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Bring The Bitterness. Live Blogging The Boys Of January.

So I guess it’s on then.  Another chance for another baby brother to flex and stomp and spew their bluster.  January hockey for another wannabe and a game that for them is the “most important of the season”, yet for the Wings is just…January hockey.

I don’t have to point you anywhere to tell you just how pumped Blues fans are.  We know they’ve been lifting all day and choking down Pall Malls in between sets.

Most of them—statistics show—have been raised, and even conceived, by first or second cousins.  Literacy, hygiene and electricity are frowned upon.  Few even realize where the city of St. Louis is and even fewer have actually attended a hockey game.  But, for some reason, they’ve latched on to this train wreck of a franchise and have refused to let go. 

They deserve substantial credit for that, for this loyalty to a team that has brought them nothing but statically transmitted losing seasons of Blues hockey.

Most of all though, and this is frequently discussed in the dark corners of The Hasek, where Voox refuses to let the youngsters frolic, Blues fans live to hate you, Red Wing fans.  Even in times like these, the cold months, when double rainbows make them quiver along with winning records and disgustingly misguided hope, they reserve a spot in their pointy heads for a very legitimate brand of bitterness.

It’s legitimate because we have custody of them.  Physical, legal custody.  The Blues laugh when Detroit lets them.  Blues fans smile when we allow it.  If the sun shines on that shithole of a city it’s because Ken Holland gave the swaddled gift child a nod and a wink.

Oh, but now they’re competitive.  Now they have a big eater at the helm and all is well.  All. Is. Well.  Right up there with the big boys: Detroit and the middle brother in Chicago.  If the playoffs started today, they’d be the 4 seed.  Oh the chills.

But, alas Babylon, it’s only January.  And if Blues fans have learned one thing over the last twenty years…it’s that January means exactly jack shit.  Nonetheless, here they are and good for them. The little tykes. Good for them.

We’re wondering though, Blues fans.  Oh yes. We’re wondering when the fall will come, because it always does.  We’re wondering if maybe it won’t start tonite in cozy little Joe Louis, where the bad men play and the noises hurt, where the memories are brutal. 

Sooner or later, because history and providence and everything else that is holy decree it, the wheels are coming off.  And just like every year since 1997, we’ll be there to remind you that talking shit about Vladimir Konstantinov guarantees you nothing but earned sadness.

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.  And if you’re a Blues fan, just dropping in…Fuch Detroit?  Oh no my friends. Oh no.  Fuch you.

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Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Excellent.  Stand your ground Jimmy.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/23/12 at 11:57 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Buh bye Blues, Jimmy Howard says fuch off

Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/23/12 at 11:57 PM ET

MarkK's avatar

Fruuuustrated. Fruuuustrated.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 01/23/12 at 11:57 PM ET

monkey's avatar

JFH.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/23/12 at 11:58 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

remember reading the gore with a 300 baud modem. the whole internet was less than 2 meg then. ‘course it was all text, and pictures took for ever to decode.
and you happily waited 15 minutes for each nudie pic to download…
Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/23/12 at 09:55 PM ET
Thumbnails were vitally important, you didn’t want to wait 3 minutes for a picture to load and find out she looks like the Bernstein daughter.
Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/23/12 at 09:56 PM ET

Green Guy approves of these comments

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/23/12 at 11:58 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

God I fuchin love James F Howard.  Elite goaltender/enforcer!!! 

Takes no shit off of anyone.  I love it!!!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/23/12 at 11:58 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

Jimmy is a fuching warrior. Couldn’t ask for more.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/23/12 at 11:58 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

and you happily waited 15 minutes for each nudie pic to download…

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach

you got that right.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/23/12 at 11:58 PM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

Jimmy sticking up for White.  Nice sucker punch B’lose

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 01/23/12 at 11:58 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Typical Brittle Bitter Blues Bitch. A bit late eh?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/23/12 at 11:58 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Win in regulation!

