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Out Past The Cornfields Where The Woods Got Heavy? That’s Where It Has To Start

You've got some time so I want you to do something for me.  Go whip out your "Live Bullet" and cue up the greatest rock and roll song of our generation, "Night Moves".  Early on, just after Seger tells us about the aforementioned cornfields?

That's when he throws the line at us about the backseat of his '60 Chevy.  He doesn't sing it though.  He states it. Proclaims it. Brags about it. In the live version, Seger's swagger is unreal. He did some drilling that entire summer and he's not shy telling us about it.

Our boys used to drill like that.  Our boys used to lay pipe. Backrooms, alleys, trusty woods.  They'd live by the sword because that's what Red Wings did.  They slung that shit because they could, because it's what young men with talent did in a target rich environment.

Well, the hunting's not so good these days and more than a few of us have found ourselves a little sad, humming tunes from 1997 or 2002 or 2008.

And it could all end tonight, or Sunday.  Lose these two and the streak's over, the era fades away. 

Chicago is a beast.  A circling, dangerous, darting dirvish. Too much talent.  Every line a hazard. Stingy. Well managed. Invincible, I'm sure. 

I'm sure of it.  The Hawks simply cannot be beaten, not by this Wing team.  Too broken. Too old.  Too stale.  Poorly designed and downright neglected by a GM who have been fooling us all for years.

But if they win tonite?  I wonder. I wonder what a win tonite could do, if it would be enough to remind these Wings of what they used to be, of the villages they burned, the swath they so brazenly cut back when we were getting much more than our share.

A win tonite lets them wait on the thunder, you know.  It does.  A win tonite doesn't guarantee jack shit but it does enough to remind themselves, and Chicago, that counting out these Wings may be ill advised.

What an odd ditty. With 8 games left the Wings are dealing with mysteries without any clues.  A new place where none of us expect much. It's a Live Blog, bitches. 

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SYF's avatar

Dong’s so huge now.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/12/13 at 07:46 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

ran out of ice tea last night.

Guinness tonight.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/12/13 at 07:46 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Der Kaiser a little scrambly there, stay calm young one

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 07:47 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Pavs makes all of those moves and then Franzen “blasts” one from the point with no one in front…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 07:47 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

ran out of ice tea last night.

Guinness tonight.

It happens to me too. I always run out of ice tea yesterday.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 07:47 PM ET

SYF's avatar

They both played and were big Hawks fans.  But they both hated Kane.

Faith in todays youth:  RESTORED

Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 04/12/13 at 08:45 PM ET

Saw none of that here in Vegas, Deuce.  Tried to tell them to put their $0.20 jerseys in the furnace and rally around Hossa or Toews.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/12/13 at 07:47 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

hossa’s on the wrong team.  its a crying shame

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 07:48 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Another case of no one wanting to take responsibility for the puck

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 07:48 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

my god! Stop passing the f’n puck

Posted by gt500x on 04/12/13 at 07:48 PM ET

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Chickens…..no heads…...all running

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/12/13 at 07:48 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Saw none of that here in Vegas, Deuce.  Tried to tell them to put their $0.20 jerseys in the furnace and rally around Hossa or Toews.

Posted by SYF from the bottom of a pint of Guinness on 04/12/13 at 08:47 PM ET

At least you’re doing your part man.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 07:49 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

ran out of ice tea last night.

Guinness tonight.

It happens to me too. I always run out of ice tea yesterday.

Posted by Guilherme

that would have been ‘long island ice tea’ last night. do not think there is really that much tea found in that drink. iced or otherwise.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/12/13 at 07:49 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Hell, Deuce, I even saw a retired Air Force vet in a red $0.20 jersey he says he got from his grandson.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/12/13 at 07:50 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

2 awesome shots on goal by Franzen.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 07:50 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

is dekeyser in cuz he deserves it or cuz he was promised these games?

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 07:52 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

is dekeyser in cuz he deserves it or cuz he was promised these games?

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 08:52 PM ET

Played pretty solid IMO

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 07:53 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

LOL, that’s frigging hilarious.

Penalty: Cleary
Oscar: Crawford

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 07:54 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Wings just cant get out of their own way

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 07:54 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

Idk I don’t like rookies in intense games like these. Is it white who’s out?

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 07:55 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Feels pressure=dive.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/12/13 at 07:55 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Stupid, Butckets.  Can’t believe you didn’t believe you’d get called for that.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/12/13 at 07:55 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

Unless you’re gallagher or brodin

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 07:55 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Catch y’all on the flipside, 19.

Go, Assless Chaps.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/12/13 at 07:57 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Nice no looker, Z

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 07:57 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

JIMMAH

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/12/13 at 07:58 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

wait wait.  SHOOTING the puck?  that’s just craziness.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 08:03 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

wonder what pav and the ref were talking aboot?

fishing trip they have planed for july?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/12/13 at 08:03 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Holy sh1t, CBJ and DAL winning, that will make the POS, suck.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/12/13 at 08:03 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

This is painful

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 08:04 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Nice try Nike.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 08:04 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Nice try Gus.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/12/13 at 08:05 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Finally getting the puck down in their zone, after 12:00.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/12/13 at 08:07 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Gator’s hurt.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 08:10 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Detroit needs to take advantage soon, I dont see their legs holding out for long after last nights OT debacle

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 08:11 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Howdy bitches. Is it 1973 again and we are just watching the Cawks make plays? If it were not for Jimmah we would be in deep shite.
Do something with this pp.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/12/13 at 08:12 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

The down side to Filppula actually shooting the puck on the PP is that he’s got a really inaccurate shot.

Small victories I guess.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 04/12/13 at 08:14 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Tootoo’s been fairly effective tonight, must be the fresh legs and the bad attitude

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 08:15 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

The down side to Filppula actually shooting the puck on the PP is that he’s got a really inaccurate shot.

Small victories I guess.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 04/12/13 at 09:14 PM ET

I truly wish this wasn’t as spot on as it is.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 08:16 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

I’ll admit this is going far better than I expected.  the early first was a little chaotic in front of Jimmy, but they settled it down.  is this a case of the Wings playing better against better teams?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 08:16 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

At least it wasn’t 3-0 in 4 minutes

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 08:17 PM ET

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