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A New Season, A New Captain, A Useful Distraction

Good evening. It’s a brand new season for the 19! Welcome back to one and all, from the long absence of Detroit Red Wings Hockey. It’s been far to long since we’ve all hung out together to have what I hope will be a good time, and, a good season for all of us. I hope that everyone, and, your families are faring well, staying healthy, and, sane. I’d prefer if possible, keeping thing’s upbeat, and, not dwell on the past year, at least for now since this is our first game back.

The big news. Finally, finally, finally, Dylan Larkin has been named Captain of the Detroit Red Wings, and deservedly so. Steve Yzerman has made some additional moves in the off season that we all hope will pan out, and, make watching the Wings, let‘s just say, “more fun,” than watching the way the Wings have played the past few seasons. There are a few new faces on the roster as well as our familiar favorites. Tonight, and most nights, I hope this place that we all have come to call home, will also serve as a much needed useful distraction.

With the Yzerplan starting to take shape, one can only hope it will give us something to look forward to. To keep us out of the doldrums, to cheer on, and, as always, the possibility to cringe. It should be interesting if nothing else.

Maybe, we’ll all be able to witness some pleasant surprises along the way. Okay, that’s probably raising the bar a bit, but, what the heck? Why not?

Welcome back 19! Drop the puck!

It’s a Live Blog!

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SYF's avatar

Ahhhh, here we are in the familiar confines of the Hasek:  dank, puke from last year, and Cheetos. 

Heya, Kate.  Glad to have NHL hockey back.  To the 19, raising a Guinness now that our game is back.

LGRW.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/14/21 at 07:02 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Hello Canada and hockey fans in the United States and Newfoundland.

Thanks for stopping by and hoping to see some names I haven’t seen in a bit.  Hope everyone is well.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/14/21 at 07:08 PM ET

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

Ooooh that smell…. Heya, SYF! Feels like Hockey! Pre game but I don’t hear Mickey yet. Ken and Murph so far.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 07:09 PM ET

The Hurricane's avatar

Hello all..another opening day. So nice to see you….truly hoping all are safe and healthy. BEGGING for a link. All of our options have been erased to watch. My the Hasek is clean. Smells like Pine Sol.

Posted by The Hurricane on 01/14/21 at 07:13 PM ET

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

There’s Mickey! Congratulations on 50 years with the Organization, Mr. Redmond! January 13, 1971. A great day in Red Wings history!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 07:13 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Howdy boys and girls. Long time no see. Let’s get this season started. And, as always, huge Thank Youse to Paul and Kate. L.G.R.W.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Covidquake, "Stay the F away from me" on 01/14/21 at 07:13 PM ET

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

Yay! Quaker!  wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 07:15 PM ET

Sal's avatar

This is the free game on NHLTV tonight. No hinky feeds needed.

Posted by Sal from the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains on 01/14/21 at 07:20 PM ET

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

Wow! First game in 310 days.  ohh

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 07:20 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

#29, Ty Conklin! Oh wait a sec…

Posted by TreKronor on 01/14/21 at 07:21 PM ET

The Hurricane's avatar

No NHL TV in my market either….ugh. Thanks Sal.

Posted by The Hurricane on 01/14/21 at 07:22 PM ET

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

Nice messages for D-Boss from lots of old Wings and former Wings Captains.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/14/21 at 07:22 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

I cant find a link that casts to my TV. Regardless, this stream is working perfectly

http://bilasport.net/game/detroit-red-wings-vs-carolina-hurricanes-1.html?utm_source=sportsurge.net&utm_medium=referral

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/14/21 at 07:23 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Hey All!!!

Freaking jacked for some REDWINGS hockey! May the bong be strong and the captain even stronger!!!!

Hi Kate!

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 01/14/21 at 07:25 PM ET

calquake's avatar

This is the free game on NHLTV tonight

Mine shows Islanders vs. Rangers. Go figure.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Covidquake, "Stay the F away from me" on 01/14/21 at 07:26 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Guys!  Guys!  Guys!  Guys!

Guys! 

GUYS!!!!

RED WINGS HOCKEY!

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 01/14/21 at 07:27 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Hi All,

Looking for improvement this season. grin

Posted by bigfrog on 01/14/21 at 07:27 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

HELLOOOOOOOOOOO gang!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/14/21 at 07:27 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/14/21 at 07:23 PM ET

Yup.  Same.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/14/21 at 07:27 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

And no commercials >>>

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/14/21 at 07:28 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Hey All!!!

Hey dawg. It’s always good to have regulars ridin’ along.

 

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Covidquake, "Stay the F away from me" on 01/14/21 at 07:29 PM ET

SYF's avatar

That was…that was a beautiful intro by Ken Daniels.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/14/21 at 07:29 PM ET

SYF's avatar

This is so unusual.  Watching an empty LCA.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/14/21 at 07:31 PM ET

calquake's avatar

This is so unusual.  Watching an empty LCA.

It’s a new world… temporarily.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Covidquake, "Stay the F away from me" on 01/14/21 at 07:33 PM ET

SYF's avatar

OH, there are some fans.  Okay, not quite empty.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/14/21 at 07:34 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Hello all you beautiful people. Finally back to some good ole fashioned hockey. I have missed all of you glorious fake friends.. though not fake at all.

Slight update.. after losing the house back in August when Hurricane Laura took our house.. The process will finally begin on the 21st. A new house is definitely in the future.

LETS GO RED WINGS!

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/14/21 at 07:34 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

I think its just players families in attendance

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/14/21 at 07:35 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

It’s nice to see a “C” out there.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 01/14/21 at 07:35 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Filppula better be better this year.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Covidquake, "Stay the F away from me" on 01/14/21 at 07:35 PM ET

SYF's avatar

There’s our Captain.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/14/21 at 07:35 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

been disconnected for too long ...

imma liken our line up

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/14/21 at 07:36 PM ET

Alan's avatar

As always Kate, great to see ya doing the live blog!

LGRW!

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/14/21 at 07:37 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Murph looking gooooood.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/14/21 at 07:38 PM ET

calquake's avatar

How will Murph get his hot dogs now?

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Covidquake, "Stay the F away from me" on 01/14/21 at 07:38 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

murph is, well, still murph smile

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/14/21 at 07:38 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Where’s RWBill?  I don’t see him in the arena since Karen Newman is singing the National Anthems.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/14/21 at 07:39 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Karen looks great. Callin’ Dr. Bill…callin’ Dr. Bill.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Covidquake, "Stay the F away from me" on 01/14/21 at 07:40 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Look at all those red seats… oh wait…

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 01/14/21 at 07:40 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Game On!!!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/14/21 at 07:41 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Evenin’ Bitches!
Oops, I passed on from that greeting.
I can’t believe we’re back with hockey and live blogging.

Great to see everyone back , in print.

Posted by RWBill on 01/14/21 at 07:42 PM ET

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