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No Such Thing As A Meaningless BJ

Our Uncle Mike has a vision.  To him it may be benign and ritual.  An annual rite almost, another matchup with another baby brother, one we’ve seen many times before.

Teddy Kulfan

“It looks to me we’re playing Nashville in the first round,” Babcock said. “Two really good teams. It’s going to be a battle.”

Yes it will, and with that battle should come a spirited discussion about which GM strengthened their team considerably on 28 February…and which GM did absolutely nothing.

And that little confab may turn out to be irrelevant.  For our sake, I’m hoping that discussion is short-lived and meaningless.  If, in mid-to-late April, we find ourselves talking about the trade deadline it’s going to be with a high degree of bile and angst. And we hate bile and angst. Do you follow me on this?  Our primary topic of discussion around 20 April needs to be about stifling Vancouver or exposing St. Louis.  If we’re talking about Tick Tock’s deadline standpattedness, that’s going to mean something horrible happened the days leading up to that.  With me?

But that’s a Hasek-held chit chat we can table until it’s absolutely necessary.  For now? Home ice is the beautiful baby we need to be cradling.  It’s a soft little bunny to be cherished, a Charlevoix Saturday morning with a pleasant hangover, one that doesn’t hurt, but just lingers until you make the decision that it’s time banish it the only way you know how, with another PBR.

As good as a BJ may sound right about now, this one needs to be trounced and stifled. For the sake of home ice, it really needs to be wasted and scoffed at.  Disregarded and slapped away for the sake of the greater good.

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.  Bubba’s on the horizon and, by god, we need to see that bastard a possible four times instead of three at the House that The Captains Have Built.

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sjketcheson's avatar

Pinball game indeed

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 03/28/12 at 10:13 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Can’t trust Ericsson and Quincey for D-zone faceoffs. Yay.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/28/12 at 10:14 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Homer is on fire.  Nobody piss on him please.

Homer’s piss fetish is not amused.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/28/12 at 10:14 PM ET

Bent's avatar

If Z got that pass cleanly we would have been tied.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/28/12 at 10:15 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Good lord, E52 should still be on the IR. Gonna need surgery to remove his head from his ass.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/28/12 at 10:15 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

“Giveaway by Ericsson”

Seriously, it never gets old.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/28/12 at 10:15 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Whoa there Big E.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/28/12 at 10:15 PM ET

scotts0's avatar

Ya know, I’d like to see York get pulled so we can see Hunwick in goal…but then of course, we’d have to score on him to break him into the league.

Posted by scotts0 from New York on 03/28/12 at 10:15 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

E52 always interesting

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/28/12 at 10:15 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

e52 almost scored a goal

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/28/12 at 10:15 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Jesus big E.  You fuching dumbass.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 03/28/12 at 10:15 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Way to many shots on goal by the BJs this period.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/28/12 at 10:16 PM ET

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I would say that’s the closest Lebda has ever been to the Red Wings scoring a goal.

Winter Classic, a goal that first was waved off and then rightfully credited to Lebda

Posted by Alex on 03/28/12 at 10:16 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

DEt playing like it matters.

Good grief.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/28/12 at 10:17 PM ET

jimathor's avatar

Three million in cap space to nearly poke it in your own net. Oh yes. Oh yes indeed.

Hell, the way he plays, I’d give Errorson three million and a gold star just for tying his own fuching skates.

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 03/28/12 at 10:17 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

SCORING CHANGE

16:23 PPG - Henrik Zetterberg (22) Assists: P. Datsyuk (45) & T. Holmstrom (12)

SOG 5-14 wings being out shot.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/28/12 at 10:17 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Wings, tighten things up for the last forty, K?

As for later tonight, looking forward to the Calgary / LAK game. Basically do-or-die for the Flame. Should be a dandy.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/28/12 at 10:18 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

ShitBox 52 is already back to game speed !

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 03/28/12 at 10:18 PM ET

jimathor's avatar

Winter Classic, a goal that first was waved off and then rightfully credited to Lebda

Was it waved off because nobody believed it could ever happen?

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 03/28/12 at 10:19 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

I’d give Errorson three million and a gold star just for tying his own fuching skates.

