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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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Alzy's avatar

I would like to reiterate: it’s not rocket science or chaos math. It’s putting the puck past Corey fuching Crawford. Now just do it already!

Posted by Alzy from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada on 04/07/12 at 05:11 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

wonder what the newlyweds did last night?

SCORED!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/07/12 at 05:12 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

wonder what the newlyweds did last night?

Got mugged?  It is Detroit right?

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 04/07/12 at 05:12 PM ET

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Damn dangerous line there.  A kid and two goats.

I see what you did there.

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

TheRealYooper's avatar

get married at the joe.
well if one has to go,
the place to be would be the joe.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/07/12 at 05:13 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

What the heck was Franzen even trying to do there?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/07/12 at 05:14 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Delay of game? More bullshit zebra suckage.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/07/12 at 05:16 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

” puck taken off franzen’s stick ”  fml.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/07/12 at 05:16 PM ET

Alzy's avatar

That’s fuching horsecrap. Play should continue until the chickenhawks touch.

Posted by Alzy from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada on 04/07/12 at 05:16 PM ET

MacPhisto's avatar

Well, lets hope for the Yotes. I fuchin hate going to California.

Posted by MacPhisto from Hungary on 04/07/12 at 05:17 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

What the heck was Franzen even trying to do there?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 04/07/12 at 03:14 PM ET

Nothing, like always.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/07/12 at 05:17 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

NyQuil will never wear a Griffins sweater again.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/07/12 at 05:17 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Where is the fuching call?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/07/12 at 05:18 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

i can’t watch this

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 04/07/12 at 05:19 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

the circus

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/07/12 at 05:19 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

All I know is, if the Wings tie this, you’d better win.  Finishing fifth is the worst case scenario.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/07/12 at 05:19 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

If Mule needed extra cash he should have done a Dr. Rhamani commercial.  Those don’t seem to steal a players mojo.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/07/12 at 05:20 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

the circus

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/07/12 at 03:19 PM ET

Should be together.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/07/12 at 05:21 PM ET

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When was the last time RW won on NBC?

Posted by Alex on 04/07/12 at 05:21 PM ET

Trish's avatar

Magic

Posted by Trish from PalmBeachCntyFL on 04/07/12 at 05:22 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Pasha tied the motherfucher.  Giddy up.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/07/12 at 05:22 PM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

YEA BABY magic man motherfuchin red wings

Posted by Yzersyuk on 04/07/12 at 05:22 PM ET

Alzy's avatar

FUCH THAT PIECE OF SHIT! SUCK IT CRAWFORD!

Posted by Alzy from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada on 04/07/12 at 05:22 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Magically Dangelicious!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/07/12 at 05:22 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Holy shit.  We scored with Jimmah pulled.  I don’t believe it.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 04/07/12 at 05:23 PM ET

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Why Pasha? Why?

Posted by Alex on 04/07/12 at 05:23 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

SCOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
TIED 2-2 Beautiful #13!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/07/12 at 05:23 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

I’ve never felt more so so about a goal.

And what the hell is that phantom voice coming through the NBC feed?

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/07/12 at 05:23 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

There is no place like Homer!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/07/12 at 05:23 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

homer wtf!

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 04/07/12 at 05:23 PM ET

DrewBehr's avatar

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 04/07/12 at 05:23 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL


I <3 Pasha

2-2

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/07/12 at 05:24 PM ET

edillac's avatar

so,is this good?

Posted by edillac from isolation on 04/07/12 at 05:24 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Never should have broken up the Circus.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/07/12 at 05:24 PM ET

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Chicago, mission accomplished!
Two goals allowed in the third.
Now they can win in OT or SO without having to face Nashville.

Posted by Alex on 04/07/12 at 05:25 PM ET

MacPhisto's avatar

Well, at least its a message to the Preds. We’re not afraid and were coming and were gonna F your virgin sister on your mothers back…ok well not exactly this, but something like that.

Posted by MacPhisto from Hungary on 04/07/12 at 05:25 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Stupid icing

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 04/07/12 at 05:25 PM ET

Alzy's avatar

Why the fuch didn’t you shoot for the empty net?!

Posted by Alzy from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada on 04/07/12 at 05:25 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Great.  The Wings just guaranteed themselves fifth place.  You have to finish this Red Wings.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/07/12 at 05:25 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

19:13 Pavel Datsyuk (19) Wrist Shot - Assists: T. Holmstrom (13) & H. Zetterberg (47)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/07/12 at 05:26 PM ET

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