James F. Tiberius Howard - 30th win in 41 starts.  And a fight at the end!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HOMER !!!!!

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/23/12 at 11:58 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Jimmy showing the league’s biggest dong tonight.

Fuch you, B’Lose.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/23/12 at 11:59 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Ahh, there it is, Babs is happy.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/23/12 at 11:59 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

i’m lov’in my jimmy

grin

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/23/12 at 11:59 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Bullies never WIN!  WOW - The score says it all - Awesome WIN WINGS

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/23/12 at 11:59 PM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

I think that’s the only time I’ve seen Babcock smiling on the bench.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 01/23/12 at 11:59 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

James is Jesus. Mad Jesus.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/23/12 at 11:59 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Pietrangelo with a slash, gets punched by JH and skates away to let Berglund and Backes deal with Howard, what a pansy.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/23/12 at 11:59 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Hell yes Uncle Mike likes this. Gets his team riled up and working hard for everything. The more the better.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/23/12 at 11:59 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Petrangelo, that was literally the most gutless thing I’ve seen in pro hockey.  What a peice of shit.  Useless piece of shit.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/23/12 at 11:59 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Elite goaltender/enforcer!!!

Fuch yea!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/24/12 at 12:00 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Jimmy Howard is the perfect goalie for the Detroit Red Wings.  sure, he makes saves and all that…but his fire, his passion, THAT will endear him to Wings fans forever.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/24/12 at 12:00 AM ET

bezukov's avatar

And the Red Wings once again repudiate Little Brother.  Great win.  LGRW!

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/24/12 at 12:00 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Ha.  40 minutes of Wings play is better than the Blues.

Excellent game.  17.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/24/12 at 12:00 AM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

Victory formation, put the serial killer at center

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 01/24/12 at 12:00 AM ET

monkey's avatar

JFH.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/24/12 at 12:01 AM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

17 baby. Red wings were on point tonight.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/24/12 at 12:01 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Jimmy Howard is my pick for game’s first star just for that show of anger with the Brittle Bitch B’Lose bullshit in his crease.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/24/12 at 12:01 AM ET

bezukov's avatar

JTH.  “I’m not gonna have any of it.”

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/24/12 at 12:01 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

I’m not gonna have anything of it.

I love me some jimmy.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/24/12 at 12:01 AM ET

Guilherme's avatar

That’s on the referees, for letting the Blues treat (or at least try) Helm like a ragdoll.

Huge colletion of douchebags there.

And let’s all remember… we had a chance to face Chicago and St Louis every year in the divisional playoffs. Thanks, NHLPA.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/24/12 at 12:02 AM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

If only the Wings fought more they’d win more games, rights Blues fans?

Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/24/12 at 12:02 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

I love me some jimmy.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/23/12 at 10:01 PM ET

I’d heard that about you…. tee hee

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/24/12 at 12:02 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

James Fuching Howard. No likey punch in face. So he does something aboot it.

Statement made. Bitches.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/24/12 at 12:02 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Great game. Holdin down the central again.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/24/12 at 12:02 AM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

I’m going to reiterate.  I fuching love our goalie.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 01/24/12 at 12:02 AM ET

MarkK's avatar

load and find out she looks like the Bernstein daughter.

Or the Bernstein son. That one.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 01/24/12 at 12:02 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

is “approachable” what you look for in a lawyer?

I’m not trying to pick him up in a bar.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/24/12 at 12:03 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

20:00   STL   David Backes : Roughing - 2 min
20:00   STL   David Backes : Misconduct (10 min)  - 0 min
20:00   STL   Alex Pietrangelo : Roughing - 2 min
20:00   STL   Alex Pietrangelo : Misconduct (10 min)  - 0 min
20:00   DET   Jimmy Howard : Roughing - 2 min

to end the game

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/24/12 at 12:03 AM ET

monkey's avatar

DC says Detroit is the first team to get to 67 points.  Apparently that’s some sort of milestone.  Base 67 math.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/24/12 at 12:03 AM ET

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