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Three Games In

10/21/2022 at 8:00pm EDT

The Wings are three games into the season and I’d have to say, so far so good. We’re missing two top performers in Bert and Vrana, but oh well, that’s how it goes. It’s too early to make any judgment calls on this group, that for all intents and purposes, are still getting to know each other on and off the ice. That includes the coaching staff as well.
Let’s just say, it’s been fun and exciting to watch Red Wings games for a change and leave it at that for a few weeks.

Tonight’s match up is Wings vs Hawks in Chicago, “that wonderful town.” The puck drops at 8:30 PM and is broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit Extra, and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit). Also available on NHLPP/ESPN+.

It’s a Live Blog!

Kate

I’m not getting the Wings pregame. .?????🤔

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

bezukov

Thanks for starting us off Kate!  LGRW!

Calquake

This Hawks team is one the Wings should beat, even with a depleted lineup. L.G.R.W.

Kate

Hi there bez, and Quaker. Good to be here with y’all. Thanks for partaking.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Calquake

On a side note before the game. Had my colonoscopy yesterday and I encourage all my brothers over 50 to speak with their doctors about having one. Do it for yourself. Do it for your loved ones.

Anyways, just before wheeling me in I told the doctor, "If you find any classified documents up there please turn them over to the proper authorities".  :)

KateCalquake

I’m assuming everything came out okay 😄😄😄😄😄

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

CalquakeKate

Mostly before during the "Night of a 1000 Waterfalls".

rwbill

Evenin’ Bitches !

Mick didn’t wink tonight.  Opening night in the Chi, long lead-in time to make the introductions of a roster that Blackhawk fans won’t recognize.😂😂😂  We know all aboat that .

bezukovrwbill

I just wish they didn’t make him wear a suit.  He should just do the plaid carhardt’s full time. 

rwbill

Right on cal, hope you got back to eat something afterwords.  I’m due for my 5 year in January.

Kate

It’s the pre probe prep that’s crappy….😉😄😄😄

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

rwbillKate

Not sure if I should’ve given that one a ‘down’ arrow instead of an ‘up’ one.

rwbill

I get confused by the labels at the top of stories that point to previous and next stories.  “Next” means the one counting down from the top and is actually a previous story.  “Previous” means counting up to the top and is actually the next one going forward in time.

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah

PooBah in the house!

Thanks Kate

Kate

Ya PooBah! Winky Mickey 😉

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Cigar-Nurse

Hola 19. Good to see y’all for some Friday night hockey. LGRW 

Calquake

If Zadina doesn't stake a claim to be on this team now I'm afraid it may never come.

Cigar-NurseCalquake

Agreed. The cheese is molding away. 

CalquakeCigar-Nurse

Speaking of moldy cheese, if you ever get a chance to try a blue cheese called 'Humboldt Fog' try it. 
It's dee-lish. Especially stuffed in large green olives.

CalquakeCigar-Nurse

Speaking of moldy cheese, if you ever get a chance to try a blue cheese called 'Humboldt Fog' try it. 
It's dee-lish. Especially stuffed in large green olives.

bezukovCalquake

I was just thinking.  I get why he’s in the lineup tonight, but I don’t get why Zadina.  The guy is invisible.  

rwbill

Long time without a break.

There it is.

Cigar-Nurse

It seemed like all the Chech players had bad games on Monday after Vrana left the team involuntarily.  

Cigar-Nurse

The Pope banks one off a skate. Way to go.  

bezukov

So does anyone know what happened with Vrana?   

Katebezukov

No. I do know shoulder surgery is a long recovery, and, can be, very, very painful.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah

Larkin... The Captain!

Cigar-Nurse

Yeah Larks. Keep shooting from ootside.  That’s Mrazek’s weakness.   

Kate

Game management…

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Kate

The zebras are outta control….

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

bezukov

Larkin is not looking good after that. 

Kate

Cheap shot Cawks on D-Boss.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Cigar-Nurse

Refs saw nothing.  Bah.  Hope he’s ok.  

Calquake

Injuries are gonna derail the Wings if this keeps up.

