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It’s A Skate To The Throat Kind of Sunday

I’ve never tried to hide what Game 7s do to me.  They make me a wreck, nothing but a shadow of the calm, composed, well adjusted adult I am on most other days.

For fans of other teams, with expectations much lower than ours?  A Game 7 can mean opportunity, a new way of life even.  If they win, oh the rapture. 

Us? All we imagine is horror.

So let’s avoid that shall we?

Let’s go ahead and press down.  Slice the mother through and through.  Skate to the throat.  Press down for the sake of domestic animals from Michigan to Malibu. 

13 to 12. 

9 until Redemption begins.

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CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

WHATS IN THE BOX!?!?

Poop in the Box

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf7iwB8L3kA

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/26/10 at 06:37 PM ET

Osrt's avatar

Three of the Coyotes’ goals came off bad draws in the defensive zone. The Coyotes won 63 percent of the faceoffs while on the power play.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100425/SPORTS0103/4250337/1361/Coyote-fans-upset-by-Howard-s-statement/Wings-goalie-Jimmy-Howard-not-nervous-about-Game-7#ixzz0mEzkJteo


One more game.

Posted by Osrt on 04/26/10 at 06:43 PM ET

Primis's avatar

NINTENDO 64!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFlcqWQVVuU

Posted by Alzy from Innisfail, Alberta, Canada on 04/26/10 at 04:28 PM ET

Was totally going to post that until AAA posted the UHF clip, at which point I felt like I’d already been trumped.

http://nhlol.blogspot.com/2009/09/ulmspr-09-is-finally-over.html

Posted by Primis on 04/26/10 at 06:49 PM ET

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  Three of the Coyotes’ goals came off bad draws in the defensive zone. The Coyotes won 63 percent of the faceoffs while on the power play.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100425/SPORTS0103/4250337/1361/Coyote-fans-upset-by-Howard-s-statement/Wings-goalie-Jimmy-Howard-not-nervous-about-Game-7#ixzz0mEzkJteo

One more game.

Posted by Osrt on 04/26/10 at 04:43 PM ET

And they didnt even have D’OHn to blatantly interfere with us…

Posted by pgoody on 04/26/10 at 07:16 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Cinderella gets punched in the face tomorrow night. Then we’re going fishing in San Jose.

Amen from the cheap seats!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 04/26/10 at 07:22 PM ET

ludmeister's avatar

Been a long time since I posted, but I’m still sporting my Red Wings stuff and telling everyone in central Kentucky about my unabashed allegiance.

As I see it, this series seems to feature two teams that are expert in imposing their system on their opponent.  There’s no momentum from period to period because Phoenix and Detroit are both well coached and can both capitalize on very small mistakes by their opponent, and then dictate the style of play.  When Detroit has their puck possession game going, the Coyotes have to work very hard to get the puck.  When the Wings make mistakes, they have a hard time handling the Coyotes’ forecheck. 

I think the first goal of the game tomorrow is key.  I am hoping for a couple of fortunate bounces early for the Wings.  I think Homer scores the first goal of the game, and if Jimmah stops the first three shots he sees, he get into the groove.  Especially if he makes a jaw-dropping stop in one of the Mange’s (awesome Primis) first shots, which seems likely, it would go a long way to making game 7 easier to take (during and afterwards). 

And if Doan’s back in, Kronwall his friggin shoulder into next week.  Tomorrow we escort ol’ Wile E. to the precipice blindfolded, tie a grand piano to his ass and kick him off.  LGRW.  That is all.

Posted by ludmeister from Kentucky on 04/26/10 at 07:47 PM ET

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Posted by pgoody on 04/26/10 at 07:54 PM ET

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Posted by pgoody on 04/26/10 at 07:55 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

RW 1 seven minutes from touchdown at Sky Harbor.

I wonder if the Betty Ford Clinic has a program for addicted hockey fans?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 04/26/10 at 08:35 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

No more pshops, no more skate to throat,  no more theme songs, no more jersey number countdowns.

