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Split ‘em Up, Mike…That Solves Every Woe

There is no problem in Mike Babcock's life that can't be cured by splitting up Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk.  Hair, hunting, Fresca shortages: split them up because it always works.

Split them up because Franzen hasn't scored in five years. Weiss has zero assists. Charlie Buckets: one goal. Split them up because that's what we do. Every year. Several times. It's the solve-all.

Mike Babcock is a strong man and we love him in a way that doesn't involve any sort of physical contact. But, man, if that's the only solution...why are we paying assistant coaches? Why does Babcock even own a white board? If splitting them up is the best we've got in terms of creative solutions to a team that can't score? Shit, man.  Just play Words with Friends and call it a night.  Just pick names out of a hat and toss them out there. 

Ten games in and life is looking mediocre.  

I told you I was nervous at the beginning of the year because I'm not convinced the Weiss/Alfredsson thing is going to work. Oh, it probably will but not right away.  Some genius commented on an MLive story that he thinks it's a "chemistry issue", because all of us are so astute we can see a chemistry issue when it exists.  That's just dumb, but it does have a little credence when you consider that ten regular season games may not be enough time for the two new guys to get acclimated to the Wing Way.

So in march the Rangers with Nash and Richards and they can't score either.  

It's a Live Blog, bitches.  And it's Saturday.  Drink up and celebrate the New Plan to split up hockey's two best players.

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RWBill's avatar


ok I had it on my computer, no sound because I was on the phone, and it looked like they showed Lidstrom on the bench.

I just about peed myself.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 10/26/13 at 08:17 PM ET

If you change that part about being on the computer and being on the phone to just sitting on the couch, we’ve had about the same evening.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/26/13 at 08:20 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Jimmah is on tonite!

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 08:22 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Cal, my better three fourths says hello

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 10/26/13 at 08:26 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

The Winter classic. Don’t I have tickets to that?

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/26/13 at 08:27 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Cal, my better three fourths says hello

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 10/26/13 at 08:26 PM ET

Right back at ‘cha.  Denise is watching the game with me and also sends her regards.

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 08:29 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

so, um. has it been this dead around here lately?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 10/26/13 at 08:31 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jimmah is on tonite!

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 08:22 PM ET

S.W.M.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/26/13 at 08:33 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Really?  UGH

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 10/26/13 at 08:34 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I blame Quake.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/26/13 at 08:34 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Syl wants to know if Denise is trying to show her up because she’s not watching the game with me. She said shes too busy raising our kids. Wait, we don’t have kids.

Sh!t.  Anderson needed to get a body on agent Kujan

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 10/26/13 at 08:35 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Finally!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/26/13 at 08:36 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Yeeshh. Ya gotta be stronger than that Andy. Whiskey time 19.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 10/26/13 at 08:36 PM ET

Norskirama's avatar

Let’s make this pp a beauty for a change.

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 10/26/13 at 08:36 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

I blame Quake.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/26/13 at 08:34 PM ET

I blame Quincey and/or Andersson.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/26/13 at 08:36 PM ET

SnLO's avatar

so, um. has it been this dead around here lately?

yes

Posted by SnLO from beyond the M-1 on 10/26/13 at 08:37 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

*#$%@& yeah, ALF.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/26/13 at 08:37 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Alfie and the WINGS- Awesome patience and way to work it!

2-1

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 10/26/13 at 08:38 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

ALF!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/26/13 at 08:38 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Finally.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 10/26/13 at 08:38 PM ET

Norskirama's avatar

Thank you, Alfie!

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 10/26/13 at 08:38 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

A Bud Lynch goal to boot.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/26/13 at 08:39 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

G’nite all. Off to dinner and a play some depressing thing called The Rabbit Hole.


I knew it was you, Alfredo.

L.G.R.W.!!!

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 10/26/13 at 08:39 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Hell of a shot.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 10/26/13 at 08:40 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Syl wants to know if Denise is trying to show her up because she’s not watching the game with me. She said shes too busy raising our kids. Wait, we don’t have kids.

Tell her that Denise sneaks off to work on her quilting when I’m not looking.

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 08:41 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

That’s what its all about Alfie. We get the Budd Lynch goal for once. Let us see the perfect human interview NHL network.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 10/26/13 at 08:43 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Did somebody say something?

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/26/13 at 08:43 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Did somebody say something?

I don’t know… some jag-off was talking aboot quilting and I fell asleep. cheese

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 08:46 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Who gets your vote as the first-ever Big Ten ice hockey champion?

Minnesota

Wisconsin

Michigan

Michigan State

Ohio State

Penn State

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/26/13 at 08:46 PM ET

Norskirama's avatar

RWBill-Gotta go with my alma mater…ON WISCONSIN!

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 10/26/13 at 08:48 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Wisconsin?

Posted by calquake on 10/26/13 at 08:48 PM ET

SnLO's avatar

Some 2nd Intermission Entertainment

Posted by SnLO from beyond the M-1 on 10/26/13 at 08:55 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

I was gonna go with Gophers, Badgers, or Wolverines.  That gives me a 50% chance!

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/26/13 at 08:56 PM ET

Norskirama's avatar

Where did everyone go? No posts for almost 10 minutes? Everyone must have tiny glasses and tinier bladders.  LOL

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 10/26/13 at 08:57 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Let’s go Red Wings !!!
big surprise

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 10/26/13 at 08:57 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

//sigh//

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 10/26/13 at 09:00 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

FUCH! 5 hole.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/26/13 at 09:00 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Oh look, Andersson fails to tie up the stick AGAIN.

That’s two.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/26/13 at 09:00 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

It’s 9 o’clock on a Saturday.

I remember the good old days when we heard that song we would usually be up 4-1 or 4-2 by now.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/26/13 at 09:02 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

That’s 2 now Andy. Focus Red Wings. Don’t lose to these guys.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 10/26/13 at 09:02 PM ET

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Jesus Christ, Quincey.

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 10/26/13 at 09:05 PM ET

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