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In The Face Of A Hurricane West Wind

My mood hasn't changed from five hours ago, or whenver I wrote that post. I'm avoiding going home. My DVR will hum like a male Dive fan.  And I'll wait as long as I can to start watching.  It will be torture.

But, at some point, I'm going to watch this game.

In the dark recesses of our most horrific pessimism, there is hope.  You hate the playoffs because you feel you should. You despise this night because your instincts tell you to.  You know the Wings will  lose this thing because it's a defense mechanism baby Jesus gave to you as a gift.

But it's not real. The real part of you actually believes they can do this.  It might even be the logical part, if that makes any sense. Logic tells you anything can happen in a Game 7 because you've seen every scenario. No one has seen what you have. No one.

As bad as 6 was and as horrible as the last two days have been?

We're in a better place than any other fan of any other team in history.  You literally have genuine, justified, real hope that your team can advance to the Western Conference Finals.  You have that hope because of who you are and because of who they are.

You are Detroit Red Wing fans.  We are owed this night, this opportunity because we are the elite and the arrogant. You have swagger because your team is the gold standard.

Do this. Burn. This. Fuching. Conference. Down.

It's a Live Blog, bitches.  And, yes Monkey, it's on.

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CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

L.G.R.W.

That is all.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/29/13 at 07:05 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

RSV!

Let’s go Red Wings!

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 05/29/13 at 07:06 PM ET

jsquigg's avatar

Need to leave it all on the ice tonight.  Hope Uncle Mike has another rabbit in his hat….

Posted by jsquigg on 05/29/13 at 07:06 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Lets Roll…...


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/29/13 at 07:07 PM ET

klank's avatar

Believe. 

LGRW!

Posted by klank from the finest hot tub in Marin on 05/29/13 at 07:08 PM ET

Tuba Guy's avatar

Go Wings!

Posted by Tuba Guy from Royal Oak, MI on 05/29/13 at 07:09 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

thanks, Chief

Burn.This.Conference.Down.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/29/13 at 07:09 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Slainte, Master Chief-san.  And Bonjour, bitches.

Let’s do this.

LGRW.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 05/29/13 at 07:10 PM ET

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When I put my iPod on shuffle today the first song that started playing was Lightfoot. The pride of the American side bitches.

Posted by Diggler from Marquette, MI on 05/29/13 at 07:10 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Hope Uncle Mike has another rabbit in his hat….

If that rabbit’s initials are DDK, this would be the time to yank that mf out of there by his ears.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/29/13 at 07:12 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

so Jonesy said he had a fortune cookie today with numbers ...

55

13

40

hmmmmmmmmmmm

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/29/13 at 07:13 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

10:45 pm est.  High fives, puppies, rainbows, little mermaids, shiny red firetrucks, even a unicorn or two. Oh hell, let’s throw in a drunk irish purple teletubbie. Burn it down. Elton John in my head, “burn down the conference…..”

Posted by Rdwings28 on 05/29/13 at 07:14 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Good luck tonight, bitches.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/29/13 at 07:15 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.

- C. S. Lewis

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 05/29/13 at 07:18 PM ET

Surfer Ken's avatar

It’s on bitches!!

I am personally guaranteeing a Wings victory tonight.
I feel it in my bones, Chaludes.

Posted by Surfer Ken from San Clemente on 05/29/13 at 07:19 PM ET

jsquigg's avatar

Anyone else wish NBC would hire Thorne and Clement to do broadcasts again?  The current crew adds nothing to my experience.

Posted by jsquigg on 05/29/13 at 07:21 PM ET

Primis's avatar

This is a glorious opportunity.  A chance to bounce Chicago one… last… time… knowing that they’ll probably never get the opportunity to avenge it.

Leave Chicago (the team and city both) weeping at what you’ve done to them.
Leave their mothers crying because they can’t recognize what you’ve done to them.
Leave NBC weeping because for all the best-laid plans, f*ck their Chicago ratings.
Leave the NHL offices weeping because they really, really wanted Chicago in the Finals and were willing to rig a lot to make it happen…. and it still failed.

Enter stage left, score 5 or 6 times, take home the “W”, drop the motherf**king mic... and walk of stage in front of the shell-shocked audience.

Posted by Primis on 05/29/13 at 07:21 PM ET

Zqto's avatar

Beard shaved ( I looked it up, I’m almost a Pharmacist now!)
New Jersey
Only thing missing is a wings win, tonight!

LGRW!!!!

