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Autumn’s Closing In…And The Ship Must Be Cleansed

I honestly don’t know how any of us have survived.  Wojo pointed this out today and it reminds me just how much I hate the playoffs.

Since 2010, Detroit’s past 10 playoff losses have been by one goal.

That’s just disgusting.  As disgusting as a Wog? No, but close.

At least if we were Pens fans, our team would be getting blown out and the third periods wouldn’t be so painful.

There is no doubt that this one’s big on a Billy Baroo scale.  They’re not winning this thing after going down 1-3 and losing two straight on home ice.  The penalties have to stop. The pucks need to find space behind some Rinne ass and I’ve got to absolutely slaughter some slimey, motherfuching wogs.

Ah yes. For the first time in my Navy career, I’ve got a serious conflict between the playoffs and maritime tradition. 

We cross over into the Raging Main at first light and the cleansing will begin soon after.  More than a thousand Slimey Wogs infest this ship at the moment so it will be a long, torturous process…a process that will prevent me from even following along via the LB comments.  For the first time in more than twenty years, I’ll find out the score of a playoff game well after its completion.

This isn’t a Game 7 but it’s damn close.  Lose this one and we’ll be living by the sword and that’s not where Bullet Bob, King Neptune or Davey By God Jones wants us to be.

It’s a Live Blog, bitches and I’ll either be ravaging my way through the comments afterward or deleting them all in one big bitter fell swoop. Please baby Jesus. Please let it be the former.

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Rumbear's avatar

and that, is that.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/18/12 at 12:26 AM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

BELIEVE

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 04/18/12 at 12:26 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Really?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/18/12 at 12:26 AM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

Nice, Cleary

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 04/18/12 at 12:26 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

//sigh//

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/18/12 at 12:26 AM ET

scotts0's avatar

Fil and Cleary on PK.  Even Babs doesn’t care.

Goodnight Saigon.

Posted by scotts0 from New York on 04/18/12 at 12:26 AM ET

Bent's avatar

Yay.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 04/18/12 at 12:26 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

God, I wish this series was over.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/18/12 at 12:26 AM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

G’nite bitches.  Go Flyers.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 04/18/12 at 12:27 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Night all.  been a good year.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/18/12 at 12:27 AM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Howard sit next game…he’s too shaky

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 04/18/12 at 12:27 AM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Sad…......

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/18/12 at 12:27 AM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

Done. I am literally just happy to have it off the tv.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 04/18/12 at 12:27 AM ET

monkey's avatar

Hey, it won’t be a one goal loss after all.

Pre-emptively I declare this is not Jimmy’s fault, no matter how bad his numbers are.  Goalies don’t score goals, and right now the Red Wings don’t either.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 04/18/12 at 12:27 AM ET

barnburner13's avatar

well, that sucked….good night all

Posted by barnburner13 from Fort Drum, NY on 04/18/12 at 12:27 AM ET

dougie's avatar

ECHL hockey in the 3rd period

Posted by dougie on 04/18/12 at 12:28 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

stick a fork in ‘er. this game is done.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/18/12 at 12:28 AM ET

monkey's avatar

Assholes.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 04/18/12 at 12:28 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

prediction: Rinne will be a sieve in the second round.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/18/12 at 12:28 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

The difference in this series is Rinne. The preds are Rinne and a bunch of clowns. It’s like foooking Edmonton and Roli

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/18/12 at 12:28 AM ET

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It’s not a one-goal game anymore. How come that Legwand has never been a RW?

Posted by Alex on 04/18/12 at 12:28 AM ET

MarkK's avatar

3 in a row? I dunno guys.

Lidstrom has never looked so human.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 04/18/12 at 12:28 AM ET

Bent's avatar

I just can’t believe this.  I really can’t.  Night all.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 04/18/12 at 12:28 AM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Mike Babcock can’t get his team ready for the biggest game of the season.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/18/12 at 12:28 AM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

1 more game for Nicklas Lidström…this was his last home game ever period…sad sad sad

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 04/18/12 at 12:28 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

g’nite

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/18/12 at 12:29 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jeebus! Well we have our work cut out for us now.

Let Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/18/12 at 12:29 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

http://www.jackleblond.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/im-not-lazy-moticational-poster.jpeg

seems to describe a lot of them

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/18/12 at 12:30 AM ET

scotts0's avatar

Klein just said Rinne saves them.  Hey, at least the team knows what the truth is.

Posted by scotts0 from New York on 04/18/12 at 12:30 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Howard sit next game…he’s too shaky

Posted by Gary Bettman SUCK from Fort Myers, Florida on 04/17/12 at 10:27 PM ET

You’re not actually blaming this on Jimmah are you?  I must be misunderstanding.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/18/12 at 12:30 AM ET

MarkK's avatar

Mike Babcock can’t get his team ready for the biggest game of the season.

18 holes at the Links of Novi?

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 04/18/12 at 12:30 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

And that’s the season, folks. Sadly, my 4-1 Preds series win prediction from a week ago, that was scoffed at by many, doesn’t look all that crazy anymore.

And when the dust settles, the worst part of it all is that I think it can finally be said in truth, the glorious run from 1994-2008 is now officially over. No more to be squeezed from our stay at the top.

Lots of soul searching this summer. Start with Babcock getting the boot, and go from there.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 04/18/12 at 12:30 AM ET

Ducksworth's avatar

This team needs serious changes this off-season…totally dissapointing…

Posted by Ducksworth from Brownstown, MI on 04/18/12 at 12:30 AM ET

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Rinne was never been this elite goalie the wings have made him into these playoffs.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 04/17/12 at 10:23 PM ET

And will never be.

Posted by Alex on 04/18/12 at 12:30 AM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

Well, unless Rinne has an unfortunate accident, we’re boned.

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 04/18/12 at 12:32 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Mike Babcock can’t get his team ready for the biggest game of the season.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/17/12 at 10:28 PM ET

This. Buh-Bye Babcock. Even if you pull it off, your game plan has sucked all season long.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/18/12 at 12:32 AM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

You’re not actually blaming this on Jimmah are you?  I must be misunderstanding.

I don’t totally blame he..but he is a part of the team who lost..I’m just saying his looking very shaky..and he is   (Period).

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 04/18/12 at 12:34 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Cousbands and Wives on Friday.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/18/12 at 12:34 AM ET

Wings_in_NYC's avatar

I wonder if there’s another team dumb enough to take Franzen off our hands.

Looking forward to seeing Stuart go. Let Hudler walk. Lids and Homer will more than likely retire.

I’m very interested to see what Holland actually does this off season. Maybe he still likes this team enough to sit on his thumb all summer.

Horrible finish to this one. Freakin Preds in 5. At least it looks as if the Pens and Nucks are just about done as well.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 04/18/12 at 12:35 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

And that’s the season, folks. Sadly, my 4-1 Preds series win prediction from a week ago, that was scoffed at by many, doesn’t look all that crazy anymore.

And when the dust settles, the worst part of it all is that I think it can finally be said in truth, the glorious run from 1994-2008 is now officially over. No more to be squeezed from our stay at the top.

Lots of soul searching this summer. Start with Babcock getting the boot, and go from there.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 04/17/12 at 10:30 PM ET

Dude, I couldn’t agree more.  I did a pool at work, and predicted the Wings to lose in 5.  Fuch, sometimes it sucks to be right.

I really doubt that Babs gets the boot though, because the question remains, who do you replace him with?  I agree, that he isn’t getting out of his players what they are capable of.  That, in and of itself, means it is probably time for him to move on, but who do you replace him with?  Seriously, who on earth would be doing a better job that is available?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/18/12 at 12:35 AM ET

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