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... to the Eastern Conference? It seems like the NHL's "Top Men" have done their best to make the Wings think they're still in the West.

At least this time they've come to us - and that's a good thing, right? What's that? The Sharks are 7-0-1, with a +23 goal differential? They're 9-2-1 vs. the Wings in the last 12 games? There's only TWO defensemen playing for Detroit tonight that have more than a half-season of NHL hockey under their belts?

Well, at least Tatar's getting into the game, and NHL's The Wheel of Justice gave Cody McLeod 5 games for trying to pop Kronner's head like a zit on prom night... that's... well, that's something to be hap... yeah, I can't even get excited over that. This will likely be a massacre, and Cleary will still play "realgud" regardless of how many times he trips over the his own feet.

This is RedMenace filling in for The Master Chief... hide the pets and pepper your angus. It's a Live Blog, bitches.

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RedMenace's avatar

Only 150k… itd take me 5 years to make 150k and thats if i never bought anything ever…

Posted by pgoody on 10/21/13 at 08:00 PM ET

I know that feel…

... and that was relatively speaking, of course. It’s much easier when you’re playing with other peoples’ millions. wink

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 08:02 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Jimmah and Wings stopping and slapping it out, yeah!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 10/21/13 at 08:03 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

I thought you meant he was whining about being checked. I suppose that will come as he “matures” too.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/21/13 at 08:02 PM ET

Shark players aren’t born, they’re made

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 10/21/13 at 08:05 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Mick ready to ‘take some coaches oot behind the barn’ to control the bad hits.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/21/13 at 08:07 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Tots with a D zone takeaway. Not quite Datsyukian grace, but effective.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/21/13 at 08:08 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Mickey is right. As always.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/21/13 at 08:09 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Mickey is right. As always.

never question the Mick cheese

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/21/13 at 08:10 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

boy Wings outclassed so far tonight.  C’mon boys.

Posted by MoreShoot on 10/21/13 at 08:10 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Woah, Xavier with moves.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/21/13 at 08:12 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

“last minute of play this period”

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/21/13 at 08:12 PM ET

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Well, it’s nice they’re not getting dominated.

Too bad there’s like…zero chemistry right now. Guys are just whipping the puck all over the place. There was so little offense in that period. It’s fine if these guys can’t make creative plays and great passes to each other, just get a good shot on goal, please. That’s the only way you can score…

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 10/21/13 at 08:15 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

knot - knot after one. best that could have been hoped for.

now we have to keep from falling asleep in the second like we have the last two games.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 10/21/13 at 08:16 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

One whole period in the books against SJS and Im the only one with a crass joke about Joe Thornton’s junk… man…

Posted by pgoody on 10/21/13 at 08:16 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

” ... fur shur ... “

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/21/13 at 08:16 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Look, here’s the easy-peasy fixed roster.

CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER

FORWARDS
Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($7.500m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m)
Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Stephen Weiss ($4.900m) / Daniel Alfredsson ($5.500m)
Gustav Nyquist ($0.950m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Tomas Tatar ($0.715m)
Drew Miller ($1.350m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m)
Luke Glendening ($0.605m) /

DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
Jakub Kindl ($2.400m) / Kyle Quincey ($3.775m)
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) / Danny DeKeyser ($0.874m) 
Brendan Smith ($1.263m) /

GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m)
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m)
———
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,286,170; BONUSES:- $0
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $1,013,830

Come on, Kenny, make it happen.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 08:16 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

And if you have to keep Cleary, you only have to find $131k to dump somewhere.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 08:18 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

Can you look back in time with CAPGEEK? ive always wondered how much the payroll was with the 01-02 Wings…

Posted by pgoody on 10/21/13 at 08:19 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

No offense is just a reflection of how hard Sharks are onmthenpuck right now. Oullet looks good.

Posted by MoreShoot on 10/21/13 at 08:21 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Redmenace. No way Glendening is on a roster that doesn’t include Andersson.

Posted by MoreShoot on 10/21/13 at 08:24 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Redmenace. No way Glendening is on a roster that doesn’t include Andersson.

Posted by MoreShoot on 10/21/13 at 08:24 PM ET

I don’t know, if Holland told Babcock “Hey man, you can have either or,” I think he’d take GD.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 08:26 PM ET

calquake's avatar

X ‘n O played a very solid 1st.  Smitty should be looking over his shoulder… there’s a train ‘a comin’ and his name is Ouellet.

Posted by calquake on 10/21/13 at 08:26 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

hello all you muthahubbards

dump n chase hockey is losing hockey

in the immortal words of Scotty B “Why would you want to work so hard to get the puck, only to turn around and give it away?”

and yes, I’m paraphrasing

Posted by Hootinani on 10/21/13 at 08:27 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

What a dive by Thornton on that Ouelllet hit…

Posted by pgoody on 10/21/13 at 08:33 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Somebody should check and see if Kennedy has a little curly tail

not it

Posted by Hootinani on 10/21/13 at 08:33 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

What a dive by Thornton on that Ouelllet hit…

Posted by pgoody on 10/21/13 at 08:33 PM ET

XO got lucky that wasn’t picked off… I did that kind of stuff in the rec league and got away with it.

Not here.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 08:34 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Wow. This might be first blush, but I can’t watch Oullet play and come up with any reason Lashoff or Smith should be in the lineup ahead of him

Posted by MoreShoot on 10/21/13 at 08:37 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Oh come on!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/21/13 at 08:38 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Funny the things you can get away with in this league, but by god if you break someone’s stick that’s that’s a penalty every time.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 10/21/13 at 08:39 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Wow. This might be first blush, but I can’t watch Oullet play and come up with any reason <strike>Lashoff</strike> Quincey or Smith should be in the lineup ahead of him

There, I fixed that.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 08:39 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

James.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/21/13 at 08:39 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Hmph, THAT didn’t work.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 08:40 PM ET

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Holy crap, this team needs to work on shooting.

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 10/21/13 at 08:42 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Woah. Helluva chance by Alf from Mule

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/21/13 at 08:42 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Hmph, THAT didn’t work.

try:

[ s t r I k e ] ABC [ / s t r I k e ]

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/21/13 at 08:42 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

HeYOHHHHHHHHH!

What’s up, Bitches?

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/21/13 at 08:43 PM ET

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And right after I say that, a good shot gets blocked…

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 10/21/13 at 08:43 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

[ s t r I k e ] ABC [ / s t r I k e ]

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/21/13 at 08:42 PM ET

Ah, [ ] instead < >... I’ve been staring at HTML too long for the past couple of weeks.

Thanks, man.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 10/21/13 at 08:44 PM ET

calquake's avatar

What’s up, Bitches?

The Sharts SOG count.

Posted by calquake on 10/21/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Logan Couture, the only player in the league that makes Crosby look manly

Posted by Hootinani on 10/21/13 at 08:45 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Thanks, man.

grin

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/21/13 at 08:45 PM ET

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