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Mule, My Friend…It’s Time To Dream Like A Young Man

Okie...this morning.

The Flames defense is horrible, 3.38 GA/G, 0.68 5-5 F/A;  both marks second worst in the league.

Win or go home.

I had a boss a long time ago that had a nifty ditty he'd pull out only when the time was exactly right.  Most times he was sarcastic, demanding, unrelenting.  We all saw that and most of us dug it.  There were occasions, though, when that temper would flare and the highlight reel would start spinning.  One day, I witnessed him look up from his desk, slowly.  He paused for a minute and let that gaze burn into this kid standing in front of him.  And then he said, "You're lying to me.  That's irritating.  You want to play fuch-fuch with me?

Good. Let's play fuch-fuch."

And then the destruction began.  And it was a thing to behold.

It's time for the Wings to play a little fuch-fuch.  Teams like Calgary cannot be led along like the 1am sloth, soiled and barely coherent, waiting for a Blues fan to wheel her home...whore style.

Teams like Calgary must be efficiently and mercilessly dispatched of.  

Johan Franzen claims he's "pissed."  We've seen pissed before, Mule. We saw it against this very team.

 

 

Horrific.  Pierre was beside himself. Bobby Lang was so mad he forgot to check his hair in the glass.  Nick Lidstrom's pulse accelerated to 21 beats per minute. And the Mule?

He was pissed.  

Remember? (scroll to 2:14 mark)

 

 

That's pissed.  

You want to prove your pissed, Johan?  Show us that move again. Move your big ass across the slot and fire away. Holy Hell...when's the last time we saw that move?  

Get mad, big boy.  

It's a Live Blog, bitches.  6 to 16 and then on to 12.  Just. Get. In. 

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Mandingo's avatar

I’ve got a feeling that’s going to be a play that follows Howard around for a long, long time.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 04/18/13 at 12:09 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

“Save by Kiprosoff!” I hate that sentence….

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/18/13 at 12:09 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

this team just flat out doesn’t deserve to be in the playoffs.  it sucks. but it is what it is.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/18/13 at 12:10 AM ET

SYF's avatar

We’re done.  There’s no making the playoffs this year.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/18/13 at 12:10 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

What a piece of shit game. Kipper couldn’t stop traffic this season and the wings make him look like Glenn Hall.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/18/13 at 12:10 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

g’nite

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/18/13 at 12:10 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Let’s go DuhUcks!!!

Everybody!..........

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/18/13 at 12:10 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

This one is totally on Howard. Money changes everything.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/18/13 at 12:10 AM ET

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I know they’re not that good, but they sure look like underachievers right now

this is such a ridiculous season

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 04/18/13 at 12:11 AM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

JTH sucks ass.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/18/13 at 12:11 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

Put a mic on Ken Holland and ask if he likes this team.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/18/13 at 12:11 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Glencross is a dumb ass.  I predict we will trade for him….

Don’t give the brain trust fart any ideas

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/18/13 at 12:11 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Let’s go DuhUcks!!!

Everybody!..........

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, pelotoning….whore style on 04/18/13 at 12:10 AM ET

I shamefully agree.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/18/13 at 12:12 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Ima out….time for my six minute abs workout.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/18/13 at 12:12 AM ET

SYF's avatar

And next then the ‘Nucks.  Yeeeeeeeah, that’s gonna go over real well.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/18/13 at 12:12 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

This one is totally on Howard. Money changes everything

what?!

I sure hope that’s sarcasm.

 

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/18/13 at 12:14 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I don’t think it will follow Jimmah at all. The man has earned the right to have a stinker. And if his mates don’t give a shit why should he?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/18/13 at 12:14 AM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Even giving him the biggest benefit of the doubt you possibly can, the play looks so horsesh*t on Howard’s part that it’s going to stick in people’s minds for a long time.

He just gave up. You don’t do that.

It actually looks worse on replays than it did live.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 04/18/13 at 12:14 AM ET

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This team is weak. We should stay out of the playoffs and make Li’l Gary sneak us the first pick.

Posted by CJBear71 on 04/18/13 at 12:15 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

if you can’t get a line change right, you don’t deserve to be in the NHL playoffs, or even the NHL.  it’s sickening.

both the Flames second and third goals are because Wings skaters can’t handle the puck.  and people are blaming HOWARD?!

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/18/13 at 12:16 AM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Does he deserve the right to give up on a play in the biggest game if the season?

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 04/18/13 at 12:16 AM ET

moocat's avatar

This one is totally on Howard. Money changes everything.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/18/13 at 12:10 AM ET

Oh please.

Posted by moocat on 04/18/13 at 12:16 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

This one is totally on Howard. Money changes everything

what?!

