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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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cigar_nurse's avatar

E-52 with the nice d. And appoligizes to Towes another classy play.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/12/13 at 09:48 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

serously, what’s the name of the belle tire milf?

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

MoreShoot's avatar

We need to score again cause I’m fairly confident they will.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 09:48 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

that 3rd man should be marian hossa

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 09:48 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

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

Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 04/12/13 at 10:47 PM ET

whythankyouverymuch

unless that was sarcasm

I never can tell

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 09:48 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Fuch you Flip

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/12/13 at 09:48 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Wally?  Really?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 09:48 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Nice job Filpulla.  Earn that new contract.

Frick.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 09:49 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

They’re playing Buckethead at hockey games now?

I approve

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 09:49 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Here it comes.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 04/12/13 at 09:50 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

She’s playing at Humphrey’s by th Bay.

Yeah I saw the lineup.  trying to grab some America tickets.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/12/13 at 09:50 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

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

  Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 04/12/13 at 10:47 PM ET

whythankyouverymuch

unless that was sarcasm

I never can tell

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 10:48 PM ET

Wasn’t sarcasm Hoot.  But, you’d like it just the same if it was…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 09:50 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

What the the FFF brewery?

Three Floyds. Three guys named Floyd. I think a dad and two sons. Located in Munster, IN. Last stop in IN on 94 before IL. Craft brewers. Famous for their Dark Lord Imperial Stout. Great beer. Hilarious pub.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 09:51 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Wasn’t sarcasm Hoot.  But, you’d like it just the same if it was…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 04/12/13 at 10:50 PM ET

Ill take it anyway I can get

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 09:51 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Shorty….I can feel it.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/12/13 at 09:51 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Wally. Stupid and weak play is no way to get a shiney new contract son.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/12/13 at 09:51 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Yeah I saw the lineup.  trying to grab some America tickets.
Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, procrastilaxin….whore style on 04/12/13 at 10:50 PM ET

I remember wearing out a 45 of Horse With No Name back in the day.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/12/13 at 09:51 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

I’m gone for the rest of the game, GCL is almost a minute behind

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 09:52 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Damn, almost a shorty

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/12/13 at 09:52 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Shorty….I can feel it.

I’m not sure you feel what you think you feel

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 09:53 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

  What the the FFF brewery?

Three Floyds. Three guys named Floyd. I think a dad and two sons. Located in Munster, IN. Last stop in IN on 94 before IL. Craft brewers. Famous for their Dark Lord Imperial Stout. Great beer. Hilarious pub.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 10:51 PM ET

I also love Imperial Stout.  Have a lagunitas in the fridge now.  Epically delicious, and stupid strong.  Damn fine.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 09:53 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Pavel Bure couldnt have caught up to that pass

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 09:53 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

I can already tell you how it ends.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 04/12/13 at 09:54 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

How many cross checks does Toews have to apply to get open

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 09:54 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

And there it is. Goodnight.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 04/12/13 at 09:54 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Saw that coming. WTF was the deal with that rugby scrum on top of Jimmah

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/12/13 at 09:55 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

I take it back. Q just sucked

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 09:55 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

...RATZ…

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/12/13 at 09:55 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Only thing left now is who wins it for Chicago.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 04/12/13 at 09:55 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

disgraceful quincey youre an epic fail

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 09:55 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

great D, Quincey

I think Id rather have Quincey, M.E. on the team

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 09:55 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Ugh!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 09:55 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Well that sucks…..

That shorty thing must have been gas….

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/12/13 at 09:55 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

I restate my point about Hawks fans. They will never achieve class.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 09:56 PM ET

Avatar

Oddly, it’s tough to play effective hockey laying on the ice

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/12/13 at 09:56 PM ET

TeamDub's avatar

great D, Quincey

I think Id rather have Quincey, M.E. on the team

Klugman FTW.

Posted by TeamDub from The gratch. on 04/12/13 at 09:56 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Just leave Q on the south side of town at Leroy Brown’s house. Worthless as foam on piss.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/12/13 at 09:57 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

they were playing not to lose.

now time to play for a win.

why not pull out all the stops?

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/12/13 at 09:57 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Just leave Q on the south side of town at Leroy Brown’s house. Worthless as foam on piss.
Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/12/13 at 10:57 PM ET

At least that will add nitrogen to your lawn

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/12/13 at 09:58 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Q got an assist on that goal by Jimmy, whos position also sucked.

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

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