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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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stonehands-78's avatar

need some ‘net front presence’ ...

homer?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/12/13 at 08:46 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

My kingdom for a goal scorer

Who’d want that? smile

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 09:42 PM ET

Its not a bad kingdom, when its not under water from 5 days of torrential rain

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 08:46 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

i knowww theres what only 7 games left?

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 08:46 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich'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 09:43 PM ET

Dude, go piss in someone else’s sandbox. HFboards and sbnation both have LB’s. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/12/13 at 08:46 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

some dumb team the islanders or hawks will pay fil that 5 million

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 08:47 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Its not a bad kingdom, when its not under water from 5 days of torrential rain

Did you build it on a swamp?

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 08:48 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

lol sandbox beat it fido

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 08:48 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Did you build it on a swamp?

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 09:48 PM ET

No, thats crazy

Its next to a river

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 08:49 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

wheres my rolled up newspaper to bang u on the snout with

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 08:49 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

wheres my rolled up newspaper to bang u on the snout with

So… many… jokes…

/explodes

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 08:50 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

So… many… jokes…

/explodes

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 09:50 PM ET

Dude, go ‘shop something.

You obviously never went to Detroit.  Or met Helm.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 08:51 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

thanks deuce that guys been on me all night

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

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After so many games, the coaches should have figured out something they can change other than the line combinations. This game doesn’t look any different from any other game, despite how important it is. I just can’t see anything about this effort to distinguish it from any other game.

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

ITDeuce's avatar

thanks deuce that guys been on me all night

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 09:52 PM ET


LOL, I helped get him there.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 08:53 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Der Kaisers not used to leading a rush, needs to find a little offensive confidence

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 08:54 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Where’s that confounded bridge?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 08:54 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Hell I stood at center ice next to Herm.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/12/13 at 08:55 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

  thanks deuce that guys been on me all night

  Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 09:52 PM ET


LOL, I helped get him there.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 04/12/13 at 09:53 PM ET

to Detroit I mean…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 08:55 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Its not about luck, Mick, its about execution

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 08:56 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jeebus! Talk aboot a hold.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 08:57 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Wow, is anyone else having a genuinely difficult time staying interested in this game?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 08:57 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

wouldnt it be awesome if we scored a pp goal and tied it here?  i kno its asking alot

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 08:57 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

first and ten?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/12/13 at 08:58 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

There is one bit of negative energy that warms me right now. Perhaps I only have to watch Dan Cleary for 8 more games. Oh Dann-o. Newfoundland is calling you home. Beat it.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 08:58 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Wow, is anyone else having a genuinely difficult time staying interested in this season?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 04/12/13 at 09:57 PM ET

fixt, and yes

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 08:58 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Gus needs a smoke after that soft porn.

Get er goin Wings.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/12/13 at 08:59 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

fixt, and yes

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 09:58 PM ET

Thanks.  Frigging autocorrect….

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 08:59 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Ho Lee Fuch

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 09:01 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Holy hell, Cola did somethin

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 09:01 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

FINALLY!!!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/12/13 at 09:01 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

They sure worked hard for that one! Mule!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 09:02 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

That was an icing?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 09:03 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Just throw it in Miller, whatever it takes

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 09:03 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Was it Mule?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 09:04 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Nice Emmerton.  But next time, shoot that fucher first.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 09:04 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Whoa.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/12/13 at 09:04 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

15:40 PPG - Johan Franzen (8)  - Assists: H. Zetterberg (29) & J. Kindl (9)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/12/13 at 09:04 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

rosivals a bum.  for some odd reason i was angry chicago signed him and we didnt

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 09:05 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

2-1

niceeeeeeeeeeeeeee

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/12/13 at 09:05 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

holy shit my feed craps out, it’s 1-0.  comes back, it’s 2-1.  WTF?!

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 09:05 PM ET

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