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Many Good Things Come From Nashville…

... unfortunately, I can't think of any right now.

I also can't think of anything really important or witty to put here (as usual), so let's just stick to the facts: The Prednecks are coming off a huge win against the Kings, and the Wings are basking in a come-from-ahead victory in South Beach. Last game saw Zetterman and Snapplecrater back in the lineup, and tonight we get to see God and King James make their returns. I'm not too worried about Helm keeping up...

... but Howard....

... well, let's just say my confidence is perched precariously on the brink. "Hope for the best, expect the worst," I always say. May be a crappy way to go through life, but it keeps the disappointments to a minimum.

Everyone's looking forward to January 1,  2014, and renewing the rivalry with Toronto in the Winter Classic - but first thing's first: Tonight, a dangerous team in the Nashville Predators... expect a hard-fought battle for two badly-needed points

Just win.

Let's remind Bubba why they should be thankful the Wings aren't in the West anymore, and send 2013 out with a banging Live Blog, Bitches.

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calquake's avatar

Here comes 3-0.

Posted by calquake on 12/30/13 at 09:35 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I missed the goal against. As did Jimmah. shut eye

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 12/30/13 at 09:35 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

hahaha, Darren Elliot wins the road color guy seat. Ozzy, you can stay in the studio and flirt with shannon hogan

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/30/13 at 09:35 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

I missed the goal against

Worst than the first, so good miss on your part

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/30/13 at 09:36 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

5 on 3.5


“great save by Quincey!!”

LOL…what a strange season it has been

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/30/13 at 09:39 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Quincey is a better goalie than Howard. What have we become??

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/30/13 at 09:39 PM ET

calquake's avatar

What have we become??

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/30/13 at 08:39 PM ET

A very mediocre team?

Posted by calquake on 12/30/13 at 09:40 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Quincey highlights? WTF?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 12/30/13 at 09:40 PM ET

MsRedWingFan's avatar

Nashville fans are so sad ....  sounds like a minor league teams fans instead of NHL.  I’m glad Red Wings fans are classier.

Liking “whats his name”  calling beside Ken better than Ozzie ...  for the life of I can’t recall his name haha

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 12/30/13 at 09:41 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

I like our mediocrity

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/30/13 at 09:41 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Liking “whats his name”  calling beside Ken better than Ozzie ...  for the life of I can’t recall his name haha

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 12/30/13 at 08:41

Darren Elliot, although we should start calling him “Sonny”.

Posted by calquake on 12/30/13 at 09:42 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Well, Quincey has met his “one smart play of the night” quota. Expect him to suck for the rest of the game.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/30/13 at 09:42 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Quincey is a better goalie than Howard. What have we become??

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/30/13 at 08:39 PM ET

Good one !!!  grin  LOL  shock

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 12/30/13 at 09:42 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Darren Elliot, although we should start calling him “Sonny”.

‘splain, please

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/30/13 at 09:43 PM ET

calquake's avatar

  Darren Elliot, although we should start calling him “Sonny”.

‘splain, please

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/30/13 at 08:43 PM E

Our former weatherman in Detroit.

 

Posted by calquake on 12/30/13 at 09:45 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

‘splain, please

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/30/13 at 08:43 PM ET

Channel 4 Detroit Weather caster from a long time ago. A long, long, time.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 12/30/13 at 09:46 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Oh, yes

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/30/13 at 09:46 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Channel 4 Detroit Weather caster from a long time ago. A long, long, time.

Part of the Cosmic Dust era.

Posted by calquake on 12/30/13 at 09:46 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Darren Elliot, although we should start calling him “Sonny”.

‘splain, please

does he have an affinity for trees?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/30/13 at 09:46 PM ET

calquake's avatar

does he have an affinity for trees?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/30/1 at 08:46 PM ET

No but he does like Enga-denga- dinga dine.

