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One and Only Resolution? Enjoy Today

An outdoor game between two rivals.

Mid afternoon on a Sunday when many of you don't have to work tomorrow.

A relaxing little diversion as you wait for the vomit fest that will begin in Detroit at 8:30.

So much to complain about these Wings, and we do. I do.

But today's a festival, practically an exhibition between two teams that probably would lose to the Wing alumni squad from yesterday.

Let's set aside the angst and watch what should be some entertainment.

Enjoy it...because if you're a Lion fan, we have nothing but a big, fat, steaming, barreling, belching stress train headed right down the tracks on national TV about two hours after this thing ends.

Good god and LGRW.

It's a Live Blog, bitches. 

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Ataris18's avatar

I’ll be keeping eyes on the Washington nygiants game hoping for a skins loss to relieve some stress.  I used to live with the lions being bad knowing the wings will dominate….Hoping the Lions start making playoff runs now as my future wing expectations are falling.

Posted by Ataris18 from House on 01/01/17 at 02:15 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Happy New Year Ya All!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 01/01/17 at 02:19 PM ET

VooX's avatar

Happy New Years, bitches.

Currently situated between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs braintrust suites. One group seems pretty happy. The orher keep mumbling something about trades being hard.

I will be pouring drinks beside the Leafs’ bench during the game and hoping enough whiskey dick will help the Wings’ chances of winning. Probably not, but a reprobate like me can hope.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/01/17 at 03:00 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Happy New Year, Chief, Paul, and the 19!

LGRW!

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/01/17 at 03:02 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Happy New Year!, 19

... including you, too, VooX (long time, no ‘see’)

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/01/17 at 03:10 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Cool VooX,
Bringing the Wings good luck! Enjoy! smile

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 01/01/17 at 03:13 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

too sunny in T, too much glare

... so we wait

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/01/17 at 03:24 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Gott Nytt År Y’all !!

Lets Go Red Wings…

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/01/17 at 03:27 PM ET

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It doesn’t really do much for me to see relatives (sometimes distant) wearing other people’s sweaters.  For the opening ceremony. Kinda lame

Posted by SlimChance on 01/01/17 at 03:33 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Mark Howe.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/01/17 at 03:33 PM ET

Hockeytown Wax's avatar

LOL Ataris ... I lost faith in the Lions when they lost to Dallas in the now famous “Mud Bowl” down in Dallas back in 1970.  I was an impressionable 11 years old.  It was the first and last time that team disappointing me.  They’ll continue to lose until someone who knows football buys the team.

As for our beloved Red Wings ... we’re at a tipping point.  Can’t beat Buffalo at home ... if they lose to Toronto today then the season and the spectacular playoff run are over.

For those of us who have endured ‘The Darkness with Harkness’ and the ‘Dead Wings’, the last 3 decades have been an absolute pleasure ... what a ride.  You know its going to end eventually, but even if you think you’re well prepared for it to happen, you’re still crushed when it finally gets here ... because we don’t know how long the suckage is going to last.

They win today and there is still a glimmer of hope but the fat lady is clearing her throat.

Happy New Year to all and LGRW !!!

Posted by Hockeytown Wax from West Bloomfield, Mi. on 01/01/17 at 03:35 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Howe and Beliveau. My two favorite players of all time.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/01/17 at 03:36 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

The memory of my youth is a little fuzzy. I thought it was the Original Six, not the Original Two.

Happy New Year fellow reprobates.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/01/17 at 03:39 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

We haven’t had a Great Goaltender since Sawchuk. I loves me some Ozzie, but, he’s no Ukie. wink


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/01/17 at 03:40 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Well, the league has accomplished one thing so far with this “celebration”.  There is no way the game could be as boring and dry as this ceremony.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 01/01/17 at 03:43 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

The memory of my youth is a little fuzzy. I thought it was the Original Six, not the Original Two.

Happy New Year fellow reprobates.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/01/17 at 03:39 PM ET

So very nice to see you today, Captain. I miss you.

Happy New Year!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/01/17 at 03:43 PM ET

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Well, the league has accomplished one thing so far with this “celebration”.  There is no way the game could be as boring and dry as this ceremony.

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It’s called history. Old school, as it were. And it’s anything but boring to me.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/01/17 at 03:46 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Thanks, Kate. Life’s been a little crazy since the first couple of weeks of the season. Are you all settled into your new digs in the Wild Wild West?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/01/17 at 03:47 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Weather looks a lot nicer there than the Wings/Leafs outdoor game that I went to.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 01/01/17 at 03:47 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

JC with the start today

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/01/17 at 03:47 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Parading out the families of great players is not history.  There should be media packets showing some of their great moments to honor them properly.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 01/01/17 at 03:48 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Oh say, he forgot the first two words

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/01/17 at 03:48 PM ET

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And here is the jersey of a great player. Ring worn by their third cousin. Weeeee

It would have been entertaining with video of the actual player doing things rather than looking at his brother’s uncle’s fifth cousin.

Posted by SlimChance on 01/01/17 at 03:49 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Ouch, that hurt. My dogs are howling.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/01/17 at 03:50 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

It doesn’t really do much for me to see relatives (sometimes distant) wearing other people’s sweaters.  For the opening ceremony. Kinda lame

Posted by SlimChance on 01/01/17 at 03:33 PM ET

Yeah, the one guy that was still alive was “off doing an interview right now”.  I’m sure the idea was applauded in that board meeting though…

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 01/01/17 at 03:50 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

We haven’t had a Great Goaltender since Sawchuk. I loves me some Ozzie, but, he’s no Ukie. wink


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from AZ-made in Detroit on 01/01/17 at 03:40 PM ET

Hasek wasn’t too shabby… smile

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 01/01/17 at 03:52 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

It’s a way to honor the player, and their famly, as well as the legacy.

Different strokes.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/01/17 at 03:53 PM ET

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game on

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/01/17 at 03:54 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

2 points

that is all

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/01/17 at 03:54 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Thanks Don and Ron. Octopus.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/01/17 at 03:55 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

And a penalty.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 01/01/17 at 03:56 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

At least Coreau came to play.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 01/01/17 at 03:56 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

smitty with the corkscrew ... 2 minutes

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/01/17 at 03:56 PM ET

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looked kind of divey

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/01/17 at 03:56 PM ET

Alan's avatar

What a dive.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/01/17 at 03:56 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Kadri is a diver.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 01/01/17 at 03:57 PM ET

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kilt it

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/01/17 at 03:58 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

kilt it

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/01/17 at 03:58 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Maybe the Wings thought they said 4:30 game time.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 01/01/17 at 04:00 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

I believe the wings strategy is to allow the leafs to control play in the wings zone so much that snow builds up so much the leafs can’t pass the puck

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/01/17 at 04:04 PM ET

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