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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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RWBill's avatar

Aaaaaaaaaaannndd PHX takes an early lead on CGY, of course.

Queue Archie Bell and the Drells.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/12/13 at 08:18 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Do you endorse that man lotion Shaq is peddling RW? grin

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/12/13 at 08:22 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

gotta be a troll.  no other explanation.

how’s Chicago this time of year, Dan?

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

I was not the first one to call you out. It was PaulinMiamiBeach. The TROLL says bimbo. Bitch.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 08:25 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

40 more minutes of what could be the season

Posted by gt500x on 04/12/13 at 08:27 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

thats twice you’ve name called me now

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 08:29 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

40 more minutes of what could be the season

Posted by gt500x on 04/12/13 at 09:27 PM ET

40 more minutes, and then the rest of your lives

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 08:30 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

i’ve been called a troll and a bitch now

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 08:31 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Aaaaaaaaaaannndd PHX takes an early lead on CGY, of course.

Let your feelings be your guide. Let go. Feel the force move through you.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 08:32 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

i’ve been called a troll and a bitch now

Blame the Chief.

It’s a Live Blog, bitches

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 08:32 PM ET

gt500x's avatar

i’ve been called a troll and a bitch now

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 09:31 PM ET

Bitch is kindova thing that goes around here.  Nothing personal.

Posted by gt500x on 04/12/13 at 08:33 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

40 more minutes of what could be the season

Posted by gt500x on 04/12/13 at 09:27 PM ET

Absolutely wayyyyyyyyy premature for that!  This is Wings toughest game.  Others have tougher schedule the next 7 games.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/12/13 at 08:33 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

And how many times have you called me a bimbo? Did you even read the comment? I only confirmed what Paul said. And rightly so I’m thinking.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 08:34 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

This is Wings toughest game

Not true. The Red Wings will play against the Red Wings seven more time.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 08:35 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

TELL ME HE’S NOT WORTH $5 MILLION A YEAR

TELL ME SO I CAN SLAP YOU

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 08:35 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

James.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/12/13 at 08:35 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

s

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 08:36 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

The Red Wings will play against the Red Wings seven more time.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 09:35 PM ET

A truer statement has never been written

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 08:37 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

its great you’re thinking that.  i really care.  i’ve forgotten more about this team than you’ll ever know.

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 08:38 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Loses an edge? Must of hit a patch of ice.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 08:38 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Kate. We got yer back. No need to feed Richard anymore.OK?

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/12/13 at 08:39 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

TELL ME HE’S NOT WORTH $5 MILLION A YEAR
TELL ME SO I CAN SLAP YOU
Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 09:35 PM ET

He’s only worth 4.9million.

Slap me, baby, yeah

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/12/13 at 08:39 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Said it last night

My kingdom for a goal scorer

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 08:39 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

When will Hawks fans achieve class.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 08:39 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Kate. We got yer back. No need to feed Richard anymore.OK?

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/12/13 at 09:39 PM ET

+19

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/12/13 at 08:39 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Slap me, baby, yeah

Baad boy.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 08:39 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

When will Hawks fans achieve class.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 09:39 PM ET

When they get a team worthy of it

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 08:40 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

I agree hoot i’ve only been screamin hossa and gaborik all night

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 08:40 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

its great you’re thinking that.  i really care.  i’ve forgotten more about this team than you’ll ever know.

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 09:38 PM ET

Now you’re stealing MY lines junior.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 08:40 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

JIMMAH!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 08:41 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

TELL ME HE’S NOT WORTH $5 MILLION A YEAR

TELL ME SO I CAN SLAP YOU

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 08:41 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

James.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/12/13 at 08:41 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Wonder if Fil will put that play in his 5mil dollar dossier?

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 08:42 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

My kingdom for a goal scorer

Who’d want that? smile

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 08:42 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

FUCH!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 08:42 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

That was a $5M goal

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 08:43 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

i’d bet my eternal soul on me running laps around you in redwing hockey and hockey in knowledge in general

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 08:43 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

A little air outta the balloon.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/12/13 at 08:44 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

//sigh//

btw - I really, really dislike that song ...

just dumb.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/12/13 at 08:44 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

i’d bet my eternal soul on me running laps around you in redwing hockey and hockey in knowledge in general

(dont feed it… sorry)

You’re losing precious seconds of Red Wings hockey typing in here.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 08:45 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Gaborik three goals in five games with CBJ

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 08:45 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