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Abel to Yzerman

I NOW Consider Tomas Tatar A Hall of Famer

You had to know that was coming.

Sorry...GREG.

Browsing the Emperor today, I learned a few things...

Not unlike Mitch Albom, Damien Cox, has parlayed his middling sports journalism career into a political pulpit.  Best comment regarding Cox's (not the common, plural noun of his name, thank you) foray into U.S. politics?

I’m not going to political forums to see what they think about the Red Wings powerplay woes, and I’m not seeking out hockey pundits’ opinions to see what the president elect should be doing about filling his cabinet posts.

Posted by The Meal from Longmont, CO on 12/19/16 at 05:11 PM ET

Exactly.  

I also learned that it's a hard league. It's a hard league to trade in, win in, survive in, but not to keep a job in. It's not that hard to stay employed when you're Ken Holland. It's downright simple. Do nothing. Literally nothing. Bring in a few over-priced, aging free agents who will, maybe, help you get an 8 seed.  Ripen the kids.  Refuse to move up and let the hungry legend who actually has goals beyond a first round exit, leave. Fall so far behind the times that we are honestly believing the pharmacists from close to a decade ago who scorned us when we slobbered all over you.  Remember them? Remember the dumb guys who said Holland's success was simply a product of inheriting incredible talent acquired or bought with Ilitch money and Bowman/Jimmy D smarts?  Remember our reaction?

Disdain. Anger. Angst. Alcohol.

“It’s a hard league during the season, before the trade deadline, to make any moves. Not much going on.”

That's Tick Tock.  Tick. Tock. TICK. TOCK. TICK......TOCK. 

I have exactly zero faith this guy can do a single thing to improve this team in the near or long-term future.

But, golly.  

We're coming off a win. This LB should be hookers and Hormel chili, hallelujahs and hijinks.

It was a nice win (despite the, you know, four goals against). "Process" was tossed around. 

And it was a tease. Every time the Wings show glimpses of what they could be when they're good, you know balls of dark painful blue will soon follow. 

It's a Live Blog, bitches.  Another streak is on the line.  One more win and we'll be talking Woodward in June again.  

LGRW.

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The Meal's avatar

Shout out!

Posted by The Meal from Longmont, CO on 12/19/16 at 06:32 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 12/19/16 at 06:55 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

... the ice is mush

we’ll see if we play or not tonight

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/19/16 at 06:59 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hockey or no hockey that’s the question ?

              LGRW

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 12/19/16 at 07:11 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Watching the delay programming of Red Wings.  Anyone notice the hat Larkin was wearing?  It said “Danny Cleary Hockey School est. 2009” LOL

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 12/19/16 at 07:17 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

while we wait,

here is the post our Master Chief mentioned, above, concerning “the process”

“Where’s that fine line? There’s gotta be a process that takes place, whatever job you do in life. If you want to have success there’s a process you go through individually. We’re in a team sport.

“We gotta continue on that process.”

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/19/16 at 07:19 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Hurricane President, Don Waddell, just said ’ ... hopefully, in 15-, 20-minutes we’ll have a better idea on the start of the game. ‘

part broke
lost Freon
replaced part and Freon
now waiting for system to chill again

BUT
that interview “was from earlier”

rolleyes

NOW talking ‘maybe by 9:30’

...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/19/16 at 07:40 PM ET

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

If the game doesn’t start by 8:30 EDT, no game. My lucky half read it at the Freep.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 12/19/16 at 07:50 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

If the game doesn’t start by 8:30 EDT, no game. My lucky half read it at the Freep.

Looking possible for no game. If so at least it won’t be a back to back with the Red Wings playing in Tampa Tuesday night. confused

Posted by bigfrog on 12/19/16 at 08:09 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Great news everyone, there’s an improved chance DET doesn’t lose tonight!

Posted by Primis on 12/19/16 at 08:12 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Evening bitches.  Ice problems in North Carolina?  Boy….bet nobody saw THAT one coming….

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 12/19/16 at 08:15 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

it was minus-15 here (central WI) this morning

10 above now

... bet that would help make ice

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/19/16 at 08:17 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

A compressor working at 50% might be enough to make ice, because the heat from 3,000 people in attendance won’t affect it much…..

Posted by Down River Dan on 12/19/16 at 08:24 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

A compressor working at 50% might be enough to make ice, because the heat from 3,000 people in attendance won’t affect it much…..

Posted by Down River Dan on 12/19/16 at 08:24 PM ET

Oh come on…this IS Carolina…don’t you think that estimate might be a bit high?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 12/19/16 at 08:25 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Cancelled///...oh crap.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 12/19/16 at 08:45 PM ET

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

Thanks Quaker. wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 12/19/16 at 08:48 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

see ya tomorrow gang

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/19/16 at 08:49 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Thanks!
Until tomorrow,
Ya all stay safe and warm!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 12/19/16 at 08:50 PM ET

calquake's avatar

‘Til tomorrow reprobates.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 12/19/16 at 08:51 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

G;nite from a warm and muggy florida

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 12/19/16 at 08:56 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

its a hard process

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 12/19/16 at 09:14 PM ET

Primis's avatar

This is going to come back to bit the Wings at the end of the season probably, when they have to shoe-horn in a make-up game and end up playing 4 times in 5 nights.

Posted by Primis on 12/19/16 at 09:23 PM ET

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