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Recapping The Week And Live Blogging A Record That Means Exactly Squat Compared To 12 In ‘12

So the little leather-clad wizard with the gypsy hook nose decided it would be A-ok if James F. Tiberius Howard, esq. played in the ASG.  Reaction? Too little, too late Gary.  Keeping him off the initial list of nominees then plopping him in the game because he proved what we knew all along is nothing more than affirmation of how ridiculous the game, the league and the mini-commish all are.  I’d prefer JFTH had the chance to rest.  His emotional and physical fitness in May will be the deciding factor when baby Jesus makes his final decree as to whether our magnificent chalice returns to its rightful home in Hockeytown.

Speaking of dickheads, the Ottawa writer with the stupid hair who feels Nick Lidstrom slighted the hockey world by opting out of Gary’s barnyard folly? Well he can suck it because Voox told him to.  Greg Wyshynski, naturally, took the side of the Ottawa infant and joined in the criticism because ripping the Wings is what he hangs his hat on and it’s the easy…wait a second.  You wait one damn minute.  No he didn’t.  PD actually offers a well-reasoned piece on why it could be construed as a bad move but ultimately is nothing compared to the shitbag of a situation the midget piss pocket created in 2009.

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Is it essential that Teemu Selanne and Nicklas Lidstrom participate in 2012? I’d say “no”; if nothing else, if allows younger talent (Corey Perry, perhaps Dan Girardi) to have their spotlight.

Had Lidstrom and Selanne been voted in by the fans, this is a different conversation. Ditto if Lidstrom hadn’t gone beyond the call and captained an All-Star team last season.

Give credit to Warren for voicing what is an extreme minority opinion on this matter, but it’s misguided.

Concur.  And the game is a joke.  Good on TPH for skipping it. If our wonderboy James had made the same choice, I’d be applauding him with two hands clapping into one another like the cymbals Gary.Ass played in various JV marching bands all the way through college.

So the Wings win tonite and they secure the most meaningless record in Red Wing history, their 15th consecutive victory on home ice.  I find it hard to explain how little I care about that compared to seeing this team get better with each passing game.  The game itself matters because of the Central race and the absolute necessity to gain the best possible seed.  The record is insignificant.  Winning is not.  Fixing the power play is not.  Staying healthy is disgustingly critical.

12 in ‘12 is really the only record that matters, bitches. So Live Blog it.

 

 

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Rdwings28's avatar

Here, here….....clap clap

Posted by Rdwings28 on 01/16/12 at 09:11 PM ET

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Beer

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/16/12 at 09:11 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

The record is insignificant.  Winning is not.

Evenin’ Bitches. I’m with you Master Chief. Winning is the only thing that matters. Period. 

Let’s Roll.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 09:36 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Hey I was in marching band.

I didn’t play the flute though.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/16/12 at 09:48 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

12 in ‘12 is really the only record that matters, bitches.

Amen, Master Chief.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/16/12 at 09:54 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

You know who did though?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/16/12 at 09:55 PM ET

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Hey I was in marching band.

i was too small to be in the marching band. played one year of high school football. the guys on the team said; i was their favorite tackling dummy. was all of 98 pounds. i remember flying through the air a lot that year.

game on bitches. lets go red wings. win one for the flying tackling dummy eh?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 09:56 PM ET

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micky redman can be bribed with a ginger ale?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 10:07 PM ET

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Very good Master Chief.

You know someone at work and myself decided to play some superbowl squares and decided to call them “Gary.Ass” to generate conversation.  So some new people are now learning who he is.  They just ask.

Posted by Jeff from CO. on 01/16/12 at 10:08 PM ET

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arrrrrg. too many beers already?

mickey redmond

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 10:09 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

I’m in. But why was I not clever enough to pick up some Atwater or Bells on the way home?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/16/12 at 10:23 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Only got two beers…wtf was I thinking today?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/16/12 at 10:29 PM ET

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Only got two beers

see, if you brewed your own, this would not happen.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 10:31 PM ET

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If you can’t come home with beers make sure you come home drunk already.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/16/12 at 10:33 PM ET

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Only got two beers

see, if you brewed your own, this would not happen.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 07:31 PM ET

I know…I know.  A guy can only have so many hobbies and unfortunately my saltwater tank won.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/16/12 at 10:34 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

The, Fuch the record, just WIN, Wink.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 10:35 PM ET

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my saltwater tank won.

well, won’t argue about that. but beer making takes less time than making oatmeal.  mmm oatmeal stout.

pregame song being sung

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 10:38 PM ET

MarkK's avatar

Let’s have a good clean fight. Bitches.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 01/16/12 at 10:38 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

12 in ‘12 is really the only record that matters, bitches.

Ah, there it is.  The kind of clear-headed perspective we’ve come to count on.  Time to go win a hockey game.

LGRW!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/16/12 at 10:38 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Shoost da puck Huds

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/16/12 at 10:40 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Gotta be a penalty shot, am i right?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/16/12 at 10:41 PM ET

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Anyone got a FSD link??

Posted by Jeff from CO. on 01/16/12 at 10:42 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Anybody know if Drew has ever scored on Ryan in a game?


ANd how the HELL was that not penalty shot worthy?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/16/12 at 10:42 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Have to say that was a weak call

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/16/12 at 10:42 PM ET

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I find it hard to explain how little I care about that compared to seeing this team get better with each passing game.

Hallelujah my brother… preach it to the brethren.

Posted by calquake on 01/16/12 at 10:43 PM ET

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PP unable to even gainthe zone….ugly

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/16/12 at 10:43 PM ET

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Trying to be to cute on the PP = no time in the zone halfway through.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/16/12 at 10:43 PM ET

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did buf have more sog than the wings on that pp?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 10:44 PM ET

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I saw a couple real positives on that PP.

1) at least they didn’t give up a shorty.

2) no one was killed.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/16/12 at 10:45 PM ET

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Z

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/16/12 at 10:46 PM ET

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All’s forgiven now after the PP.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/16/12 at 10:46 PM ET

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ZZZZZZZ

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/16/12 at 10:46 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 10:46 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Nice pick of the puck by the Midget Pimp.

Posted by calquake on 01/16/12 at 10:47 PM ET

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Z!!!!  breaks the long dry spell

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/16/12 at 10:47 PM ET

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well you knew the pk was coming. nutz

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 10:47 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Zebra suck. Ignore, like Mick says.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 10:48 PM ET

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And ZZZZZZZZZ finds the back of the net!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/16/12 at 10:48 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jimmah!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 10:49 PM ET

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05:20 Henrik Zetterberg (9) Wrist Shot - Assists: none

i thought happy had an assist on that one, but guess not.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 10:50 PM ET

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