I sure hope that’s sarcasm.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/18/13 at 12:14 AM ET

Jimmah fuched up. Communication breakdown.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/18/13 at 12:17 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

He just gave up. You don’t do that.

he couldn’t play the puck until it was in the trapezoid!  the rule FORCES him not to play that puck.  the Wings coughed the puck up in the offensive zone (Cleary, btw), made a(nother) bad line change, and Quincey loafed across the blue line coming back on d.

totally Howard’s fault.  wow.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/18/13 at 12:17 AM ET

Guilherme's avatar

It actually looks worse on replays than it did live.

I’m a huuuge Howard defender, and I’m pissed at him. Mishandle the puck? It happens. Shudder after it? Just no.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/18/13 at 12:17 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

He fanned on a clearing attempt when pressured. He choked. He didn’t give up.  There was little he could do with the Brodeur Trapezoid limiting his ability, short of sprint skating to the boards to play it back up to the right side D-man.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/18/13 at 12:18 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Jimmah fuched up. Communication breakdown.

how is it a communication breakdown that he can’t play the puck until it gets to him, Cleary coughed it up in the offensive zone, the Wings went for a(nother) poorly-timed change, and Quincey loafed?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/18/13 at 12:18 AM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Money changes everything

Actually it’s the opposite: he’s NEVER learned to handle the puck, and now we pay him real money.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/18/13 at 12:19 AM ET

Mandingo's avatar

He didn’t just f*ck up, he gave up. That’s a lot worse.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 04/18/13 at 12:19 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I stand by my comment.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/18/13 at 12:19 AM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Tie game now with 10 mins to go.

Like someone said here a few years ago. The Wings could fall in a barrel of tits and they would come out sucking their thumbs.

Just make it harder boys. Good nite nite 19.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/18/13 at 12:21 AM ET

Guilherme's avatar

(while pissed off with James, it had nothing to do with money)

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/18/13 at 12:21 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

They left Howard with his nuts in the wind (again). There were five forwards playing tonight and one goaltender. The defensive corps (corpse) was substandard to incompetent again. DeKeyser has a good excuse - he played like a 3/4th pairing Dman because he is. The rest of them? bums.


Dear Red Wings,
You can’t win a game with four or five people actually playing for more than the last six minutes of a game. You’re just not that good anymore. It isn’t 2008 anymore.
-A fan

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/18/13 at 12:21 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Nyquist: “we didn’t come out the way we wanted to”

it’s been that way for, what, three years?  what is the problem here?  seriously, I’m asking, because I just don’t get it.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/18/13 at 12:22 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

how can people say Howard gave up?  he COULDN’T PLAY THE PUCK.  he didn’t give up, he had to wait for it to get him.  it slowed down, and the other five guys on the ice weren’t paying attention.  totally the goalie’s fault.  ugh.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/18/13 at 12:23 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Does he deserve the right to give up on a play in the biggest game if the season?

That is such BS. This game is no more important than the other 47 this season. It matters not wheter it is game 3 or game 43. What about all the other stinkers this team churned out this year? What about opening night against the Blose? What about that egg they laid against shitcago on national tv a few weeks back? This team couldn’t play consistenly good hockey if their children’s lives depended on it and that is on their crappy coach.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/18/13 at 12:23 AM ET

Mandingo's avatar

He just gave up. You don’t do that.

he couldn’t play the puck until it was in the trapezoid!  the rule FORCES him not to play that puck.  the Wings coughed the puck up in the offensive zone (Cleary, btw), made a(nother) bad line change, and Quincey loafed across the blue line coming back on d.

totally Howard’s fault.  wow.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/18/13 at 12:17 AM ET

I’m talking about what he did after he gave the puck up. He made no effort whatsoever to get around to the front of the net.

Would he have been able to make a save? Almost certainly not.

Should he have tried?

It looks really, really bad. And I guarantee you there are players on the Wings who aren’t happy with him right now.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 04/18/13 at 12:23 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Nyquist: “we didn’t come out the way we wanted to”

it’s been that way for, what, three years?  what is the problem here?  seriously, I’m asking, because I just don’t get it.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/18/13 at 12:22 AM ET

 


Coaching,


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/18/13 at 12:24 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

Blaming this game on Howard is just silly. Blame Babcock if anyone. His goofy lines and bad line changes are FAR more responsible than a goalie failing to clear a slow rolling puck from a standing position with a forward sprinting after it.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/18/13 at 12:24 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

I’m talking about what he did after he gave the puck up. He made no effort whatsoever to get around to the front of the net.

oh I see.  it’s his fault his team totally abandoned him and he couldn’t be more agile than a forward flying into the zone.  makes perfect sense.  he should hurt himself trying, when nobody else is.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/18/13 at 12:25 AM ET

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