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Slip Us A 20

The redolent one said it very well this morning.  This record will be nice because we like records in Hockeytown. We like Cups and puppies and hookers, Charleston Chew and records.  We like consecutive playoff seasons, consecutive seasons as a Captain, consecutive seasons playing for one team, a whole lot of consecutivity.

But for all the records and the banners and all the accolades associated with being the best hockey franchise on earth, one thing is more important and Krupa nailed it.

“Is improving the power play a bigger goal than the NHL record for consecutive wins at home? You bet it is.”

Best article I’ve seen by Krupa since he started showing off his vocabulary to us sometime last year.  This record is nice, and it will be ours because the 8 pounder says so, but it pales compared to getting home ice, staying healthy and fixing the horrible power play. 

It’s a Live Blog bitches.  Nice, nifty little record on the line.  20 would be nice.  12 would be better.

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TheRealYooper's avatar

Sunday night hockey.

LGRW

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 02/12/12 at 09:49 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Thanks, Master Chief!

Gawd. National TV again.

Do this.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/12/12 at 09:58 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

I remember the halcyon days of the PP, you know, when they used to actually generate scoring chances.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/12/12 at 10:00 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

I also remember when Strader was calling the Wings games.  Gawd I’m old.

Here’s to you Doug.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/12/12 at 10:02 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

It’s a Live Blog bitches.  Nice, nifty little record on the line.  20 would be nice.  12 would be better.

Evenin’ Bitches. Thanks for the linky Master Chief. Krupa’s article was spot on. The record is nice, but, the Cup is all that really matters. The motivation to improve the Power Play is necessary.

It is gonna be a tough one tonite, but, not one that we can’t win. The Flyers have gotten the best of us the past couple of seasons. Time to stop that trend. Tonite is as good a night as any. I say…....

Let’s Roll.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/12/12 at 10:03 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Milbury:  Franzen goes to the front of the net.

Really, when did you see that last?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/12/12 at 10:05 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

These idiots are trying to compare Dangle to…..... well it doesn’t matter, really, there is no comparison. Period.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/12/12 at 10:08 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Milbury:  Franzen goes to the front of the net.

Really, when did you see that last?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/12/12 at 07:05 PM ET

That’s when he changes his stick and skates into a purse and high heels. And we all know how hard it is to walk on ice in high heels.

Mule in front of the net=girly man. He pisses me off.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/12/12 at 10:12 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Mule in front of the net=girly man. He pisses me off.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/12/12 at 07:12 PM ET

Agreed. Totally agreed.

Compare Hartnell,

Engblom:  Whats your secret
Hartnell:  go to the net.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/12/12 at 10:20 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

I remember the halcyon days of the PP,
Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/12/12 at 07:00 PM ET

Isn’t that some sort of toxic fire retardant?

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/12/12 at 10:20 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Bobrovsky - in net tonight - he has allowed 14 goals over his last three games

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/12/12 at 10:27 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

You gotta love the MSM when they try to pee in our cornflakes over a record. Whenever the Wings do something awsome like a 19 game streak it causes them to knash their teeth like Dougie’s meth friend.

Will miss the LB tonite due to a 9:00 game of my own.  Have a great one 19 and ah Monkey, leave the football alone OK?  GO WINGS and GO CHIEFS

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 02/12/12 at 10:27 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

even free red wings tv has the nbc broadcast, guess there’s no FSD.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/12/12 at 10:27 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Halycon:  In popular use, it can also mean to harken back to an earlier time, remembered as idyllic, whether accurately or not.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/12/12 at 10:29 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 02/12/12 at 07:27 PM ET

Good luck in your game.

Here’s to the Wings making it 20 in a row!

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 02/12/12 at 10:31 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Ready bitches?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/12/12 at 10:32 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/12/12 at 10:33 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

‘might be the least talented team i’ve had in Detroit”  hahaha Babs.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/12/12 at 10:33 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Bobrovsky - in net tonight - he has allowed 14 goals over his last three games

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/12/12 at 07:27 PM ET

I hope he gives up 14 more tonite.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/12/12 at 10:34 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Evening 19.

“Is improving the power play a bigger goal than the NHL record for consecutive wins at home? You bet it is.”

You won’t get any argument from me, but right up there with fixing the power play would be fixing the penalty kill.  We’ve just come off of two straight playoff exits that might well have been different with some decent penalty killing.

The 7 for 7 on the PK was easily the biggest positive to come out last game.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/12/12 at 10:34 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Too many commercials.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/12/12 at 10:38 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

a win tonight would be two points.

two points is two points.

need the win

pregame song being sung.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 02/12/12 at 10:38 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

I’m in. But why does this have to be on “the network?”

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/12/12 at 10:40 PM ET

Avatar

No Pee-Air?  No Olsuck?  Is it Christmas again so soon?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/12/12 at 10:41 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Hey- Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh   What’s Up Bitches?

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/12/12 at 10:41 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

3 line starting - good for Babs, best line the last couple games.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/12/12 at 10:41 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

octopi sighting at the game before puck drop

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 02/12/12 at 10:41 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Why are they in their white jerseys again?

Posted by SolidTG7 on 02/12/12 at 10:41 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Starting line up.  8 20 43

They read this blog, or we are just observant.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/12/12 at 10:42 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Why are they in their white jerseys again?

because of the Lokomotiv patches, apparently

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 02/12/12 at 10:42 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

I’m in. But why does this have to be on “the network?”

Could be worse, at least its Strader and Engblom, other combos are worse.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 02/12/12 at 10:44 PM ET

dougie's avatar

  I tend to agree with you on the winning streak Primis.  Anyway, who cares what the purists say.  Its yet another thing for the other twenty-nine teams to look upon and feel inferior.  I hope they scoff at it, because I hate them.

I can’t believe I didn’t see this before.  *#$%@& you, Dougie, I’m with these guys. 

Absolutely. *#$%@& you, dougie, I’m with these guys, too. You are just another grouchy old guy. Quit being such a bitch.

Posted by dougie on 02/12/12 at 10:44 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Why are they in their white jerseys again?

Posted by SolidTG7 on 02/12/12 at 07:41 PM ET

Because they played a damn near perfect road game wearing them on Friday.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/12/12 at 10:44 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Nice avatar Nate. Me likey.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/12/12 at 10:44 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Could be worse, at least its Strader and Engblom, other combos are worse.

True enough. I like Strader and i’m not annoyed by the other heads yet. I’d be well past that with the usual jack-holes.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/12/12 at 10:44 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 02/12/12 at 10:46 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Hudler. Please face the net

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/12/12 at 10:47 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

PP time!

LGRW!!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/12/12 at 10:48 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Red Wings on the Power(less) Play.  Can’t wait.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 02/12/12 at 10:48 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Flyers in 1-3-1 - - egad

Hide the bottles everyone

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/12/12 at 10:48 PM ET

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