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While there are several issues with the Wings this season, a couple stand out above the rest... and one in particular on the flatli -- I mean, blue line:

Didn't know he had a street in Wisconsin SoCal named after him, did you? Neither did I.

(sticktap to Alan for the picture, and stoney for the correction)

So here we sit, battered, bruised, broken - and if you're like me, soiled - watching our beloved Detroit Red Wings press on through the meatgrinder that is the Western Conference's current Playoff lineup. They've battled through ridiculous injuries, questionable coaching and roster decisions, and generally poor play from those whom better should be expected (I'm looking at you, Quincey, Howard, Cleary, and Samuelsson), and tenuously cling to a Wild Card spot thanks to a couple of surging teams in the East. I don't expect a win tonight. Nor do I expect a win tomorrow. One or two points out of this trip would be nothing short of miraculous at this juncture.

But we'll be here, glued to our televisions, computers, or other devices, gluttons for punishment; 19 in all, from across the globe, and all walks of life. Disagree if you will, argue if you must, but batten down the hatches, because the second half of the season is going to be a test for one and all.

As Kate would say, We're All In.

It's a Live Blog, Bitches.

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Little Redhead's avatar

Thanks RedMenace!

We need a Win!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/11/14 at 10:33 PM ET

calquake's avatar

As Sid Abel might have said, “The Red Wing are a helluva drug”.

Posted by calquake on 01/11/14 at 10:37 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

tanx, RM

Wisconsin street?

no, Sandy Eggo:  Grandfather Abandons 2-Year-Old Boy for Burrito: Police

anyhoo, L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/11/14 at 10:40 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar


As Sid Abel might have said,

Oh no doubt Bruce…the wings er having no luck etall….

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/11/14 at 10:43 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Original souorce for the photo may or may not be just as amusing.

Let’s win this, bitches. We can’t afford to keep pissing away points.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/11/14 at 10:53 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Tack så mycket RedMenace!

No doubt in my mind..We will Win tonight.!!
Let’s go Red Wings!!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/11/14 at 10:55 PM ET

Alan's avatar

And thanks for posting the picture. I lauged probably more than I should have when I first saw it last week.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/11/14 at 10:58 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

You know, I Googled “Chula Vista,” and for some reason Wisconsin came up; maybe I’m still “under the weather” (who isn’t?)... sorry about that.

Wonder if Quintard can just stay in Cali?

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/11/14 at 10:58 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

ROFL, it’s a resort in Wisconsin. Guess I should look more carefully before posting things. <___>

http://www.chulavistaresort.com/?NCK=adwordsbrand&gclid=CPXhl63S97sCFc07OgodLGkAww

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/11/14 at 10:59 PM ET

Alan's avatar

I’ll take respnsibility. I should have just sent you the news link.

When I google Quintard, I get roads in NY and TN, among others. smile

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/11/14 at 11:01 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Hope you are feelin better Red. Last late game of the year ,unless we get to the finals (snicker). Leave Qtard and Buckets on the Hollywood walk of shame in cement skates. Sammy too. Get er goin Wings.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 01/11/14 at 11:04 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/11/14 at 10:01 PM ET

Nah, just blame Quintard. wink

My head is killing me, so I’m going to be watching the game in dark silence… except when I’m screaming at the TV, of course.

Catch you kids tomorrow for the “early” game.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/11/14 at 11:05 PM ET

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Send Q up to sit on Sammy’s lap for the rest of the season dammit.  And… PUT IN MARCHENKO.

Drinking starts now!

Posted by maltby18 on 01/11/14 at 11:06 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Have a good night, RM, and feel better soon!

Looking at the standings, we *really* need to pick it up. There is a literal logjam as teams jockey for position, and we could fall to near the bottom in a matter of days if we don’t start winning.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/11/14 at 11:07 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

atta boy ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/11/14 at 11:09 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

It’s a Live Blog, Bitches.

Evenin’ Bitches. I’m all in. We’re all in, up to the heights that our threshold for pain will take us.

Red, Red, what’s wrong with your head? Hope you feel better. wink

Let’s Roll!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/11/14 at 11:15 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Where are all the West Coasters? Giddy-up. Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/11/14 at 11:22 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Gets-Laigh left tonight’s game in Phoenix with a lower body injury.

Fingers crossed that we don’t see him tomorrow afternoon.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/11/14 at 11:27 PM ET

Alan's avatar

....that’s Gets-Laugh. Oh well. Haven’t had enough to drink yet.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/11/14 at 11:27 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Alfresson injured and not playing

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/11/14 at 11:31 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Evenin all. Been a while since I watched a game. Do we still have a top line?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/11/14 at 11:31 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Evenin all. Been a while since I watched a game. Do we still have a top line?

Toledo’s.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/11/14 at 11:33 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Wait. Alffie out. I guess there’s my answer.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/11/14 at 11:34 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Are we having fun yet?

Posted by SK77 on 01/11/14 at 11:34 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/11/14 at 10:33 PM ET

We have a 1-2 tweener line, two fourth lines, and a “why the hell aren’t they scratched” line, as far as I can see.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/11/14 at 11:35 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

But we do have a stud in the goal !!!!  LOL  cheese  LOL

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/11/14 at 11:37 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

C mon Red Wings kick some A$$.. Lets Go Red Wings !!!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/11/14 at 11:39 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

But we do have a stud in the goal

Ugh, I sure hope so. He needs to start stringing toegther some good games. Step one: keep track of your bloody net.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/11/14 at 11:39 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Staple Center tonight?

the “easy button”

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/11/14 at 11:39 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Here we go.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/11/14 at 11:39 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Oh no doubt Bruce…the wings er having no luck etall….

Brilliant—and fitting.

Given that we have no chance in hell of winning this game, let’s win this fuching game!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/11/14 at 11:40 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Evening all.  Another injury?  Just great.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/11/14 at 11:41 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Bert….why did you not fire that?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/11/14 at 11:43 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

bert being cute ... rather see him blast it

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/11/14 at 11:43 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Sounds like Alfie is fighting off back spasms again.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/11/14 at 11:43 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Scrappy saves from Jimmy. Build on that

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/11/14 at 11:44 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Bert….why did you not fire that?

Shooting from between the circles, why would you ever do that?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/11/14 at 11:45 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Sounds like Alfie is fighting off back spasms again.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/11/14 at 10:43 PM ET

Just as we’re fighting off the gag reflex.

Posted by calquake on 01/11/14 at 11:45 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

evening bitches.  how we lookin five minutes in?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/11/14 at 11:45 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Yaaay Goal Post!!!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/11/14 at 11:45 PM ET

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