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A2Y- Restless Fans

01/06/2023 at 6:30pm EST

Hiya and welcome. Some fans are getting restless about the performance of this team as they struggle some nights, then play very well the next. The Wings are pretty much right where they should be right now. New coach and staff, quite a few new players, what should we expect? I know everyone wants to believe the Wings can make the post season, it’s not impossible, but, it’s not going to happen until the Wings stop being so easy to play against.

There are still some missing parts, and definitely missing experience. Right now we just have to watch, try to be patient, and trust that the powers that be, will/can coach this team to play with an edge, to stop being so damn soft, and to find a few more guys willing to play with an edge.

Tonight we’ll see Givani Smith’s return to Detroit in a Panthers uniform.

It’s the Panthers vs the Wings. The puck drops around 7:00 PM, and will be broadcast on
Bally Sports Detroit Extra and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also available on NHLPP/ESPN+, TVAS, and BSFL.

It’s a Live Blog!

Calquake

Hi Katie and thanks for all you do. 'Restless' is an apt description. Even die hard fans won't stick around if they don't see/sense improvement. We shall see. L.G.R.W.

Chet

I think the Wings are about where most people expected. Everything had to go super well — especially goaltending — for them to even sniff a wild card spot. And so, here they are. Not mathematically eliminated, but basically eliminated unless they sustain a huge point % to the end. Does anyone think that’s likely? 

KateChet

I’m surprised if they make the cut. I’m saying there will be math involved😄😄😄😄😄

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

rwbill

Evenin’ Bitches !

I had lost track of Givanni Smith, glad he ended up with another chance in the NHL.

Disappointed?  How about the President’s Trophy Florida Panthers now sitting on the outside of the playoffs?

Will be interested to see if the Wings forwards can get to that elusive fully healthy roster, and if that will include Vrana.

Thanks for the blog Kate and PK.

Calquake

Ben! Nope... Berggren! My new favorite player.

rwbill

For God’s sake, do not send down Berrgggrren to make room for Zadina just because he is waiver eligible.

Kate

Craptastic! Get it back!

Lets  Go Red Wings!!!!!

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah

Fabulous Fabbri kickin ass and takin names!  Yeah Baby!!

rwbill

Wow we’ve got lucky on a couple of passes to Panthers open on the far corner that didn’t end up in the back of our net.

Calquake

Completely OT but what has become of our country? A six year old has shot and wounded a teacher in Virginia. The world has gone mad. Sorry to disrupt our blog.

KateCalquake

It was literally horrifying to read the words “6 year old suspect.” The word has gone mad. 

Royal Grand Exalted PooBahKate

I heard on the news that it wasn't an accident either.

Kate

1-1 I’ll take it.😉

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Cigar-Nurse

Hola 19.  Time to get goin against another division opponent before we start looking up at more teams ahead us. LGRW 

Calquake

Name a part of a home where ghosts aren't allowed.

The living room.

Cigar-Nurse

You only need a parachute if you want to skydive more than once. 

The more ya know.  

Kate

We’ll take it…..

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

bigfrog

1-2 Gave up another PP goal. What's new.

Kate

Booooo! Booooo! Get these goals back!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Cigar-Nurse

Ya just can’t allow an opportunity like that even on a pp.Get er back. 

rwbill

it’s pretty much impossible for a goalie to stop a shot from 10 feet by an unimpeded player.

rwbill

I think Cool Hand Luke was pretty clever there on that rush, slamming on the brakes and picking up a trailer.

Calquake

Still waiting for Copp to justify his contract.

Calquake

How come psychiatrists don't make noise when they use the bathroom?


The 'p' is silent.

Cigar-Nurse

Not understanding why the Wings keep passing from the center of the ice to the sides to shoot Frustrating. 

rwbill

Open ice for Larkin and Berggren and CHL and Seider.  And of course for the other team.

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah

Florida is taking every opportunity to hack an whack the Wings. 

rwbill

Sumbitch.  Rebound right to the open man.

bigfrog

1-3 Beginning of the end. Two PP goals.

Kate

Jeebuz! Get it back! All of them!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Cigar-Nurse

Special teams biting us in the arse once again. 

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah

He was hit in the balls earlier - probably wasn't thinking clearly yet.

Cigar-Nurse

Yeah Fabbri.  Welcome back. LGRW 

bigfrog

2-3 Final. Now for Saturday Night's beating.

Calquake

#1 star... Brobovsky. Later reprobates.

rwbill

Man they made some good opportunities but no favorable bounces.

Cigar-Nurse

Should have given them the puck quicker with the delayed penalty.  

rwbill

You can’t give up more than two goals.  If you give up three, you have to score four goals to win, and scoring is hard in this league. - The immortal Mike Babcock 

Cigar-Nurse

Deserved our fate tonight. Will have to amp it up tomorrow. 

Have a good evening 19. 

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