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Streaking Toward A Firing

GregG Krupa suggested that Jeff Blashill may be fired if the Wings "don't improve."

In pure digger form, he did not suggest that the Ilitch conglomerate fire Ken Holland, the most impotent general manager in all of hockey.

And, frankly, in true local form it was even suggested that Krupa's mentioning of firing Blashill was referred to as "challenges that Blashill faces". Because, far be it from the serious bloggers on this site to actually suggest we make drastic, necessary moves to improve this team.

Whatever. I'm far from serious. 

Well, I'm serious about what has happened to this team under the velvety soft hand of Ken Holland. I'm also serious about firing a coach if he deserves it, and saying so.

I'm not so sure he does deserve it, though. 

Jeff Blashill is coaching the hand that the velvet hand dealt him.

He's coaching a blue line assembled by Tick Tock Kenny Holland. 

He's coaching a team mired in mediocrity resulting from Holland's obsession with "just getting in."

And yet, we hope. And we should.  I believed it last year and I still believe today that the forward lines the Red Wings ice are on par with practically anyone's.  

.500 thirteen games in and tied for a wild card spot.  That, by the way, is "just getting in." 

I'm a pessimist lately and I despise it. 

Screw it.  It's a Live Blog, bitches.

LGRW.

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Paul's avatar

Garrioch tweet,

There are 22 scouts from 20 teams here tonight. There are 11 other games tonight. Something is brewing. #Sens #RedWings

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/02/17 at 05:48 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I searched “fire Ken Holland” today. Near the top of the results I found this youtube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrEv1XzG0_k&feature=share

And on twitter (#firekenholland) I found this on the feed of @000Naught:

My apologies if this stuff has been posted previously. KH isn’t worthy of the milk carton pic meme. He’s the foul, redolent, long-past-its-sell-by-date fluid inside.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 11/02/17 at 05:49 PM ET

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Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 11/02/17 at 06:49 PM ET

Great find on the comic!!!! Hahhaa

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/02/17 at 05:51 PM ET

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We all know those scouts aren’t there for the Wings. They are too close to contending for Kenny to make any moves.

Unless….AA has indeed asked for a trade.

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/02/17 at 05:52 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 11/02/17 at 06:03 PM ET

Hockeyful's avatar

Nice find CDP, succinct.

Good Evening to all of A2Y

L.G.R.W.

Posted by Hockeyful from The Best Beach in America on 11/02/17 at 06:17 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

I wanna have a vodka with Ken Daniels. He can be so funny if you get him out of play by play mode.

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/02/17 at 06:25 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

just win

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/02/17 at 06:30 PM ET

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LGRW


That’s all I got these days

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/02/17 at 06:35 PM ET

calquake's avatar

It’s a great night for a hockey game.  L.G.R.W.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 11/02/17 at 06:36 PM ET

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Wow, those Ottawa jerseys are…..something…..

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/02/17 at 06:39 PM ET

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“He’s coaching a blue line assembled by Tick Tock Kenny Holland.”
I starting to have a man crush on you! lol tongue rolleye

Posted by damndog from The Eastside of Detroit on 11/02/17 at 06:39 PM ET

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  here are 22 scouts from 20 teams here tonight. There are 11 other games tonight. Something is brewing. #Sens #RedWings

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/02/17 at 06:48 PM ET

Howard is going. Make my letters!  zipper

Posted by damndog from The Eastside of Detroit on 11/02/17 at 06:41 PM ET

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

Evenin’ Bitches!

Looks like a Wingaholics meeting around here. wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/02/17 at 06:42 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

game on

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/02/17 at 06:43 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Looks like a Wingaholics meeting around here.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/02/17 at 07:42 PM ET

Yup, we’re all friends of Bill around here.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 11/02/17 at 06:44 PM ET

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

Two points back of suck is more like it, Mr. Ken Daniels. And both of these guys need to SWM.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/02/17 at 06:44 PM ET

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Heydee Ho bitches. Present and accounted for.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 11/02/17 at 06:45 PM ET

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Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 11/02/17 at 07:44 PM ET

Here, here, Captain. So nice to see you this evenin’.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/02/17 at 06:46 PM ET

calquake's avatar

That didn’t take long.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 11/02/17 at 06:46 PM ET

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fook

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/02/17 at 06:47 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

“Sure, go ahead and stand in front of Howie.” - E52, puck watching.

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/02/17 at 06:47 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

nutz ... jimmy screened

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/02/17 at 06:47 PM ET

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

Arrrrgggghhh! Get it back!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/02/17 at 06:48 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

smith in the crease?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/02/17 at 06:48 PM ET

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

Huh? Why’?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/02/17 at 06:49 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Poor choice to challenge this. What a waste.

Ottawa with 5 shots in 3.5 minutes.

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/02/17 at 06:49 PM ET

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WHAT. Okay, good call Wings. wow

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/02/17 at 06:50 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

they’s wave it off if it had been homer ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/02/17 at 06:50 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

right call

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/02/17 at 06:51 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Waived off, as it should be. smile

Posted by bigfrog on 11/02/17 at 06:51 PM ET

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Wow…..huge break there.  Thought Howard initiated the initial contact.  Got lucky

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/02/17 at 06:51 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

I think
interference wasn’t so much about contact as it was about position in the crease

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/02/17 at 06:52 PM ET

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

Holy hell! I never thought it would be called back. Wow! Good break for the Wings.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 11/02/17 at 06:52 PM ET

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If that’s a Wing goal that gets disallowed people around here would be pissed.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/02/17 at 06:53 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Hole-ah, bitches.

Iffy call on the no goal, but we’ll take it.

Posted by RedMenace from Fuck Cancer on 11/02/17 at 06:53 PM ET

Alan's avatar

I sat down just in time to see the Ottawa goal, and the ensuing challenge that followed. The boys have got to play better.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 11/02/17 at 06:53 PM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Chris Osgood: “Ouellet did a good job taking the back door there…”

Yeah, he’s definitely got the ‘stache for “taking the back door.”

Posted by RedMenace from Fuck Cancer on 11/02/17 at 06:54 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Im with Valek. Was Howie impeded from making the save? No way.

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/02/17 at 06:57 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hejsan allesammans.
.I’m running a little bit late and i obviously missed OTT first goal

LGRW   Clap Clap Clap

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 11/02/17 at 06:58 PM ET

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