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It’s Hard To Speak Optimistically With Chunks Of Vomit Blocking The Muscles You Talk With

We don’t know what a lead looks or feels like.  A powerplay goal is a lottery winner.  A game without injuries is a concept we just don’t understand anymore.  Everything sucks and we’ll be lucky to get the sixth seed instead of the fifth.

The pessimism is pathetic.  The only thing more disgusting is the optimism Blues fans will feel about next year after they lose in the first round this year.

But it’s interesting.  It’s fascinating, really, that a group like us with so much to be gloriously arrogant about could be so collectively suicidal because of a current 5 seed with 9 games to play.

Jimmy Howard could play Saturday, and get 8 games in before the shitstorm starts.

It’s fair to say that Lidstrom would play tonight if this were a playoff game.

As bad as the power play is, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that a two-game stretch of success could get it untracked. 

If the Wings slip to 6th, they get Dallas or Phoenix.  If they stay in 5th, it’s looking like Bubba. The latter is not our first choice, but it’s not earth ending. 

As good as St. Louis looks, there isn’t one of us who doesn’t believe the Wings couldn’t beat them in a 7-gamer.  That’s just law.  And if they get San Jose in the first round?  No matter how bad the choking Sharks look now, they have the talent to end that wet dream.

This two-month stretch of February has sucked the life from the 19.  But, nothing is over.  Not yet. 

Winning tonite is an impossibility.  Or so it would seem. Of all the games the Wings have lost the last month and a half, this ones seems to be the most certain kick to the sack. 

Interesting, isn’t it?  Just as we guaranteed glory back in January, we now see nothing horror in our immediate futures.

There’s no way this team can win tonite, or when the playoffs start. The odds are too high, the suck too strong, the injuries too wicked.

And we’ve always been right.  Right?

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.  It’s a Live Blog and a perfect time to remind ourselves of one undeniable fact, proven time and again.  These are the Wings we’re talking about, and no matter the circumstances, puppies are always a possibility.  Hookers are always available. Always.  As bad as this is, and it’s absolutely gross, all it would take is a Round 1, Game 1 victory on the road, with two PP goals.  After that? It would be on.  On, I tell you. 

Whip it out, Uncle Mike.  Roll the cameras and whip out the Conk.  There’s still a story to be told and wouldn’t it be a good one if the team we know so well suddenly decided to right this sinking barge.

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Bent's avatar

Yay, a point.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/21/12 at 10:59 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Geebuz - Wings keep it too damn interesting in their own end

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/21/12 at 11:00 PM ET

monkey's avatar

We get a point.  How super awesome.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 03/21/12 at 11:00 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

we got a point. a point we got, we got a point.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/21/12 at 11:00 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

I know we’ve all been wondering about Cleary lately, but the last few games that man has had an extra spring in his step.

I’ll take the charity point thank you very much.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/21/12 at 11:00 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Brasil nuts to the walls fellas.

Posted by calquake on 03/21/12 at 11:00 PM ET

dougie's avatar

YAY!! 4th place.

Posted by dougie on 03/21/12 at 11:00 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

That more than anything may doom the Wings in the playoffs.

Posted by calquake on 03/21/12 at 09:58 PM ET

I’m guessing “playing like shit” will outweigh it by a smidge.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/21/12 at 11:00 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Limping to the finish line.  The perfect entrance to the playoffs.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 03/21/12 at 11:00 PM ET

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I’m happy to get at least a point but my fuching Lord, if the Rangers committed only one penalty all game, I’m the most ardent member of the Pierre McGuire fan club.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/21/12 at 11:01 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

I wanna see the last few seconds of this one again.  I could swear the clock pulled an LA at .1 (though it would’ve hurt the home team if so).

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 03/21/12 at 11:01 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Limping to the finish line.  The perfect entrance to the playoffs.

Posted by monkey from here to Timbuktu on 03/21/12 at 10:00 PM ET

The Wings are rigged for silent running.  Its a trick.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/21/12 at 11:01 PM ET

calquake's avatar

if the Rangers committed only one penalty all game, I’m the most ardent member of the Pierre McGuire fan club.

Posted by Valek on 03/21/12 at 10:01 PM ET

Don’t even joke aboot that.

Posted by calquake on 03/21/12 at 11:02 PM ET

monkey's avatar

(though it would’ve hurt the home team if so).

Coulombs, my friend.  Coulombs.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 03/21/12 at 11:02 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

I wanna see the last few seconds of this one again.  I could swear the clock pulled an LA at .1 (though it would’ve hurt the home team if so).

sEE/ nOTHING IMPROPER> tHIS STUFF HAPPENS ALL THE TIME>

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/21/12 at 11:02 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

JEEEEzus

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/21/12 at 11:03 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Conks - huge

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/21/12 at 11:03 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Who the fuch is in net?  A tale of 2 Conks much?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/21/12 at 11:04 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Nice hold on the face off by Rangers.

Posted by calquake on 03/21/12 at 11:04 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

Everyone who questions Z’s heart and leadership?  I hope you’re watching.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 03/21/12 at 11:04 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Nyquist getting 4x4 time in the extra frame. Nice

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/21/12 at 11:04 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Who the fuch is in net?  A tale of 2 Conks much?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 03/21/12 at 10:04 PM ET

knock on wood motherfucher

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/21/12 at 11:05 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Who the fuch is in net?  A tale of 2 Conks much?
Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 03/21/12 at 10:04 PM ET

It was the best of Conks, it was the worst of Conks.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/21/12 at 11:05 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

knock on wood motherfucher

Posted by bezukov from The Darkness with Harkness Redux on 03/21/12 at 10:05 PM ET

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/21/12 at 11:05 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Good night, bitches.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 03/21/12 at 11:05 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

Bah.  Bad end.

Decent to good game, though.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 03/21/12 at 11:05 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Fuching figures.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/21/12 at 11:05 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Nuts

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/21/12 at 11:05 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

  Who the fuch is in net?  A tale of 2 Conks much?

  Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 03/21/12 at 10:04 PM ET

knock on wood motherfucher

Posted by bezukov from The Darkness with Harkness Redux on 03/21/12 at 10:05 PM ET

My bad…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/21/12 at 11:06 PM ET

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Suck a dick VanMassenfucktard.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/21/12 at 11:06 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

1 point is 1 more than I was expecting

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/21/12 at 11:06 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Another deflating defeat.  Fuch.

Posted by calquake on 03/21/12 at 11:06 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

stay thirsty, my friends.

g’nite

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/21/12 at 11:06 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

and there’s the game.

weeee-wee-wee-weeeeeeee

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/21/12 at 11:06 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

A for effort.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 03/21/12 at 11:06 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

shit. 0-6

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/21/12 at 11:06 PM ET

calquake's avatar

See you all in hell.

Posted by calquake on 03/21/12 at 11:07 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Our next opponent, the Carolina Hurricanes, won their season series with the Rangers 4-0.

Posted by dougie on 03/21/12 at 11:07 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Thats still the best game the Wings have played since the pre-Cambrian eon.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 03/21/12 at 11:07 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Everyone who questions Z’s heart and leadership?  I hope you’re watching.
Posted by shanetx on 03/21/12 at 10:04 PM ET

He looked completely deflated coming off the ice after the OT goal

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/21/12 at 11:08 PM ET

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