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A Lot of People Don’t Like the Road…

... but the Red Wings didn't seem to mind it too terribly, winning three out of four games on their Western Canadia trip. Not too shabby, right?

Normally I'd agree with myself here; unfortunately, they got thoroughly trounced by a questionable - yet unsurprisingly highly motivated - Winnipeg Jets club to end the trip on a sour note. Now the Wings are back home for the next four, and will play a couple of strong teams in the "Steve Yzerman presents 'The Tampa Bay Lightning' " and the Washington "Which Ovechkin Will Show Up Tonight?" Capitals.

Oh, and the Atlanta Winnipeg Jets again.

But one game at a time, one game at a time. Tonight's foes are (or "foe is?" Stupid English...) the Dallas Stars, helmed by new GM, and former "Lobe of the Braintrust," Jim Nill. Here's a conundrum for you - a riddle, if you will: What would Jim Nill do with the current Wings roster? Would Daniel Cleary taking up valuable roster (and cap) space? Would Mikael Samuelsson be available to crank countless slappers into the midsections of NHL goalies from terrible angles, then be a healthy scratch for five games in a row? Would Jordin Tootoo have been waived, deported to Canada, and then subsequently returned due to that country's refusal to accept him (or maybe he just cleared waivers, I'm not really clear on that part)?

Hey Toots, since you'll (unfortunately) be in the press box, drop on by and join the fun here in the "Abel to Yzerman" wing of The Emperor's manor - it is a Live Blog, after all.

Bitches.

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RWBill's avatar


Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 11/07/13 at 08:55 PM ET

Ironically, I was just thinking to myself, “can there ever be too many pictures of cat butts?”
Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 08:57 PM ET

Outside of A2Y, yes.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 11/07/13 at 09:58 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Almquist!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 09:59 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Somebody get that puck!

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 11/07/13 at 10:00 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

ALMQVIST Yeahhhh

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 11/07/13 at 10:00 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Almquist’s smile lit up the whole arena there.

cool smile

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 11/07/13 at 10:01 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Outside of A2Y, yes.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 11/07/13 at 08:58 PM ET

I have it on good authority - a friend we’ll call “Mr. Goo” - that your assertion is incorrect.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 10:01 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Nice job by Bertuzzi there getting through three stars and keeping the puck down low.

And who was asking for an offensive defenseman?

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 11/07/13 at 10:02 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

The young Russkie out-deked himself

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 10:03 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

James.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/07/13 at 10:03 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Yeah, my Quincey comment earlier almost got me burned.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 10:03 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jimmah!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 10:04 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

DD is a smart hockey player

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 10:04 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

DD is a smart hockey player

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 09:04 PM ET

He really is… the thing that’s scary (in a good way) is he’s still a little raw. A couple of seasons and a few lbs, and he’ll be a damned monster.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 10:05 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

DD is a smart hockey player

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 09:04 PM ET

True dat.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 10:05 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

of Fn course

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 10:05 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Oh no, Bud Lynch goal.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 11/07/13 at 10:05 PM ET

Trish's avatar

Crappola

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 11/07/13 at 10:05 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Almquist is going to surpass Weiss in goals soon.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 11/07/13 at 10:06 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Almquist is going to surpass Weiss in goals soon.

As will Gerard Gallant

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 10:06 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Yep, Quincey on the ice failing to tie up his man sufficiently.

I’ll go ahead and shut whore mouth now.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 10:07 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

... with less then 1 to go ......... again

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/07/13 at 10:07 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Ugh! Lee!


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/07/13 at 10:07 PM ET

Trish's avatar

Can’t help it, I see #18 oot there and I don’t think Neo, I think this guy . . .

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 11/07/13 at 10:08 PM ET

monkey's avatar

He really is… the thing that’s scary (in a good way) is he’s still a little raw. A couple of seasons and a few lbs, and he’ll be a damned monster.

It only took me one live blog to become a monster.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 11/07/13 at 10:08 PM ET

SnLO's avatar

intermission cheer

Posted by SnLO from beyond the M-1 on 11/07/13 at 10:09 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

It only took me one live blog to become a monster.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 11/07/13 at 09:08 PM ET

That’s because you’re, like, 6’30” tall.

And ur smrt or something.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 10:09 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

MoFo.
Tough way to finish that period After dominating play and territory for most of it

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 11/07/13 at 10:11 PM ET

Trish's avatar

Intermission ?

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 11/07/13 at 10:11 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Posted by SnLO from the sub great-white north on 11/07/13 at 09:09 PM ET

Do you know what I call that?

Panty waste.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 11/07/13 at 10:13 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Posted by Trish from PalmBeachCntyFL on 11/07/13 at 09:08 PM ET

Me too Trish, every time I see the number Maltby is the first name that pops into my head.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 11/07/13 at 10:17 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

And don’t get me wrong, that goal wasn’t totally on Quincey… there were a couple of dickups on that one.

But still.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 10:18 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Watching the Caps / Wild now. The Caps announcers call Matt Cooke “The Cookie Monster”.

That may be the most un-hockey thing I’ve ever heard.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 10:18 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

That may be the most un-hockey thing I’ve ever heard.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 09:18 PM ET

Likely Craig Laughlin, who has possibly THE most annoying voice in the history of ever.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 10:19 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Oh sure, it’s all fun and games playing “can hockey” between games—until you’re running full speed, trip over the skate mat, get your stick caught in your feet, fall face first, and chip your tooth on the concrete floor.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 10:22 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Likely Craig Laughlin

‘twas

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 10:23 PM ET

Trish's avatar

Oh sure, it’s all fun and games playing “can hockey” between games—until you’re running full speed, trip over the skate mat, get your stick caught in your feet, fall face first, and chip your tooth on the concrete floor.

Posted by RedMenace

Sounds suspiciously personal Red.

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 11/07/13 at 10:24 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Sounds suspiciously personal Red.

Posted by Trish from PalmBeachCntyFL on 11/07/13 at 09:24 PM ET

O_O

Why would you say that?!

>_>
<_<

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 10:25 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

do not like how this period has started

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 10:27 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

“That’s like having your skateguards on when you get on the ice…”

Yep, done that too.

*sigh*

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 11/07/13 at 10:28 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

“That’s like having your skateguards on when you get on the ice…”

Yep, done that too.

Me, too. Talk about a sudden stop.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 11/07/13 at 10:29 PM ET

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