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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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MoreShoot's avatar

My kingdom for a goal scorer

Emmerton

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

TheRealYooper's avatar

17:39 Cory Emmerton (4) Wrist Shot - Assists: none

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/12/13 at 09:05 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

More shoot! Emmerton!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 09:05 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Wow, bad pinch Yak

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 09:06 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

  My kingdom for a goal scorer

Emmerton

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 10:05 PM ET

Ill take it

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 09:07 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

PP

‘lil bro imploding?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/12/13 at 09:07 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Done comutting. What happened?

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 09:08 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Mule + Emmerton

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 09:08 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Done comutting. What happened?

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 10:08 PM ET

They’re filming the sequel to Miracle

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

WestWing's avatar

Evening bitches.  Wow these BlackSquawks broadcasters certainly are a couple of whining ass maggots.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 04/12/13 at 09:09 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

I fully and openly admit I was completely *#$%@& wrong.

GO WINGS

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 09:10 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

20 minutes of pucker coming up.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/12/13 at 09:11 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Oh, and I’m an amazing photoshopper

(I know, he’s probably waiting for me to link something so he can call me an arrogant)

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 09:11 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

lets not get excited yet.  we cough up these leads with regularity.  a wing will sneeze and they’re on the pp

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 09:11 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

  we cough up these leads with regularity. 

how can we cough up leads we never have?

LOL

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

Guilherme's avatar

*#$%@& we came back! (whore mouth)

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

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boom goes the dynamite. way to bring it, Herm

Posted by alexotw on 04/12/13 at 09:14 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 10:11 PM ET

Total green screen job

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 09:14 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

last night for starters

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 09:14 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

@ DAN M

just curious,
(trying to figure out your MO…)

What decade were you born?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/12/13 at 09:14 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Herman is taller than Ken Daniels, But who isn’t!

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/12/13 at 09:15 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

you know, Herm,

that jersey you wore in that green screen photo with Ken & Mick?
it looks exactly like one in the photoshop of you with Helm.

lol

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/12/13 at 09:18 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

32

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 09:21 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Drinking Three Floyds’ Permanent Funeral. Hoping the voodoo can hold 20 more minutes. Awesome fuching beer, too.  No drive to Chicago should ever not include a stop at FFF

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 09:22 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

i’d call you arrogant not an arrogant if and a big IF i cared

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 09:22 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Drinking Three Floyds’ Permanent Funeral.

what kind of beer is that?

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 09:24 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

32

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 10:21 PM ET

Name the Kraut line. Immediately.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 09:25 PM ET

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The way Quenville’s going apoplectic you’d thinks the Hawks were knocked out of the playoffs if they lose this one.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/12/13 at 09:25 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Name the Kraut line. Immediately.

aLol

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 09:25 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

You took too long.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 09:26 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

idk its a bruins line milt schmidt?  who cares about boston?

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

TheRealYooper's avatar

SCORING CHANGE

17:39 Cory Emmerton (4) Wrist Shot - Assists: D. Miller (4) & J. Tootoo (4)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 04/12/13 at 09:27 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Still,waiting. Too long.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 09:27 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Just in from the kids Lacrosse game.  They played like Romans but lost 7-10. 


So I settle back with an R & C and what do my lying eyes see on the scoreboard?!  2-1! 

 

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/12/13 at 09:27 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

20 more minutes, Lets Go Red Wings!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/12/13 at 09:28 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

why did shanahan get traded outta st louis to hartford

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 09:28 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Sixth period in 24 hours.

Gut it out boys.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/12/13 at 09:29 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Inthink the 4th line deserves more time this period.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 09:29 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Tootoo getting any ice time?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/12/13 at 09:30 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I said the whole line, Schmidt, Dumart, and Bauer.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 09:30 PM ET

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