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Spoiling For a Live Blog

Helene St. James used to be the lead Holland apologist in this town.  She's still a lap dog, gobbling and gulping every word Tick Tock says then regurgitating it to us for our naive and myopic consumption.  She's a pro.

But, she's not alone anymore, not even at her own paper.

Jamie Samuelsen wants you to know he's opposed to your stance on life.

I understand that the streak has come to represent a burden for some fans. They think that general manager Ken Holland has made moves simply to keep the streak going. That’s misguided.

Remember. You can't be a Detroit columnist unless you consistently reference the unwashed fan base's opinion and then blast away at it from your elitist, 12th estate perch.

Jamee goes on and on, defending the Free Press CEO, Ken Holland, gently acknowledging Holland may have made a mistake here and there but, by god, you lose Nick Lidstrom and how can we, the illiterate ill-repute, the seedy trailer park dwelling fans possibly understand the way this league works?  

Jamey's ventured into this little valley of happiness and light before. On March 4th he tearfully told us all that his Daddy deserves the chance to rebuild this team.

The Red Wings have been about one thing since Ken Holland became the GM -- winning.

Welllll, not just "winning."  Kenny's also been about making the fewest trades of any team in the league.  He's been about signing third tier, end-of-career free agents to prolong a streak that resulted in first round loss after first round loss after first round loss. He's been about extending contracts of mediocre players, overpaying those players by huge amounts, tying up a budget in a hard cap league, operating from a stance of ignorance that is so frigging staggering that every move seems to compound the last disgusting decision.

So, winning, check out Bet365 for Detroit's chances? Yep. Just enough regular season games to get the Wings in.  

Jaimey says the Wings are loyal (we know) and he says that if Chris Ilitch can't lure the Captain back to GM this team (which he should have been doing for years if not for, you know, Holland's refusal to move upstairs next to raving mouthpiece Jimmy D) then Tick Tock Ken Holland, Samuelsen and St. James' third party in a sick triangle of enabling and weird parlor games, should be allowed to "truly rebuild this team."

I’m also a fan of rewarding a man’s work and Holland is as responsible as anyone not named Nicklas Lidstrom for the Red Wings winning four Stanley Cups and making it to the finals six times.

Vomit. 

As responsible as Bowman? As responsible as Mike Ilitch? As responsible as Steve Yzerman? Shit, as responsible as Jim Nill or Hakan Andersson? Marian Hossa reached out to Holland, not vice versa. 

Ken Holland was nothing but a middle man, the money distributor and the smiling overrated slick haired wonderkind who fooled us all.  He is not the man to "rebuild this team."  

Anyway, it's a Live Blog, bitches.  The Lightning are desperate and need points. Thankfully for them, they welcome a team that Ken Holland built to lose to them.  

LGRW and for god's sake #FKH and do it soon.

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Paul's avatar

Kucherov is ill, Tampa has no other healthy players so they go 11 F, 6 D.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/30/17 at 06:06 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

I’m here

... count the days ‘til opening day at Comerica

until then

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/17 at 06:20 PM ET

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I’m here

... count the days ‘til opening day at Comerica

until then

L.G.R.W.
   
Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/17 at 07:20 PM ET

It’s Red Wing game night, where else is there to be?  In the playoffs, out of the playoffs…no matter.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/30/17 at 06:31 PM ET

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

Hey everybody! Livin’ the dream, Bitches…Livin’ the dream…....... cool smile

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/30/17 at 06:32 PM ET

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Since the Lightning only have 11 forwards the Wings should lend them Sheahan.  Playing against the Detroit would assure Riley getting his first goal.  LOL

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/30/17 at 06:36 PM ET

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...the illiterate ill-repute, the seedy trailer park dwelling fans…

Hey, I resemble that remark – at least I did for the first two years after I got out of the Army in 1971. So take it easy on the trailer-park folks.

Actually, I couldn’t wait to get out of there.  LOL

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 03/30/17 at 06:37 PM ET

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

Playing against the Detroit would assure Riley getting his first goal.  LOL

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/30/17 at 07:36 PM ET

Cant argue with that. LOL

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/30/17 at 06:39 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hejsan Y’all !!

I like your idea Valek..that might be he’s biggest chance to actually score this season

LGRW clap clap clap

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 03/30/17 at 06:43 PM ET

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

Fuching soulless ginger douche.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/30/17 at 06:46 PM ET

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Nielsen!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/30/17 at 06:47 PM ET

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Yihaaa   FN

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 03/30/17 at 06:47 PM ET

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Nellie

1-0

nice

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/17 at 06:48 PM ET

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Nielsen 1-0   cheese

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/30/17 at 06:48 PM ET

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fight night

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/30/17 at 06:50 PM ET

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

Fuch this noise. I wanna watch hockey. Not boxing.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/30/17 at 06:50 PM ET

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Faux boxing.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/30/17 at 06:51 PM ET

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Faux boxing.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/30/17 at 07:51 PM ET

haha. why don’t you put on the skates and step in.

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/30/17 at 06:52 PM ET

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what is TB doing?

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/30/17 at 06:53 PM ET

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Millers term is up, right?  I mean, they waived him and have plenty of bottom six depth.

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/30/17 at 06:59 PM ET

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

haha. why don’t you put on the skates and step in.

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/30/17 at 07:52 PM ET

I retired from boxing when I turned 62.  wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

 

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/30/17 at 07:00 PM ET

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wow. everybody stepped out for a drink and a smoke.

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/30/17 at 07:01 PM ET

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Hit looked a bit high

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/30/17 at 07:02 PM ET

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

Nasty hits or cheap shots? Take your pick, Mickey.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/30/17 at 07:03 PM ET

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Petr

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/30/17 at 07:03 PM ET

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That’s the type of defensive play that points to Larkin being a winger, eh Olsuck?  Pee-air?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/30/17 at 07:13 PM ET

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Mantha oot….fooook

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/30/17 at 07:13 PM ET

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damnit Helm

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/30/17 at 07:15 PM ET

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Every Time the score on Mrazek..he’s taking a drink….....He’s drinking a lot

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 03/30/17 at 07:16 PM ET

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So I assume Helm gets benched next game for that ridiculous unforced defensive zone turnover, right?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/30/17 at 07:17 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

i like XO. Will be sad to see the Wings let him go.

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/30/17 at 07:19 PM ET

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So I assume Helm gets benched next game for that ridiculous unforced defensive zone turnover, right?

in exchange for whom?

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/30/17 at 07:26 PM ET

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hopefully mantha learned something from that fight ... was it worth it?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/17 at 07:37 PM ET

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

Mantha out for the rest of the season with what?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/30/17 at 07:37 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Mantha out for the rest of the season with what?

broken hand

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/17 at 07:38 PM ET

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

Can’t wait to see Cheli’s interview with his Daughter.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/30/17 at 07:38 PM ET

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lovely 1-2

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/30/17 at 07:38 PM ET

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hopefully mantha learned something from that fight ... was it worth it?

guess it’s all part of the process ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/17 at 07:39 PM ET

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Thanks Stoney.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/30/17 at 07:39 PM ET

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Kate! How the hell are ye?  Czeching in on a Thursday nite.

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, Czech out my recliner..... on 03/30/17 at 07:41 PM ET

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The Boys need to channel their inner Probert…..

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, Czech out my recliner..... on 03/30/17 at 07:46 PM ET

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