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Plug Your Ears, Homer’s Hosting This One

Next year, this will be interesting.  Next year, when both teams are part of the Howe, or the Lindsay, or the Yzerman or the Probert, whichever title Gary decides is the right one for our conference, it might just be a playoff preview. 

But now? Now Uncle Mike’s digging up a game from last season when Winnipeg was actually Atlanta and Atlanta sucked but now they mostly don’t.

Wings are adorable and swaddling at home.  Datsyuk’s in there and feeling healthy, or at least that’s the outright lie he fed to Sipple this morning.

And holy Christ, Homer’s going live tonite. Did you see this?

Ever wonder about the on-ice chatter in the crease during a hockey game? Wonder no more! Fans are in for a special treat tonight as Red Wings forward and part-time crease tenant Tomas Holmstrom will be wired for sound during the game at Joe Louis Arena against the Winnipeg Jets on Fox Sports Detroit (7 face-off). Excerpts will be played back throughout the telecast.

Now if that’s not a disaster waiting to happen, I don’t know what is.

It’s a Saturday night Live Blog for a game that’s starting at 2pm my time. Bitches.

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Rdwings28's avatar

Go Army, beat Navy

Posted by Rdwings28 on 12/10/11 at 08:22 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Hell of an Army/Navy game.

Go Army!

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 12/10/11 at 08:28 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

from the GDT:

Thanks, Okie.

“Homer will be wearing a mic during the game, for sure.”

ya, but will anyone be able to understand him, fer shur, eh?

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/10/11 at 10:31 AM ET

ya, dah Swedish chipmuck wit da big, golden arss dat we love, fer shur, eh, yah ...

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/10/11 at 08:36 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Decided to eat healthy today, so I got the Wendy’s double-stack cheeseburger instead of the normal triple.

Seriously, my clothes are practically drooping off me.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 12/10/11 at 08:38 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Winnipeg.  We’re talking about a city that cheers for Gary Bettman here guys.  Gary. Bettman.

Posted by monkey from Prague on 12/10/11 at 08:44 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Note to Jimmy:  your GAA is creeping up, you don’t have enough wins, and it’s been awhile since you had a shutout.  Let’s get moving here, son.

Posted by monkey from Prague on 12/10/11 at 08:46 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

I think the sensors will be safe, because Swedish, or English we won’t know what the hell he’s saying anyway.

Which is fine with me as long as he keeps tipping in the goals.

Posted by Down River Dan on 12/10/11 at 09:08 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

I love Homer.  Can’t wait!

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from the State where Tigers roam in the Spring on 12/10/11 at 09:24 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

puck drop is at 7:15pm now

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 12/10/11 at 09:32 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Homer Live!  Gotta love whoever the hell thought this one up.  Genius!

Unfortunately I’ll have to catch it later this evening.  LGRW!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 12/10/11 at 09:33 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

And holy Christ, Homer’s going live tonite.

Evenin’ Bitches. Homer will do us all proud.

I can hardly wait to not understand a single syllable.

Let’s Roll.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 12/10/11 at 09:35 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Ahoy bitches.

Some strangles swenglish tonight - that oughta be interesting.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 12/10/11 at 09:38 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

For any of those interested. Here’s the Wings feed for the pregame and game. http://freeredwings.tv/

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 12/10/11 at 09:39 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

I wonder, if it’s going to be a lot of Homers understandability or the other players beating on him with some groans in there.

Hope he gets a goal or two tonight.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 12/10/11 at 09:48 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Karen on the pregame!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/10/11 at 09:49 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Karen Newman. *Drools*

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 12/10/11 at 09:50 PM ET

SYF's avatar

So nervous for this game.  Don’t know why but I am.

Posted by SYF from #GORDIEHOWEARENA on 12/10/11 at 09:52 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

no live audio from the chipmunk.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 12/10/11 at 09:52 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Gotta get used to that:  Holmstrom is tied for the most career power play goals in Wings history.

And I’m very proud of that achievement for him.

Posted by SYF from #GORDIEHOWEARENA on 12/10/11 at 09:55 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

...
Holmstrom is tied for the most career power play goals in Wings history.
...

Posted by SYF

gotta wonder how many he’d actually have if all the ones that were waved off for “being in the crease” and/or “goalie interference” had counted, too ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/10/11 at 10:00 PM ET

calquake's avatar

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

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 12/10/11 at 10:01 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Oh jeebus, Merf’s looking cramped in between the benches.

I lol’d.

Posted by SYF from #GORDIEHOWEARENA on 12/10/11 at 10:04 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Murph is gonna have a stroke one of these days.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 12/10/11 at 10:04 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Evenin’ bitches. Karin look good tonite.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/10/11 at 10:12 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

pre game songs are being sung.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 12/10/11 at 10:12 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Pavelec was in net when the Wings were beat like a rented mule, 5-1.

Posted by SYF from #GORDIEHOWEARENA on 12/10/11 at 10:15 PM ET

SYF's avatar

What jet lag?  The Jets score first.

WTF….

Posted by SYF from #GORDIEHOWEARENA on 12/10/11 at 10:16 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

gREAT sTART

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 12/10/11 at 10:16 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

well that stinks…

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/10/11 at 10:16 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

what an awful start.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/10/11 at 10:16 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Wonder what Homer’s saying…

Posted by MsRedWinger from the State where Tigers roam in the Spring on 12/10/11 at 10:18 PM ET

Wingfan191's avatar

How can a team that lands at 4am have more energy than Detroit?  This is absurd.

Posted by Wingfan191 from Bothell, WA (originally from Troy, MI) on 12/10/11 at 10:18 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Missed the “win the game” Wink. And, I saw that one coming.

Never underestimate your opponent.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 12/10/11 at 10:18 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Nice outlet pass by Kindl.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 12/10/11 at 10:18 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I love Homer!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 12/10/11 at 10:19 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Which team got in at 4am last nite?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/10/11 at 10:21 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Wally aka William Tell

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 12/10/11 at 10:22 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Zata took too long with the puck.

Posted by SYF from #GORDIEHOWEARENA on 12/10/11 at 10:22 PM ET

SYF's avatar

BERT!

Posted by SYF from #GORDIEHOWEARENA on 12/10/11 at 10:25 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Boom.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 12/10/11 at 10:25 PM ET

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