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I’ll Live Blog This Ugly Truth

The diggers, in all their courageous glory, can’t bring themselves to type it.  They’ll skirt it and they’ll talk around it.  They’ll say everything but what we’re all thinking.  Khan(!!!)?

MLive

The Red Wings aren’t as concerned about who they are playing as they are with how they are playing.

Nicely phrased. Good grammar. Active voice.

 

And absolute bullshit.

Krupa went all redolent on us this morning.  Breaking down the reasons we should stress:  Helm’s absence, disgusting power play, a team that isn’t used to playing together. He even pulled this one out of his pharmacist’s hat.

DetNews

Pavel Datsyuk is substantially back, too. But he is not yet the whirling-dervish of a forward who is a threat to score or set up a goal.

I guess he skipped the last ten minutes of the Blues game in favor of a Joni Mitchell retrospective.

They won’t say it.  They can’t bring themselves to broach it.  We will. I will. 

I hope we lose today. I hope we lose healthy and I hope we lose competitively with Tiberius playing well. But make no mistake, I hope we lose and so do you.

Drew Sharp is a tool, but at least he has the sack to say it, too.

Freep

Today’s loser “wins.”

The loser could fall to the sixth seed and gets the third conference seed, the champion of the relatively underwhelming Pacific Division—Phoenix, Los Angeles or San Jose.

Home or away, I don’t want Nashville. Not in the first round.  A second round matchup? Not too gross because if the Wings get there it will mean they’ve found their game.  And when they find it, they’re the favorites.  But it’s not there yet.  The Wings, as Redolence said, are a work in progress.  It’s a work that will work itself out through a Round 1 matchup, not over four days of practice. 

Wings lose today and they’ve got Phoenix, LA or San Jose.  All of them are beatable even with a Detroit team still finding their way.  Nashville is not beatable in the first round. And that’s a fact. Not by us. Not by this team right now.

This pretty much caps off the weirdest season any of us can remember.  A regular season that closes with a game I hope we lose so that we can actually get a lower seed that starts on the road.  That’s just stupid but it’s the reality we fester in today.

So, umm, go Wings. Play well, men.  But not too well.

Live Blog this wack job of a season finale, bitches.  And if agreeing with me betrays the way you’ve been raised here in The Hasek? I get it.  You don’t have to say it.  I won’t make you.  But in the dark places, thinking it is ok because losing to that team today paves the way to 12.  Winning makes our lives a lot tougher over the next three weeks.

 

 

 

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For those of you suffering immensely through NBC coverage,

I found the game with Swedish commentary, a very good way to hear the RW players’ real names. (Settah - bah, for example )

www(dot)sportlemon(dot)tv/v-2/18/120/v-392093.html big surprise

I also liked the phrase “elegante Datsyuk” from Swedish play-by-play guy when Pasha had the puck.

Posted by Alex on 04/07/12 at 03:53 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

milbury reads A2Y?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/07/12 at 01:45 PM ET

Milbury reads? Fixed.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/07/12 at 03:54 PM ET

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Ready bitches?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/07/12 at 03:54 PM ET

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For those of you suffering immensely through NBC coverage,

I found the game with Swedish commentary, a very good way to hear the RW players’ real names. (Settah - bah, for example )

www(dot)sportlemon(dot)tv/v-2/18/120/v-392093.html big surprise

I also liked the phrase “elegante Datsyuk” from Swedish play-by-play guy when Pasha had the puck.

Posted by Alex on 04/07/12 at 03:55 PM ET

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For those of you suffering immensely through NBC coverage,

I found the game with Swedish commentary, a very good way to hear the RW players’ real names. (Settah - bah, for example)

www(dot)sportlemon(dot)tv/v-2/18/120/v-392093.html

Posted by Alex on 04/07/12 at 03:58 PM ET

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For those of you suffering immensely through NBC coverage,

The game in Swedish www(dot)sportlemon(dot)tv/v-2/18/120/v-392093.html

Posted by Alex on 04/07/12 at 04:01 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Nice dive.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 04/07/12 at 04:01 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Could we get a shorty please?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/07/12 at 04:01 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Total Dive.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/07/12 at 04:02 PM ET

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Atta boy Miller.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/07/12 at 04:03 PM ET

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I am watching the game in Swedish.

“Settah-bei” just got 2 min penalty.

Posted by Alex on 04/07/12 at 04:04 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jimmah!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/07/12 at 04:05 PM ET

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I also liked the phrase “elegante Datsyuk” from Swedish play-by-play guy when Pasha had the puck.

Posted by Alex on 04/07/12 at 04:05 PM ET

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Zebra suckage in full force.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/07/12 at 04:05 PM ET

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I tried to share the Swedish link with you four times, but KK thinks it’s a spam.

Posted by Alex on 04/07/12 at 04:06 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Best move I’ve seen Q make since he joined the club.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 04/07/12 at 04:07 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Fuchin player formerly known as Mule.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/07/12 at 04:07 PM ET

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Alex, your Swedish link was caught in the spam filter, but I opened for you.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/07/12 at 04:08 PM ET

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Ooops, sorry.
KK has just released all my previously spammed posts.

Posted by Alex on 04/07/12 at 04:08 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

I love spam, from the can.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/07/12 at 04:10 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Wow…70 concussions this year. That’s whack.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/07/12 at 04:13 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

argh crawford!

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 04/07/12 at 04:14 PM ET

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I love spam, from the can.

Posted by RWBill from the Land of 12 in 12. on 04/07/12 at 02:10 PM ET


spam, spam, spam, ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/07/12 at 04:14 PM ET

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Thank you Paul, so nice of you.

Posted by Alex on 04/07/12 at 04:15 PM ET

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a scintillating save…

Jeebus what a marvelous bunch of vocabularians we has here.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/07/12 at 04:15 PM ET

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Wow…70 concussions this year. That’s whack.

Yeah, but only one mattered.  According to the NHL and the media.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 04/07/12 at 04:16 PM ET

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They better call that.  What blatent bullshit.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/07/12 at 04:18 PM ET

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spam, spam, spam, ...

too funy Stonehands….......


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/07/12 at 04:18 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

I thought for sure that Homer was going to the box for that.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 04/07/12 at 04:18 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

So, when we win, our fate is in the hands of the Divealanche.  Oh. The. Irony.

Will Darren Garcia let bygones be…...

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/07/12 at 04:19 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Clank.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 04/07/12 at 04:20 PM ET

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klanx ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/07/12 at 04:21 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

does kronner get payed for hitting the post? my goodness, it seem as he has one post each the last 10 games.

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 04/07/12 at 04:22 PM ET

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mule tried a pasha ... fail

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/07/12 at 04:22 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Love old school monty python.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/07/12 at 04:22 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Crawford has been the difference in this game.  And that damned goalpost.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 04/07/12 at 04:23 PM ET

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He got high sticked because he interfered with Gator.  Kinda funny.  I’m not saying that they shouldn’t call the high stick, but still kinda funny.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/07/12 at 04:26 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Wings will begin getting bounces they haven’t lately.  This bodes well for the first round.  Some will attribute it to “flipping the switch” but that’s not it.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/07/12 at 04:27 PM ET

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[Enter a goalie name] has been the difference in [enter an opponent and a date] game.

Fixt

Something tells me it has nothing to do with goaltenders.

Posted by Alex on 04/07/12 at 04:27 PM ET

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Well at least Keith hasn’t gone out of his way to forearm shiver anyone yet…

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 04/07/12 at 04:27 PM ET

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