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Kenny’s Future, and Present, Start Tonite

In Denver, of all places.  Clearly, Kenny (plus his band of all-important, equal under law, advisors) feel that one round, two rounds, even no rounds, are what await us later this month?  It's all on the kids...plus a few guys whose final years will be completely wasted.  That's just science.

So, what are we to do?  Continue to blast away at a front office that's done exactly nothing since '09?  That would be flagellatory, thorny and downright juvenile.

So, yes, that's the answer.  It's the answer because there have been no straight answers.  We like our team.  Mike Babcock is "100 percent" satisifed with what he has.  Tires have been kicked.  Meetings held.  Deals...ignored.  And we're getting criticized by our own for daring to question how nothing's been done to mitigate glaring personnel losses.

But that's cool.  DeKeyser's here.  We signed some sasquatch of a defenseman and a goalie from NMU. So, everything's fine.

Too harsh?

Too bad.  Nobody's giving up.  Deep down, in strange places we don't talk much about, every one of us feels there's actually a chance this team can do something interesting...if they get in.  Literally, I believe that and so do many of you. 

Denver.  What a shithole.  A nice place, I'm sure. But as a hockey town? Shit. Hole.  Horrible team.  Terrible fans.  Worse bloggers. Sobbing beat writers.  But a team that must be defeated if this team, our team, is to move forward despite the unspoken acknowledgment from the organ-I-zation that nothing is expected.  At all.

What a conundrum.  An interesting one, though.  Because now, nothing is expected.  Any success would be a bonus.  We're like Columbus. 

So we turn. We turn from frustrated to hopeful.  What if?  Eh?  What if?

Games like tonite need to be captured, though.  Isn't that right?  St. Louis, a team no better than ours with a future no brighter, made huge moves.  Huge.  They beckon.  Columbus, with a glimmer of optimism, made moves.  Minnesota made a nice move.  We did nothing because the franchise clearly feels this isn't the year.  So, how nice would it be if it actually was?

That's what we now face.  Ok.  I'm in. All in, as usual.  Just get there, Wings.  Get in and roll the dice.  Like an 8 seed should.

It's a Live Blog, bitches. 

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Hootinani's avatar

Look like we’re playing 7 on 5 tonight, what a joke of a call

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 11:13 PM ET

The Hurricane's avatar

Can someone help me with my question? Why didn’t Hejda have to go back on the ice for that last icing when he turtled?

Posted by The Hurricane on 04/05/13 at 11:13 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

1 fuching SOG - - unreal

and COL just missed

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 11:15 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Can someone help me with my question? Why didn’t Hejda have to go back on the ice for that last icing when he turtled?

Posted by The Hurricane on 04/05/13 at 11:13 PM ET

cuz he had a booboo?  no idea

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 11:16 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

gotdammit.  The Dive doesn’t even have anything to play for anymore.  Why don’t they just let us win!

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 11:16 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

GEEBUZ

being smoked by the worst team in the league

pretty shameful

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 11:17 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

I dare say the Dive wanna win this game….

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/05/13 at 11:17 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Heaven forbid Babs calls a time out and bitchslaps these whores

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 11:18 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

a PP for the win?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/05/13 at 11:20 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

a PP for the win?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/05/13 at 11:20 PM ET

Whoa there, lets just hope for a shot on goal

baby steps

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 11:21 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Dive with a cheezy penalty. Expect an even cheezier one on us in a minute or two.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/05/13 at 11:21 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Good god, cant even get a SOG

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 11:22 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Nothing like being outmanned on the PP

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 11:23 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

These are our playoffs.  Enjoy guys!

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 11:23 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Good thing the Dive were only a man down….

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/05/13 at 11:23 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

That looked dangerous - - just kidding

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 11:23 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

why the *#$%@& are they on a power play and when Franzen carries the puck in deep there’s NO OTHER WING ANYWHERE NEAR HIM?!

what an atrocious power play.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 11:24 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

These are our playoffs.  Enjoy guys!

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 11:23 PM ET

Getting taken to the woodshed by the worst team in the league, no less.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 11:25 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Good Lord….with this many brain farts the Glowball Warming crowds is gonna be on our backs….

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/05/13 at 11:25 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Wonder if anyone on this team cares that a college dropout has outplayed all of the “veteran” players tonight in his first game

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 11:26 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

WOW

What a hit

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 11:28 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 11:29 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

HOLY CRAP!!!

K R O N W A L L E D !!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/05/13 at 11:29 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Great Kronwall, that almost makes up for the 972 giveaways you’ve had tonight

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 11:29 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Yea - - we escaped with a point

woohoo

it feels dirty, like we stole something.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 11:29 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

That whining bitch of a Dive announcer sounds like someone just shoved a turd down his throat after that hit.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 04/05/13 at 11:30 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Two points. That is not asking too much.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/05/13 at 11:30 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Kronner got the worst of that hit unfortunately. 1 point yay.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/05/13 at 11:30 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Two points. That is not asking too much.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/05/13 at 11:30 PM ET

way more than they deserve for only showing up for 1 period

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 11:31 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

like we stole something.

Just put it in yur pocket and keep walking. Anybody says anything…you are def and I do not speak English….

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/05/13 at 11:31 PM ET

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That whining bitch of a Dive announcer sounds like someone just shoved a turd down his throat after that hit.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 04/05/13 at 11:30 PM ET

Is he channeling his inner Olsuck?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/05/13 at 11:31 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

a gimmick point would be real nice tonight

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 11:33 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

FUCH - - Z - - stoned

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 11:33 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Little bit of a hook…...

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/05/13 at 11:33 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Even Datsyuk’s radar has been off tonight

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 11:34 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

the refs have called less than that all night!  WTF

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 11:34 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Is he channeling his inner Olsuck?

Posted by Valek on 04/05/13 at 11:31 PM ET

I think he always kinda sounds that way.  Guy’s a total fuching hack—like he was born to be a broadcaster for such a shit hole team.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 04/05/13 at 11:34 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

This is good hockey.  Hooks, slashed sticks and all.

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 11:35 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Jeebus…bush league hockey…right here.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/05/13 at 11:35 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Un-*#$%@&-REAL

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 11:36 PM ET

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