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Gambling In The Neon…It’s All About The Road From Here On In

And for the first time ever, Jackson Browne makes a Live Blog appearance.  Okie will get the reference.  Kate might too. RWBill also.  Actually, all you bastards (and bastardettes) are older than me. You should all get it. Except for Herm, who's still like 16 which makes what we did with H2H disgusting and illegal.

The storyline from this point forward is going to be incredibly simple: If the Wings win on the road they're in.  If they don't, the streak stops at 21.  That simple.  We've all read about what a great job our Uncle Mike has done with an injury-depleted lineup. The Diggers are writing daily manifestos, pledging their love and everlasting allegiance to their very own Joe Carroll.  And now that Justin Abdelkader scored a clutch, skilled, late-game goal the other night in the most tense of all situations? You, we, I have nothing to bitch about.  Validation for Mike Babcock. By all means, keep that checking line together.

Oh, I'm posting this early because I predict Darren Helm plays today and when it's announced I want to look smart.

But it's the road.  The Road. That's going to determine our joy quotient the rest of the way.  JB (not the JB mentioned above but that's a nifty coincidence) will explain below.  It's a Live Blog, bitches.  

 

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Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

BJ’s needn’t worry about any penalties

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/09/13 at 02:40 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

it would be so sweet to get a goal here.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/09/13 at 02:40 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Just decline it.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 03/09/13 at 02:41 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

BJ’s outworking DET by a fair margin.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/09/13 at 02:42 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Franzen…....should paid a little more attention to what Homer was doing

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 03/09/13 at 02:42 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

That was an awful period. Someone needs to wake them the fuch up.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 03/09/13 at 02:43 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Gotta run 19….honey do list is a yard long.  Catch ya manana.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 03/09/13 at 02:43 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Manana Rummy.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/13 at 02:44 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

So it’s a one brain fart game after 1.  Wings are in this.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 02:44 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Everything is in slow motion. I wonder if the ice is bad. Slow, missed passes, poor stick handling.

the monster in action ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/09/13 at 02:45 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Franzen needs to buy Homer a truck to school him in crease play.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/09/13 at 02:45 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I absolutely hate that frigging rule.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 03/09/13 at 02:39 PM ET

Me too. They sit around in the off season and dream up stupid shit to call a new penalty. Like the glove touching the puck bullshit.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/13 at 02:46 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Nobody can do it like Homer.  No. Body.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 02:46 PM ET

BrendonR's avatar

Might be time to get Ian White back in there next game and give Kindl a bit of a break.

Posted by BrendonR on 03/09/13 at 02:48 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Nobody can do it like Homer.  No. Body.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 02:46 PM ET

I hear ya MaRedWingsr. No. Body.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/13 at 02:49 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Why give kindl a break? He didn’t fuch up that pass that lead to a goal.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 03/09/13 at 02:52 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Wings need to ratchet up their compete level.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/09/13 at 02:53 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

*Ms.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/13 at 02:56 PM ET

BrendonR's avatar

Why give kindl a break? He didn’t fuch up that pass that lead to a goal.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 03/09/13 at 02:52 PM ET

True, but he’s not been super-sharp either.

To me, he’s not adding significant value. That floppy pass to him was Smith’s fault, but Smith also showed he was capable of taking the puck from end to end and willing some offense single-handedly. If someone’s gonna sit to bring back White, we’d all like it to be Quincey, but we know Babs won’t make it happen. Maybe I’m the only one who hasn’t been particularly impressed with our D over the last stretch, even with our goals against in the 1st and 2nd. Not enough D activating offense, methinks.

Posted by BrendonR on 03/09/13 at 02:56 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Dear Red Wings:

Remember that you kinda sorta need two points today, please.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:01 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

The streak remains unbroken.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:02 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Dear Red Wings:

Remember that you kinda sorta need two points today, please.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!
   
Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:01 PM ET

Also,

Dear Red Wings,

Remember, you are playing Columbus.

 

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/09/13 at 03:02 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Uh oh, technical issues.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/09/13 at 03:05 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Technical difficulties.  Sweet.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/13 at 03:05 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

BJ’s are better than the Wings today.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/09/13 at 03:06 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

You mean Pav getting the delay of game penalty?

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:07 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

BJ’s are better than the Wings today.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Looking for a “D” man on 03/09/13 at 03:06 PM ET

Heh, heh, heh.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/13 at 03:07 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

UNREAL

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/09/13 at 03:07 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

saw that coming

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/09/13 at 03:07 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Fuch.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/09/13 at 03:07 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

that song.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/09/13 at 03:07 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Well, I guess we can chalk this up as an L.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 03/09/13 at 03:08 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

4 eyes can’t see a deflection. Of coarse they score.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/09/13 at 03:08 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

DET are not even in this game.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/09/13 at 03:08 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Crapola.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:08 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Assists from Mule and Turnstile.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/13 at 03:08 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

LOL.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/13 at 03:09 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Chinese fire drill = = CBJ goal

UGLY

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/09/13 at 03:09 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Come on now, really?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/09/13 at 03:10 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

0 ... - ... 3 ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/09/13 at 03:10 PM ET

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