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Hard Life Lessons For Baby Brother…Live Blog Them

You don’t win multiple Cups when you blow your wad on one year and five players.  You just don’t. You win one, then you fall into mediocrity and 6 seeds.  You make grand claims that your time has arrived to consistently compete for a block of cheese but in reality that wholesome nugget of delicious dairy stays where it is because sustained excellence is all your big brother knows. Sustained. Excellence.

No team can point to Detroit and say “we’re almost there.”  Nobody can say that because nobody is.  Nobody’s done it longer, better or with as much character as the Wings have.  Pittsburgh had to lose a million games over four years to get the picks that landed them their one Cup of the Bettman/Crosby era.  Chicago bought theirs. Bought it outright then sold it a few weeks later.  Anaheim pillaged their way to theirs but only a fluttering puck of sin that somehow knuckled over the shoulder of our insane goalie got them to the dance.  Boston’s a nice team but no pharmacist would ever tell you they have the staying power Detroit does. Not for two years, five, ten or 21.

All is normal. All is well.  The Wings lead everything that matters.  Chicago is fighting for the 6 seed because that’s what you do when Corey Crawford is your number 1 goalie because Stan is no Scott. Not by a long shot, sonny.  It’s big, bad nasty brother and the little tyke that wants so bad to just once prove to the world that they’re right there, shoulder to shoulder.

You’re not though.  You’re just not and there just aren’t any signs that equality is a real possibility tonite, in May or next year. 

So start your chants.  Start them early.  We know.  “Detroit sucks.”  We got it.  But we also get this: you stopped feeling that one a long, long time ago. 

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.

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Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Jimmah vs Hawks…

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/22/12 at 12:30 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Have the Wings been on the PK this whole period?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/22/12 at 12:30 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

J F H = outstanding

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/22/12 at 12:31 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

Chicago is on a pp? looks the same as when they aren’t.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 02/22/12 at 12:31 AM ET

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Everyone but Jimmy is so fuching worthless today.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/21/12 at 09:26 PM ET

Fixed

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/22/12 at 12:31 AM ET

SYF's avatar

I can’t even have confidence in the Wings PK.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/22/12 at 12:31 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

Douche Canoe <3’s Jimmah

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/22/12 at 12:32 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jimmah is doing it all. Can he score goals too?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/22/12 at 12:32 AM ET

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Jimmah is doing it all. Can he score goals too?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/21/12 at 09:32 PM ET

Waiting for him to make a save, drop the puck, and skate up ice with it.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/22/12 at 12:33 AM ET

SYF's avatar

That was the first time I’ve ever seen a clearing by the Wings on a PK.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/22/12 at 12:33 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Glorious chance for Mule

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/22/12 at 12:34 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Moose is gonna pot one tonite.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/22/12 at 12:34 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Waiting for him to make a save, drop the puck, and skate up ice with it.

Posted by Valek on 02/21/12 at 09:33 PM ET

I’ve seen the soccer goalies in the English Premier Leagues do it.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/22/12 at 12:34 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Bert was coasting. Almost cost us.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/22/12 at 12:34 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

I can’t even have confidence in the Wings PK.

Posted by SYF from a “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” on 02/21/12 at 09:31 PM ET

Why not?  It looks pretty much identical to their five on five play and they’ve only given up one goal thus far.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/22/12 at 12:35 AM ET

Bent's avatar

Homer tackled.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 02/22/12 at 12:36 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Our five-on-five gave up three breakaways in this one period.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/22/12 at 12:36 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Homer hauled down, No call.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/22/12 at 12:36 AM ET

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Sure would be nice to put any kind of pressure on Crawford at all.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/22/12 at 12:36 AM ET

Guilherme's avatar

FUCHING SHORTY TIME!

When did you guys replace Redhead intermission entertainment with Midget Porn intermission entertainment?

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 02/22/12 at 12:36 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

i miss Pasha ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/22/12 at 12:36 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

aww, even Ken and Mick are saying Hudler broke Sharp’s wrist?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/22/12 at 12:37 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

3 line gets some time in the CHI end.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/22/12 at 12:38 AM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

Helmer with a Datsyukian wrister on net. LGRW!

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 02/22/12 at 12:38 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

There’s some pressure on Crawfish

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/22/12 at 12:38 AM ET

SYF's avatar

SOGs in the second period: 

Wings 13
Cawks 12

Sure could’ve fooled me.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/22/12 at 12:39 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Crawford playing possum.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/22/12 at 12:39 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

“Lets go home?”  Is that what i hear?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/22/12 at 12:39 AM ET

Bent's avatar

aww, even Ken and Mick are saying Hudler broke Sharp’s wrist?

They didn’t call it a “vicious slash” though.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 02/22/12 at 12:40 AM ET

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So what?  Just delay the puck drop there so Crawford can catch his breath?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/22/12 at 12:40 AM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

i miss Pasha ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/21/12 at 09:36 PM ET

I miss Red wings!!!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/22/12 at 12:40 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Brutal 2nd.  Gotta be better in the 3rd.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/22/12 at 12:40 AM ET

tkfergy's avatar

“Lets go home?”  Is that what i hear?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/21/12 at 09:39 PM ET

that’s what i thought…

Posted by tkfergy on 02/22/12 at 12:40 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Lucky to be tied. Fit to be tied.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/22/12 at 12:40 AM ET

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Wings deserve to be down 3 or 4 goals right now.  I’ll take tied going into the 3rd all things considered.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/22/12 at 12:40 AM ET

Trish's avatar

What a shite period.  Gotta play a better 3rd.

Posted by Trish from PalmBeachCntyFL on 02/22/12 at 12:43 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

When did you guys replace Redhead intermission entertainment with Midget Porn intermission entertainment?

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 02/21/12 at 09:36 PM ET

You mean like Bettman giving Rosby a reacharound?  Sick.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/22/12 at 12:44 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

The wings will play better in the third. They can’t play worse.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/22/12 at 12:45 AM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Glad to be tied after 40. Jimmah needs to peel some paint in the room on his mate’s non support. Homer way overdue. Get er going on the hop in the 3rd. BJ’s up by 3 in the 3rd against the wharfs.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 02/22/12 at 12:51 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

it almost like every red wing was playing with a broken finger in the second. everyone ‘cept for the one player who really has a broken finger.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 02/22/12 at 12:52 AM ET

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