM ET

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