I’m not sure he’s got that much dexterity back in his wrist yet.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/28/12 at 10:20 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Brett Lebda is ranked tied for 206th amongst all Red Wings for career goals scored with 18.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/28/12 at 10:23 PM ET

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Was it waved off because nobody believed it could ever happen?

LOL

It went in and out off the top back bar inside the net faster than zebras could react.

Posted by Alex on 03/28/12 at 10:23 PM ET

dougie's avatar

ShitBox 52 is already back to game speed !

I say we give him a certificate of participation, and tell him “Thanks for playing. Bye now.”

Posted by dougie on 03/28/12 at 10:24 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Brett Lebda is ranked tied for 206th amongst all Red Wings for career goals scored with 18.

He’s tied with Justin Abdelkader and something like ten other guys.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/28/12 at 10:24 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Brett Lebda is ranked tied for 206th amongst all Red Wings for career goals scored with 18.

Posted by monkey from here to Timbuktu on 03/28/12 at 08:23 PM ET

That’s worse than Sean Avery, eh? Too lazy to look it up.

Posted by dougie on 03/28/12 at 10:25 PM ET

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Was it waved off because nobody believed it could ever happen?

No, it was waved off due to a very obscure rule in the NHL rulebook.

78.5 (VII): “No goal shall be allowed in which the puck is aided (inadvertently or not) by the wind off of Lake Michigan”

78.5 (VIII): “Players may be aided (inadvertently or not) by said wind”

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/28/12 at 10:26 PM ET

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Funny that everyone’s going apesheet over Ericsson’s one bad play when Stuart had a monumentally horrid period the likes of which I don’t recall seeing from a Wing defenseman (Ericsson included) in quite some time.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/28/12 at 10:27 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Some other luminaries of “Detroit Red Wings 18 career goals scored” club:

Gaye Stewart
Bob Errey
Pit Martin
Brad Park
Bill Gadsby

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/28/12 at 10:27 PM ET

Since71's avatar

Hey 19.  FYI Landon Ferraro did an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit a few hours ago, thought you might enjoy.

http://www.reddit.com/r/hockey/comments/rhmep/i_am_red_wings_prospect_landon_ferraro_son_of_nhl/

Posted by Since71 from Bucharest, Romania on 03/28/12 at 10:28 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Sean Avery is tied at 311th with seven goals scored as a Wing.  The Andreas Lilja-Ian White-Cory Emmerton level.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/28/12 at 10:29 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Funny that everyone’s going apesheet over Ericsson’s one bad play when Stuart had a monumentally horrid period the likes of which I don’t recall seeing from a Wing defenseman (Ericsson included) in quite some time.

Go back a page or two. We went apeshit over that too.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/28/12 at 10:29 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Evening bitches

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/28/12 at 10:31 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Funny that everyone’s going apesheet over Ericsson’s one bad play when Stuart had a monumentally horrid period the likes of which I don’t recall seeing from a Wing defenseman (Ericsson included) in quite some time.

Posted by Valek on 03/28/12 at 08:27 PM ET

Yeah, but Stuie is our best goaltender out there tonight. Conks damn near let E52’s “clearing attempt” in the back of the net.

Posted by dougie on 03/28/12 at 10:31 PM ET

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Funny that everyone’s going apesheet over Ericsson’s one bad play when Stuart had a monumentally horrid period the likes of which I don’t recall seeing from a Wing defenseman (Ericsson included) in quite some time.

Go back a page or two. We went apeshit over that too.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/28/12 at 08:29 PM ET

Not with the same level of vitriol.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/28/12 at 10:31 PM ET

monkey's avatar

I love going all ape shit.  Makes me feel like Tarzan.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/28/12 at 10:32 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 03/28/12 at 08:31 PM ET

WTF installed a cement wall on the savannah?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/28/12 at 10:33 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

I love throwing ape shit.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 03/28/12 at 10:33 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Time to play the BJs with some respect. Every team brings their A-game against the Wings so even the worst teams give it their best. 

Ready bitches?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/28/12 at 10:33 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Not with the same level of vitriol.

Posted by Valek on 03/28/12 at 08:31 PM ET

I look forward to posting “Fuching Ericsson!!”, when he does something incredible, should I live that long.

Posted by dougie on 03/28/12 at 10:35 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

i’ll give E a few regular games to get back up to speed .... then i’ll go ape on him

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/28/12 at 10:35 PM ET

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