Posted by Zqto on 05/29/13 at 07:22 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Anyone else wish NBC would hire Thorne and Clement to do broadcasts again?  The current crew adds nothing to my experience.

Posted by jsquigg on 05/29/13 at 07:21 PM ET

Oh…they add to the intoxicatin level we all desire…but that’s about it.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/29/13 at 07:22 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Anyone else wish NBC would hire Thorne and Clement to do broadcasts again?  The current crew adds nothing to my experience.

Posted by jsquigg on 05/29/13 at 07:21 PM ET

Clement is pretty awful without Thorne honestly.

Posted by Primis on 05/29/13 at 07:22 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Do great things and great things will come.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 05/29/13 at 07:22 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Watching this game at the bar….. seems apropos.  At any rate, if we come out on the other side of this still playing hockey I’ll see you guys on the LB for game 3 of the WCF since Little Gary. Ass. decided game one and two would be during my music festival trip this weekend.  I really hope we get to have that LB.

I don’t want to type whore mouth words about what life could be like around 12:00 PM tonight so I won’t.  It’s just too damn hateful to me.  I’m just gonna say it’s been a fun season LBing with you guys and whatever happens I’ll catch you on the flip side.

I can see Whitefish Bay:  Bring it home 19.

LGRW

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/29/13 at 07:23 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Molson Golden tonight bitches.  Not that bad.

Then got a sampler box of Schells….

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/29/13 at 07:26 PM ET

Chet's avatar

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Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 05/29/13 at 07:26 PM ET

Chet's avatar

aw…

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Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 05/29/13 at 07:27 PM ET

Chet's avatar

OK, i give up.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 05/29/13 at 07:27 PM ET

Chet's avatar

anyone…

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 05/29/13 at 07:28 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Chef just post the link

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/29/13 at 07:29 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

anyone…

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 05/29/13 at 07:28 PM ET

haha…awesome

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/29/13 at 07:29 PM ET

FatEric2000's avatar

Bobby “The Brain” Heenan once stated that, “anything can happen in a steel cage match. Because there is no telling what a man will do to survive a steel cage match.”

The same could be said of a Game 7.

I’ll take Hank and Pavel over Toes and 20cent in a cage match anyday.

Hank’s pride would never let him give in.

Pavel, on the other hand might relish the oppurtunity and turn quite sadistic, perhaps take the padding off a few turnbuckles or rake a guys already gashed face against the cage for good measure.

Posted by FatEric2000 from San Jose, but my Hearts in the Detroit on 05/29/13 at 07:30 PM ET

Tony Perkis's avatar

I like Clement and Jackson when they do Flyers games. I don’t find them biased or annoying, and that works for me.

Posted by Tony Perkis from Drinking at Robert's Lounge with Billy Batts on 05/29/13 at 07:30 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

You have swagger because your team is the gold standard.

Thank you for saying that, Chief.  It’s the truth.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/29/13 at 07:31 PM ET

BrendonR's avatar

Tonight is the night all those regrets from the Game 7’s against the Pens and Sharks go into full-on freak out mode and our team gets ‘er done. No way Babcock lets another one slip away on his watch.

LGRW!!!

Posted by BrendonR on 05/29/13 at 07:32 PM ET

Tony Perkis's avatar

Bickell is a poosay

Posted by Tony Perkis from Drinking at Robert's Lounge with Billy Batts on 05/29/13 at 07:32 PM ET

monkey's avatar

I am so prou OW MY TOOTH

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/29/13 at 07:34 PM ET

monkey's avatar

And, yes Monkey, it’s on.

IT"S ON NOW

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/29/13 at 07:35 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

I am so prou OW MY TOOTH

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/29/13 at 07:34 PM ET

You seriously are cracking me up tonight.  Or I’m losing it completely.  (Probably the latter.)

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/29/13 at 07:36 PM ET

jsquigg's avatar

I like Clement and Jackson when they do Flyers games. I don’t find them biased or annoying, and that works for me.

I’ve always liked Clement.  He always seems objective and actually adds some useful insight to the broadcast.  He isn’t a meat head throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks.  Kinda reminds me of a hockey version of Doug Collins.

Posted by jsquigg on 05/29/13 at 07:36 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

SYF you beautiful Hudler of the 19

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 05/29/13 at 07:36 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Five of the six teams left in the playoffs are the last five Cup winners.  And then there’s San Jose.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/29/13 at 07:37 PM ET

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Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977.  No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y.  Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation.  There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature.  Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome: wphoulihan@gmail.com