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Rivalry? Nah

The shit show, naturally, continues as we learn of Gustav Nyquist's well-deserved six-game suspension.  

The power play sure will miss him.

The department of player safety was swift and decisive, as they always are...

...unless of course it's a Wing getting butchered. 

Regardless, it was a blatantly disgusting move that warranted the suspension.

Rivalry Night. Yes, I'm sure it would have been five, maybe three, years ago. 

The Blues are led by a nicer, skinnier, Ken Hitchcock.

The Wings are playing, at least tonight, to honor the memory of Mike Ilitch.

It's a Live Blog, bitches.

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Alan's avatar

LGRW!

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/15/17 at 07:58 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

... and now this ...

... //sigh//

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/15/17 at 08:00 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 02/15/17 at 08:18 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

The department of player safety was swift and decisive, as they always are…

...unless of course it’s a Wing getting butchered.

It’s standard procedure. cool mad

Posted by bigfrog on 02/15/17 at 08:37 PM ET

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I’d hardly call Mike Yeo a “nicer” Ken Hitchcock, but definitely skinnier! LGRW!!!

Posted by Mr Fix-It on 02/15/17 at 08:57 PM ET

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The game’s on NBClownSN?  Once again choosing not to stop drinking after lunch pays off.  Best get ready for the auditory equivalent of a kick to the groin.

L.G.R.W.

Also, I’m starting to wonder if my push for the Sheahan hattie is putting too much pressure on himj.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/15/17 at 08:57 PM ET

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I’d hardly call Mike Yeo a “nicer” Ken Hitchcock, but definitely skinnier! LGRW!!!

Posted by Mr Fix-It on 02/15/17 at 07:57 PM ET

A less “donuty” Hitchcock?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/15/17 at 08:58 PM ET

MikeMac's avatar

When asked by Ken Kal about potentially missing the playoffs, Blashill duly noted that “it all begins with one game tonight.”

Really? Just win this game tonight and the playoffs are suddenly within our grasp?

Feels like we haven’t had any real honesty since Holland’s inadvertent moment of clarity during preseason when he stated that this isn’t a playoff caliber team.  Boy, if any organization needed a twelve step program…  Just getting through the first two would be something:

1.  We admit we are powerless in the salary cap era - that our contracts have become unmanageable.
2. We have come to believe that there is a power greater than Ken Holland who can restore us to sanity.

Posted by MikeMac on 02/15/17 at 09:06 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Thank you, Karen.

class act

Mr. I

class man

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/15/17 at 09:11 PM ET

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game on

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/15/17 at 09:11 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Of course…...0-1

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 02/15/17 at 09:14 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Seems about right.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 02/15/17 at 09:14 PM ET

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Vanek with a weak attempt to clear.  Ends up in the net.  Happening all year long

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/15/17 at 09:14 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

sheesh

... he skated oot of the corner, circled uncontested and wristed it

... too easy

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/15/17 at 09:15 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Welp.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/15/17 at 09:15 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

0-1. As usual. Another short side goal by Mrazek.  mad

Posted by bigfrog on 02/15/17 at 09:15 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hi Y’all… !!

ugh…1-0 already ?

LGRW

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/15/17 at 09:16 PM ET

PDXWing's avatar

AA with a weak defensive play. Got his stick lifted in the corner that led to the pass that set up the goal.

Posted by PDXWing on 02/15/17 at 09:16 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

great start as usual. cant wait for the bye week so i can recooperate too.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 02/15/17 at 09:17 PM ET

Chet's avatar

wow, the past two seasons, if you want to see some scoring, start watching on time because DET will spot a team a goal or two like clockwork.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 02/15/17 at 09:21 PM ET

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

Evenin’ Bitches.

Fire everything!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/15/17 at 09:23 PM ET

Chet's avatar

...and losing 227 man games to injury is sort of a misleading stat, when you’re talking about LTIR guys like franzen and whoever they got from AZ. this team is such shit.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 02/15/17 at 09:24 PM ET

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You’d think between Sunday and today someone would have told Albert that Ouellet isn’t pronounced “wallette”

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/15/17 at 09:24 PM ET

Chet's avatar

just crazy how this team keeps doing the same thing, somehow expecting different results. watch their clearing attempts aka “breakouts,” there’s no rhyme or reason to what they’re trying to do. it’s just disgraceful.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 02/15/17 at 09:25 PM ET

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You’d think between Sunday and today someone would have told Albert that Ouellet isn’t pronounced “wallette”

... and Abdelkader isn’t pronounced “apple-katter”

rolleyes

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/15/17 at 09:26 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Penalty. Need to kill it, as the Red Wings cannot afford being down 2 goals. downer

Posted by bigfrog on 02/15/17 at 09:31 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

dive

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/15/17 at 09:32 PM ET

Chet's avatar

what a weak ass dive.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 02/15/17 at 09:32 PM ET

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Hmm…someone’s stick is in front of me, I better fall down.  Weak call

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/15/17 at 09:32 PM ET

Chet's avatar

...i just looked over the stats on the season. i knew larkin had been bad, but he’s downright atrocious. is he playing hurt?

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 02/15/17 at 09:34 PM ET

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kilt it

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/15/17 at 09:34 PM ET

Chet's avatar

if so, WHY?

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 02/15/17 at 09:34 PM ET

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...i just looked over the stats on the season. i knew larkin had been bad, but he’s downright atrocious. is he playing hurt?

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 02/15/17 at 08:34 PM ET

Nope, just regularly playing with Sheahan and/or Glendenning for a lot of the year

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/15/17 at 09:36 PM ET

Chet's avatar

that’ll get you, alright. this season is just a dumpster fire.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 02/15/17 at 09:36 PM ET

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Crosby at 999 career whines?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/15/17 at 09:37 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

“man advantage”

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/15/17 at 09:40 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

PP. Now tie it up. shock

Posted by bigfrog on 02/15/17 at 09:41 PM ET

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Everything along the boards.  Hard to score from there

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/15/17 at 09:42 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Evenin’ Bitches!

Petr really had the short side covered!

Posted by RWBill on 02/15/17 at 09:51 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

funny, I agree w/ JR

smith’s trade value? ... not good

especially after watch that 1st period ... on national tv

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/15/17 at 09:59 PM ET

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