I just want to see 60 minutes of hard-nosed, puck-posession Red Wing hockey. If the Wings do that, then I (we) can exhale, relax, and get ready for the next round. If I see anything less, then I can get back to hobbies, friends and life a lot sooner than I thought. This isn’t a young team to be trifled with. There are a lot of vets in the Phoenix locker room for whom this may be their last or only chance for a playoff run. I’m just afraid it will come down to which team wants it more.

And the Wings are on the ground in Phoenix.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/26/10 at 08:42 PM ET

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I wonder if the Betty Ford Clinic has a program for addicted hockey fans
Posted by Rumbear from Top-O-The Hasekhitting golfballs on 04/26/10 at 06:35 PM 

I just checked. They do not. Apparently, addicted hockey fans are all but impossible to cure. The customer service rep laughed when I inquired saying they have better luck curing drunk, chain-smoking, sex addicted crack whores than hockey fans.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/26/10 at 08:52 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Landed 25 minutes ago. Now we need an Automatic Vehicle Location device on the bus or whatever they take to the hotel to give 30 second updates on their location.  The one I use on Karen’s Grand Voyager works well, and undetected.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/26/10 at 08:59 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

I just checked. They do not.

I see a growth industry…....

...then again, after that whole “Medicinal Rum Program” thing I promoted in the off season….my investment judgment may not be what it was, uh were, umm be..

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 04/26/10 at 09:08 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

...then again, after that whole “Medicinal Rum Program” thing I promoted in the off season….my investment judgment may not be what it was, uh were, umm be..
Posted by Rumbear from Top-O-The Hasek, hitting golfballs on 04/26/10 at 07:08 PM

What happened, Rummy? Did you drink all the profits?

http://www.mountgayrum.com/

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/26/10 at 09:11 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

It could be time to take a good look at our expectations rather than point fingers.  The big red machine are reluctantly and gradually becoming victims of the salary cap.  Not saying yesterday’s game was the norm, but looking over the past 2 seasons, an independent evaluation may conclude that the team is just short of the talent that fans are used to.
Posted by HockeyTownTodd from A. K. A. NostraGrampus on 04/26/10 at 12:31 PM ET

Yes, exactly what I wrote, or similar, earlier in the season.  It didn’t happen overnight, but subtract from a franchise that once had a sure HOF playing on its 4th line…. Fedorov, Yzerman, Shanahan, Hull, Robitaille, and Larionov, each natural born finishers extraordinaire, replaced with Eaves, Abdulkader, D. Miller, Cleary, J. Will and an aging Bertuzzi, and a budding but unpolished Helm.

Plus in games 1 and 6 there were some fortuitous bounces for PHX.  Can they win 3 on the road in the same series?  Damned difficult.  How often does that happen?  Someone needs to look that up ( I’m looking at you, Jeff OK )!

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/26/10 at 09:22 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Camallerri with 2 goals in under 2 minutes for Montreal.  Another guy who didn’t learn anything playing for Red Berensen.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/26/10 at 09:31 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Cammalleri.  Camarones.  Arroz con camarones.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/26/10 at 09:36 PM ET

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how come IwoCPO never posts articles after the wings lose? WTF?

Northport. That’s as far north as you can get just south of the UP for you fair weather fans.

Posted by jeremy from northport from northport, MI on 04/26/10 at 09:53 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Did you drink all the profits?

Scurrilous comments abound!  Are we not Doctors?  Aide was provided, peoples lives were changed, and, okay, a few livers were damaged.  It’s science man, science!

On another note…Good Doan interview on the Emperor’s page.

On yet another note….RWBill…it’s a Strahotski night out here…Karen’s in Phoenix, no one will know.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 04/26/10 at 09:55 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

how come IwoCPO never posts articles after the wings lose? WTF?
Northport. That’s as far north as you can get just south of the UP for you fair weather fans.
Posted by jeremy from northport from northport, MI on 04/26/10 at 07:53 PM

He never has posted after a defeat, And he hasn’t posted after wins either these last few months. He has been quite busy with his day job protecting our collective asses. Though he is back in port, he is still aboard ship and unable to do much posting other than the last few LB’s.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/26/10 at 09:59 PM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

The one I use on Karen’s Grand Voyager works well, and undetected.

