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Wings Meets Blue Jackets For The First Time As Eastern Conference ‘Rivals’

Heck, doesn't every game this season have the word 'rivals' in it when hyping the matchup?

Paul here using Bill's account so he receives the comment notifications and not me.  He is without computer access at this moment and asked me to put up the live blog for him.

It feels like old times, playing the Blue Jackets once again, but this time with both teams in the Eastern Conference.

Expect the team from down there to hit anyone wearing red and it will be up to the Wings to play their puck possession game.

The Blue Jackets have improved and will play a full sixty-minute game and will pressure the Wings every chance the have.

With that said...

...it's a live blog bi&*#@*!

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42jeff's avatar

Did they say WHEN Helm was going to GR?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 10/15/13 at 08:43 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

HELM TO GR!!??!?!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/15/13 at 08:44 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Not a fan of Tootoo, but he’s had a damn good first period.

Agree x 2

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 10/15/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

HELM TO GR!!??!?!  Holy shit I need to go catch a griffins game…or six

Posted by 42jeff from Howard City, MI on 10/15/13 at 08:39 PM ET

That is awesome!!!  I’m going to be in GR for the banner raising, can’t wait to see him fly up the ice and throw some hits

Posted by Hootinani on 10/15/13 at 08:44 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

“Last minute of play in this period”

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/15/13 at 08:44 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

HELM TO GR!!??!?!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/15/13 at 08:44 PM ET

So you’re saying soon then?


wink


Thanks

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 10/15/13 at 08:45 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Lashoff got the call on that?  Yikes.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 10/15/13 at 08:45 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

OK? what a call?

Posted by pgoody on 10/15/13 at 08:46 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

ELM TO GR!!??!?!  Holy shit I need to go catch a griffins game…or six

Posted by 42jeff from Howard City, MI on 10/15/13 at 08:39 PM ET

That is awesome!!!  I’m going to be in GR for the banner raising, can’t wait to see him fly up the ice and throw some hits

Posted by Hootinani on 10/15/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Will have to see if I can get a kitchen pass…..

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 10/15/13 at 08:46 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Lashoff got the call on that?  Yikes.

sometimes no call is the best call, but the refs have been ordered to crack down on, well, hockey, I guess

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 10/15/13 at 08:46 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Whew!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/15/13 at 08:47 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Like the score, but the Wings napped through the last 10 minutes of that period

Posted by Hootinani on 10/15/13 at 08:47 PM ET

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It’s like they turn into a different team once they enter their defensive zone.

This sloppy hockey is hard to watch…but it’s nice to see Gustavsson being reliable.

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 10/15/13 at 08:48 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Monster made 18 saves? The Wings need to step it up big time.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/15/13 at 08:48 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Found a new round of gingers…

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 10/15/13 at 08:49 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

agree with comments on Gus,

he’s looking very good so far.

now need some “O” to help him out.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/15/13 at 08:49 PM ET

dougie's avatar

They gave Ozzie a pen to hold on the air. He doesn’t know what to do with his hands.

Posted by dougie on 10/15/13 at 08:50 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

That was terrific by Glendening on the PK getting to the puck first and wedging it against the boards so that it took three blue jackets to get it free.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/15/13 at 08:50 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Must have Smith running their defensive drills in practice

Posted by Hootinani on 10/15/13 at 08:50 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Glendening is ‘a keeper’ for sure.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/15/13 at 08:51 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

They gave Ozzie a pen to hold on the air. He doesn’t know what to do with his hands.

Posted by dougie on 10/15/13 at 08:50 PM ET

Just like when he was a goalie.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/15/13 at 08:53 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Tootoo was impressive that period. Maybe he knows of the Helm situation, and is playing like his career in Hockeytown depends on it. Whatever it is, I like it.

Also have to give kudos to Gus. He’s been looking pretty confident the last four periods.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 10/15/13 at 08:54 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

They gave Ozzie a pen to hold on the air. He doesn’t know what to do with his hands.

Posted by dougie on 10/15/13 at 08:50 PM ET

Just like when he was a goalie.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/15/13 at 08:53 PM ET

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 10/15/13 at 08:54 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Agree, somewhat lucky to still have a shutout going.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/15/13 at 08:54 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

A scoring drought in mid season of a few games is hardly noticeable, but at the beginning of the season every fan has his eyes glued on that “first goal” stat.
It took maybe 5 games for Hossa to get his first goal in Detroit, if I remember an OT winner.  That seems like an eternity at the beginning of the season, so here’s hoping Alfie gets a couple of bounces real quick.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/12/13 at 10:22 AM ET

Since I posted this Alfie is 1 - 4, 5 points in 7 periods.  Anyone else I need to jump start?

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/15/13 at 09:03 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

They gave Ozzie a pen to hold on the air. He doesn’t know what to do with his hands.

Posted by dougie on 10/15/13 at 08:50 PM ET

Old trick used by Johnny Carson’s producers back in the day. It helped his constant fidgeting. Maybe Eliot can be Ozzie’s Ed McMahon

Ozzie: “Alfredsson looked real confident with the puck that period, I like how he is seeing the ice”

Eliot: “You are correct sir, HA!”

Ozzie (holding an envelope to his head): “two semi trucks and Kirstie Alley”

Eliot: “two semi-trucks and Kirstie Alley”

Ozzy (opens envelope): “What else could have fit between Bobrovsky’s five-hole on the last goal”

Eliot: “HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!”

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 10/15/13 at 09:03 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Geebus, no one is left on the LB?

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/15/13 at 09:04 PM ET

SnLO's avatar

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 10/15/13 at 09:03 PM ET

+19

Posted by SnLO from beyond the M-1 on 10/15/13 at 09:05 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 10/15/13 at 09:03 PM ET

And he’ll be here all season, folks.

Posted by dougie on 10/15/13 at 09:05 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

They’re all too suicidal over the Tigers

Posted by Hootinani on 10/15/13 at 09:06 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 10/15/13 at 09:03 PM ET

That’s gold Jerry, GOLD!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 10/15/13 at 09:06 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Geebus, no one is left on the LB?
Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/15/13 at 09:04 PM ET

no one?

don’t you count?  smile

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/15/13 at 09:06 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

ah Pavel. I giggled.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/15/13 at 09:07 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Anyone else I need to jump start?

Tatar and Nyquist.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 10/15/13 at 09:07 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Geebus, no one is left on the LB?

Billy Joel might sing…...Well, it’s nine o’clock on a Tuesday

Posted by dougie on 10/15/13 at 09:07 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

dirty, Pasha, dirty

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/15/13 at 09:08 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

They’re all too suicidal over the Tigers

Damn emo Tiger fans.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 10/15/13 at 09:08 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Geebus, no one is left on the LB?

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/15/13 at 09:04 PM ET

Sorry… that Alf picture had me…. busy.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 10/15/13 at 09:08 PM ET

SnLO's avatar

Geebus, no one is left on the LB?

cat has their tongue

Posted by SnLO from beyond the M-1 on 10/15/13 at 09:09 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

The D have the full pucker everytime they have to go back into their own zone

Posted by Hootinani on 10/15/13 at 09:09 PM ET

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