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All Aboard…Play Time Is Over, Live Blogging The 7th Re-Grand-Redolent Opening Of The Hasek

I really have no idea if this is the 7th year of the Stress Train.  We may have actually christened it in May of 2007…because that was one painful playoff year, bitches.  So it could be six.

February is upon us, or me, really.  It’s on me. I want to be..on February.  Sorry. Anchorman gets me sometimes.  In past years it’s been a painful, horror show of a month. Way Western trips thanks to Tiny Tim the Commish, injuries, losing streaks, goalie controversies, suicidal Legaces.  Hossa, Zetterberg and Yzerman contract worries.  It all seems to crash down on us in this sick twisted fuch of a month.

Oh, but I’m sure now that it’s a “four-team race”...(that’s a lie and every one of you knows it.  It’s coming down to us and the Blackhawks…and you know they’re gonna make a move, right Kenny? Right..tick..TOCK) that’s gonna make it all better, eh?  A little competition is going to make this one just flyyyy by even though it’s a Leap Year, oh yes it is. 

No. We have pain on the horizon and that’s why the Stress Train is here for you.  We can’t make the pain go away but we can give you a comfy, stench-ridden, dark place where you and your fake friends can sit close but not too close but still pretty damn close and worry together.  Voox has the Hasek open and the cheap Ten High whiskey is literally on tap and flowing. It’s disgusting but it’s ours.

So up late we stay, or up early in my case.  It’s a Live Blog, bitches.  A Live Blog to kick off this god forsaken second half of a season that can only end with 12.  Only 12 because it is so decreed.

12 in 12 bitches. 12 in 12.

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ITDeuce's avatar

Cleary seems to have jumped time.  Like he’s always off… just slightly.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 02/01/12 at 01:25 AM ET

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Franzen has seemed surprised every time the puck’s gotten near him tonight.  Talk about a quiet game.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/01/12 at 01:25 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Sorry but Buckets ruined two rushes on that PP.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/01/12 at 01:25 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

3rd line on the PP because the top 2 aren’t doing shit.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 02/01/12 at 01:25 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

i thought the wings were on a power play?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 02/01/12 at 01:25 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Babcock sending a little eff you to his top players—Helm, Miller and Ericsson out there for the final 20 of a power play.  That’s a pretty clear message.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/01/12 at 01:26 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

k.i.sawyer has a static display of one of those.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/31/12 at 10:18 PM ET

I got an incentive ride in this one while TDY to Incirlik AB Turkey.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 02/01/12 at 01:27 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

I know, lets leave the Flames alone in front of Jimmy and see what happens?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/12 at 01:27 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Franzen has seemed surprised every time the puck’s gotten near him tonight.  Talk about a quiet game.

Doesnt that usually mean he scores the game winner in the final 5 minutes?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/01/12 at 01:27 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Dangles getting roughed up but the perp’s just bouncing off of him.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/01/12 at 01:28 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

Bah….link fail

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 02/01/12 at 01:28 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

So much slashing and interference.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/01/12 at 01:29 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

WTH?  Are the Refs on the ice?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 02/01/12 at 01:29 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Turn off that Aardvark…the Wings’ radar is obviously jammed.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 02/01/12 at 01:29 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Perhaps it needs to be emphasized that the whole “starting on time” thing needs to happen each period.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/01/12 at 01:29 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Franzen has seemed surprised every time the puck’s gotten near him tonight.  Talk about a quiet game.

He has those games when it seems as there is a puck deflector on his stick.  Usually he isn’t physically engaged either.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/12 at 01:30 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Turn off that Aardvark…the Wings’ radar is obviously jammed.

Wouldn’t that be a Raven?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/01/12 at 01:31 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Damn, can we just please stop sending defensemen to the penalty box?

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/01/12 at 01:31 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

That too.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 02/01/12 at 01:31 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

Turn off that Aardvark…the Wings’ radar is obviously jammed.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 01/31/12 at 10:29 PM ET

Ha ha.  indeed


We used to call the EF the Spark Varks

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 02/01/12 at 01:31 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Helm solid “D” there.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/12 at 01:32 AM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Is it just me or does Z sometimes forget he has a forehand?

Posted by SolidTG7 on 02/01/12 at 01:32 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

A Hank Backhand blocked. No way.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 02/01/12 at 01:32 AM ET

SYF's avatar

White learnt a stick trick or two from Lids.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/01/12 at 01:33 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

SOG are 8-2 Flames in the 2nd.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/12 at 01:33 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Zata uses his forehand for the 20-ft slap shots only on the PP.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/01/12 at 01:34 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 01/31/12 at 10:31 PM ET

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 02/01/12 at 01:34 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

SOG are 8-2 Flames in the 2nd.

that means jimmy has a better sv% then right?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 02/01/12 at 01:34 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

He has those games when it seems as there is a puck deflector on his stick.  Usually he isn’t physically engaged either.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/31/12 at 10:30 PM ET

And he is really pissing me off. He has the size and the talent. I am tired of him being a passenger when the mood strikes him. No one is untouchable if their not giving 100% every game.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/01/12 at 01:35 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Posted by mrfluffy

As for the wings powerplay, “keep firing assholes!”

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/01/12 at 01:35 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Get a fuching SOG, Wings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/01/12 at 01:36 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

How about a call to that friggin’ elbow?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 02/01/12 at 01:36 AM ET

calquake's avatar

As for the wings powerplay, “keep firing assholes!”

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/31/12 at 10:35 PM ET

Why?  Do they have a better chance of going in the net?  If so Lil’ Gary would be my first selection.

Posted by calquake on 02/01/12 at 01:37 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

I get this sense when Tuzzi gets the puck he’s thinking “I have soft hands”...

....usually when I am screaming SHOOT THE F%#$@* Puck!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 02/01/12 at 01:38 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

Only one man gives me the Raspberry…

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 02/01/12 at 01:38 AM ET

Bent's avatar

Where did the offense go?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 02/01/12 at 01:38 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

I’ll be shocked if they manage to get out of this period tied.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/01/12 at 01:38 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Where did the offense go?

Flames have all the jump.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/12 at 01:40 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

If so Lil’ Gary would be my first selection.

That is one *#$%@& who needs to be fired.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/01/12 at 01:40 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

As for the wings powerplay, “keep firing assholes!”

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/31/12 at 10:35 PM ET

Why?  Do they have a better chance of going in the net?  If so Lil’ Gary would be my first selection.

Posted by calquake on 01/31/12 at 10:37 PM ET

Can he be next?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 02/01/12 at 01:40 AM ET

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