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JFH On The Verge And We’ve Got Business To Tend To

One more day in sunny Rhode Island and then some semblance of regular posting will continue.  Tonite? 

Trouble's brewing, brother.  More on that in a quick minute.

James Tiberius Howard is close (and it's probably a done deal by now) to a six-year contract extension.  Ok, Kenny.  We trust you.  Really...and that's despite recent troubles.

But I'm curious.

Jimmy Howard's staying.  He loves Detroit.  He could have gotten equal money in lots of other places.  But he loves Detroit.   You know who else finds Detroit to be ok?  Reggie Bush.  Prince Fielder. Torii Hunter. Anibal Sanchez.  Yes, all signed for big bucks. Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, that new safety.  Big name players who could write their own tickets in warmer spots, in cities with better reputations.  It's just strange.

Briefly, I'm not buying the "Detroit isn't a nice place to live and play" argument now anymore than I ever have.  Good players in other sports are coming here because they feel the teams they join offer good chances to win.

All that stuff needs to be tabled now, until this summer most likely.  For now, the Wings hang barely on to 8th.  A disgusting place, really, when you consider that Chicago awaits unless Detroit wins a lot and moves up quickly.  Disgusting because this team is not getting by Chicago in the first round.  The second round? If the Wings get there, have some confidence, a playoff series victory under their belt? Maybe.  But not in the first round. No way.

Tonite's a biggie. Tomorrow.  The seven after that.  Every game is a must-win, because you know they're not winning them all.  Make sense?

It's a Live Blog, bitches.

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Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Come the FUCH on!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/11/13 at 08:38 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

02:29 PPG - Jakub Kindl (4) Wrist Shot - Assists: H. Zetterberg (28) & P. Datsyuk (26)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/11/13 at 08:38 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Jimmah - - hard with the leather, WOW

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/11/13 at 08:39 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jimmah!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/11/13 at 08:39 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/11/13 at 09:36 PM ET

grin

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/11/13 at 08:39 PM ET

calquake's avatar

WTF… where were the D?

Posted by calquake on 04/11/13 at 08:40 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Smith is trying to learn how not to be a liability but he hasn’t figured it out quite yet.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/11/13 at 08:40 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Fuch.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 04/11/13 at 08:40 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

FUCH!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/11/13 at 08:40 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Ugh…

Logan….talk to me ......

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/11/13 at 08:40 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

that lead lasted a long time

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/11/13 at 08:40 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

ba;lls

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 04/11/13 at 08:41 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

DET have already maxed out their goal scoring alottment

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/11/13 at 08:41 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Come on WINGS - You all can DO IT!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/11/13 at 08:42 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Thornton with the assist…...I rank that SOB right up there with Getzlaf.  A tragic Zamboni incident needs to be arranged.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/11/13 at 08:42 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Lidstrom’s bobblehead says NO

Posted by Hootinani on 04/11/13 at 08:43 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Jeebus…put THAT bobblehead on the dash of your Pacer.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/11/13 at 08:44 PM ET

calquake's avatar

The Wings are going to be eaten alive next year in the Eastern Conference.

Posted by calquake on 04/11/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

JIMMAH

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/11/13 at 08:45 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

The Wings are going to be eaten alive next year in the Eastern Conference.

Amen brother.  Watched five minutes of the B’s vs Devils.  The short guys were 6’4”....

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/11/13 at 08:46 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

I like Del Taco’s game

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/11/13 at 08:48 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

I like Torres’ aim too

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/11/13 at 08:49 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

I wish I was coaching this team.  Babcock is too soft.  next player that crosses the blue line and throws a half ass shot at the goalie doesn’t play the rest of the year.  go think about what you’re doing out there.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/11/13 at 08:50 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Holy Cow, That was close!

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/11/13 at 08:51 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

I like Torres’ aim too

Hot chick 7 rows up, goalie left.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/11/13 at 08:52 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

The wings are really good at taking the puck to the outside. But you don’t score many goals from out there.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/11/13 at 08:52 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Smith did not know that torres was behind him. Smith still has a lot to learn.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/11/13 at 08:53 PM ET

calquake's avatar

The wings are really good at taking the puck to the outside. But you don’t score many goals from out there.

No, but to be fair… you won’t get your jersey dirty.

Posted by calquake on 04/11/13 at 08:54 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

The wings are really good at taking the puck to the outside.

  Yeah, but when the Auto show hits CoboHall…front row baby!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/11/13 at 08:54 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

I guess we have seen all of Mule’s utility that there is tonight

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/11/13 at 08:56 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Rum bear is putting down the shots, whore style!

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/11/13 at 08:57 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

PP, one minute in…all is on course.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/11/13 at 08:57 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I guess we have seen all of Mule’s utility that there is tonight

I think you meant this season.

Posted by calquake on 04/11/13 at 08:57 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Rum bear is putting down the shots, whore style!

Shootin fish in a barrel….until I fall in.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/11/13 at 09:00 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

I guess we have seen all of Mule’s utility that there is tonight

There was a time when Mule and Cleary were our BIG guys…. when they stood up straight.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/11/13 at 09:02 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I will be severely pissed if the Wings resign Cleary… he is done.

Posted by calquake on 04/11/13 at 09:03 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Name one thing that Rumbear should not attempt after spending a night at the Yacht club open bar.

Answer. Trimming an unruly bush.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/11/13 at 09:04 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

Hope we can get that loser point at least.

Posted by gt500x on 04/11/13 at 09:04 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Name one thing that Rumbear should not attempt after spending a night at the Yacht club open bar.

Answer. Trimming an unruly bush.

Bushwhacking with scissors.

Posted by calquake on 04/11/13 at 09:04 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Don’t doubt me…...

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/11/13 at 09:06 PM ET

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