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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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Hootinani's avatar

now thats the Cola I know

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 10:58 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

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

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 10:56 PM ET

The Wings aren’t playing against Hawks fans.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 04/12/13 at 10:58 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

screw you Joan Crawford!

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 04/12/13 at 10:58 PM ET

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That’s some nice Hal Gill bear-hug school of hockey from the Hawks there.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/12/13 at 10:59 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Just for shits and giggles, how bout the last Z line shift, swap Mule in for Abby

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 11:00 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Feeds are pretty screwed up tonight….PIRATE!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/12/13 at 11:00 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Deja Vu

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 11:01 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Sniff sniff. I smell a point ... and another SO loss.

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 11:01 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Abdelkader kneed, and the fans cheer…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 11:02 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

pick a winner Quinny!

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 04/12/13 at 11:02 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Why no calls? Late dirty hit on Kronners.

Lets bog Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 11:02 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Yo Capn…just scored some sweet seats for America.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/12/13 at 11:02 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

OT -Lets Go Red Wings!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/12/13 at 11:03 PM ET

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Apparently Quenville knew what he was doing.  No penalties on the Hawks since he threw his fit.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/12/13 at 11:03 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Huge huge point again against 2 of the best teams in the WC back to back.

Out Fuching Standing!

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/12/13 at 11:03 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

well there’s another point.

we were supposed to get 2 last night and none tonight, and we got 1 and 1…so it all evens out I guess…

and we still might get another one tonight?

nobody here expected 3 points between last night and tonight.  admit it.  and it’s close.  oh so close.

how badly do they want it?  we’re about to find out.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 11:03 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Ready bitches?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 11:04 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

quincey needs to have that office space type meeting with brass at the end of the year.  the what exactly would u say u do here stare with blank confusion waiting for a response….type meeting

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

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Abby and Cleary as a pair?!?!?!  Is Babcock fuching with us now?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/12/13 at 11:05 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

WTF is Miller doing on the ice in OT

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 11:06 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Huge huge point again against 2 of the best teams in the WC back to back.

Out Fuching Standing!

AMEN brother!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/12/13 at 11:06 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

who was bashing Quincey earlier?

hmmmmm….

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 11:07 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

I gotta pee so bad.  I’d rather wet myself than miss this.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 11:07 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Nice effort, Franzen.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 04/12/13 at 11:07 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Mick says: Big Time Overtime

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/12/13 at 11:08 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Z’s had a rough game

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 11:08 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Nice effort, Franzen.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 04/12/13 at 11:07 PM ET

You missed the quotes around “effort”.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 11:08 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

holy shit this feels like the playoffs.  I haven’t been this into a game in MONTHS.

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

NIVO's avatar

now for The Kane show, where he slows down and beats Jimmy with the triple lindy.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 04/12/13 at 11:09 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

WHO SAYS HOWARD ISN’T WORTH $5 MIL PER YEAR

COME HERE SO I CAN SLAP YOU WITH JIMMY’S DONG

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

Little Redhead's avatar

JIMMAH

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/12/13 at 11:09 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

James.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/12/13 at 11:10 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Skills competition.

Let’s Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 11:10 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

We wouldn’t be in OT if it wasn’t for Q’s gaff Paulie.
.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/12/13 at 11:11 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Come on WINGS!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/12/13 at 11:11 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

COME HERE SO I CAN SLAP YOU WITH JIMMY’S DONG

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

lets just hope that he doesn’t forget his dong for the SO, like last night

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 11:11 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

if kane stops howard should just throw his stick at him

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

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Lets get 2 points tonite.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 11:12 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 11:12 PM ET

what she said

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 04/12/13 at 11:12 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Big big 2 points on back to back nights.

Great effort to withstand the first 10 minutes, ended up out shooting the home team even on the second night.


Pretty much a coin toss now.  Glad to take a point away from Chcago. Not many have.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/12/13 at 11:13 PM ET

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