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Kenny’s Future, and Present, Start Tonite

In Denver, of all places.  Clearly, Kenny (plus his band of all-important, equal under law, advisors) feel that one round, two rounds, even no rounds, are what await us later this month?  It's all on the kids...plus a few guys whose final years will be completely wasted.  That's just science.

So, what are we to do?  Continue to blast away at a front office that's done exactly nothing since '09?  That would be flagellatory, thorny and downright juvenile.

So, yes, that's the answer.  It's the answer because there have been no straight answers.  We like our team.  Mike Babcock is "100 percent" satisifed with what he has.  Tires have been kicked.  Meetings held.  Deals...ignored.  And we're getting criticized by our own for daring to question how nothing's been done to mitigate glaring personnel losses.

But that's cool.  DeKeyser's here.  We signed some sasquatch of a defenseman and a goalie from NMU. So, everything's fine.

Too harsh?

Too bad.  Nobody's giving up.  Deep down, in strange places we don't talk much about, every one of us feels there's actually a chance this team can do something interesting...if they get in.  Literally, I believe that and so do many of you. 

Denver.  What a shithole.  A nice place, I'm sure. But as a hockey town? Shit. Hole.  Horrible team.  Terrible fans.  Worse bloggers. Sobbing beat writers.  But a team that must be defeated if this team, our team, is to move forward despite the unspoken acknowledgment from the organ-I-zation that nothing is expected.  At all.

What a conundrum.  An interesting one, though.  Because now, nothing is expected.  Any success would be a bonus.  We're like Columbus. 

So we turn. We turn from frustrated to hopeful.  What if?  Eh?  What if?

Games like tonite need to be captured, though.  Isn't that right?  St. Louis, a team no better than ours with a future no brighter, made huge moves.  Huge.  They beckon.  Columbus, with a glimmer of optimism, made moves.  Minnesota made a nice move.  We did nothing because the franchise clearly feels this isn't the year.  So, how nice would it be if it actually was?

That's what we now face.  Ok.  I'm in. All in, as usual.  Just get there, Wings.  Get in and roll the dice.  Like an 8 seed should.

It's a Live Blog, bitches. 

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Hootinani's avatar

Seriously, the Wings and the Dive look evenly matched

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 10:15 PM ET

becareful, I said that last time they played and got lambasted

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:16 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

is that Toonces, the driving cat in your avatar?

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:14 PM ET

Lol, I has no idea

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 10:16 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Damn, Mule is really skating tonight - -crazy

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 10:17 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

becareful, I said that last time they played and got lambasted

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:16 PM ET

Funny—I was thinking that the last game

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 10:17 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

I get the sense the Refs say….ah, it’s the Dive….give em a break.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/05/13 at 10:18 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Lol, I has no idea

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 10:16 PM ET

Saturday Night Live skit from the 80’s and 90’s?

It never ended well when he drove either

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:18 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

I remember when the WIngs used to pressure teams this way

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 10:18 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Jimmy - - DONG

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 10:18 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

James

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/05/13 at 10:19 PM ET

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Anyone else think it’s the coaching staff’s responsibility to come up with an adjustment to a team that is forechecking us to hell and back?

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 04/05/13 at 10:19 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

the 80’s and 90’s?

That was like 30 decades ago.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/05/13 at 10:19 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Cant believe the Dive only have 12 shots

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:21 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

That was like 30 decades ago.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, procrastilaxin….whore style on 04/05/13 at 10:19 PM ET

lol, at least

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:22 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Some shifts Colorado’s depth is just too much for the Wings.  One of those is going to end up in our net.

SWM

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/05/13 at 10:22 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Put Flying Circus 2.0 out is always a good idea

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 10:22 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

its a KLINKER!!!

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:22 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

CLANCK

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 10:22 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Clang!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/05/13 at 10:23 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

And the AV’s shoot themselves in the foot

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 10:23 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Flying Circus 2.0

Love it.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/05/13 at 10:24 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

Saturday Night Live skit from the 80’s and 90’s?

It never ended well when he drove either

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:18 PM ET

I’ve got to look that up on Youtube.  It sounds hillarious

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 10:25 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

oh my….

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 10:26 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Ass - - is good at penalty killing - - dumbass

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 10:26 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Here comes our award-winning road power play!

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/05/13 at 10:26 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

So what you’re saying, Mick, is that the Blues took a chance and made a few trades for players, which has helped them to play better…..

interesting

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:26 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

“If you can’t hang on to your stick, you shouldn’t be in the game.”

HAHAHAHA.  Love you, Mick.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/05/13 at 10:27 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

So it’s a penalty to knock a stick out of a player’s hands. Bah.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/05/13 at 10:28 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:26 PM ET

I smell sarcasm…..

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/05/13 at 10:28 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Jimminy christmas - - that was nearly disaster

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 10:29 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

I’ve got to look that up on Youtube.  It sounds hillarious

Posted by gt500x on 04/05/13 at 10:25 PM ET

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YBrKQCVRd8

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:30 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Dirty bastid….

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/05/13 at 10:31 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

And Mick insults the Dive fans…  grin

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/05/13 at 10:32 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

I smell sarcasm…..

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, procrastilaxin….whore style on 04/05/13 at 10:28 PM ET

mmmm, could be

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:33 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

its another KLINKER!!!

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 10:34 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

damn posts - - why they have to be so unforgiving

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 10:34 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

the next three posts are huge

hmmm

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 10:35 PM ET

VooX's avatar

Flip and Abby are creating good opportunities the last half of this period.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 04/05/13 at 10:35 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

He took the Dodge!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/05/13 at 10:36 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Well, people, I’m going to sign off and climb into bed with Ken and Paul for the rest of the game. 

Hope the Wings get the two points.

Nite.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/05/13 at 10:37 PM ET

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I wouldn’t mind seeing Kindl on the top PP unit someday

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 04/05/13 at 10:37 PM ET

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