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Olympics Rained Out, Wings Play On

Rainy afternoon/evening in Chicago so the beginning of the season for an aging, star-studded, Ilitch-owned team is delayed.

The shrew has decided to decree the NHL will no longer participate in the Olympics.

I almost typed "impotent shrew" but changed it because that little guy is far from impotent.  He may not run the most popular league amongst North American professional sports, or even the fifth most popular, but he's the most powerful commissioner in sports, comparatively speaking. 

Gary Bettman gets what he wants. 

You can say he does the bidding for the owners, but I don't buy that. He has visions and he sees them through, using whatever means he has to. Expansion, re-location, hard caps and conference re-alignment at his own midget pace. 

He takes his whims and his biases and he twists them until the owners believe that what he wants is best for their wallets.

He honestly enjoys sticking it to the players and the fans have never, and will never, be a consideration.  

Whatever. The Olympics next year are not on my radar. Too far down the road.  

A handful of games left. You can use those days to read the constant articles coming from the Holland PR machine reminding us that Tick Tock has one year left on his contract and he has no intention of stepping down or moving up.  Blashill, too.

Oh and for those of you holding out hope that Holland will be fired? I can't actually believe any of you even have that wet dream, but if you do...he's not going anywhere because his fingerprints are all over the Big Pizza Pie of an arena and Chris Ilitch needs him to commandeer its opening.

Fucckkkkcckkckckckckckcckckk.  

I was hoping baseball would wash all this away but instead stupid Chicago weather ruined the plan.

Damn you, nature.

It's a Live Blog, bitches.  

LGRW and FKH ASAP (lolzzzz).

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Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Tick Tock has one year left on his contract and he has no intention of stepping down or moving up.  Blashill, too.[/quote]

The thought of Holland really angers up the blood, but I don’t have to see him. 

The thought of having to watch/view that clueless simp behind the bench for another season makes me want to wretch. Non stop.

And please, no more glasses Blash. They just make you look less intelligent.

Arggggghhhhh!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 04/03/17 at 07:09 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Didn’t mean to quote myself…......Arrrrrgggghhhhhh!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 04/03/17 at 07:11 PM ET

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Ugh….finally here.  Had to call to NHL.tv to get blackout removed so I could watch the game because they’re idiots.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 07:18 PM ET

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Oh, and….

L.G.R.W.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 07:18 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Yes, it’s come to personal attacks. I should know better.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 04/03/17 at 07:20 PM ET

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Quick whistle

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 07:23 PM ET

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Ugh….finally here.  Had to call to NHL.tv to get blackout removed so I could watch the game because they’re idiots.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 07:18 PM ET

DirecTV has it screwed up, too.  The only game listed on CenterIce is Buff/Toronto and the NHL Network game is…Buffalo/Toronto. 

No Wings anywhere on my TV.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 04/03/17 at 07:25 PM ET

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If Houda’s still around next year, I hope the one message he imparts on the D is to quit letting opposition forwards back you down so far.  It’s ridiculous how many good shots the other team gets from below the faceoff dots by just skating into the zone with the puck.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 07:27 PM ET

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DirecTV has it screwed up, too.  The only game listed on CenterIce is Buff/Toronto and the NHL Network game is…Buffalo/Toronto. 

No Wings anywhere on my TV.
   
Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 04/03/17 at 07:25 PM ET

It’s amazing how often the NHL still finds ways to screw up the simple things.

Obviously something wrong with their process.  smile

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 07:29 PM ET

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Obviously something wrong with their process.  smile

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 07:29 PM ET

Drink!

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 04/03/17 at 07:32 PM ET

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Quit driving the net with the puck Nosek, you’re making the rest of the forwards look bad

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 07:37 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hejsan Y’all !!

I have NHL center ice from Comcast.and today all listing was gone,besides Toronto’s game. ..everything is about Baseball now… I finally find the Red wings game…F Comcast

Lets Go Red wings…clap clap clap

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 04/03/17 at 07:57 PM ET

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BTW….. F Gary Bettman too

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 04/03/17 at 07:58 PM ET

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here

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/03/17 at 07:59 PM ET

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Oh Riley…...

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 08:01 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Yea..almost Sheahan..it’s getting closer man

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 04/03/17 at 08:02 PM ET

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51 or 15 ???

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/03/17 at 08:03 PM ET

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Nielsen 1-0 cheese

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 08:03 PM ET

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Here bitches
Goal by the Great Dane. Sorry tinkey.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 04/03/17 at 08:03 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

nope not 15

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/03/17 at 08:03 PM ET

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of course 1-1   sick

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 08:04 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Yay! Booooo!


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 04/03/17 at 08:05 PM ET

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that lead didn’t last long ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/03/17 at 08:05 PM ET

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I hate these goalies on their knees too early. Mick agrees

 

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 04/03/17 at 08:06 PM ET

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Why is that clown tying up the puck In the neutral zone?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 08:08 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Nice one Blashill.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 04/03/17 at 08:13 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Yipieee Larkin 2-1

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 04/03/17 at 08:14 PM ET

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Ugh….finally here.  Had to call to NHL.tv to get blackout removed so I could watch the game because they’re idiots.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 07:18 PM ET

Thank you!  Glad somebody did and got it up.

Posted by RWBill on 04/03/17 at 08:14 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

D-Boss!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 04/03/17 at 08:15 PM ET

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So putting skilled guys on the PK can get you shorties?  Who knew

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 08:15 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

That Jensen is a skating fool!

Posted by RWBill on 04/03/17 at 08:15 PM ET

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That Jensen is a skating fool!

Posted by RWBill on 04/03/17 at 08:15 PM ET

and he just keeps letting his skates take him to new levels of play, and other D are responding.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/03/17 at 08:23 PM ET

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Seems like the Wings haven’t been in the o-zone for quite some time now

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 08:29 PM ET

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Soft goals on Ottawa’s first, and the Red Wings second goal. I guess Larkin will take it. LOL

Posted by bigfrog on 04/03/17 at 08:35 PM ET

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Oh dear. Svech has the dreaded # 37. Sammy’s old number.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 04/03/17 at 08:36 PM ET

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That was a lot of air for that little trip

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 08:39 PM ET

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Diver down. Is this soccer or hockey?  Bah

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 04/03/17 at 08:39 PM ET

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Wings spent way too much time in their own zone after the shorty.  Not going to win the game playing that way in the third.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 08:42 PM ET

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Evening hitches

Anybody live near DTW and have a couch to rent?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 04/03/17 at 08:50 PM ET

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Holy hell…..2-2

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/03/17 at 09:01 PM ET

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