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I NOW Consider The Wings Primed For “a run”

So, the Wings waived one of their prized young defensemen today.

"Prized." 

I was never sold on him, despite glowing reports from elsewhere.  Marchenko was a lackey's device to defend Ken Holland and I am not about a life that includes defending Ken Holland. 

He'll probably be back.

A few quotes from a few diggers today saying Nice Mike Babcock thinks the Wings are capable of a "run."  Zetterberg allegedly said that to GregG Krupa today too. Blashill may believe it because, holy shit, he may be that out of touch.  Zetterberg doesn't believe it at all. 

I read Krupa's piece on Zetterberg today.  

...he said he believes the Red Wings still have a shot at the playoffs.

But, oh, their galling inconsistency!

A lot of things bothered me about that article and I'd like to list them for you.

1. Zetterberg absolutely does not believe the Wings have any shot at the playoffs. He's too smart for that and I thought Gregg was smarter, too. He's frigging redolent, after all. That paraphrased optimism is absolute bullshit and I feel dirty even referencing it.

2. Men don't use exclamation points.

3. It disgusts me that Henrik Zetterberg is the focus of a feature spelling out how he has to captain a Detroit Red Wing team that is so terrible.  Again, surprisingly, I completely blame Ken Holland.

Your legacy, Tick Tock. You allowed hockey's greatest franchise to fall to this depth because you genuinely have no idea how to build or sustain a team in today's NHL.

But, hey, at least it's Friday and we've got ourselves a live blog, bitches. 

LGRW and fire Ken Holland. For god's sake, Fire Ken Holland. 

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stonehands-78's avatar

I NOW Consider The Wings Primed For “a run”

I dig your optimism Chief

... or was that sarcasm?

either way, I’m all in - L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/03/17 at 06:37 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 02/03/17 at 06:42 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

There’s been a run all year…. Something akin to when you wrongly trust a fart when having a stomach virus.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/03/17 at 06:45 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

There’s been a run all year…. Something akin to when you wrongly trust a fart when having a stomach virus.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/03/17 at 06:45 PM ET

yeah ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/03/17 at 06:52 PM ET

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

What wil be, will be. I’m just happy to be here. Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/03/17 at 07:02 PM ET

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

The Joe. Good memories.

Lets Go Red Wingss!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/03/17 at 07:16 PM ET

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

Mickey is doing the pity pick tonight. #15.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/03/17 at 07:21 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Ok Chief - Winning it is…

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 02/03/17 at 07:26 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hejsan Y’all !!!

Lets Go Red Wings   Clap Clap Clap

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/03/17 at 07:28 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

On the bright side , it’s Friday night, so when the boys cause me to drink to excess a bit later this evening I have all weekend to recover… confused

Posted by Down River Dan on 02/03/17 at 07:28 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Oh yeah… Evening Bitches!

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 02/03/17 at 07:28 PM ET

Hockeytown Wax's avatar

Marchenko ... all defence & no offence .... another Lashoff only more invisible.
For some thats a good thing if you’re looking for just defence.
Red Wings insist on getting some offenceive “push” from their defencemen as well so Marchy gets waived for Smith who adds a bit of push and a little snarl but isn’t as good defencively.

Reconstructing the D has been on the agenda for years now and its still a work in progress.
Between not wanting to over-spend on free agents and waiting for the draft choices to over-ripen in Grand Rapids, its been painful for those of us that expect nothing but Yzerman/Lidstrom-esque performance at all times.

Goalies need to turn it up a notch and for god’s sake ... fix the power play.

Not sure firing Holland or Blashill is the answer.  Torchetti should be feeling the heat for his lameass PP.

A run is possible but I’m not holding my breath .... unless I want to invent new colors for the spectrum.

Posted by Hockeytown Wax from West Bloomfield, Mi. on 02/03/17 at 07:33 PM ET

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

Mickey, “Tonight is a must win.”

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/03/17 at 07:34 PM ET

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I initially read that, “Wings primed for the runs”.  As in get ready for them to shite the bed….again.

Still all in for the allusive Sheahan hat trick.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/03/17 at 07:34 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

until it is impossible, we can go on a winning strek

... at the moment, we have a 1.1 %  chance of making the playoffs


L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/03/17 at 07:37 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Mickey, “Tonight is a must win.”

Exactly. He should have dropped the mic and walked off right after he said that.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 02/03/17 at 07:37 PM ET

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O’Halloran and Peel?  LOL

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/03/17 at 07:38 PM ET

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

Mickey is sick and tired of the wegottados. At least he is saying it oot loud.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/03/17 at 07:42 PM ET

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yep   sick

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/03/17 at 07:43 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

... right

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/03/17 at 07:44 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Well that was easy

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 02/03/17 at 07:44 PM ET

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

I’m not surprised.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/03/17 at 07:44 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

0-1. Didn’t take long. Again. I thought Ground Hog day was yesterday? angry

Posted by bigfrog on 02/03/17 at 07:45 PM ET

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I can’t believe Mick is criticizing Mrazek on that first goal.  That was 110% on Green.  Just because Mrazek didn’t make an unbelievable stop, he’s the one to blame?

Posted by Wise1 on 02/03/17 at 07:49 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

I thought Ground Hog day was yesterday?

It’s like a Ground Hog month or season even.

v

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 02/03/17 at 07:53 PM ET

Chet's avatar

sad to see the Joe so empty.

sadder still to see them give up an easy one early, AGAIN.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 02/03/17 at 07:54 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Glenny 1-1.  cheese

Posted by bigfrog on 02/03/17 at 07:56 PM ET

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back in it

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/03/17 at 07:56 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

1 - 1

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/03/17 at 07:56 PM ET

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

Glennie!


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/03/17 at 07:57 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Quick Kenny. get on the phone….Glendening’s trade value can only go down from here

Posted by Down River Dan on 02/03/17 at 07:57 PM ET

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Nice.

LGRW

We’ve at least got some jump tonight.

Posted by Wise1 on 02/03/17 at 07:59 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Quick Kenny. get on the phone….Glendening’s trade value can only go down from here

Exactly. He’s heating up for the playoffs grab him now before he is gone.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 02/03/17 at 07:59 PM ET

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

Pull him!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/03/17 at 08:01 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

1-2. Unfortunately.  sick

Posted by bigfrog on 02/03/17 at 08:01 PM ET

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Nice screen by Kronwall   shut eye

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/03/17 at 08:01 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

... right

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/03/17 at 08:01 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Pull the goalie…

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/03/17 at 08:03 PM ET

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Nice screen by Kronwall

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/03/17 at 08:01 PM ET

Exactly.

Posted by Wise1 on 02/03/17 at 08:03 PM ET

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

I agree with Mixkey. Monkey on a highwire.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 02/03/17 at 08:05 PM ET

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