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Ken Holland: Fooling Wing Fans Since 28 February

Oh, the laughs. The joke’s been on us since the deadline.  All that money to spend.  Glaring deficiencies to correct. Talent to be had.  Draft picks to deal.

And our big pickup sat up in the press box for the season’s biggest game to date.  That’s your review of Friday and of every day since Tick Tock Kenny Holland decided the Wings were good enough “as is”.

Injuries happen. They always have and we seem to get the worst of it.  That’s just our life as we know it.  And it’s acceptable when you consider the successes we’ve enjoyed over the years.  Officiating’s screwed us more than other teams and that’s also life when your team refuses to yield to the wishes of a shrew commissioner who feels his legacy lies with the likes of Rosby and Kane.

We’re looking at something more sinister right now though, and that’s a shitshow of the Wings’ own making.  Institutional malaise that starts with the GM has filtered to the coaching staff and seeped into a locker room that finds itself unable or unwilling to make the effort required to compete when home ice is on the line.  As we’ve said, and will always say, the talent is there and the Cup is theirs if they want it.  It really is.  It’s there for a team with the kind of heart Kris Draper had or Steve Yzerman had, or Brendan Shanahan.  Brent Gilchrist had that kind of heart. Remember? The Cup is right there for the team that’s willing to put in two months of the hardest kind of hockey work.

Four more games and we’ll see if everything we’ve suffered through since mid-February has been nothing but a farce.  A sick joke we can shake off when the “switch” is thrown in a couple weeks. 

It’s disgusting how bleak we’ve become since the home-ice streak ended like five years ago.  I can’t even remember the kind of arrogance we enjoyed back in December and January.  It can come back, but man it’s looking like a mirage right about now.

And so, Kenny, happy April Fool’s Day.  All that money to spend and the joke’s on us with four games left.

It’s a Live Blog bitches and you have my apologies for the tone.  Voox: line ‘em up and keep ‘em coming.

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ITDeuce's avatar

Pasha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/01/12 at 07:41 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Magically Delicious

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/01/12 at 07:41 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Faked the patented move. Nice

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/01/12 at 07:42 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

1

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/01/12 at 07:42 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Go JIMMAH!

Go WINGS!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/01/12 at 07:42 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

A beauty! Magically Dangelicious!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/01/12 at 07:42 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Woo Hoo- PAVEL!!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/01/12 at 07:43 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Midget PIMP

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/01/12 at 07:43 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Can o’ corn bitches!!!!!!!!1

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/01/12 at 07:43 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

I don’t believe the Midget made that happen.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/01/12 at 07:43 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

1

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/01/12 at 07:43 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Hey, hudler does know how to shoot.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/01/12 at 07:43 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

happy
happy
happy

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/01/12 at 07:43 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Come on Jimmah.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 04/01/12 at 07:43 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

2

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/01/12 at 07:43 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

rats

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/01/12 at 07:43 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Bert for the win?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 04/01/12 at 07:43 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Midget Pimp!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/01/12 at 07:43 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

JIMMAH saves

Bert for the Win

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/01/12 at 07:43 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

This goalie practically stoned the Wings for 65 minutes? He’s an effing sieve

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/01/12 at 07:43 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Sammy hits the glass. Nyuck nyuck nyuck

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/01/12 at 07:43 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

stoned.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/01/12 at 07:43 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Woo Hoo - Hudler!!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/01/12 at 07:44 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

C’mon Jimmah

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/01/12 at 07:44 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Denied.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/01/12 at 07:44 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Jimmahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/01/12 at 07:44 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

JIMMY Saves!!!!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/01/12 at 07:44 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

JIMMAH.  Good win Detroit…. I guess.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/01/12 at 07:44 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Thank you Jimmy

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/01/12 at 07:44 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Wings win!

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 04/01/12 at 07:44 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/01/12 at 07:44 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

WIN

Ugly, but a win

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/01/12 at 07:44 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

STONED HEEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wings Win!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/01/12 at 07:45 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

yaay shootout!!!  Where would we be this year without our beloved skills competition?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 04/01/12 at 07:45 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Mick says “a perfect shot by happy hudler”

I love MIck.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/01/12 at 07:45 PM ET

MarkK's avatar

Good game bitches. Now lets get just ONE on the road wednesday before the playoffs start.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 04/01/12 at 07:45 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

it was ugly, but it counts for 2. Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/01/12 at 07:45 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

2 points is 2 points…

That was against FLA… 1st round here we come, lol

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 04/01/12 at 07:45 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

YEAH -  Winning is the Best!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/01/12 at 07:46 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

yaay shootout!!!  Where would we be this year without our beloved skills competition?
Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 04/01/12 at 06:45 PM ET

Booking tee times for next week?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/01/12 at 07:46 PM ET

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