Posted by RWBill from The bar on The Hasek. v00x! Hurry up Bitch! on 04/26/10 at 06:59 PM ET

This made me literally laugh out loud.  And I HATE it when people mis-use the word literally.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 04/26/10 at 10:02 PM ET

Twig in Houston's avatar

talked about whiskey dick. washington is 1-26 on the pp in their series.

Posted by Twig in Houston from Houston, TX on 04/26/10 at 10:13 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

According to the ads on Versucks the coverage begins at 8:30 tomorrow. TSN says Game at 9:00.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/26/10 at 10:15 PM ET

Twig in Houston's avatar

that dive call was awesome. glad he didn’t get away with that crap.

Posted by Twig in Houston from Houston, TX on 04/26/10 at 10:16 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Northport. That’s as far north as you can get just south of the UP for you fair weather fans.

Posted by jeremy from northport from northport, MI on 04/26/10 at 07:53 PM ET

If you lived on Long Island, you could live in East Northport.

Guess where it’s at?

Posted by Primis on 04/26/10 at 10:36 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Camallerri with 2 goals in under 2 minutes for Montreal.  Another guy who didn’t learn anything playing for Red Berensen.

Posted by RWBill from The bar on The Hasek. v00x! Hurry up Bitch! on 04/26/10 at 07:31 PM ET

Yeah, he’s so good he has been on 3 different teams in 3 seasons.  wink

Posted by Primis on 04/26/10 at 10:39 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

So, we’ll beat Phoenix and get San Jose. Another Pacific team? What for the conference finals, Vancouver? Can’t I sleep anymore??

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/26/10 at 10:48 PM ET

Primis's avatar

So, we’ll beat Phoenix and get San Jose. Another Pacific team? What for the conference finals, Vancouver? Can’t I sleep anymore??

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/26/10 at 08:48 PM ET

Makes it all the funnier when a west coast game draws a huge market rating in Detroit.

Posted by Primis on 04/26/10 at 10:52 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

Yeah, he’s so good he has been on 3 different teams in 3 seasons.  wink

Posted by Primis on 04/26/10 at 08:39 PM ET

Yea, Hossa blows…

Posted by pgoody on 04/26/10 at 10:55 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

@ stonehands -78
I sent a package on it’s way to you today for the new grandchild on the way. No note, but you’ll know who it’s for when you open the box.
Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 04/26/10 at 03:41 PM ET

Thanks, Baroque. Your care and kindness is greatly appreciated.

And to the rest of the 19:

NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
GIVE
UP

Now excuse me, I need to get my tinfoil hat prepped.
L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/26/10 at 10:58 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

So, Doan is playing tomorrow per the main page.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/26/10 at 11:00 PM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

So, Doan is playing tomorrow per the main page.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 on 04/26/10 at 09:00 PM ET

I think it’s still undecided, the difference is that he practiced with contact today.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 04/26/10 at 11:09 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

These refs remind me of this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3IoqDLrljw

Posted by pgoody on 04/26/10 at 11:12 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

Halak, earnin’ that contract offer from the Hurricanes…

Posted by pgoody on 04/26/10 at 11:16 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

‘lil bro 3, prednecks 1
@ 7:37 in the 1st

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/26/10 at 11:34 PM ET

Osrt's avatar

Please MTL, win this freakin’ game.

And there it is…


BWAHAHAHAHAHA…..


I can’t stand WSH as an organization of late. Backstrom is the only one I like.

And Halak played like an incarnation of Roy in MTL. What more can you ask for.

Posted by Osrt on 04/26/10 at 11:38 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

MTL n WSH to a game 7.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/26/10 at 11:38 PM ET

Osrt's avatar

Boston beats Buffalo and Miller with the porn stache. He’s out there to lead to lead the handshake line.

Posted by Osrt on 04/26/10 at 11:39 PM ET

Osrt's avatar

Watching the handshakes is making me queasy from anticipation for tomorrow.

Posted by Osrt on 04/26/10 at 11:41 PM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

Sabres just got absolutely fuched by the refs - they score to make it 4-3 with a minute left, they pull Miller, 30 seconds left, Bruins clearly ice the puck, refs wave it off for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 04/26/10 at 11:42 PM ET

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