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This Is How It Starts…

It's one of my favorite movie lines.  From "Training Day". Denzel Washington, noticing a particularly subtle but aggregious maneuver from a street tough, mutters "that's how it starts."

After a weekend that featured two startling wins over "the best teams in the East", we're seeing all sorts of blissful commentary from the Wings.

In an article that I can't find but that you've read Mike Green said the Wings are playing great hockey.  Ken Holland's PR girl, Helene St. James pointed to a definite "swagger".  Ryan Martin said he's massaging cap space because he's a cap space massager and he sees big things at the deadline. Big. Things.  Actually, there was no mention of cap space or Martin or whether Martin actually still works for the Wings as part of Tick Tock's "team of advisors."

Nice weekend.  Uplifting. A little joy for you in the midst of the manure cake we've been fed all year.

The Wings are 8 points and 7 teams behind the last Wild Card spot and have 23 games to play.  If they win 18 of those games they're in, by my math.  

Easy peasy lemon motherfriggingsqueezy.

It's a Live Blog you optimistic, myopic, syncophantastic bitches.

LGRW and FKH ASAP

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MikeMac's avatar

Trading his hard. Work those phones.  Just show me effort tonight.  That’s all I need from here on out.

Posted by MikeMac on 02/21/17 at 07:07 PM ET

Hockeytown Wax's avatar

2 wins over “the best in the east” with no Ericsson or Green.
Green is back in tonite. We lose tonite guess who gets traded.
Easy peasy lemon motherfriggingsqueezy.

Posted by Hockeytown Wax from West Bloomfield, Mi. on 02/21/17 at 07:30 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

If they win 18 of those games they’re in, by my math.

Oh, Master Chief, you never fail to make me chuckle when you start doing math. The same kind of “math” that you used to come to the conclusion that the Wings could sign both Franzen and Hossa way back when.

You’re a jewel of a blogger, buddy. But you ain’t no mathematician (or pharmacist either, for that matter).  grin

And even if your “math” is correct, it ain’t never gonna happen. Not in this lifetime. And not in any lifetime in which the Wings head coach thinks Sheahan should get one second of PP time while Larkin sits on the bench “learning how to stop.”

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 02/21/17 at 07:49 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

My favorite line is “He shot me in my ass!”

To each his own

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 02/21/17 at 08:15 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

believe

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/21/17 at 08:18 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hejsan Y’all !!!

Lets Go Red Wings..Clap Clap Clap

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/21/17 at 08:42 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

They don’t win tonight it’s BUCKWHEATS for everyone. lol

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 02/21/17 at 08:42 PM ET

Alan's avatar

LGRW!

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/21/17 at 08:48 PM ET

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No Ken, not undetected…completely ignored

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/21/17 at 08:57 PM ET

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Can not give other teams goals.  So bad.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/21/17 at 09:05 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

... right

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/21/17 at 09:05 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Mrazek is back again…

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/21/17 at 09:05 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Poor play of the puck by Mrazek leads to a goal. Sounds normal to me.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/21/17 at 09:06 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Larkin’s Career is going to be brief if they let him get beat like that

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 02/21/17 at 09:12 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

larkin took a beating to draw that penalty

SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks #71

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/21/17 at 09:12 PM ET

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Wow, super Budd Lynch goal.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/21/17 at 09:12 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

That’s how you do it..ZZZZZZZZZZZ

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/21/17 at 09:12 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

0.1

ZERO-POINT-ONE

good goal

1-1

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/21/17 at 09:13 PM ET

Alan's avatar

That is amazing. Fuch yeah.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/21/17 at 09:13 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ YES

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 02/21/17 at 09:13 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Z

... leading by example

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/21/17 at 09:14 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Larkin’s Career is going to be brief if they let him get beat like that

I kinda see it as Larkin trying to prove that he shouldn’t be limited to a mere eight minutes per game of ice time. I don’t agree that he should be doing it, but he wants to get it through to Blash that he’s more useful skating than he is riding the pine.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/21/17 at 09:17 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

I kinda see it as Larkin trying to prove that he shouldn’t be limited to a mere eight minutes per game of ice time. I don’t agree that he should be doing it, but he wants to get it through to Blash that he’s more useful skating than he is riding the pine.

good point

no doubt he wants to be on the ice making something happen

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/21/17 at 09:21 PM ET

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

Fuching-A!. Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/21/17 at 09:24 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Hola bitches. Just in and see a tie game after 20. Look ok or have a letdown after 2 wins against conference leaders? LGRW

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 02/21/17 at 09:30 PM ET

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

Scotty and Cheli yucking it up. LOL  LOL

And, where’s my buddy Quaker?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/21/17 at 09:39 PM ET

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How did Sheahan miss that?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/21/17 at 09:39 PM ET

Alan's avatar

How did Sheahan miss that?

If you go back and look at the way he’s played this entire season, you’d see that he’s missed quite a lot of shots he shouldn’t have. It’s amazing that he manages to get plenty of ice time and do nothing with it.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/21/17 at 09:45 PM ET

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sold

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/21/17 at 09:48 PM ET

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poo

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/21/17 at 09:49 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Welp.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/21/17 at 09:49 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

sheesh

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/21/17 at 09:49 PM ET

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Why do the weak penalty calls always seem to end up as PP goals

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/21/17 at 09:50 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Mrazek rebound control is close to very very terrible

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/21/17 at 09:50 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

A bad bouncer into the net.  Shake it off XO.  LGRW

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 02/21/17 at 09:52 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/21/17 at 08:50 PM ET

It is. Baby steps, though. We just got him back close to the confidence level that he had before he started sucking it up near the end of last season.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/21/17 at 09:54 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Oh for fuch’s sake. Stop taking penalties.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/21/17 at 09:55 PM ET

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perfect

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/21/17 at 09:55 PM ET

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Could have used that one Nielsen

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/21/17 at 09:56 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Welp. Nixed one of those penalties.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/21/17 at 09:57 PM ET

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