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Panic On The Stress Train: The Wind Of November’s Come Stealin’

I've read George's stuff all day and I'll go ahead and be your huckleberry...it's depressing.

Up comes Nyquist.  Back comes Wally.  Stirs Shit With Big Wooden Spoon is sitting.

And Justin Abdelkader remains on the second line.  That is just...baffling.

This way west trip is everything.  If the Wings lose three it doesn't mean they're out of it, technically.  It just confirms what many of us suspect: the horizon is disgusting and the trade deadline means less than ever and 35-1 odds are actually accurate.

35-1 odds.  That's where Detroyet stands today, according to the wagering pharmacists.

We can argue it and scoff but it's steeped in fact.  The Wings have a butt-ton of road games and they can't win on the road.  The way west teams, and pretty much everybody, will brutalize this team because OH FOR THIRTY ANYTHING on the road PP is a good reason to take liberties.

It makes me sad. It does.  But a turnaround, a nice little junket to the provinces?  That could, you know, signal something nifty.  But it has to be now, and it has to be convincing, because the road--literally--gets no easier.

It's a Live Blog, you bitches.  And if you're not stressing now, you've resigned yourselves to this: mediocrity now, and maybe for the near future as long as the status quo remains behind the bench and upstairs where "kicking the tires" is, apparently, acceptable as long as you made a few cursory, empty, phone calls.

Howard's down with the flu.  Ian White is...what?  Felled by personal reasons? I don't care if the guy sits, but that's just...baffling.  

Here we go.  If the turnaround's gonna happen, it starts tonite.

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MoreShoot's avatar

Kronner blew a fuse on that goal

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/13/13 at 09:00 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Fuching sea of humanity.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/13/13 at 09:01 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

SCORING CHANGE

03:20 Niklas Kronwall (4) Slap Shot - Assists: P. Datsyuk (18)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/13/13 at 09:01 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Kronner blew a fuse on that goal

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/13/13 at 10:00 PM ET

Agreed; that was a poor, poor decision by Kronwall.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/13/13 at 09:01 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Great pressure by the Zata line.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/13/13 at 09:02 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Oh great, now Franzen is stopping Datsyuk from doing anything too.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/13/13 at 09:02 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

03:20 Niklas Kronwall (4) Slap Shot - Assists: P. Datsyuk (18)

Abby should have that….he was on the ice yannow.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 03/13/13 at 09:02 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Nike’s sexy with that stick handling in the offensive zone.  I hard.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/13/13 at 09:03 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I hard.

You nasty.

Posted by calquake on 03/13/13 at 09:04 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

I hard.

You nasty.

is there an app for that?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/13/13 at 09:05 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

How do you find a way to help the bottom dweller?  Just show up

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/13/13 at 09:05 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Dammit…

Now, I see the weakness on Gus:  he’s easily spooked.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/13/13 at 09:05 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Well I see the Keystone cops are back in town.

Posted by calquake on 03/13/13 at 09:05 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Good Gawd I’m watching for 5 minutes and give up 2 goals.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/13/13 at 09:05 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

ugh x 2

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/13/13 at 09:05 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Niquist with the 30 sec shift. That’s all you get son.

Damn bad break Kindl.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/13/13 at 09:05 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Eaves is so much better than a 4th line player.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/13/13 at 09:06 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Really?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/13/13 at 09:06 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

gus the sponge ... full of holes

//sigh//

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/13/13 at 09:06 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

FUCH!!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/13/13 at 09:06 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Oh look Cleary lost the puck

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/13/13 at 09:07 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Eaves is so much better than a 4th line player.

Or some second line players

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/13/13 at 09:07 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Hello, my name is Johan Franzen.

I like carrying puck into zone, then losing it.

I also like shooting wide of net.

Love me?

*#$%@& WHAT THE *#$%@&.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/13/13 at 09:07 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

gus the sponge ... full of holes

//sigh//

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/13/13 at 10:06 PM ET

He scares me. Me no likey.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/13/13 at 09:08 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Calgary, 2 chances, 2 goals

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/13/13 at 09:09 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/13/13 at 09:09 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Icing?  Get a fuching job ref.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/13/13 at 09:09 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Icing? Really?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/13/13 at 09:10 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

that hit could have been bad…

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/13/13 at 09:11 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Glencross is the same jackass who put out Dangles for several games last year.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/13/13 at 09:11 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Time to start a new trend.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/13/13 at 09:11 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Didn’t Cory Perry just get a 4 game suspension for sumting like that?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 03/13/13 at 09:11 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Nice job, Quincey.

I know that was a weak icing call, but don’t even give them the chance to call it. Make a better decision with the puck.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/13/13 at 09:12 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

glen cross = jerk

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

calquake's avatar

Glencross is the same jackass who put out Dangles for several games last year.

I believe he got a set of steak knives for that.

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

ITDeuce's avatar

Fuch Glencross.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/13/13 at 09:12 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

z?

dats?

fil?

mule?

how boot a goal, aye?

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

ITDeuce's avatar

Eat a fuching dikk Franzen.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/13/13 at 09:13 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Didn’t Cory Perry just get a 4 game suspension for sumting like that?

Posted by Rumbear from the mean beaches of Sandy Eggo…... on 03/13/13 at 10:11 PM ET

Nah, Smith was off balance and went down easily.

Charging maybe, but nothing else.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/13/13 at 09:13 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I believe he got a set of steak knives for that.

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

And the Wings PP goes home.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/13/13 at 09:13 PM ET

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