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Nice Schedule, Little Fella. Live Blog Another Example Of Gary’s JV Idiocy

Go back with me, won’t you?  Back, back, back to October when we so redolently pointed out the fact that the Wings were being scheduled nothing but weekend games in order to pad owners’ wallets early.  We mentioned it here and next thing you know the trolls came out and said mean things.

“Little Gary’s letting “us” play hockey again”
Man is that self-indulgent and whiny.

Is Bettman the scheduler?  Is a 5 game break in October really a huge blow?  I believe a comment section is there to keep a writer a bit honest.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt on 10/21/11 at 04:54 PM ET


Actually, the comment section is there to..well, I’m not sure but I just know that I dig it and always have. My response was brilliant and long-winded.

He’s the commissioner.  Therefore he’s the scheduler, disciplinarian, overseer of transactions, janitor. Every bit of it. It’s all his responsibility. It’s called leadership and it’s why he “earns” those 7million every year.

Two five-day breaks. Not just one.  Two, in the first three weeks of the season.  No big deal now but wait until Jan and Feb when we have all those games crammed together and the injuries start piling up.

Posted by IwoCPO from Sunny San Diego, bitches on 10/21/11 at 05:31 PM ET


Now, to present day.  Luckily our injury situation is better than it has been in years.  But tonite’s a prime example of why that could change quickly.  Last night in Hockeytown, tonite in Dallas where Gary wanted to build from the South up.  Detroit, Dallas all in 48 hours…when the Wings stewed and sat over the course of two five-day breaks in the first three weeks of the season.

Nice schedule, Gary. Nice league, toad.

Live Blog it, bitches and hope for health.

12 in ‘12, baby Jesus willing.

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Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Conk sucker. Seems likes he is lacking confidence.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/18/12 at 12:10 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

No stick Jonny.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 01/18/12 at 12:10 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Stuart would have had that one.  Just sayin…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/18/12 at 12:11 AM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Stars are hungry….

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/18/12 at 12:11 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Huds back on the ice. That hug from Van Zant must’ve made him feel better.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/18/12 at 12:11 AM ET

dougie's avatar

Seems likes he is lacking confidence.

Kate, I just think he is lacking.Period.

Posted by dougie on 01/18/12 at 12:11 AM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

How does Ken manage to say “Ericcson’s got it” with such confidence in his voice. Definitely a professional announcer.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/18/12 at 12:12 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Conks is giving Dallas confidence.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/18/12 at 12:12 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Cainer…
Switch to “link 2” on the fed.  It’s mucho better.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 01/18/12 at 12:12 AM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Loui Erikson and the Isle wish they could play the Wings every game.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/18/12 at 12:12 AM ET

Avatar

If I missed it, does anyone have a feed for tonight?

Posted by Iowaoctopi on 01/18/12 at 12:13 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Hide the Kesslers. Smooth as Silk.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/18/12 at 12:13 AM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

hilarious
they say no penalty

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 01/18/12 at 12:13 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

fed?=feed

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 01/18/12 at 12:13 AM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

PP Come on Wings, SCORE, Please!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/18/12 at 12:13 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Wow, that “hold” could find him on the sex offender registry.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/18/12 at 12:13 AM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

Please no whiskey.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 01/18/12 at 12:13 AM ET

cainer4wingsglory's avatar

It certainly is, thanks again!

Posted by cainer4wingsglory on 01/18/12 at 12:14 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Kate, I just think he is lacking.Period.

Posted by dougie on 01/17/12 at 09:11 PM ET

Totally. You can see it. Big as life.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/18/12 at 12:14 AM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

that’s not holding, that’s hugging

announcers say he got pushed into Dats, and had to hug him down

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 01/18/12 at 12:14 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Wings lOOK pUMPED fOR tHIS oNE

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/18/12 at 12:15 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

so we get just under a minute of pp time with fresh ice to start the second.

we need at least three more foals to win this.

SOG after one 5-11 dal

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/18/12 at 12:15 AM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Shoot the puck.  I hate the PP units, I’m convinced that is the problem.  Keep normal lines and only use Kronner/TPH/White on the points.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/18/12 at 12:15 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Conks is in the shitter. Just like in the commercial. Maybe he should use a plunger. Couldn’t hurt.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/18/12 at 12:16 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

FSD FEED

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/18/12 at 12:16 AM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

This upcoming 7 of 9 road stretch scares the shit out of me.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 01/18/12 at 12:17 AM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

tough start.  again.  You guys are right , though.  Real hard to get a good start when you can’t get a call.  Even tougher when you can’t kill a penalty.  You’d think between Dats, Helm, Cleary, Abby, Z…...wouldn’t be such a problem.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 01/18/12 at 12:17 AM ET

calquake's avatar

So… who would be available as a back-up if Tick-Tock goes that route and who do we give up?

Posted by calquake on 01/18/12 at 12:18 AM ET

monkey's avatar

So… who would be available as a back-up if Tick-Tock goes that route and who do we give up?

Ozzie.  Nothing.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/18/12 at 12:19 AM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

Khudobin.
Nearly free.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 01/18/12 at 12:19 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

who would be available as a back-up if Tick-Tock goes that route

send conk to the griffins, and call up jmac? can he really be any worse?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/18/12 at 12:20 AM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

I don’t think Dats kills penalties as much anymore, its mostly Helm/Cleary/Miller/Flip.

Maybe they need to change that.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/18/12 at 12:20 AM ET

calquake's avatar

  So… who would be available as a back-up if Tick-Tock goes that route and who do we give up?

Ozzie.  Nothing.

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 01/17/12 at 09:19 PM ET

You forgot… left.

Posted by calquake on 01/18/12 at 12:21 AM ET

jimathor's avatar

Ohhhhh. Okay, dream-time, Do you think we could drag Ozzie back out of retirement?It’s plausible no? Hell, isn’t Hasek still playing somewhere?

Also, Conk’s is only playing badly because he has ALL the pencils right now.

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 01/18/12 at 12:22 AM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

Ben Bishop.  Stl system.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 01/18/12 at 12:22 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Aside from the Wings general suckage on the PK; tonight none of the Wings forwards seem to being doing worth a crap at defensive coverage.  Sparty did make one good play, however.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/18/12 at 12:23 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

  So… who would be available as a back-up if Tick-Tock goes that route and who do we give up?

Ozzie.  Nothing.

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 01/17/12 at 09:19 PM ET

It’s better than what we got now.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/18/12 at 12:23 AM ET

monkey's avatar

You forgot… left.

Ba da bum.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/18/12 at 12:23 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

So… who would be available as a back-up if Tick-Tock goes that route and who do we give up?

Ryan Miller…Nothing.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/18/12 at 12:25 AM ET

calquake's avatar

“We take every game seriously”.  Not so much tonight Uncle Mike.

Posted by calquake on 01/18/12 at 12:26 AM ET

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