Kate

What a little bitch slasher. Stoopid Cawk.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

rwbill

Afraid to think that Larkin may be gone the rest of the calendar year as painful as that looked.  Or at least until the second period.

Calquake

I really like Sunnys' contributions to the team.

rwbillCalquake

He should have a good game at the Flyers.  Because, 

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Calquake

Intermission Entertainment: Why did King Kong climb the Empire State Building?


He couldn't fit in the elevator.

rwbill

Can’t believe Larkin is going to get back in this game.

Kate

Larkin’s back oot there. On the bench at least.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Calquake

I'm impressed by the 'structure' the Wings seem to employ.

bezukov

Ned didn’t even react to that shot.  

bigfrog

2-1 on a AA Penalty shot. Thanks refs.

Calquake

Oh, there he is. Kinda invisible so far.

bezukov

That penalty shot call the Hawks got, how does that get called when Larkin didn’t get one the other night?  Frustrating.  

Cigar-Nurse

BS penalty shot violation. Refs trying to even up the game and see shitcago is inept offensively. 

rwbill

C’mon get the cameras on the action.

Cigar-Nurse

Kubilik with a beauty.  Need to teach that to Elmer. 



Kate

Correction. Kubalik!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

rwbill

Wings come up short handed on that?  WTF?

Kate

More game management….😠

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

rwbill

That was some nice skating by Ras out of the zone there.

rwbill

Shut my Whore Mouth.

If the Wings hold on to win this game they’ll be on pace for 143 points !  Seems doable.

Calquake

It's early but the Wings are far more entertaining this season.

rwbillCalquake

Yes, and I try to keep in mind that they’ve played 3 of the worst teams in the league in their 4 games.

bezukov

Those retro jerseys are hot garbage. 

rwbill

Too bad we didn’t get one more out of those last 3 minutes.  Lots of pressure.

Cigar-Nurse

Cool hand is  Luke Raymond. I think Either Cal or RW named him. 

Calquake

I don't wanna brag but I have a roomful of trophies and ribbons.

And every one of them says 'Participant'.

Cigar-Nurse

And no penalty shot for Erne. Up yours refs.  

Calquake

I'll say this, Zadina is trying but it's just not quite enough.

Royal Grand Exalted PooBahCalquake

Yep - I was really hoping a new coach would spark him and so far it hasn't worked. 

bezukov

Chicago’s goalie keeps sticking his equipment out in front of the Wings when they skate by.  

Cigar-Nurse

Goalie allowed to throw his stick? Bull feathers 

bezukov

Jesus.   Throwing this thing away.  

bigfrog

3-3 Short Handed. Looks like the Red Wings will blow this game.

rwbill

Short handed.  Sumbitch.  A 2-goal lead surrendered in the third period.  No Way! 

rwbill

Pretty much wide open game. Anything can happen.

rwbill

Icing.  sumbitch.  Trying to lose this in regulation?

RyanVMrwbill

Sure feels like it. They've been playing like garbage this period.

rwbill

2:50 left.  Pull the Goalie.  Sorry, it’s a habit.

Calquakerwbill

It's okay, I like to 'pull my goalie' too. If you know what I mean. ;}

rwbillCalquake

I don’t!  Can you explain, please?

Unless it’s something like polishing your bishop, then I understand.

rwbill

The traditional 

“Let’s Go Red Wings!

Dee-troit Sucks!”

rwbill

LOL Perron really rubbed him out on the glass in the last second.

bezukov

OT is better than the Wings deserve after that third period.  God that was awful.  

Cigar-Nurse

OT. Now beat these schlubs and get the other point.  LGRW 

bezukov

Time to get Cool Hand on the board.  

bivbezukov

NHL may just award him a primary assist after that egregious turnover

rwbill

Sumbitch, awful turnover.  Gave up 2 2-goal leads.  Lucky to get 1 point.

Kate

Craptastic?….. they played poorly in the third.

Next time …..

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Cigar-Nurse

Oh Cool Hand and Ned. And that POS with the GWG? Merde. 

rwbill

6/8 points against 4 of the worst teams in the league.  

Calquake

At least they get a point. Later reprobates.

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