Posted by calquake on 12/30/13 at 09:48 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

As Sonny would say, Jimmah is slow and shitty so he is slitty.  wink

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 12/30/13 at 09:49 PM ET

MsRedWingFan's avatar

thank you Calquake wink

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 12/30/13 at 09:51 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

The Wings should sing “DO, a deer, a female deer, RA, a drop of golden sun…” as Fisher skates by he bench. The ultimate chirp.

Meanwhile, why does Ozzy act like laughing or smiling on camera is a career-breaker? Sheesh, Shanon Hogan set him up for a moment of levity, and Ozzie looked like someone just stuffed a carrot up his a$$

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/30/13 at 09:51 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Notice the boards in Nashville,  an ad for Billy Hill.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 12/30/13 at 09:52 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Ozzie needs to smile, laugh a little, show some excitement, lighten up….He sometimes looks like a deer in headlights.

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 12/30/13 at 09:52 PM ET

calquake's avatar

thank you Calquake wink

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 12/30/13 at 08:51 PM ET

I’ll be here all week… don’t forget to tip the waitresses.

Posted by calquake on 12/30/13 at 09:53 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Ozzie looked like someone just stuffed a carrot up his a$$

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/30/13 at 08:51 PM ET

I don’t even want to know how or why you know that.

Posted by calquake on 12/30/13 at 09:55 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Well… it was nice for Jimmy to show up for the end of the period, at least. Even though some of that PK could have been played with an empty net and no one would have noticed.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/30/13 at 09:56 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

ozzie has the pro hockey player demeanor: stoic, no emotion, cool & calm ...

doesn’t work well for a color commentator.

though Darren Elliot has made the transition ... prolly not as good a pro hockey player.

(which one is headed to the HHoF?)

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/30/13 at 09:56 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

I don’t even want to know how or why you know that.

Did I forget to say “probably what someone would like like if they got a carrot shoved up their a$$”? I meant to say “probably what someone would like like if they got a carrot shoved up their a$$”

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/30/13 at 09:57 PM ET

calquake's avatar

(which one is headed to the HHoF?)

Ozzie got free tickets from Amazon Local.

Posted by calquake on 12/30/13 at 10:00 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/30/13 at 08:56 PM ET

Howdy all

I liked hearing Legace during the Griffins game.  I thought he did a pretty good job between the boards.

Posted by Hootinani on 12/30/13 at 10:03 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

I liked hearing Legace during the Griffins game.  I thought he did a pretty good job between the boards.

Posted by Hootinani on 12/30/13 at 09:03 PM ET

concur

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/30/13 at 10:04 PM ET

MsRedWingFan's avatar

Meanwhile, why does Ozzy act like laughing or smiling on camera is a career-breaker? Sheesh, Shanon Hogan set him up for a moment of levity, and Ozzie looked like someone just stuffed a carrot up his a$$

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/30/13 at 08:51 PM ET

  I said basically the same thing to hubby the other day cept you said it much more colorfully haha

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 12/30/13 at 10:04 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Ozzie looked like someone just stuffed a carrot up his a$$

Something making diamonds something something karats.[canned laughter]

I kind of miss those clinching moments. It meant we were winning.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/30/13 at 10:05 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I kind of miss those clinching moments. It meant we were winning.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/30/13 at 09:05 PM ET

Or at least had a chance at winning.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 12/30/13 at 10:07 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I kind of miss those clinching moments. It meant we were winning.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/30/13 at 09:05 PM ET

From carats to carrots… kinda describes this season.

Posted by calquake on 12/30/13 at 10:07 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Z-Bert-Dats gonna make it happen this period

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/30/13 at 10:08 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

I liked hearing Legace during the Griffins game.  I thought he did a pretty good job between the boards.

Posted by Hootinani on 12/30/13 at 09:03 PM ET

concur

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/30/13 at 09:04 PM ET

Double concur.

Legace and Eliot have a future in broadcasting

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/30/13 at 10:08 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

So lets see:

cant win a faceoff
refuse to put shots on net
cant get into the zone clean
goalie playing less than spectacular
team defense clusterfuched

no place to go but up for the 2nd

Posted by Hootinani on 12/30/13 at 10:08 PM ET

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