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No Such Thing As A Meaningless BJ

Our Uncle Mike has a vision.  To him it may be benign and ritual.  An annual rite almost, another matchup with another baby brother, one we’ve seen many times before.

Teddy Kulfan

“It looks to me we’re playing Nashville in the first round,” Babcock said. “Two really good teams. It’s going to be a battle.”

Yes it will, and with that battle should come a spirited discussion about which GM strengthened their team considerably on 28 February…and which GM did absolutely nothing.

And that little confab may turn out to be irrelevant.  For our sake, I’m hoping that discussion is short-lived and meaningless.  If, in mid-to-late April, we find ourselves talking about the trade deadline it’s going to be with a high degree of bile and angst. And we hate bile and angst. Do you follow me on this?  Our primary topic of discussion around 20 April needs to be about stifling Vancouver or exposing St. Louis.  If we’re talking about Tick Tock’s deadline standpattedness, that’s going to mean something horrible happened the days leading up to that.  With me?

But that’s a Hasek-held chit chat we can table until it’s absolutely necessary.  For now? Home ice is the beautiful baby we need to be cradling.  It’s a soft little bunny to be cherished, a Charlevoix Saturday morning with a pleasant hangover, one that doesn’t hurt, but just lingers until you make the decision that it’s time banish it the only way you know how, with another PBR.

As good as a BJ may sound right about now, this one needs to be trounced and stifled. For the sake of home ice, it really needs to be wasted and scoffed at.  Disregarded and slapped away for the sake of the greater good.

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.  Bubba’s on the horizon and, by god, we need to see that bastard a possible four times instead of three at the House that The Captains Have Built.

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SYF's avatar

Love it when Q jumps into the play and plays like a swingman.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/28/12 at 09:59 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Over/under on how many times Doc says:  Off the stick of Franzen tonight?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/28/12 at 09:59 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

DET kicking ass,

SOG are 9-2, BJ’s

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/28/12 at 10:02 PM ET

SYF's avatar

brb, 19.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/28/12 at 10:02 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Brutal brutal game for Stu

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/28/12 at 10:04 PM ET

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How have Kronwall and Stuart become the worst D pairing on the team?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/28/12 at 10:05 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

KFC that shit was sloppy.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 03/28/12 at 10:05 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Come the fuch on, really wings?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/28/12 at 10:05 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Brilliant

instead of shooting the puck - - give it to the BJ

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/28/12 at 10:05 PM ET

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Aggghhh….

I have a suggestion for “mixing lines”-happy Babs.
Switch Mule and Nuke and see what happens.

Posted by Alex on 03/28/12 at 10:05 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

//sigh//

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/28/12 at 10:05 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Fuchin’ Ericsson.

Posted by dougie on 03/28/12 at 10:05 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Wow, we’re losing to a vastly inferior team. That never happens.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/28/12 at 10:05 PM ET

scotts0's avatar

How have Kronwall and Stuart become the worst D pairing on the team?

Posted by Valek on 03/28/12 at 08:05 PM ET

Easy, Lidstrom’s back.

Posted by scotts0 from New York on 03/28/12 at 10:06 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

UGH

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/28/12 at 10:06 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

STU has been awful

of course, the rest of the team hasnt done much either

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/28/12 at 10:06 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jeebus! They need to bring it every game. No matter who they are playing.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/28/12 at 10:06 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

I hope we never have to use Conk in a shootout.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 03/28/12 at 10:07 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Great night for Stuart.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 03/28/12 at 10:07 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

How the hell did Bert stay on side there? Drew a penalty as well. Craziness.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/28/12 at 10:08 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Joy, a PP.

sure wasted 2 minutes

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/28/12 at 10:09 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Why did Conklin go down? We are the team that is supposed to be getting the better of the BJs.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/28/12 at 10:09 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Circus does it again.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/28/12 at 10:10 PM ET

jimathor's avatar

I swear to god, every time I think “oh i’ll pop over and see the 19”, somebody scores a goal against us. I blame you dudes for all of this. All of this.

Casual bit of racism there, nice.

How is that hook not a penalty shot? How?

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 03/28/12 at 10:10 PM ET

monkey's avatar

DC: “Edzo, this Blue Jacket club has the Red Wings number!”

Edzo (long, totally unnecessary pause): “It’s about carrying momentum into the playoffs, and right now the Blue Jackets have it and Detroit does not”

Doc: “The Detroit Ed Olczyk refers to is a southeastern Michigan city on the Canadian border, founded at the turn of the 18th century by the French explorer Antoine de la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac…not to be confused with the 111th overall pick of the California Seals in the 1974 entry draft, he who had some success on the famed line of ...”

Holy Dog Balls, that is spectacular sssssssssssscoccccccccccccccccorooooooooooooo

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/28/12 at 10:10 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Awesome, one to go.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/28/12 at 10:10 PM ET

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Back to back games of a PP goal?  Odd.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/28/12 at 10:10 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Homer is fuching on fire

another goal from working down low

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/28/12 at 10:11 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Homer is on fire.  Nobody piss on him please.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 03/28/12 at 10:11 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Homer!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/28/12 at 10:11 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

It wouldn’t be a road game if we didn’t start out down 2-0.  ‘course they ain’t been finishing too kindly either.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 03/28/12 at 10:11 PM ET

scotts0's avatar

There have been some terribly weak calls in this game.  But this one resulted in our favor, so I’ll take it.

Posted by scotts0 from New York on 03/28/12 at 10:11 PM ET

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YAYYYYYYYYYYY
Pinball game

Posted by Alex on 03/28/12 at 10:11 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

leb-duh ... thanks

1-2

the circus

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/28/12 at 10:11 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Using a part of Homer’s body, again, to get a goal. Whatever it takes, bitches.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/28/12 at 10:11 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Awesome-GOAL!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/28/12 at 10:11 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Bench Stu

he is fuching awful

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/28/12 at 10:12 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Homer is on fire.  Nobody piss on him please.

But the PP is how he’s scoring

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/28/12 at 10:12 PM ET

jimathor's avatar

I would say that’s the closest Lebda has ever been to the Red Wings scoring a goal.

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 03/28/12 at 10:13 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

16:23 PPG - Unknown Assists: none

am sure this will change

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/28/12 at 10:13 PM ET

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