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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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RorSchach's avatar

The puck dropped like 8 minutes ago.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/05/13 at 09:16 PM ET

alukacs's avatar

anyone has a feed?

Posted by alukacs on 04/05/13 at 09:16 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

13-40-8 = dangerous

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:17 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

sounds exciting on XM

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/05/13 at 09:17 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/05/13 at 09:18 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Yeah..

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/05/13 at 09:18 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Kindl blow a tire?

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 09:18 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Kate, you should think about switching to DISH.  I get the DET feed every game except the NBC/NBC SPORTS games.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Looking for a “D” man on 04/05/13 at 09:10 PM ET

I’m with Verizon right now. I have Center Ice so who makes the decision regarding broadcast choices? There is usually a home and away.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/05/13 at 09:18 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Jimmy - sharp there

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:18 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

I’m with Verizon right now. I have Center Ice so who makes the decision regarding broadcast choices?

I have the CenterIce with Dish and always get the DET feed.

PP coming up for the Wings

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:19 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Dives Feed. But it’s hockey.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/05/13 at 09:20 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

I see where Der Kaiser gets his hair

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 09:21 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Still getting golf….but I clicked on something and I think I have a date.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 04/05/13 at 09:21 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Dats!!!

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 09:21 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Magically Delicious

PP Goal

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:21 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

score!

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/05/13 at 09:21 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Nice assist by Mule.

Great play

Dumbass AV’s leave #13 all day to shoot from the slot - - smart by them

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:22 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Magic!

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/05/13 at 09:22 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

just go to firstrowsports.eu - tons of free feeds for every sport

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 09:22 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

just be ready to close a ton of popup ads

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 09:23 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Magical Pavel !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/05/13 at 09:23 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Dive announcer with no enthusiasm for Pavs goal. Love it.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/05/13 at 09:23 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Pasha

smooth as silk

1-0, good guys

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/05/13 at 09:23 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

08:27 PPG - Pavel Datsyuk (12) Wrist Shot - Assists: J. Franzen (15) & H. Zetterberg (26)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/05/13 at 09:23 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Andersson with the ghost pass

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 09:24 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

I’m on First Row….all golf.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 04/05/13 at 09:24 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

#3 line with a very good shift

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:24 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I missed the goal.  Getting juice for the Grandson. Hope he drinks a gallon.

Magically Pavelicious!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/05/13 at 09:24 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

I’m on First Row….all golf.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 04/05/13 at 09:24 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Score, bitches.

What a power play, like all season.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/05/13 at 09:25 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

More of the same

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 09:25 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

UGH

2-1

in our net

Q left YAK hanging

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:25 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

how do the Wings manage to be so out of position so often?  it’s like four or five times per game!

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 09:25 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Nyquist = #13 light

just WOW

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:26 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

wow

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/05/13 at 09:26 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

jimmy ... fail

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/05/13 at 09:26 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

I’m on First Row….all golf.

there’s a menu bar with links for every sport

http://www.firstrow1.eu/sport/ice-hockey.html

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 09:26 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

At least the forwards came to play tonight

Can we just get 5 more Der Kaiser’s and call it good?

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 09:27 PM ET

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Kindl the only one playing D

Jimmy…please stop a breakaway

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 04/05/13 at 09:27 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

The Fuch was Qball doing?

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/05/13 at 09:27 PM ET

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