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Good Day, Mr I.  Now Keep It Going. We’ll Even Live Blog It For You.

Hey St. Louis, weren’t you in the running for Prince Fielder?  Gosh. Just not your best week.

It’s relevant because Mr. I’s a Wing, and he’s a Tiger.  Mike Ilitch had himself a day like he used to have back before Gary Bettman ruined the NHL with his idiocy, his Cap that doesn’t work, a lockout that accomplished nothing and the Streisand wardrobe he wears in private consultations with Brian Burke.

I can’t confirm that so, for the sake of the Empire, I take it back.  That last part.

Honestly, this day has tired me out.

It’s an Original 6 classic, one that should occur four times per year. That could have happened up until three weeks ago, when Gary killed the realignment. Oh yes he did. 

Hockey’s best team, guided and molded by hockey’s greatest coach, led by the best defenseman in hockey history and backstopped by the best goalie on earth, plow into Montreal and in honor of the occasion…

...It’s a Live Blog, bitches.

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RedMenace's avatar

At least Bert just blew a guy up behind the net.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/25/12 at 10:01 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Stu or Kroner needs to knock a bitch out.  Get a momentum swing.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/25/12 at 10:01 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Another chance at an uneventful 2 minutes.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/25/12 at 10:03 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Hal Gill is still alive?

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/25/12 at 10:04 PM ET

jimathor's avatar

I’m thinking instead of a third line winger, a Ruutu, a Hemsy or any of that nonsense, how’s about we stretch out and buy ourselves a resuscitation machine for nights like these hmm?

Gill to the box. I can live with this.

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 01/25/12 at 10:04 PM ET

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Hal Gill penalty? Say it isn’t so.  He could realistically go to the penalty box on every shift.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/25/12 at 10:04 PM ET

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If there’s a more useless 30 seconds in hockey other than Douche Canoe talking to a coach, I don’t know what it is.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/25/12 at 10:06 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

So here’s a thought:  Instead of Hudler on the point, why not put Ericsson back there and get Hudler back to the half-boards where he’s most effective?

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/25/12 at 10:06 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Shit, saw that hook coming for like, 20 seconds.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/25/12 at 10:07 PM ET

calquake's avatar

If there’s a more useless 30 seconds in hockey other than Douche Canoe talking to a coach, I don’t know what it is.

Posted by Valek on 01/25/12 at 08:06 PM ET

Douche Canoe talking to Edzo maybe… oh wait… that would be an entire broadcast.

Posted by calquake on 01/25/12 at 10:07 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Yak in the box.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/25/12 at 10:08 PM ET

Bent's avatar

This is turing into a major clusterfuch.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/25/12 at 10:08 PM ET

CRoy's avatar

fuchin weak sauce..

Posted by CRoy from Redford MI on 01/25/12 at 10:08 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Kindl not taking advantage of his playing time here.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/25/12 at 10:08 PM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

There’s THE STARE. Preceded by a very nice FUCH! LGRW!

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/25/12 at 10:08 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Just a casual Saturday afternoon skate down at the city park.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/25/12 at 10:08 PM ET

dougie's avatar

So who scores the shootout winner tonight?

Posted by dougie on 01/25/12 at 10:10 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Cleary just earned one back. Thank you.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/25/12 at 10:10 PM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Suban, doing what he does best.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 01/25/12 at 10:10 PM ET

jimathor's avatar

So here’s a thought:  Instead of Hudler on the point, why not put Ericsson back there and get Hudler back to the half-boards where he’s most effective?

Posted by RedMenace from the darkest recesses on 01/25/12 at 08:06 PM ET

This. Also, watching Homer’s slapper the other night and thinking how very rarely we score anything along those lines, methinks the team needs a damn talented sniping forward.

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 01/25/12 at 10:10 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

So, locker room leadership sans Lidstrom. 

Vacuum or someone step up.  Bertuzzi?

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/25/12 at 10:11 PM ET

calquake's avatar

So, locker room leadership sans Lidstrom.

Vacuum or someone step up.  Bertuzzi?

Posted by RWBill from Jerry Sandusky’s defense team. on 01/25/12 at 08:11 PM ET

So far it looks like Hoover.

Posted by calquake on 01/25/12 at 10:11 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

This. Also, watching Homer’s slapper the other night and thinking how very rarely we score anything along those lines, methinks the team needs a damn talented sniping forward.

Posted by jimathor from Southampton, UK. on 01/25/12 at 08:10 PM ET

Well that’s what Franzen is supposed to be… I wonder if Holland would entertain trading him for someone who needs a change of scenery.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/25/12 at 10:12 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

sigh.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/25/12 at 10:13 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

WTF is going on here?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/25/12 at 10:13 PM ET

Bent's avatar

I’ve got nothing.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/25/12 at 10:13 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Are you pissing kidding me?

Maybe I’m the game wrecker, what with all the stupid oozing from my pores…

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/25/12 at 10:13 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Jimmah was terrible on that one.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/25/12 at 10:13 PM ET

jimathor's avatar

For Fuchs sakes.

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 01/25/12 at 10:13 PM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

Shouldn’t it be Cronner? I thought he was TPH’s heir apparent. NM, Cronner’s lack of D leads to a delayed pne that leads to a goal. Come on dudes. Grrr…

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/25/12 at 10:13 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

new rule, TPH is not allowed to be sick ever again.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/25/12 at 10:14 PM ET

cainer4wingsglory's avatar

Damnit Kronwall….

Posted by cainer4wingsglory on 01/25/12 at 10:14 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

I guess Sawchuk is taking the night off.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 01/25/12 at 10:15 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Here’s hoping Uncle Mike goes beserk in between periods.  Something needs to wake these guys up.

Posted by calquake on 01/25/12 at 10:15 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Everyone is already in a vacation state of mind..


Sweet another goal.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/25/12 at 10:15 PM ET

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All-Star break started yesterday was it?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/25/12 at 10:15 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

...ugh…

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/25/12 at 10:15 PM ET

Bent's avatar

What the hell is happening?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/25/12 at 10:15 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Holy hell.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/25/12 at 10:15 PM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

My money is that Bables is warming up his foot for the first intermission attitude adjustment. Jebus.

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/25/12 at 10:16 PM ET

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