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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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RWBill's avatar

Jimmy had a gaping five hole, whore style.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/11/13 at 09:27 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

10th place here we come.

Cal, you ARE an optimist!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/11/13 at 09:28 PM ET

RWBill's avatar


Jimmy had a gaping five hole, whore style.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/11/13 at 10:27 PM ET

Twice.


Well, a delightful three hours nonetheless.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/11/13 at 09:29 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

bit late for the passion, Jimmy.

but let’s all remember that if it weren’t for him, we wouldn’t have the point to begin with.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/11/13 at 09:30 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Cleary… gone, Sammy… gone, White… gone, Tatar… better be up, Lashoff… better be up, and a host of others.  Yeah Filppula… I’m lookin’ at you.

Posted by calquake on 04/11/13 at 09:31 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jimmah’s whore-style is to give it away.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/11/13 at 09:31 PM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

Well we didn’t really need two points anyways.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 04/11/13 at 09:32 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

but let’s all remember that if it weren’t for him, we wouldn’t have the point to begin with.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/11/13 at 10:30 PM ET

That’s why I’m saying I dont get it.  He played his ass off to get them here, and then he folds up the tent before the jobs done.  Its unbelievably frustrating

Posted by Hootinani on 04/11/13 at 09:32 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Always a pleasure 19.  7:30 PM out here on the left coast. Time to hit the HT and swim some laps…or drink. Dedicated, I am.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/11/13 at 09:33 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Night all.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 04/11/13 at 09:34 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Always a pleasure 19.  7:30 PM out here on the left coast. Time to hit the HT and swim some laps…or drink. Dedicated, I am.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, procrastilaxin….whore style on 04/11/13 at 10:33 PM ET

Lucky you, I gotta go sleep on this bullshit

Posted by Hootinani on 04/11/13 at 09:34 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Sad - tough game to watch.

Night ALL! 

Tomorrow is another day!  Go WINGS!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/11/13 at 09:37 PM ET

monkey's avatar

There’s been a whole lot of suck since 37 Coronas.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 04/11/13 at 09:37 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

It was the pina colida Monkey.  Just caught up with you juveniles. My team lost also by a 2 nil score so we are done until middle of May. We had some hellacious defense only giving up 16 goals in 10 games with 3 shutouts for the season. I got caught chasing the Puck behind the net and the leading scorer potted one. They got the other on an empty netter. Playing defense is very challenging fun and humbling when you screw up.

Until tomorrow in shitcago.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/12/13 at 12:08 AM ET

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