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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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SYF's avatar

“hockey in your coffee.”

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/13/13 at 08:47 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

  Has anyone read Bab’s book?

  Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 03/13/13 at 09:44 PM ET


This one?

Posted by SYF from calquake’s low standards…verily on 03/13/13 at 09:46 PM ET

yes.  Totally.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/13/13 at 08:48 PM ET

dougie's avatar

  IMMAHS in the room backing up….

A little to much detail there.

Posted by Rumbear from the mean beaches of Sandy Eggo…... on 03/13/13 at 09:46 PM ET

He heard there is a new Pope

Posted by dougie on 03/13/13 at 08:48 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

This one?

Posted by SYF from calquake’s low standards…verily on 03/13/13 at 09:46 PM ET

I clicked.

Was not disappointed.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/13/13 at 08:48 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

*#$%@& Mike Camel Larry

Cammy was traded in the middle of a game. No kidding.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/13/13 at 08:48 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

every time he turns the puck over !!!

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/13/13 at 09:47 PM ET


hammered…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/13/13 at 08:48 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

  IMMAHS

Seems I have some Guching iPad issues….

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 03/13/13 at 08:49 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I’ll have a Deuce-sloushed Lagunitas, VooX!

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/13/13 at 08:50 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Wings putting the shot on net early and often.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/13/13 at 08:50 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Kronner

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/13/13 at 08:51 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Kronnnnnnnnerr!

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/13/13 at 08:51 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

I have to say, I love me some Lashoff.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/13/13 at 08:51 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

I’ll have a Deuce-sloushed Lagunitas, VooX!

Posted by SYF from calquake’s low standards…verily on 03/13/13 at 09:50 PM ET

Word…


Seriously I’ve only had one bottle and I’m shiny.

 

Score you bitch-ass whores!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/13/13 at 08:51 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

WOO KRONNER!

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/13/13 at 08:52 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Abber in front.  Good shit.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/13/13 at 08:52 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Hola bitches. How bout Popecock the 19th or 69 th.Score Kronner.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/13/13 at 08:52 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Woo Hoo - Way to nail it, WINGS!

Goal - Kronwall
Assist - Pavel

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/13/13 at 08:52 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Abdullkader line SCORES!!!!

Praise Babcock…..

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 03/13/13 at 08:52 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Downton Abby will be staying on the first line after that praise from Mickey.

Posted by calquake on 03/13/13 at 08:52 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

KRONNER

with the blast

BANG (kudos to Abby)

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/13/13 at 08:53 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Kindl/Lashoff.  I likes.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/13/13 at 08:53 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Holy mother of cow, that was like, 3 minutes late.

*#$%@& NHL paid programming ripoff.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/13/13 at 08:53 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Kronners from Magic and Abby?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/13/13 at 08:53 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Yeah, Pavel has been having trouble because he’s skating with a fuching stump chained to him.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/13/13 at 08:54 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Abby putting his best ASSet to use

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/13/13 at 08:54 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Love Mick’s analysis of that goal by Kronner.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/13/13 at 08:54 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

03:20 Niklas Kronwall (4) Slap Shot - Assists: none

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/13/13 at 08:55 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Aw Brunner, gotta make a better decision than that.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/13/13 at 08:55 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

F%#king dive !!!

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/13/13 at 08:55 PM ET

SYF's avatar

“Baby Tap,” says Mick.

Yup yup…

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/13/13 at 08:56 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Hudler dove like a submarine

Posted by dougie on 03/13/13 at 08:56 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Live from the Las Vegas Hilton sportsbook, the last place Flames are a 1.5 goal favorite over your Detroit RedWings, with a total goal over/under of 5.0 goals.

Would you take the Red Wings if they were starting with a 1.5 goal lead?  Apparently many would not.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/13/13 at 08:56 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

diver down!!!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/13/13 at 08:56 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Ugh…...

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 03/13/13 at 08:57 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Frack.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/13/13 at 08:57 PM ET

SYF's avatar

What the hell happened there?

Fuch…

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 03/13/13 at 08:57 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Gus went down too soon.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/13/13 at 08:57 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

ugh (1-1)

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/13/13 at 08:57 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Hudler should get an assist on that.

Posted by dougie on 03/13/13 at 08:57 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Hudler dove like a submarine

Posted by dougie on 03/13/13 at 09:56 PM ET

Rumor has it he goes down like that on a regular basis…

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/13/13 at 08:57 PM ET

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