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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.

Yahoo

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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SoDakWIngNut's avatar

Seriously.  Who the hell leaves a Wings game even with a sure lead.

Posted by SYF from “Balls Hill” on 01/16/12 at 09:57 PM ET

Here here. What I would give to be at the Joe watching a Wings game.

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/16/12 at 11:58 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

red solo cup

being played over the loud speakers at the joe

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 11:59 PM ET

calquake's avatar

it’s not the worst movie i have ever seen.

No, that would be “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” the George Bush story.

Posted by calquake on 01/16/12 at 11:59 PM ET

SYF's avatar

After the game of course.  That goes without saying.

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 01/16/12 at 09:58 PM ET

Of course.  Slainte.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/16/12 at 11:59 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Just for a lark, Uncle Mike, put Dangles on Helm’s wing.  Just once.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/17/12 at 12:01 AM ET

VooX's avatar

Danny Devito in on it for sloppy thirds. Lmao.
Posted by RWBill from Jerry Sandusky’s defense team. on 01/16/12 at 09:58 PM ET

He’s trying to move up to seconds, gotta admire the ambition.

While D and Mac are married, and Charlie is married to the waitress girl he fawns over in real life, in that episode the pharmacist is actually Dennis’ real wife.  She’s my favourite of the three, but we may just be partial to pharmacists around here.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/17/12 at 12:01 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

4th line with the best lookin PP we’ve seen in over a week.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/17/12 at 12:01 AM ET

jimathor's avatar

Let’s see if Babs’ll pull a Time out. Oh no, he’s not a douche.

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 01/17/12 at 12:01 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Frank Reynolds is a wonderful degenerate. It’s sick and it’s wrong, but, Me likey very much.’

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/17/12 at 12:02 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

crowd chanting Jimmy Howard over and over

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/17/12 at 12:02 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

G’nite all. Enjoy tomorrow night. I’ll be getting tortured

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/17/12 at 12:02 AM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Congrats to Wings and Jimmy for the Shut out! Wings Rock!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/17/12 at 12:02 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Buh? What? I’m still awake. Fun first 2 periods, and a solid win. Rack em up boys.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/17/12 at 12:02 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Shut OUT!!

JIMMAH!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 01/17/12 at 12:02 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

Nice win

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/17/12 at 12:02 AM ET

calquake's avatar

G’nite all. Enjoy tomorrow night. I’ll be getting tortured

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 01/16/12 at 10:02 PM ET

Can they actually waterboard you on a bike?

Posted by calquake on 01/17/12 at 12:03 AM ET

VooX's avatar

Jimmah F Tiberius Howard with the Shutout, and the Wings with their 15th straight at home.  Let that put to rest all the talk about shutout jinxes during the LB, as there were several of those already, but Howard tells us to shove that jinx shite up Rosby’s new Swedish inbox.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/17/12 at 12:03 AM ET

jimathor's avatar

So damn proud. So, so damn proud.


The next record should be the shutties for Jimmah, that’s somewhere around 6 in a season. I reckons he could do it.

Hero.

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 01/17/12 at 12:03 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

In a shutout how the hell is JFH not the 1st star?  Don’t get me wrong..Pav is a freakin beast…but really?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/17/12 at 12:04 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

And the shut out for James F. Tiberius Howard.  Star #3.

Bert - Star #2.

And Magically Delicious - Star #1.

Great night.

Nite all.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/17/12 at 12:04 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Howie should be #1. Shutout. But I’ll take Dangle.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/17/12 at 12:04 AM ET

SYF's avatar

And game.  And a team record witnessed.  Outstanding.

And on top of a 5-1 Wranglers win today.

I have had a remarkable hockey weekend.  Six games, six victories.  Love it.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/17/12 at 12:04 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Night all…I have a Reprobates on Sabbatical meeting to attend.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 01/17/12 at 12:05 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

In a shutout how the hell is JFH not the 1st star?

if the game would have been 1-0 i think he would have got the 1st star. but not 5-0.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/17/12 at 12:06 AM ET

jimathor's avatar

Just flipped the B’lose game on. Ugh.

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 01/17/12 at 12:07 AM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

Woot. Way to go Boys - 15 in a Row! Jimmah with a SO. Dangle Dangle with 700 points.

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/17/12 at 12:08 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

I have had a remarkable hockey weekend.  Six games, six victories.  Love it.

Posted by SYF from “Balls Hill” on 01/16/12 at 10:04 PM ET

And Michigan swept Ohio 2 games, combined score 8-1.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/17/12 at 12:08 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

  In a shutout how the hell is JFH not the 1st star?

if the game would have been 1-0 i think he would have got the 1st star. but not 5-0.

Yeah. Jimmy was good, no doubt about that. But the slugs were really bad.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/17/12 at 12:10 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

I have had a remarkable hockey weekend.  Six games, six victories.  Love it.

Posted by SYF from “Balls Hill” on 01/16/12 at 10:04 PM ET

And Michigan swept Ohio 2 games, combined score 8-1.

Posted by RWBill from Jerry Sandusky’s defense team. on 01/16/12 at 10:08 PM ET

I got to go see the Minotauros ... a USHL team that just started up here in Minot.  Yeah they suck but its just their first year.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/17/12 at 12:11 AM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Nice shutout for Howard.  And nice to see a dominating win, seems like a lot of close games or overtime wins lately.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 01/17/12 at 12:11 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

SOG after three 27-26 buf

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/17/12 at 12:12 AM ET

jimathor's avatar

Sigh. B’lose win on a single goal. Shame.

Right, i’m off to bed. G’night one and all, see you all tomorrow.

Same bat time, Same bat channel.

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 01/17/12 at 12:12 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Gnight Bitches. Great way to keep tradition alive and well.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/17/12 at 12:16 AM ET

IwoCPO's avatar

Aloha bitches. Woke up just in time to see that it was 5-0 with 9 minutes left. I would have predicted a shutout at that point, jinxing JFTH but the internet’s concussion came back and I couldn’t comment.

Posted by IwoCPO from Sunny San Diego, bitches on 01/17/12 at 12:17 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

jinxing JFTH but the internet’s concussion came back and I couldn’t comment.

Posted by IwoCPO from Sunny San Diego, bitches on 01/16/12 at 10:17 PM ET

Hey Master Chief. Not to worry. A few of the 19 tried as hard as they could to jink the SO but could not.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/17/12 at 12:20 AM ET

SYF's avatar

And Michigan swept Ohio 2 games, combined score 8-1.

Posted by RWBill from Jerry Sandusky’s defense team. on 01/16/12 at 10:08 PM ET

Well, shit, make that eight games, eight victories.  Best weekend of hockey in a long time.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/17/12 at 12:25 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Youtube user, weallbleedredd, posted Bert’s spinorama goal plus a couple more including Dangles’ first intermission interview.

Dig it.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/17/12 at 12:28 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Youtube, user, awood40, used the BUF feed to post his better-than-NHL-videos game highlights BUT he swapped the Wings goals scored for Ken and Mick’s audio.  Very cool.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/17/12 at 12:57 PM ET

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