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Recapping The Week And Live Blogging A Record That Means Exactly Squat Compared To 12 In ‘12

So the little leather-clad wizard with the gypsy hook nose decided it would be A-ok if James F. Tiberius Howard, esq. played in the ASG.  Reaction? Too little, too late Gary.  Keeping him off the initial list of nominees then plopping him in the game because he proved what we knew all along is nothing more than affirmation of how ridiculous the game, the league and the mini-commish all are.  I’d prefer JFTH had the chance to rest.  His emotional and physical fitness in May will be the deciding factor when baby Jesus makes his final decree as to whether our magnificent chalice returns to its rightful home in Hockeytown.

Speaking of dickheads, the Ottawa writer with the stupid hair who feels Nick Lidstrom slighted the hockey world by opting out of Gary’s barnyard folly? Well he can suck it because Voox told him to.  Greg Wyshynski, naturally, took the side of the Ottawa infant and joined in the criticism because ripping the Wings is what he hangs his hat on and it’s the easy…wait a second.  You wait one damn minute.  No he didn’t.  PD actually offers a well-reasoned piece on why it could be construed as a bad move but ultimately is nothing compared to the shitbag of a situation the midget piss pocket created in 2009.

Yahoo

Is it essential that Teemu Selanne and Nicklas Lidstrom participate in 2012? I’d say “no”; if nothing else, if allows younger talent (Corey Perry, perhaps Dan Girardi) to have their spotlight.

Had Lidstrom and Selanne been voted in by the fans, this is a different conversation. Ditto if Lidstrom hadn’t gone beyond the call and captained an All-Star team last season.

Give credit to Warren for voicing what is an extreme minority opinion on this matter, but it’s misguided.

Concur.  And the game is a joke.  Good on TPH for skipping it. If our wonderboy James had made the same choice, I’d be applauding him with two hands clapping into one another like the cymbals Gary.Ass played in various JV marching bands all the way through college.

So the Wings win tonite and they secure the most meaningless record in Red Wing history, their 15th consecutive victory on home ice.  I find it hard to explain how little I care about that compared to seeing this team get better with each passing game.  The game itself matters because of the Central race and the absolute necessity to gain the best possible seed.  The record is insignificant.  Winning is not.  Fixing the power play is not.  Staying healthy is disgustingly critical.

12 in ‘12 is really the only record that matters, bitches. So Live Blog it.

 

 

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HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Mule!

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 01/16/12 at 11:12 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

SCORING CHANGE

05:20 Henrik Zetterberg (9) Wrist Shot - Assists: J. Hudler (16)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 11:12 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Mule!  Magic pass from Dangle!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 11:12 PM ET

jimathor's avatar

MOOOOOOOOOSEEEEE.

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 01/16/12 at 11:12 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Wow. Transition, bitches.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 01/16/12 at 11:12 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

THE MULE!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/16/12 at 11:12 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

2008 Mule anyone?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/16/12 at 11:13 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

What a ridiculous pass.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/16/12 at 11:13 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Moose!!!  off an God-like feed from Pavel,  Shiyut!!!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/16/12 at 11:13 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Wow. Only pavel makes that play that quickly.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/16/12 at 08:12 PM ET

He is a better passer on his backhand than most others are on their forehand.

Posted by calquake on 01/16/12 at 11:13 PM ET

Wingfan191's avatar

Pavel Datsyuk is the best player in the NHL.

Posted by Wingfan191 from Bothell, WA (originally from Troy, MI) on 01/16/12 at 11:14 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Captain.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/16/12 at 11:15 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Anti-sphincter goal.

Posted by calquake on 01/16/12 at 11:15 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

And the Captain!!!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/16/12 at 11:15 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

The Lizard buries one!

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/16/12 at 11:15 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

Pavel Datsyuk is the best player in the NHL.

cept when TPH does that

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 11:15 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

LIZARD KING!!

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/16/12 at 11:15 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

TPH! Holy Smokes!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 11:16 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

TPH! Holy Smokes!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 11:16 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

And TPH

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/16/12 at 11:16 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

WTF? Lizard King? Figures I’m not paying attention.

Ryan Miller needs a change of scenery…too bad JFTH would put him in the backup slot.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 01/16/12 at 11:16 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Holee Shit

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/16/12 at 11:17 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Dangle interview. Much funny.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 11:17 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

This guy’s got a future in stand-up. Too bad he’s like, not the best player in the NHL.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 01/16/12 at 11:18 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Dangle interview. Much funny.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 08:17 PM ET

“LIke you steal something”

lolz…man I’d love to sit down and have a beer with him

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/16/12 at 11:18 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Lots of hard work.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/16/12 at 11:18 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Mule Good player making me room.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/16/12 at 11:19 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

18:11 Johan Franzen (18) Snap Shot - Assists: P. Datsyuk (34) & T. Bertuzzi (13)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 11:20 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

19:43 Nicklas Lidstrom (9) Wrist Shot - Assists: J. Franzen (21) & T. Bertuzzi (14)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 11:20 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Pav says Keating can’t hear mule yell because he’s got speakers in his ears. LOL

And I feel like he was doing an Andy Kaufman impression with his “Thank you very much” at the end of the interview.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/16/12 at 11:20 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Man who’s this kid?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/16/12 at 11:21 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

I’m beginning to believe that Pavel Datsyuk is the best hockey player ever in the world.  My Gawd.

And so humble - quoting Uncle Mike about hard work paying off.

I absolutely love that man.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/16/12 at 11:21 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Greetings and salutations. Cal is in (not so) rare form. LOL

I gotta say I care about the streak simply because the road record is so gawd awful.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/16/12 at 11:21 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

The not-best player in the NHL, the goalie unworthy of being on the all-star ballot, and the way-too-soft, not-nearly-canadian-enough captain.

And these are the three guys FSD picks to focus on in their “Night of Stars”?  Oh well.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/16/12 at 11:22 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Too bad Pavel doesn’t have any personality so the League could, you know, showcase him as one of it’s brightest stars.

Posted by calquake on 01/16/12 at 11:22 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Too bad Pavel doesn’t have any personality so the League could, you know, showcase him as one of it’s brightest stars.

Posted by calquake on 01/16/12 at 08:22 PM ET

No kidding.  Much better to obsess over a player who has only played 5 games…nevermind.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/16/12 at 11:24 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

SOG after one all tied up 11-11

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/16/12 at 11:24 PM ET

RWBill's avatar


Too bad Pavel doesn’t have any personality so the League could, you know, showcase him as one of it’s brightest stars.
Posted by calquake on 01/16/12 at 08:22 PM ET

He doesn’t have a God Awful crustache like Sid.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/16/12 at 11:25 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Ryan Miller needs a change of scenery…too bad JFTH would put him in the backup slot.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 01/16/12 at 08:16 PM ET

This is one of the craziest things I’ve ever read.  Crazy because it’s true.


Pavel with an awesome “Viagra pass” to Mule.  That shit is so pretty it makes me hard.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/16/12 at 11:25 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Hey there Capt. DP… still gettin’ healthy with the two-wheel thing?

Posted by calquake on 01/16/12 at 11:25 PM ET

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