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Striving For Mediocrity,Kenny

There's one team in the East. One.

It's Tampa and everyone else.  So, essentially, as we move toward the cruel winter months (it's 68 in Florida as I write this), the goal is not just to make the playoffs. No, Kenny, the goal is to get the 7 seed. Because the first round is a bye for Steve Yzerman's team, the team he manages now because you, Kenny, wouldn't, you know, leave the job you've proven incapable of doing anymore. 

Tampa and, probably, Pittsburgh.  And then everyone else. 

Tampa and Pittsburgh and, maybe, Toronto, the team coached, Kenny, by Mike Babcock because he didn't want to coach this team anymore because, you know, you don't have the ability to bring anyone to Detroit anymore. 

Tampa, Pittsburgh, Toronto and the rest of us

So, every game matters.  Honestly. Every game must be viewed on a playoff-like level, Kenny.  Because if you want to start your streak again, games against the Sabres, at home, need to be had.

It's a Live Blog, Kenny.  It's a Live blog with some bitches.

LGRW, Kenny. LGRW and here's to you. Here's to you on a lawn chair, with black socks and a big hat, a fruity drink in your hand and a Judy Blume book on your lap, dozing away your afternoon in the Keys. Next November, along with all the other retired senior citizens.

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stonehands-78's avatar

“So, every game matters.  ... “

yup

just win.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/17/17 at 06:56 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Need two points. smirk

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

Alan's avatar

LGRW!

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 11/17/17 at 07:05 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

I said a couple games ago we MUST get points in 10 of the next 15

we’re 2 for 2 in the last 2 (3 pt.s)

need 8 in the next 13 now

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/17/17 at 07:11 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Aloha, Bitches.

Posted by RWBill on 11/17/17 at 07:14 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

LGRW.

First game I have been able to watch all year. Have been able to listen using XM radio this year,but have always arrived home after the game is over or on the road to some place that does not even know what Hockey is.

Hope the Wings stay focused on the game and get two big points.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/17/17 at 07:17 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

On the way back from chicago. 2 hours to go. As always, the LB keeps me updated!

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/17/17 at 07:20 PM ET

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2 points

LGRW

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/17/17 at 07:22 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

“First game I have been able to watch all year. ... “

good to “see” you, yoops

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/17/17 at 07:27 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

...and, probably, Pittsburgh….

Look out for the pens!... Sheahan got his 1st of the year (empty net of course…)..

Posted by Down River Dan on 11/17/17 at 07:31 PM ET

Alan's avatar

So, Tkachuk’s hearing was supposed to happen today. Anyone know how it went down?

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 11/17/17 at 07:32 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hejsan Allesammans !!!

LGRW clap clap clap !!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 11/17/17 at 07:39 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Look out for the pens!... Sheahan got his 1st of the year (empty net of course…)..

yup I noted that stat too

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/17/17 at 07:39 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Here you go, Alan.

http://www.tsn.ca/flames-tkachuk-suspended-one-game-1.919003

1 game

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/17/17 at 07:40 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Just like my chlamydia, Jesus Lashoff keeps reappearing.

Posted by RWBill on 11/17/17 at 07:41 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 11/17/17 at 07:43 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/17/17 at 07:40 PM ET

Not entirely unexpected. Tkachuk’s reasoning also speaks to his lack of character. Laughable, but whatever. Take a number, kid; we’ll see you next year.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 11/17/17 at 07:43 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

1 game ???

... what-Tka-chuk

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/17/17 at 07:43 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

... what-Tka-chuk

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/17/17 at 07:43 PM ET

Indeed

Posted by RWBill on 11/17/17 at 07:44 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Impressive chance by Larks

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 11/17/17 at 07:48 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

all most, larks

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/17/17 at 07:48 PM ET

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PP….make it happen

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/17/17 at 07:50 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Other than a decent Nike chance, a listless first power play.of the evening…

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 11/17/17 at 07:53 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Got them right where we want them.

Posted by RWBill on 11/17/17 at 07:55 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

mantha learning how to protect the puck from Z ?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/17/17 at 08:00 PM ET

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kilt it

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/17/17 at 08:04 PM ET

Alan's avatar

mantha learning how to protect the puck from Z ?

Z seems like a good teacher.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 11/17/17 at 08:07 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

zip-zip after 1

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/17/17 at 08:13 PM ET

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4 periods against Lehner this year and no goals.  Not good.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/17/17 at 08:13 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Are Helm/Daley in?

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/17/17 at 08:15 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Are Helm/Daley in?

yes

http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20172018/TH020291.HTM

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/17/17 at 08:19 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

First game I have been able to watch all year.

Well that of course means you have to drink every time the Red Wings: Check someone hard into the boards, get an assist, score a goal, the goal tender makes a spectacular save or get into a fight.

Thems the rules….

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 11/17/17 at 08:21 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

starting to look like goals will be harder to come by in this game than last.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/17/17 at 08:22 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Thanks kindly Stoney! Data is being spotty on the road

Posted by ilovehomers on 11/17/17 at 08:22 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

First game I have been able to watch all year.

Well that of course means you have to drink every time the Red Wings: Check someone hard into the boards, get an assist, score a goal, the goal tender makes a spectacular save or get into a fight.

Thems the rules….

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah

so the fifth of Canadian Mist I bought for the game might not last eh?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 11/17/17 at 08:23 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

That little kid was an awesome goaltender… I saw the potential… Ozzy trains him and then Stanely Cups every year for at least 10 years.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 11/17/17 at 08:25 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

so the fifth of Canadian Mist I bought for the game might not last eh?

Well when you need to nuke the site from orbit I use a 1.75 liter just to be sure…

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 11/17/17 at 08:27 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Mick: “So, Toronto screwed this up.”

tell ‘em , Mick

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/17/17 at 08:34 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

late, late hit

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/17/17 at 08:36 PM ET

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need to score on this PP

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/17/17 at 08:36 PM ET

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