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#1 YzerFan19

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 04:15 PM

The Red Wings - off since last Saturday - resume their OHL-like schedule with another set of weekend games. Tonight it's the Columbus Blue Jackets visiting Detroit and tomorrow the Wings are in Washington to face the Capitals.

Columbus is winless, suffering through injuries (Jeff Carter), suspensions (James Wisniewski) and indifference (averaging 11,394 fans in their four home games). The Wings are unbeaten (though they needed overtime to rally past the Minnesota Wild last week). With the similarly-undefeated Capitals up tomorrow, it's easy to see how tonight's matchup fits as a trap game.

Jimmy Howard gets the start against Steve Mason. Mike Commodore remains on STIR and will not play against his former team. With Brendan Smith's AHL suspension over, he's with the Griffins tonight rather than burning off a game of his NHL suspension with the Wings (he has two games of that remaining). Patrick Eaves and Fabian Brunnstrom are the healthy scratches.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 06:04 PM

On paper this should be an easy win however, as Clark mentioned, this has the making of a trap game. One of the keys to tonight's game will be to avoid overconfidence which triggers lazy play.
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Posted October 21, 2011 - 06:33 PM

Ken and Mickey talking about "making up" for the off nights later in the season like it's a good thing.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 06:45 PM

Not sure what I think of that penalty on Homer. I feel like I've seen worse go uncalled but its a new NHL (again).

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 06:46 PM

Helm going face-first into that block is terrifying.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 06:54 PM

Franzen has both Wings' PPGs on the season. Real nice, quick shot.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 07:07 PM

Three consecutive goals by Franzen across six days, all on the power play.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 07:09 PM

Brassard was the only one who didn't stop moving there. Everyone else got spun around when the initial shot came off the post.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 07:27 PM

Not sure what I think of that penalty on Homer. I feel like I've seen worse go uncalled but its a new NHL (again).


Agreed. I'm not sure what to think anymore.
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Posted October 21, 2011 - 07:28 PM

Three consecutive goals by Franzen across six days, all on the power play.


The Mule is on fire!
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Posted October 21, 2011 - 07:33 PM

White, then Zetterberg, then Holmstrom, then Datsyuk. Great job by the entire team to stay with the puck there.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 07:37 PM

If that was 'Moves Like Jagger' they were playing in the JLA I'm going to cry. They seriously play some of the sh*ttiest music ever.

Also that was a good fight, IMO.

Even if that wasn't Moves Like Jagger they still play ridiculous crap.

Edited by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351, October 21, 2011 - 07:40 PM.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 07:38 PM

Damn, Ericsson kicked some ass there. Classy end to it, too.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 07:42 PM

If that was 'Moves Like Jagger' they were playing in the JLA I'm going to cry. They seriously play some of the sh*ttiest music ever.

Which lets me break out my favorite quote about the music at the Joe, that it hasn't been updated "since Brendan Shanahan was traded to the team in 1996 and requested Republica's 'Ready to Go.'" Obviously not entirely true but the sentiment stands.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 07:54 PM

Which lets me break out my favorite quote about the music at the Joe, that it hasn't been updated "since Brendan Shanahan was traded to the team in 1996 and requested Republica's 'Ready to Go.'" Obviously not entirely true but the sentiment stands.

It's so true! And now that they have finally started to get newer music, they of course play the worst songs from the radio.

I'll get back on topic now it's just infuriating. That or the Wings fans need to acquire some taste.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 08:11 PM

Wings let Columbus dictate the pace for most of the second. Need to come back with more jump in the third, can't let the Jackets get into it,.

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Posted October 21, 2011 - 08:22 PM

Need to come out strong in the third!!!

I agree... The music at JLA sucks!
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Posted October 21, 2011 - 08:24 PM

That new commercial with Drapes and Ozzie is LAME!
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Posted October 21, 2011 - 08:28 PM

I like the CFS line. (Czech... Fin... Swede)
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Posted October 21, 2011 - 08:29 PM

We have got to get Helm to the All-Star fastest skater competition!
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