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And Then There Was One…Live Blog Our Last Best Chance For A Title

Looking back to October we had two teams with legitimate title hopes (the Wings, of course, and the Tigers), another giving us plenty of reason to be optimistic and one more that I was actually hoping would stay locked out forever.

Down went the Tigers.  Drew Brees and a Detroit secondary with the hands of William Tell finished off the Lions today.  The Pistons are back and none of you care, which makes you good Americans. 

So, as it should be, that leaves the Wings.

And tonite’s matchup is relevant because one way or another it’s gonna happen again in May.  Before the midget shrew hands over the Twelfth at the Joe in front of 20K plus 19 and the sad Pens, the manger baby’s Wings will have to get by baby brother. And that’s gonna be some series, sister. 

So the preview part two continues this evening and for some reason Jim Fuching Howard played last night, pushing the Conk into a tight spot tonite.

And you can take that in any direction you want.

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.

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TheRealYooper's avatar

starting to look ‘ust like last night.

and that song they play after every goal. somebody blow out the speakers please.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/08/12 at 10:48 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

How the hell does one “nub” the puck?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/08/12 at 10:48 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Question for the Wings, enjoying the view from behind the eight ball?  I hope so.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/08/12 at 10:49 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Headlocks on the puck carrier at the blueline: A-OK in the new NHL.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/08/12 at 10:49 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

enjoying the view from behind the eight ball?

Survey says yes.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/08/12 at 10:50 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Let’s face it… the Wings are a very good team… but not good enough to win the Cup as is.

Posted by calquake on 01/08/12 at 10:51 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

What happened? Tv is being hogged by steeler fans and I turned back and it’s already 0-2? Dear lord. . .

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/08/12 at 10:52 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

A week of Cawks? WTF!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/08/12 at 10:52 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Yeah, that’s pretty much what you’re useful for, Errorson.  Just retrieve the icing calls.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/08/12 at 10:53 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Let’s face it… the Wings are a very good team… but not good enough to win the Cup as is.

Posted by calquake on 01/08/12 at 07:51 PM ET

You’ll get no argument from me on that.  I’ve said it from day one of this season.  A good team.  A playoff team.  But with this roster, not a Cup contender.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/08/12 at 10:55 PM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

NHL/NBC Drama Manual for Red Wings games:

1. Ticky-tack penalty call against a Red Wing (Check)
2. Non-call for opponent hooking the Mule (Check)
3. Quick whistles for opponent’s netminder (Check)

ugh….

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/08/12 at 10:55 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Yeah, that’s pretty much what you’re useful for, Errorson.  Just retrieve the icing calls.

Hey thats not fair. There’s an entire 200 ft oval of glass panes that could use a good scrubbing.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/08/12 at 10:55 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

conk seems to be holding the short side better.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/08/12 at 10:56 PM ET

Wingfan191's avatar

Flip, watch yer stick there boy!

Posted by Wingfan191 from Bothell, WA (originally from Troy, MI) on 01/08/12 at 10:57 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

NHL/NBC Drama Manual for Red Wings games:

1. Ticky-tack penalty call against a Red Wing (Check)
2. Non-call for opponent hooking the Mule (Check)
3. Quick whistles for opponent’s netminder (Check)

4. injured Red Wing (check)

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/08/12 at 10:57 PM ET

SYF's avatar

On top of a shitty defense by the Wings, Stuie is busted in the mouth again.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/08/12 at 10:58 PM ET

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Pretty sure if your hand is over the puck and you move it from one place to another that’s textbook closing your hand on the puck.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/08/12 at 10:59 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

5. Covering the puck with glove in the crease-no call. (Check)

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/08/12 at 10:59 PM ET

SYF's avatar

The MO for teams with size and speed is to jump on the Wings now right at the faceoff - something they can’t figure out for themselves.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/08/12 at 11:00 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Shit, Stuies out. Now we are down our second best goaltender.

Posted by dougie on 01/08/12 at 11:01 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Make this count! Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/08/12 at 11:02 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Got no faith in this PP.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/08/12 at 11:02 PM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

Shit, Stuies out. Now we are down our second best goaltender.

Naw…he’s a hockey player. A quick stitch or two and he’ll be back, pissed off, and with a numbed face. LGRW!

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/08/12 at 11:03 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Pimp needs more shoot.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/08/12 at 11:03 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Wow, they cant even sustain possession, let alone pressure—and this is playing with a man advantage, no less.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/08/12 at 11:04 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

i seem to remember last years father son trip turned out not good for the wings also.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/08/12 at 11:04 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Better make good on this opportunity.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/08/12 at 11:05 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Flip gets one.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/08/12 at 11:05 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

WOo HOo WIngs Scored!  GO WINGS!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/08/12 at 11:05 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

5-3? can we get a goal now?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/08/12 at 11:05 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Bout fuchin time.  1-2

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/08/12 at 11:05 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Really?  A call on Seabrook’s dive?

And we get one.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/08/12 at 11:05 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Flips it in!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/08/12 at 11:05 PM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

Nice, a slapper to a Cawk’s face AND a cross-checking penalty on a Cawk. And a goal!

Way to go Flipper!

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/08/12 at 11:05 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Its time for the Wings to give Howard/Conklin a firearm so they can make Hudler shoot the puck at gunpoint.  He gave up three scoring chances in that PP.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/08/12 at 11:06 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

Is time for an exciting round of “_____ is better at hockey than Errorson”.  I’ll start. Lilja is better at hockey than Errorson.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/08/12 at 11:06 PM ET

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My God…..could you Olzyck and McGuire be bigger fuching bitches about the Holmstrom missed trip call.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/08/12 at 11:06 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Stuie back. Thank you jebus.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/08/12 at 11:06 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

They’re all Cawk suckers.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/08/12 at 11:07 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Dickbags won’t shut up about them not calling Homer on Seabrook’s dive.  I hate this station so much.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/08/12 at 11:07 PM ET

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