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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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stonehands-78's avatar

Love old school monty python.

Posted by RWBill from the Land of 12 in 12. on 04/07/12 at 02:22 PM ET

” ... try to tell kids that these days an’ they won’t believe you.”

“Nope.” “Nope.”

grin

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/07/12 at 04:27 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

oooooh nifty.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/07/12 at 04:28 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Craptastic…killed it and then….....

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 04/07/12 at 04:28 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

wow stinks….even Jimmy thinks so…..

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/07/12 at 04:28 PM ET

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Another guy scoring with Emmerton a step behind.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/07/12 at 04:29 PM ET

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Dear Nashville, please meet Chicago as your first round opponent.

Posted by Alex on 04/07/12 at 04:29 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

don’t know that last time seeing the wings lose, felt so good.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/07/12 at 04:31 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

don’t know that last time seeing the wings lose, felt so good.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/07/12 at 02:31 PM ET

I know exactly how you feel.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/07/12 at 04:33 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Hmmmm, minor lapses. Otherwise tight game.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 04/07/12 at 04:33 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Shots still even.  Wings just can’t score!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/07/12 at 04:34 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Shots still even.  Wings just can’t score!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/07/12 at 04:36 PM ET

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Dear Nashville, please meet Chicago as your first round opponent.

Unless Chi start scoring own goals in the third or give breakaway after breakaway until RW finally score two.

Posted by Alex on 04/07/12 at 04:36 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Oops.  Don’t know why that posted twice.  Sorry.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/07/12 at 04:36 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

well I guess we all would agree we need some GOALS…..not that we haven’t had a few close possibilities.

Lets GO Red WINGS!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/07/12 at 04:38 PM ET

Alzy's avatar

So these fuching dipshits are getting collectively paid what, $57 million this season? When you get paid that much, your god damn execution better be PERFECT. Not Decent, not good, not excellent, PERFECT. Yes, I expect PERFECTION from this maddening hockey team. There is aboslutely no reason this game should be 2-0 right now. The Chickenhawks are a shitstain on the Wings’ underwear. OBLITERATE them already!

LGFRW

And good afternoon bitches. I’m pissed off and wanting to punch a kitten in the face right now.

Posted by Alzy from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada on 04/07/12 at 04:38 PM ET

Trish's avatar

Mule still lookin pretty damn ineffective oot there.  Oh, wait, that’s right, it’s not the playoffs yet . . .

Posted by Trish from PalmBeachCntyFL on 04/07/12 at 04:39 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Got to admit, I didn’t see a sixth seed coming a few months ago.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 04/07/12 at 04:39 PM ET

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I miss Eaves..

Posted by Moocat on 04/07/12 at 04:40 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

I miss Harold Snepts

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 04/07/12 at 04:42 PM ET

SnLO's avatar

I miss Red Wing hockey

Posted by SnLO from the sub great-white north on 04/07/12 at 04:43 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

I miss Helm ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/07/12 at 04:43 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

I miss Red Wing hockey

Posted by SnLO from the slopes of the Hindu Kush on 04/07/12 at 02:43 PM ET

Right here…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/07/12 at 04:44 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Got to admit, I didn’t see a sixth seed coming a few months ago.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 04/07/12 at 02:39 PM ET

On February 19, the Wings led the NHL in points and had won 23 consecutive games at home.  *sigh*

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/07/12 at 04:45 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

One more regular season time. Ready bitches?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/07/12 at 04:47 PM ET

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scoring seems to have dried up—no luck - lots of posts the past 2 weeks- but no excuse—Babcock says he wants them playing with confidence—shellack Columbus—lose to Columbus - get a couple shootout wins & all the time, scoring & power play have disappeared—hard to get confidence out of that mess—-
maybe we can believe that they can flip the switch once the playoffs start - but this does not look like a good trend right now—
also hate to be on NBC - Edzo is the most annoying color guy of all time—wish he went back to coaching somewhere—
go Wings—

Posted by howie young from up north on 04/07/12 at 04:49 PM ET

MacPhisto's avatar

Everyone miss…

the net.

Posted by MacPhisto from Hungary on 04/07/12 at 04:50 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

There is aboslutely no reason this game should be 2-0 right now.

How right you are. The talent is there, but, the Coaching is where? Some of this lies with Babbles.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/07/12 at 04:50 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

if ever it could be said; this team has backed it’s way into the playoffs.

where have all the good days gone?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/07/12 at 04:50 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

20 to go ...

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/07/12 at 04:50 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

GO WINGS!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/07/12 at 04:52 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Let the comeback begin. (Note: that works several ways)

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 04/07/12 at 04:52 PM ET

SnLO's avatar

intermission?

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-w_EGx1OCtWs/T4CMQqUfDYI/AAAAAAAAAQI/2xLWr7syRVQ/s640/Pin-up Red.jpg

too soon?

Posted by SnLO from the sub great-white north on 04/07/12 at 04:52 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

If we were just going to lose this game intentionally we should have rested all our big names.

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

Yzersyuk's avatar

Emmerton 2 minutes for….. “trying to get the puck” wut?

Posted by Yzersyuk on 04/07/12 at 04:56 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

If we were just going to lose this game intentionally we should have rested all our big names.

well it was play or bag skate.

besides, the next game ain’t ‘till wednesday at the earliest.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/07/12 at 04:57 PM ET

Puppies and Hookers's avatar

Never cheered for the Hawks before tonight.  Welcome to Bubba, ‘Cawks!

Posted by Puppies and Hookers from La la land on 04/07/12 at 04:58 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Seriously.  Why boo Hossa?

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 04/07/12 at 04:58 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Jimmy Good Save(s)!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/07/12 at 04:58 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

‘If we were just going to lose ... “

sorry.

in my mind as a Red Wings fan from the beginning,
this just goes against everything that is Red Wing

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/07/12 at 04:59 PM ET

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also hate to be on NBC - Edzo is the most annoying color guy of all time—wish he went back to coaching somewhere—

Here you go www(dot)sportlemon(dot)tv/v-2/18/120/v-392093.html
Insert real dots.

Posted by Alex on 04/07/12 at 05:00 PM ET

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