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I Take It All Back

Before the last game against Dallas, I went ahead and looked at the standings. The Wings were behind 7 teams for the final wild card.  That made me sad.

After the game I looked again, and man things are looking up.

Now we're behind only five. 

But wait, according to the interns from Wayne State...if we win tonite, and NJ loses (if they even play and you know I'm not gonna look), then we're in the second wild card spot and next thing you know we're all clamoring for Finals tickets and then the hookers are wheeling up from down river and the fire trucks are lining Woodward and we've got ourselves a damn June parade.

Oh, I know. I know. 

But, um, five out of six points? That's kinda good. 

There we are. That's the life we live in now. That's our optimism.  

LGRW because it's a Live Blog, bitches. 

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stonehands-78's avatar

I’m all in.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/01/16 at 08:16 PM ET

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Foals for everyone.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/01/16 at 08:28 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 12/01/16 at 08:28 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

I’m in for the 1st period. Playoffs start tonight and we are defending the cup at 10:30. My midwestern friend brought me a case of Hamms which I will bring to the tailgate. Will have to see how it goes over. Not really any beer snobs on this team so it should be fine
LGRW and GO PYLONS

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 12/01/16 at 08:28 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

keep your head up CN.

game on

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/01/16 at 08:39 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Bobby Lou in the net. Need to make him our bitch like old times. LGRW

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 12/01/16 at 08:39 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Hi Everybod….....CAPTAIN HANK!!!!!!!!!!!...y.  I’m here and ready for some Red Wings Hockey!

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 12/01/16 at 08:40 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

WoW! beauty backhand

1-0

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/01/16 at 08:41 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Wings 1-0

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 12/01/16 at 08:41 PM ET

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wooo…..quick start

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/01/16 at 08:41 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

PP

get anutter

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/01/16 at 08:42 PM ET

calquake's avatar

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

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 12/01/16 at 08:44 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Z with a pretty one. I have the same stick and his curve.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 12/01/16 at 08:44 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Florida sorta looks like us right now.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 12/01/16 at 08:46 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Z with a pretty one. I have the same stick and his curve.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Home of the Cup Champion Greenville Pylons on 12/01/16 at 07:44 PM ET

But unfortunately not his scoring touch…  cheese

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 12/01/16 at 08:48 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

You got that right Cal.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 12/01/16 at 08:49 PM ET

calquake's avatar

CN, good luck in your game tonight.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 12/01/16 at 08:49 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Mantha playing confidently

... credit to him

and Z

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/01/16 at 08:51 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Thanks man.  We’ll need it.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 12/01/16 at 08:51 PM ET

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Oullet better switch sticks, lost the puck twice with no pressure that shift.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/01/16 at 08:52 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Mantha looking like the power forward we desperately need.  Keep it up kid.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 12/01/16 at 08:53 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Question for y’all, if Mantha pans out as a power forward and Larkin becomes a true #1 center, who will be more important for the Wings future?

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 12/01/16 at 08:57 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

The correct answer is neither.  It’s the goalie.  cheese

I think the center position is more important, so probably Larkin, but that’s a very good question.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 12/01/16 at 08:59 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Holy balls. A Kronnwall sighting.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 12/01/16 at 08:59 PM ET

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If Tatar ever remembers how to put the puck in the net that line might be seriously dangerous.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/01/16 at 09:00 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Kronner playing strong tonite

looking better than he has so far this year

... me likey

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/01/16 at 09:00 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Question for y’all, if Mantha pans out as a power forward and Larkin becomes a true #1 center, who will be more important for the Wings future?

yes.

cheese

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/01/16 at 09:01 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

I would say center too but this team needs both to become core players to build around.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 12/01/16 at 09:02 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

who will be more important for the Wings future?

this team needs both to become core players to build around.

together ... they can make the Wings great again.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/01/16 at 09:04 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Dang, that was a heck of a shot.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 12/01/16 at 09:04 PM ET

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ugh

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/01/16 at 09:05 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

UGH 1-1

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 12/01/16 at 09:05 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Mickey taught him that

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/01/16 at 09:05 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

no goal, offsides

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/01/16 at 09:06 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

still, that was a heck of a shot

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/01/16 at 09:07 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Let’s trade for that kid.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 12/01/16 at 09:08 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Yeah 1-0

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's Chair on 12/01/16 at 09:08 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

The d man caused that to go offsides.  Good play wasting a seeing eye goal.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 12/01/16 at 09:09 PM ET

Figaro's avatar

Anyone else concerned that the better Zetterberg plays, the closer he is to a major injury? Call it the Jimmy Howard Effect…

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 12/01/16 at 09:09 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Anyone else concerned that the better Zetterberg plays, the closer he is to a major injury? Call it the Jimmy Howard Effect…

LALALALA

I CAN’T HEAR YOU!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/01/16 at 09:10 PM ET

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