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It’s March The 12th. Do You Know Where Your Playoffs Are?

Big day today.  Michigan wins the Big Ten tournament in dramatic fashion after an airplane "crash" three days ago.  The Lions steal Green Bay's best offensive lineman.  

And the Detroit Red Wings play a meaningless mid-March game against the New York Rangers.

I remember when the Wings used to win tournaments in dramatic fashion. I remember tournaments in '97 and '98 and a few more four and ten years later.  Heck, I even remember tough tournament losses to teams like Anaheim and Denver. I don't recall any losses to St. Louis but I'll keep thinking on it and get back to you.

I also remember how warm I used to feel when the Wings would sign top-name free agents. 

Lately, those big names don't come to Detroit and sometimes when they don't we'll hear the murmurs about the city of Detroit and how people don't want to live and work and play and frolic there.

But, then a guy like TJ Lang signs with the Lions, and you start to wonder.

You wonder because he's got a family and he said where his kids go to school and the environment in which that family lives was a huge matter of importance to him.

So, he chose Detroit.

Over Seattle.

See where I'm going with this? Don't blame the city, although that is harder to do because from what I can see and read, Detroit is on the upswing.

Blame the organization and if you're blaming the organization, blame Ken Holland.

I'd like to see him fired.

It's a Live Blog, bitches.  

LGRW, Go Blue, good job to a real GM in Bob Quinn and for the love of the swaddled, drooling, cooing, 8 pound baby Jesus, FKH ASAP. 

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

My plan is to relax, but, there’s a game to watch so….......................


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/12/17 at 06:54 PM ET

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I’m certain the Sheahan hat trick is coming tonight.  He’s going to take a puck off Blashill’s head again, and get Torchetti and Houda as well.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 07:02 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Let’s GobRed Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead on 03/12/17 at 07:09 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

I’m certain the Sheahan hat trick is coming tonight.  He’s going to take a puck off Blashill’s head again, and get Torchetti and Houda as well.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 07:02 PM

Ha ha ha..I’m with you..this is his night smile

Lets Go Red Wings… Clap clap clap

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 03/12/17 at 07:09 PM ET

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

I’m really digging retirement. Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/12/17 at 07:11 PM ET

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

Sheehan gives the fans Curly fries tomorrow.  tongue wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/12/17 at 07:14 PM ET

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2nd game in a row where the announcers have mentioned the Wings’ opponent having a tough/odd schedule coming up and no one mentions Wings upcoming 3 games in 3 nights at the end of the month.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 07:16 PM ET

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

Wonder who Smith tries to fight tonight?


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/12/17 at 07:17 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Not sure who these minor league announcers?

I’ve literally had the game on 3 1/2 minutes, and I’ve heard B. Smith’s praised 3 times for “nice” plays…..??

Posted by Down River Dan on 03/12/17 at 07:28 PM ET

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Good Lord that was pathetic

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 07:42 PM ET

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0-1

Posted by Little Redhead on 03/12/17 at 07:42 PM ET

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4 guys behind the goal line, real smart

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 07:43 PM ET

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

Booooooo!  Get it back right quick! Boys!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/12/17 at 07:44 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Another SHG given up. I think it’s 9 for the season. Some things never change. sick

Posted by bigfrog on 03/12/17 at 07:47 PM ET

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Blashill’s going to let the team know how unhappy he was with the shorty allowed by sitting Mantha another game.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 07:50 PM ET

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Phew….didn’t give up another shorty in those last few seconds

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 08:02 PM ET

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

Blashill’s going to let the team know how unhappy he was with the shorty allowed by sitting Mantha another game.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 07:50 PM ET

Blashill doesn’t know shit from putty. Sitting a youngster for a player that worked his way back to the minors. Some great coaching there. shut eye

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/12/17 at 08:06 PM ET

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PP goal?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 08:10 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

1-1 Tied

Posted by Little Redhead on 03/12/17 at 08:10 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Nielsen 1-1. grin

Posted by bigfrog on 03/12/17 at 08:11 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Yessss Nilsen

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 03/12/17 at 08:11 PM ET

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Z should have shot that.  There’s the over passing I was waiting for after the passing play they scored on during the PP

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 08:22 PM ET

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Larkin Penalty. Kill it. shock

Posted by bigfrog on 03/12/17 at 08:23 PM ET

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kilt it

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 08:26 PM ET

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Nice TO Kronwall

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 08:30 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

....1-2

Posted by Little Redhead on 03/12/17 at 08:30 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

1-2 Sloppy play again. mad

Posted by bigfrog on 03/12/17 at 08:30 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

what a heck did Mrazek do ?? a new dance..  Pull the goalie

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 03/12/17 at 08:31 PM ET

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

A tragedy of errors. shut eye

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/12/17 at 08:31 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

1-3. Back to normal. mad

Posted by bigfrog on 03/12/17 at 08:31 PM ET

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Forwards coming back were where?  Ah Abby following the puck instead of the man.  Lovely

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 08:32 PM ET

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

Double tragedy.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/12/17 at 08:33 PM ET

Chet's avatar

61 just in no mans land. wtf was that…

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 03/12/17 at 08:35 PM ET

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61 just in no mans land. wtf was that…

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 03/12/17 at 08:35 PM ET

A whole lot of that going around that play.  How do the guys ever expect to see Mantha back on the ice if they keep playing this way?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 08:38 PM ET

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The fans should all get hazard pay for having to watch that 4 minutes of “man advantage”

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 08:59 PM ET

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

With all due respect, what is Kronner doing on the ice? The guy should be sitting, cause he is more of a hindrance than a helper.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/12/17 at 09:09 PM ET

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Nice couple saves by Petr

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 09:18 PM ET

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DDK with the chance to clear…..doesn’t.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/12/17 at 09:22 PM ET

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1-4. SOS Different day. shut eye

Posted by bigfrog on 03/12/17 at 09:23 PM ET

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

Fuch that..

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/12/17 at 09:24 PM ET

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