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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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RorSchach's avatar

Good job Gus!

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/05/13 at 09:27 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Gator with a glorious chance

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:27 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Nyquil

what a move

2-1

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/05/13 at 09:27 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

NyQuil, NyQuill, NyQuill, you magic fuchin’ Q!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/05/13 at 09:28 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

jimmy ... fail

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/05/13 at 09:26 PM ET

Yeah, totally Jimmy’s fault

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 09:28 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Gooooooose!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/05/13 at 09:28 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

11:49 Gustav Nyquist (2) Wrist Shot - Assists: none

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/05/13 at 09:28 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Nyquist studying Pavel - - just amazing

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:28 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Are all you guys watching on pirate feeds?

I seem to have advanced knowledge tonight

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 09:29 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 09:26 PM ET

Dude, click one…enjoy golf.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 04/05/13 at 09:31 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Jezzus.  How many blown coverages and out of position Dmen are we going to do this year?  This week?  Tonight?

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/05/13 at 09:31 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Niquil puttin Giggie’s jock strap on the scoreboard. Atta boy.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/05/13 at 09:31 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Ken Daniels

shut whore mouth - - putting the serious jinx on us

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:32 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

So I assume danny is with White.. great.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/05/13 at 09:32 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

I don’t know what you’re doing Rumbear but I use it all the time

http://www.firstrow1.eu/watch/178951/1/watch-colorado-avalanche-vs-detroit-red-wings.html

are you sitting there looking at one of the popup ads?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 09:32 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Mule - - can actually skate.  Who knew?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:33 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

So I assume danny is with White.. great.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/05/13 at 09:32 PM ET

with White 5v5

with Quincey for PK

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 09:33 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Thanks, Hoot. How’s he looking? Since I missed like 12 minutes of the first period..

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/05/13 at 09:35 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Paul, I have been using the site since it was spawned a year ago. The golf just ended. There is now one feed and it has the Dive

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 04/05/13 at 09:35 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

#55, thank you - - damn

more piss poor “D zone” coverage

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:36 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/05/13 at 09:35 PM ET

Pretty steady so far, takin the body well along the boards, hasnt ventured too far from the Dzone

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 09:36 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

LOL ok

it’s how I watch the Lions, too.

I use

dubya dubya dubya
hockeystreams
.com

for the Wings…well well worth the $17 a month.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 09:36 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

What was that other one ...  Hockeystreams something or other.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/05/13 at 09:37 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Evenin’ biaatches. 

Q having a rough night.  Mule needs to stay at center the rest of the year.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/05/13 at 09:37 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

DeKeyser looks a little rusty still.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/05/13 at 09:38 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

DeKeyser looks a little rusty still.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/05/13 at 09:38 PM ET

Speed’s going to be tough for him for awhile

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 09:40 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

The Ref standing 5 feet from Gator made no call

but the guy 50 feet away did

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:41 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

budd lynch and on the PK,  nice

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/05/13 at 09:41 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Speed’s going to be tough for him for awhile

that’s what they said about Murphy.

20 years later…


still waiting.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 09:43 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

...well well worth the $17 a month.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 09:36 PM ET

I’m lovin’ it so far.  Thanks again, Paul.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/05/13 at 09:43 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Speed’s going to be tough for him for awhile

Yeah but I love the reach.  Next year when he’s about 10-20 lbs. heavier, that’ll be nice.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/05/13 at 09:43 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

so which Wings will come out in the second period?

yesterday’s first period Wings?  tonight’s first period Wings?  or last night’s second period Wings?

clench

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 09:43 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Mule needs to stay at center the rest of the year.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/05/13 at 09:37 PM ET

I seem to recall that he played center briefly last season and looked good too.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/05/13 at 09:44 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

MsRedWinger

not sure if you noticed the chat box, but they said they didn’t have the Wings feed up until after the 7pm games end…so by the second period you should be able to refresh and get Ken & Mick

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 09:44 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

that’s what they said about Murphy.

20 years later…


still waiting.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 09:43 PM ET

Didnt mean he was slow, meant the speed of the game itself will take time for him to get used to.  Things develop alot faster in NHL than in college

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 09:45 PM ET

Jennemy of the Skate's avatar

NyQuist:  the hockey-time, skating, scoring, checking, assisting, heads-up, passing, so-you-can-relax medicine.

Ftr, I’ve been trying to post this for about half an hour. KK doesn’t play well on iPad.

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from the bar car on the stress train on 04/05/13 at 09:45 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

and you’re welcome grin

Detroit feed is up, btw.  thank GAWD.  the Avs announcers sound like they’re on valium.  and heroin.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 09:46 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

yesterday’s first period Wings?  tonight’s first period Wings?  or last night’s second period Wings?

clench

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 09:43 PM ET

Can I vote for the 2002 wings?  You can even pick which period.

Posted by Hootinani on 04/05/13 at 09:47 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Wings Feed. Finally.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 04/05/13 at 09:47 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

...by the second period you should be able to refresh and get Ken & Mick

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/05/13 at 09:44 PM ET

It’s up now!  smile

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/05/13 at 09:49 PM ET

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