Kukla's Korner

The Malik Report

Red Wings-Blackhawks live blog: Is it about message sending? Yeah, from Detroit, to Detroit

Amidst near-calculus level equations and talk of Chris Osgood’s desire to continue playing, hype, Henrik Zetterberg panic-mongering and Mike Modano reiterating his wavering toward retiring, at least if the Wings go on a long playoff run, the Detroit Red Wings face off against the Chicago Blackhawks shortly (7:30 PM, FSD/CSN Chicago/Versus) knowing that they can either eliminate a potential playoff opponent or give the defending Stanley Cup champs all sorts of momentum while definitively losing home-ice advantage for the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Given the Wings’ very mediocre record since, um, January, the Red Wings can’t catch themselves worrying too much about their opponents or the implications of wins or losses for anyone but themselves as a team that still can’t shake the injury bug plays in its final two dress rehearsals before the playoffs begin.

Forget the hype, forget the pundits’ pre-playoff panic-mongering and make the Hawks’ playoff hopes a memory, Wings. That’s your job tonight and on Sunday.

Filed in: | The Malik Report | Permalink
 

Comments

« Previous        < 1 2 3 4 >  Last ›      Next »

ITDeuce's avatar

Nice “redirection” on Stahlburg by Stu.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/08/11 at 08:45 PM ET

Wingfan191's avatar

From the looks of it, this game is gonna be a 6-1 Hawks victory.  Wings are just standing around waiting for the Playoffs to start.

Posted by Wingfan191 from Bothell, WA (originally from Troy, MI) on 04/08/11 at 08:45 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Towes get it in the jewels?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/08/11 at 07:44 PM ET

Hope so.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/08/11 at 08:45 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

I think the wings need to hire a sleep therapist. I dread Sunday’s game early start.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/08/11 at 08:46 PM ET

kcameron's avatar

Anyone have a feed?

Posted by kcameron from Portland OR on 04/08/11 at 08:46 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

2-0

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/08/11 at 08:47 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

aLol.  (TMTDT)

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/08/11 at 08:47 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Muddafugga.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/08/11 at 08:47 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

It’s obvious they don’t give a shit

Posted by Alzy from Innisfail, Alberta, Canada on 04/08/11 at 07:45 PM ET

Welcome to the last four months.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 04/08/11 at 08:47 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

i see the trend continue, folks with no goals, are scoring their first against the wings.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/08/11 at 08:47 PM ET

Alzy's avatar

Bra-fuching-vo. Just leave the ice you fuching bums.

Posted by Alzy from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada on 04/08/11 at 08:47 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Anyone have a feed?

You really dont want one.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/08/11 at 08:48 PM ET

Wingfan191's avatar

I love when my predictions come true.

Posted by Wingfan191 from Bothell, WA (originally from Troy, MI) on 04/08/11 at 08:48 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

If you’re a rookie you definitely want to play the Wings this year.  Fuch.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 04/08/11 at 08:48 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Feeds:

http://www.myp2pforum.eu/threads/54655-NHL-Today!-April-8th-2011

Although yes, why you would want one is debatable…

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 04/08/11 at 08:48 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

um, .... right

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/08/11 at 08:49 PM ET

bobinalaska's avatar

Thank God there’s only another hour before I can go drink.

Posted by bobinalaska from Fairbanks, Palinistan on 04/08/11 at 08:49 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Where the fuch is the pride on this team?

Posted by calquake on 04/08/11 at 08:49 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Wings, oh Wings….. WAKE UP!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/08/11 at 08:49 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

See why I drop acid.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 04/08/11 at 08:49 PM ET

kcameron's avatar

Thanks! Gives me an excuse to drink.

Posted by kcameron from Portland OR on 04/08/11 at 08:50 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Where the fuch is the pride on this team?

Waiting for the parade?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/08/11 at 08:50 PM ET

Alzy's avatar

Fan appreciation night. Yeah fuching right, they sure aren’t playing like a team appreciative of a fanbase that’s still sticking with them even with this lazy-ass bullshit for two seasons now.

Posted by Alzy from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada on 04/08/11 at 08:50 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

3-0

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/08/11 at 08:51 PM ET

Wingfan191's avatar

Hahahaha, 3-0 now

Posted by Wingfan191 from Bothell, WA (originally from Troy, MI) on 04/08/11 at 08:51 PM ET

calquake's avatar

That’s it. I’m out.

Posted by calquake on 04/08/11 at 08:51 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

so much for defense? Go watch last nite’s UM game

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/08/11 at 08:51 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Awesome.  Put in Jmac.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 04/08/11 at 08:51 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

1 and done ladies and gentlemen.  1 and done.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/08/11 at 08:51 PM ET

Gabriel's avatar

Apparenlty this team didn’t learn much from that loss to the Blues. C’mon 10-0.

Posted by Gabriel from San Diego, CA on 04/08/11 at 08:51 PM ET

kcameron's avatar

Wow. You were right.

Posted by kcameron from Portland OR on 04/08/11 at 08:51 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

And listening to Icky Eddy just makes it so much sweeter.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/08/11 at 08:51 PM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

I can’t wait till the offseason, and I want blood.

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 04/08/11 at 08:52 PM ET

Wingfan191's avatar

This is bullshit and bush league Detroit!  WTF are you doing???

Posted by Wingfan191 from Bothell, WA (originally from Troy, MI) on 04/08/11 at 08:52 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

um, .... right

i wonder what’s on the history channel ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/08/11 at 08:52 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

well it seems like the wings decided to just mail this on in. wings have only one shot on goal, and are down 3-0

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/08/11 at 08:52 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Babs is not an easy man to lip read. That’s unfortunate, Merph got a line on what was said?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/08/11 at 08:52 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

5 fuching SOG.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/08/11 at 08:53 PM ET

Alzy's avatar

At least JIMMAH showed up.

Posted by Alzy from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada on 04/08/11 at 08:53 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

I’m a very faithful fan, but someone needs to give me a reason to keep watching tonight.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/08/11 at 08:54 PM ET

« Previous        < 1 2 3 4 >  Last ›      Next »

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.

Smileys

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts

About The Malik Report

The Malik Report is a destination for all things Red Wings-related. I offer biased, perhaps unprofessional-at-times and verbose coverage of my favorite team, their prospects and developmental affiliates. I've joined the Kukla's Korner family with five years of blogging under my belt, and I hope you'll find almost everything you need to follow your Red Wings at a place where all opinions are created equal and we're all friends, talking about hockey and the team we love to follow.