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Ok. We’ve Waited Long Enough: Ready, Set, Vomit

If there was some way I could blame dainty Gary Bettman for this, I would. You know I would.  But, and it disgusts me to say this, I can’t.  The midget troll commissioner is not responsible for this, courtesy of Okie.

Injury Report:

DET:
Todd Bertuzzi (RW/LW) Groin (Day to day)
Nicklas Lidstrom (D) Ankle injury (Day to day)
Pavel Datsyuk (C/LW) Arthroscopic knee surgery (Sidelined indefinitely)
Jonathan Ericsson (D) Broken left wrist (Sidelined indefinitely)
Patrick Eaves (RW) Jaw injury (Injured reserve)
Jimmy Howard (G) Groin (Day to day)
Jakub Kindl (D) Upper body injury (Day to day)

And you can add Home Keys into the mix.  His tummy hurts. Up comes another Swede.

But that’s not all. Oh no. Look at that list and you see a bunch of names that, baby Jesus willing, should all be healthy for the Worst Time of the Year.  Except for Eaves. That kid’s probably down for the foreseeable count.

So that’s nice, you say. I agree. It’s nice. But it could also be tragic.  It could be downright disgusting because our pals can’t win on the road. Period.

As it stands now the Wings are the 4 seed, four points behind the irritating Bitter Bitch Bound to Burst Blues.  That number 1 seed we pined over two weeks ago is looking less and less likely.  Right now the Wings would open with Bubba, with home ice.  But if you go back to that sick list of dinged Wings? Then you see the real issue: any kind of home ice at all.  Today, the Wings are not only 4 behind SL, but just 4 ahead of Nashville.  This team doesn’t win without Datsyuk and that’s a fact. Nice that he’s skating and smiling.  We like that. But this team is no better than a 4 seed unless he’s back and back really frigging soon. And a 5 seed means ugly, ugly moods all around come April.

When we’re up, we’re up. But when we’re down? We are down and surly and bitchy. We’re a bunch of 19 year old chicks all living in the same house, going through that thing, you know what I mean, at the same time.  And right now, it’s just not a good time to be around any of us.

So we might as well PMS together and Live Blog this bitch.

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bezukov's avatar

That’s funny, I thought we were.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/09/12 at 07:56 PM ET

I make a lot less than four million a year and they don’t let me take a mental day off.  Must be nice to do that 30 days out of the month Mr. Franzen.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/09/12 at 11:01 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Awesome flow through the neutral zone.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 03/09/12 at 11:01 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Alright Z!

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/09/12 at 11:02 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Bingo bango bitches.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/12 at 11:02 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

BAM, Flip made that. Nice tie up by Huds in the corner to get that cycle goin too

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/09/12 at 11:02 PM ET

Trish's avatar

ZZZZZZZZZZZZ allright

Posted by Trish from Tampa/Clearwater FL on 03/09/12 at 11:02 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Z scores

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/09/12 at 11:02 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

... i miss pasha ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/09/12 at 11:02 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

yay

Posted by pgoody on 03/09/12 at 11:02 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Now how the hell can you make that play five on five but never on the PP?

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/09/12 at 11:02 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/12 at 11:03 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

nice play flip

ZZZZZZZZZZ slams it home

1-1

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/09/12 at 11:03 PM ET

VooX's avatar

Zatta boy.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 03/09/12 at 11:03 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

I don’t know why they let him play if that knee is bothering him.  It not like he’s playing any better than Thomas Tatar would be right now.

You might see him sit in the playoffs when the roster is expanded, he just doesn’t do anything.  He’s obviously hurt.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 03/09/12 at 11:04 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ #17 Score - Yeah!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/09/12 at 11:04 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Now how the hell can you make that play five on five but never on the PP?

Because they actually possess it 5 on 5, for some reason they can’t when they have an extra guy.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 03/09/12 at 11:05 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

14:40 Henrik Zetterberg (17) Slap Shot - Assists: V. Filppula (34) & J. Hudler (21)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/09/12 at 11:07 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

hay, happy with a point.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/09/12 at 11:08 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

aw hell

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/09/12 at 11:08 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Uhhhh

Posted by SolidTG7 on 03/09/12 at 11:08 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Ugly Joey,  ugly.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/09/12 at 11:08 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Jesus christ…. this team is gonna drive me to drink….

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/09/12 at 11:09 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I fuching knew that was goin in.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/12 at 11:09 PM ET

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That entire exchange was so poor.  From forwards to defensemen to goalie.  No way the puck should have gotten that far in the zone on a Kings’ player’s stick.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/09/12 at 11:09 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Because they actually possess it 5 on 5, for some reason they can’t when they have an extra guy.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 03/09/12 at 08:05 PM ET

Goddam math… I never was any good at it.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/09/12 at 11:09 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

I just went to take a piss.  What the hell?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/12 at 11:10 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/09/12 at 11:10 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

... i miss James ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/09/12 at 11:10 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Flip making things happen again.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/09/12 at 11:10 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Moar shotz plz

Posted by SolidTG7 on 03/09/12 at 11:10 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

No call?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/12 at 11:11 PM ET

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Franzen gives the puck away like it’s made of uranium.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/09/12 at 11:12 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

Uh oh Im starting to see why Joey Macs been in the AHL for so long…

poor puck handling…

soft goals…

Posted by pgoody on 03/09/12 at 11:12 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Wings should be fuching embarrassed

Posted by SolidTG7 on 03/09/12 at 11:12 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Remarkably like the Philadelphia game all over again.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/09/12 at 11:13 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

geez, sutter looking old ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/09/12 at 11:13 PM ET

calquake's avatar

No fire in the belly.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/12 at 11:13 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Suter needs to let his hair grow out a little more. He would look like this guy

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/09/12 at 11:14 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Why is it so hard to come out and skate with purpose?

Posted by SolidTG7 on 03/09/12 at 11:14 PM ET

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No fire in the belly.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/12 at 08:13 PM ET

This.  Hard to win when half the team looks like they’re out for a leisurely afternoon skate.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/09/12 at 11:14 PM ET

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