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Red Wings-Panthers live blog: just relax and play?

The Detroit Red Wings parlayed a strong last-week-of-November record into winning two of four December games and 1 of their past 3, including Saturday night's ugly, lethargic 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers.

The Wings are making their first trip to Florida as members of the Atlantic Division, and they tangle with the Panthers tonight (7:30 PM, FSD/FS Florida/WXYT AM) and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

Tonight, the Wings will have Pavel Datsyuk back in the lineup, Jimmy Howard in the net and a Stephen Weiss with something to prove against his previous employer--and Mike Babcock telling the press that Mr. Weiss simply needs to relax while also issuing something of an, "I don't like you" warning to HBO's 24/7 crew.

Yzerman's participating and probably playing in the Alumni Showdown, if only briefly, Pavel Datsyuk can catch fish pretty decently, the NHL will hold something of a pre-Winter Classic party outside Michigan Stadium on January 1st...

And it's a live blog, friends, enemies and members of the James Earl Jones For Crisp Lady club.

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Nate A's avatar

I <3 Nyquist

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/10/13 at 08:12 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Nike and Sauce playing their hearts out.  What a sequence.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 12/10/13 at 08:12 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

JIMMAH

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 12/10/13 at 08:12 PM ET

TeamDub's avatar

Kopecky was too close to do anything. Why do you people talk about him like he did something wrong to this team? Just curious.

Here, I’ll explain.

Shut up.

Posted by TeamDub from The gratch. on 12/10/13 at 08:12 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Bert leads the Panthers 1-0.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 12/10/13 at 08:13 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Here, I’ll explain.

Shut up.

LOL

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/10/13 at 08:13 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Kopecky was too close to do anything. Why do you people talk about him like he did something wrong to this team? Just curious.

look at Hossa’s coat tails

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/10/13 at 08:14 PM ET

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It feels like every bit of pressure the Panthers got only came when the puck was turned over to them.

Imagine how much easier winning would be if they didn’t give other teams so many chances.

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 12/10/13 at 08:14 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Ahoy, Bitches!
Got engrossed watching a Nat Geo show on Air Force Medevac teams in Afghanistan and tuned in with about 8 minutes left.  Saw a replay of the ShirTuzzi goal and the bogus waved off goal, wtf?

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 12/10/13 at 08:16 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Imagine how much easier winning would be if they didn’t give other teams so many chances.

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 12/10/13 at 08:14 PM ET

its easy if you try

Posted by Hootinani on 12/10/13 at 08:17 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Well, we can add Gord Dwyer to that list of dummies who fuch over the Wings over crease calls.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 12/10/13 at 08:17 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

Hi chief!ahoy matey

Posted by Rdwings28 on 12/10/13 at 08:17 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Brutus is brutal. Me likey.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 12/10/13 at 08:18 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

“There’s a killer on the road”

Posted by Rdwings28 on 12/10/13 at 08:19 PM ET

SYF's avatar

brb, 19.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 12/10/13 at 08:21 PM ET

calquake's avatar

“Like a dog without a bone”.

Posted by calquake on 12/10/13 at 08:22 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Evening bitches

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 12/10/13 at 08:23 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

A pretty good example of how much more dominant the West is so far this season in the Montreal / LA game: 5-0 Kings at the half-way mark of the game.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/10/13 at 08:24 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Here’s an updated meaningless long range forecast for New Year’s Day for Ann Arbor.  This shows an increase of 7 degrees F compared to the forecast for Jan 1 yesterday, and sunny with reduced wind.

2013-12-10 08.21.56 pm

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 12/10/13 at 08:26 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

The Wings are still “quasi West”

Posted by Rdwings28 on 12/10/13 at 08:26 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

The Wings are still “quasi West”

Posted by Rdwings28 on 12/10/13 at 08:26 PM ET

Which should work in their favor.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/10/13 at 08:27 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

The alumni game is 50% hall of famers

Posted by Rdwings28 on 12/10/13 at 08:29 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

The alumni game is 50% hall of famers

Red Wings @ 100% / Toronto @ 0% ?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/10/13 at 08:31 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

The alumni game is 50% hall of famers

Posted by Rdwings28 on 12/10/13 at 08:29 PM ET

What I wouldn’t do to be downtown Detroit after that game, and possibly run into a few of the players on either team.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/10/13 at 08:32 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Hola, biznatches.

Thanks for stepping up on the LB, George.

Finally got caught up, let’s do this.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 12/10/13 at 08:34 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Jimmy

Posted by Hootinani on 12/10/13 at 08:36 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

James.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/10/13 at 08:36 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Weiss is quite frustrated, and understandably so.

As good as he was in Floorrider, I have to wonder what the disconnect is in Detroit… along with everyone else, obviously.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 12/10/13 at 08:36 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

the kids are pesky lot, aren’t they?

me likey
grin

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/10/13 at 08:38 PM ET

topshelf14's avatar

You guys ever wonder how good the Mule would have been if he wasn’t signed to a lifetime contract?

Posted by topshelf14 from Detroit, MI on 12/10/13 at 08:39 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Weiss has gone from invisible to detrimental, and maybe just mental.

Posted by Hootinani on 12/10/13 at 08:40 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

The kids are “snarky”

Posted by Rdwings28 on 12/10/13 at 08:41 PM ET

behind the net in G.R.'s avatar

Jimmy is looking good tonight so far.

Posted by behind the net in G.R. on 12/10/13 at 08:43 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Magic!!!

Like he never missed any time.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 12/10/13 at 08:43 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Nice Eyes from E52

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/10/13 at 08:44 PM ET

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OH that was SICK

so sick

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 12/10/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

E52s patience on that goal was…wow

I take back all bad thoughts about him

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/10/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Yihaaa !!!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 12/10/13 at 08:44 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

What a pass! Yeah Pav!!

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 12/10/13 at 08:44 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Welcome back Pasha!

nice set up by Mule to Big E

2-0

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/10/13 at 08:45 PM ET

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