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Bye OLN, Hello NBC and Don’t Try To Pretend It Shouldn’t Be ESPN Because You Know It Should Be

A new year. A new network. The same commissioner which means the same pathetic, tired excuses for not having the world’s only sports network as the true and just host for hockey.

But hey, the house that Costas built can pretend they’re a hockey haven, eh?  Hey, Gary? Did Lorne Michaels tell you we need a shootout in tonite’s game too? Just wondering.

Whatever.  I started writing this Live Blog at 2300, something like 12 hours before the game actually starts because I literally overslept the last one. I picked it up again this morning at 0600, two hours before it starts at 8pm.  I don’t understand it and I don’t expect you to either.  But here’s something to chew on: we used to hate Dallas when they were in our division. That was a nifty little venom-fest for a few years with crazy Eddie and fat Hitch and Choppers and the gang.  Then they went away.  Some of the bile remained and now everybody hates Steve Ott.  But that’s league-wide and I try to avoid lumping us in with fans of other teams because I’m pretty sure we don’t share their…sophistication.

And we’ll hate them again soon, Dallas that is.  Because Gary’s bringing them back to us, placing them in the Konstantinov division with us and Baby Brother and Bubba and the Hummers and the Brittle Bitches and the token Candian(en)s plus Pinky.  So we can be all apathetic and shit when it comes to hating the Stars tonite, but that’s gotta change and we’ll make that transition over the summer.

Meanwhile?

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.

12 in ‘12.

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Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Moose!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/04/12 at 12:30 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Fugging Mule bitches.


Evening Bitches.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/04/12 at 12:30 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Mule!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/04/12 at 12:31 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

So I’m just checking in to the LB.  Did I miss anything good?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/04/12 at 12:32 AM ET

calquake's avatar

Moose from Squirrel… Hoo Boy.

Posted by calquake on 01/04/12 at 12:32 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Ericsson knocked someone down?  Even got the play movin the other direction. Nice.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/04/12 at 12:32 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

11:46 Johan Franzen Slap Shot - Assists: none

i think there will be a scoring change on this.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/04/12 at 12:32 AM ET

bezukov's avatar

Mule with a beauty.  Err moose… excuse me.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/04/12 at 12:33 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

11:46 Johan Franzen (16) Slap Shot - Assists: P. Datsyuk (28)


scoring change Datsyuk with the asst.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/04/12 at 12:34 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I like having Mule back.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/04/12 at 12:34 AM ET

jimathor's avatar

Holy Moly. Nyquist really does have a bag full of battle on him doesn’t he. Wasn’t expecting that.

Also, Mule, streakier than a bag full of cheap bacon. I love it. One day he’ll fill you full of curly fries, the next he’ll fan on an empty net. The man’s a mystery. I hope that RAM truck doesn’t behave in the same way. 150mph one day, won’t run the next.

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 01/04/12 at 12:34 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

I fugging hate Morrow.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/04/12 at 12:36 AM ET

Avatar

I fugging hate Morrow.

Ott’s worse.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/04/12 at 12:38 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

hope nobody took the under in tonight’s game.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/04/12 at 12:38 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

That really looked in…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/04/12 at 12:40 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Moose from Squirrel… Hoo Boy.
Posted by calquake on 01/03/12 at 09:32 PM ET

Hey Rocky, watch me pull a PK out of my hat.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/04/12 at 12:40 AM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

Dont Jinx it Ken….Gosh.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/04/12 at 12:40 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Wow, does Jamie Benn play on all four lines for Dallas?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/04/12 at 12:40 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

sphincter minute

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/04/12 at 12:41 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Interresting, Babs has gotten beat on mach ups twice with the kid line now. Each time Nyquist has managed to get to the bench where Flip comes out. Not long after the wings clear the zone.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/04/12 at 12:41 AM ET

calquake's avatar

  Moose from Squirrel… Hoo Boy.
  Posted by calquake on 01/03/12 at 09:32 PM ET

Hey Rocky, watch me pull a PK out of my hat.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 01/03/12 at 09:40 PM ET

Hat may not be the word I would use. cheese

Posted by calquake on 01/04/12 at 12:41 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Is it me, or is Buckets looking weaker and slower this year?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/04/12 at 12:42 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Back in time for the intermission.  Looks like the Wings kept the pressure on.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 01/04/12 at 12:42 AM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

Gotta love that perplexed look on Lehtonen’s face after Moose’s slapper. Eat it Bitches.

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/04/12 at 12:42 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

OK, I know I haven’t been around much this year, but when did Mule become Moose?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/04/12 at 12:44 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Touchdown BLUE!

What the hell is a Hokie?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 01/04/12 at 12:45 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

OK, I know I haven’t been around much this year, but when did Mule become Moose?

Since Doc Emrick became a senile old man.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/04/12 at 12:46 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Michigan just scored on an UNBELIEVEABLE scrambling pass by Denard.

Michigan leads 7-6 with 43 seconds left in the first half.

Wow.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/04/12 at 12:46 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

3rd and 17. Denard to Hemmingway!

GO BLUE!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/04/12 at 12:46 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

when did Mule become Moose?

Last week.  Doc Emrick referred to him as the moose.  It seems to have stuck.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/04/12 at 12:47 AM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Wolverines score late to lead at halftime & wings up by 2 after 2…I’ll take it!!

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/04/12 at 12:47 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

when did Mule become Moose?

So many questions….wink

Last big time broadcast one of the apple shiners Douche Canoe or another kept calling da Mule, Moose….

Yup, Buckets is moving at his own pace….slow is one term to describe it.

How’ s the wife?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 01/04/12 at 12:47 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Holy crap!  Hokie fumble.  Michigan recovers.  First down Michigan with 38 seconds to go in the half.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/04/12 at 12:48 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Michigan ball. Bitch.

GO BLUE!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/04/12 at 12:48 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

What the hell is a Hokie?
Posted by Rumbear from Top o da Hasek, holding a dish for NBCSN on 01/03/12 at 09:45 PM E

Something trite; not fashionable

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/04/12 at 12:48 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Fuching full on face mask. No call.

GO BLUE!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/04/12 at 12:49 AM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

The Moose works so much better when fed by Squirrel. Hehe.

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/04/12 at 12:49 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

I still say Patrick Kane should be in the other Discover commercial—the one with the cab driver.  Advertising people have no fuching sense of humor.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/04/12 at 12:50 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

What the hell is a Hokie?

Posted by Rumbear

 

The bird is a “HokieBird” which has evolved from a turkey.

so, i guess it comes from a misseling of the word turkey. would you go to a school that misspelled turkey that bad?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/04/12 at 12:50 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

How’ s the wife?
Posted by Rumbear from Top o da Hasek, holding a dish for NBCSN on 01/03/12 at 09:47 PM ET

She’s fine. How’s your boy doing at UCI. His first semester go OK?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/04/12 at 12:51 AM ET

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