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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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Little Redhead's avatar

Jimmah!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/12/13 at 10:31 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

MoreShoot, what kinda beer is that Permanent Funeral?

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 10:31 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

what kind of beer is that?

an IPA.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 10:31 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

no one cares about the bruins

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 10:31 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

an IPA.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 10:31 PM ET

thanks, not my bag, but I did the name

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 10:32 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

  what kind of beer is that?

an IPA.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 10:31 PM ET

I love IPA.  L.O.V.E. it.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 10:33 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Tootoo getting any ice time?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, procrastilaxin….whore style on 04/12/13 at 10:30 PM ET

Not a ton, but hes used them well

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 10:33 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Pavel Datsyuk > everyone else on the planet

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 10:33 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

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, procrastilaxin….whore style on 04/12/13 at 10:27 PM ET

What is this thing called “The Lead”?

Rummy, you a Diana Krall fan?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/12/13 at 10:34 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Pavel Datsyuk > everyone else on the planet

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 10:33 PM ET

FACT

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 10:34 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

JIMMY!

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 10:35 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Our collander-like defense has returned

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/12/13 at 10:36 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

soooo….with this 2-1 lead over the best team in the NHL, and the saves Howard made earlier in the game…who still wants to say he isn’t worth $5 million a year?

hmmmmm…..

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 10:37 PM ET

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Nyquist is looking a lot stronger on the puck these days.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/12/13 at 10:37 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Rummy, you a Diana Krall fan?

Nah, more a Jimmy Buffet aficionado.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/12/13 at 10:37 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

he is now yes

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 10:37 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

So…who gets the GTG from CHI with under 5 minutes left?

Going with Frolik.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 04/12/13 at 10:38 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

That is one weird ass Southern Comfort commercial…

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/12/13 at 10:38 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

look at mason look at felix potvin look brizzy galov and luongo

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 10:39 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Nyquist is looking a lot stronger on the puck these days.

I was just thinking that

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 10:39 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

fuchin ABBY!!!

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 10:40 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

soooo….with this 2-1 lead over the best team in the NHL, and the saves Howard made earlier in the game…who still wants to say he isn’t worth $5 million a year?
hmmmmm…..
Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 10:37 PM ET

He’s still not worth a penny more than 4.9 million.

Slap me, baby, Yeah!

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/12/13 at 10:40 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Abby…stoopid hockey stick.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/12/13 at 10:40 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

jim carey raycroft if howard turns into brodeur or even mike richter i’ll take it all back

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 10:41 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Slap me, baby, Yeah!

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 04/12/13 at 10:40 PM ET


You are so bad…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 10:41 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

So…who gets the GTG from CHI with under 5 minutes left?

Do they have any rookies in the lineup tonight looking for their first goal?

If so, that’s who I’m going with.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 04/12/13 at 10:41 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Sweet, down a D in a must winner

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 10:42 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Nah, more a Jimmy Buffet aficionado.
Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, procrastilaxin….whore style on 04/12/13 at 10:37 PM ET

She’s playing at Humphrey’s by th Bay. Just picked up some tickets today. They have a nice line up this season. Might go to Huey Lewis too.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/12/13 at 10:42 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

thanks, not my bag, but I did the name

well if you’re into the darker brews FFF makes the best rated stout in America about the last 6 years.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 10:42 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

So…who gets the GTG from CHI with under 5 minutes left?

Ima calling for Dan Frichen Cleary for the win

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/12/13 at 10:44 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

well if you’re into the darker brews FFF makes the best rated stout in America about the last 6 years.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 10:42 PM ET

I am, Ill have to see if our local specialty beer store has some

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 10:44 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

What was Kane doing kicking his back foot out like that?  That looked so weird.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 10:44 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

20 cent gave E a back kick in the stones.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 10:44 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

kane is a creton

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 10:45 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Datsyuk fanned on the puck?  what planet am I on?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 10:45 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

I love to visualize Hank and Z with a potent third man.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 10:45 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

What was Kane doing kicking his back foot out like that?  That looked so weird.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 04/12/13 at 10:44 PM ET

Going to the Matt Cooke school for skating

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 10:46 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Going to the Matt Cooke school for skating

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 10:46 PM ET

I hope you have an extinguisher on hand, because you’re on fire brother.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 10:47 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I love to visualize Hank and Z with a potent third man.
Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 10:45 PM ET

I guess that means they are the cialis line right now, then.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/12/13 at 10:47 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

What the the FFF brewery?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 10:47 PM ET

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