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Interesting.  Last year at this time? Here we were...

What if the Wings get ten points out of a possible twelve and slip into 7th, or even 6th?  Do any of you really believe Detroit couldn't take down Anaheim or Vancouver in the first round? 

We have an entire summer to light the torches.  If the Wings don't get in, if the streak stops, we can start anew with our bellows and bitterness toward Tick Tock, the guy we used to love so blindly. 

But not yet.  It's time to bathe in the stress the next two weeks promises us.  22's an amazing number, a remarkable feat.  Reaching it would crush so many.  It's time to remind ourselves just how great it will be to throw in the faces of so many that excellence in Detroit is the norm.  Just get in, bitches.  I do like this team.  It's just taken a year to remember that.   

I would bet you that we like this team even more now than we did one year ago.  In terms of affection and giving credit where it's due?  Unquestionably, we really like this team.

It's funny. Last year at this time, we were considering any option that would mean avoiding Chicago in the first round.  That turned out to be justified because I don't think that team would have given the Hawks the run it did without the confidence gained by a 7 gamer with the poultry.  

Now, in dirty places you don't like to admit your minds wander to, we're thinking..."just not Boston."  Hell, I'd love a first rounder with Pittsburgh. Love it.  Especially if, you know, those two guys are back. 

But that's down the road. Way down the road.  8 games down the road. 

There can be no let up, of course. None. Every game matters. Every game is a playoff game. Every single one.  

I had a feeling I'd be back for the playoffs. Schedules seemed to align. Paul said it was ok if I dropped in when the postseason started. Well, this is the playoffs. Just like it was last year.  

It's a Live Blog, bitches...so have your remotes handy.  Go green. Go white. GO BLUE and LGRW.

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joedaiceman's avatar

Yes !!!

Posted by joedaiceman on 03/30/14 at 03:32 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Chief!?!?!

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 03/30/14 at 03:52 PM ET

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I credit last night’s win with your return to these boards, IwoCPO. Here’s to another “lucky” blog night.

Posted by NewfieWing on 03/30/14 at 03:53 PM ET

SnLO's avatar

Wow… Look what the cat dragged in

Posted by SnLO from beyond the M-1 on 03/30/14 at 03:58 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

The Chief again!  Hail to the Chief!

I also think you are a good luck charm, so please stick around!

GO BLUE AND LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/30/14 at 04:02 PM ET

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Red Winger, if you didn’t see the Chief’s post from yesterday’s live blog, GO READ IT NOW.  Classic and wonderful stuff.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/30/14 at 04:04 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

Hail Chief. You of course have brought karma. Let’s hope cats don’t begin to come up missing. We like this team, they wear the Winged Wheel, the world’s most recognized sport logo.

Posted by Rdwings28 on 03/30/14 at 04:17 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Woo Hoo, Thanks Chief!

All Aboard - to the Playoffs!!!!!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/30/14 at 04:19 PM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

Welcome back, Chief!  Is that the stress train I hear?

LGRW.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 03/30/14 at 04:35 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Paul said it was ok if I dropped in

Paul is a a lot of things to a lot of people, but stupid ain’t one of them.

I am A/Bing New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA and Flying Dog Double Dog Double IPA.

That’s just spin for drinking beer in my shorts in bed.

Posted by dougie on 03/30/14 at 04:35 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Actually Paul said this is his (Bill’s) blog and he can post at any time and so glad to have him return.

It may be on a limited basis or here and there, but a little Chief is better than no Chief.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/30/14 at 04:39 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

excellence in Detroit is the norm.  Just get in, bitches.

Evenin’ Bitches.

There’s no place like home.

Whatever it takes to make the playoffs!

So happy to have you back, Houlihan.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 04:45 PM ET

Bill from GR's avatar

Great to read the prose of the Chief again.  Gotta dvr it and watch it latter tonight.

Go Home Keys, Go Monster.

Our. Two. Points.

Posted by Bill from GR on 03/30/14 at 04:49 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

L.G.R.W.

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 03/30/14 at 04:53 PM ET

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Thank you, again, Chief

Posted by bobbo on 03/30/14 at 04:54 PM ET

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Let’s get this done tonight, 19!

Posted by Lidstromfan on 03/30/14 at 04:58 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

The Chief back at A2Y between fishing trips.  Awesome.

Living in Bean Land, I’ve had a few Brunes fans tell me that they don’t want the Wings in the first round.  I tend to laugh at them.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 03/30/14 at 05:00 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

The wink. Thanks Mickey.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 05:02 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Hejsan allesammans !!!

Lets Go Red Wings !!! 
Nyqvist for a hat trick   LOL

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 03/30/14 at 05:03 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Nightmare on Helm Street reference. Nice Ken.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 05:04 PM ET

Bent's avatar

a little Chief is better than no Chief.

Indeed.  Savoring it now while I can.  Thanks Chief, here’s hoping the Wings take it to Tampa today.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/30/14 at 05:05 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

It may be on a limited basis or here and there, but a little Chief is better than no Chief.

+19

Just.
Win.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/14 at 05:08 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I really liked those highlights. I really like our Team.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 05:09 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Evenin bitches. Gonna be in and out here, but good to see Chief again.

2 more points.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/30/14 at 05:10 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Hot damn!  Playoff hockey in March!

LGRW!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/30/14 at 05:10 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Another undetected high stick on Detroit?  Say it isn’t so?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/30/14 at 05:10 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Don’t care how big he is, he still goes down.  Whore style.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 03/30/14 at 05:11 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Bad call.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 05:16 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Keep at it Wings!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/30/14 at 05:16 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Mickey got some PR coaching. Called the inconsistent calls by officials “the beauty of the game” I call it the bullshit of the game

Posted by dougie on 03/30/14 at 05:17 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Quick whistle I’d say.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 05:17 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

good pressure in the O zone so far

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/14 at 05:17 PM ET

Bent's avatar

These refs awake?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/30/14 at 05:23 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

nutz

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/14 at 05:24 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Too many men, high-sticking, hooking—fuch, less than ten minutes into the game and I’m already losing track of the missed calls against TB

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/30/14 at 05:24 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

ugh (Former Winger)

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/30/14 at 05:24 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

WTF?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 05:24 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Of course.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/30/14 at 05:24 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Fuch what a joke

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 03/30/14 at 05:25 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Get it back right quick! Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 05:25 PM ET

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