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Tick Tock Logic and The Canucks

Apparently, the Wings forward corps is so damn loaded with talent that now-departed Riley Sheahan couldn't find a home amongst all the prolific scorers weaned and accrued by our general manager. This, my 19 friends, is classic Ken Holland.

“He wasn’t getting the opportunity,” Holland said.  “He’s going to get an opportunity in Pittsburgh.”

That, and you can tell by the blind, fawning acceptance of that ridiculous statement, is taken out of a little ditty from the chubby, chapped digits of one Ken Kulfan

So...Riley Sheahan wasn't "getting the opportunity" on a team many claim will be the very worst of the Eastern Conference,  But he's "going to get an opportunity in Pittsburgh."

I guess when you dig into roles and what a different team will expect to get out of a middling talent?  Sure.  But, on the surface, Riley Sheahan can't fit into the Wings system but by god the Cup champs will put him right to good use.

Any words on that in terms of how it relates to your coaching abilities, Jeff? 

No? 

Noted.

Last year at this time the Wings were just starting their season-long vomit fest following a 6-2 start.  And they've lost three in a row after going 4-1.  We're down to two choices, barely mediocre or really shitty. 

We shall see.

It's a Sunday night live blog, bitches. 

LGRW.

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RorSchach's avatar

Slowly getting some new blood in there. It’s a good thing. Chipping away to undo whats been done. Lets go Wings!

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 10/22/17 at 05:24 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

We shall see.

yup,

Noted.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/22/17 at 05:25 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Wings Pre Game for anyone interested.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 10/22/17 at 05:33 PM ET

calquake's avatar

It’s a great night for a hockey game.  L.G.R.W.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 10/22/17 at 05:44 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Honestly, I’m shocked that we were able to flip Sheahan for another player. I would have thought a spool of twine would be too much of a return for him. So really, good job on that,, I suppose. Dumping Sheahan’s salary means we can get AA signed an in the lineup soon.

LGRW!

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 10/22/17 at 05:54 PM ET

calquake's avatar

You wanna make the playoffs?  Beat teams like Vancouver.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 10/22/17 at 06:02 PM ET

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

Evenin’ Bitches. Took a day off from everything yesterday and went to visit my Grandkids.

I just now found out aboot our one and only Paul Kukla being back, and, would like to say I’m grateful for your return.
Now, the news of the Tinky Winky being gone too.
A.A. returning.

It’s all good.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 10/22/17 at 06:03 PM ET

damndog's avatar

Damn Karen still sings beautifully!  Go Wings!!!!

Posted by damndog from The Eastside of Detroit on 10/22/17 at 06:10 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Howdy bitches. Back from my trip to the mitten and Purdue.
As Mick says ” ya gotta make hay when the sun shines “. That’s what playoff teams do. LGRW

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 10/22/17 at 06:11 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

game on

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/22/17 at 06:12 PM ET

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LGRW

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 10/22/17 at 06:13 PM ET

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Glendenning hits?  When did that start?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 10/22/17 at 06:15 PM ET

Alan's avatar

We have a decent start. Keep your foot on the gas, boys

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 10/22/17 at 06:20 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

One handed slash. Kill it

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 10/22/17 at 06:20 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Evenin’ Bitches. looking forward to watching the new guy.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 10/22/17 at 06:20 PM ET

damndog's avatar

The camera person is on LSD tonight! Too much panning in and out.

Posted by damndog from The Eastside of Detroit on 10/22/17 at 06:22 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Not much of an angle but good SH opportunity.

Evenin’ Bitches!

Hi Karen!

Posted by RWBill on 10/22/17 at 06:22 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Nice try by Helm and Nielsen.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 10/22/17 at 06:22 PM ET

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Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 10/22/17 at 06:33 PM ET

Much thanks for the pregame wink

Posted by damndog from The Eastside of Detroit on 10/22/17 at 06:23 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

whats up you degenerates?  Been a long time.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 10/22/17 at 06:24 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Glendenning hits?  When did that start?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 10/22/17 at 07:15 PM ET

When he saw one of his line mates traded.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 10/22/17 at 06:26 PM ET

Alan's avatar

So close, Daley…

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 10/22/17 at 06:28 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Howdy All!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 10/22/17 at 06:38 PM ET

Hockeyful's avatar

KMA

Posted by Hockeyful from The Best Beach in America on 10/22/17 at 06:40 PM ET

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If only there was a defender near the net…..

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 10/22/17 at 06:41 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Welp.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 10/22/17 at 06:41 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Ericsson just watching that puck go by him for the goal

Posted by ilovehomers on 10/22/17 at 06:42 PM ET

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

Gawd!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 10/22/17 at 06:42 PM ET

damndog's avatar

Not to get the Blash blender going again….but I would like to see the Frk, Larkin, Mantha line for a handful of shifts this game.

Posted by damndog from The Eastside of Detroit on 10/22/17 at 06:43 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Posted by ilovehomers on 10/22/17 at 07:42 PM ET

Almost enough to make one wonder why he’s being paid $4.25M, isn’t it?

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 10/22/17 at 06:44 PM ET

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

whats up you degenerates?  Been a long time.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 10/22/17 at 07:24 PM ET

Too long. Great to “see” you!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 10/22/17 at 06:44 PM ET

damndog's avatar

My feed seems minutes behind you guys.

Posted by damndog from The Eastside of Detroit on 10/22/17 at 06:44 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Note to Mr Holland: a traffic cone is much cheaper and probably more effective than what your pay #52.

With Kronwall and Ericson in our lineup, we are an AHL team.

Posted by Down River Dan on 10/22/17 at 06:45 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Mantha!

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 10/22/17 at 06:46 PM ET

Hockeyful's avatar

can we win a FO?

Posted by Hockeyful from The Best Beach in America on 10/22/17 at 06:46 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Nice shot Mantha!

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 10/22/17 at 06:46 PM ET

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Snapper

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 10/22/17 at 06:46 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Posted by damndog from The Eastside of Detroit on 10/22/17 at 07:44 PM ET

I’ve got it on NHLtv. It’s listed on NHL’s site as tonight’s “free game,” so you might be able to pull it up on Center Ice or NHLtv, but I’m not entirely sure how that would work.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 10/22/17 at 06:46 PM ET

Alan's avatar

MANTHAAAAAAA!

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 10/22/17 at 06:47 PM ET

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