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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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ITDeuce's avatar

Hold on to your butts.

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

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jimmah!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

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

Rumbear's avatar

Q!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 04/12/13 at 11:13 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

yea fuch you Kane

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 04/12/13 at 11:14 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jimmah!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 11:14 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Kane’s such a prick

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 11:14 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Kane, with a fat lip from Jimmah’s dong.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 11:14 PM ET

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The douchebaggery just drips off Kane

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 04/12/13 at 11:14 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

suck it kane u little puke

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 11:14 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

ZZZZZZZZZZZEEE!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 11:15 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/12/13 at 11:15 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

put tootoo out there!

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 04/12/13 at 11:15 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

did that go in?  they better review it!

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/12/13 at 11:16 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Do it Nike!

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 11:17 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

no one goes 5 hole yet on Howard

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 11:17 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Um…. wtf was that?

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 11:17 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Mule. shoot it

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/13 at 11:17 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

There’s the rook.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 11:17 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

dammit

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 04/12/13 at 11:18 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

FUCH!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/12/13 at 11:18 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Plays like a mad man all game, cant make a damn stop in the SO, embarrassing

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 11:18 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Good job, hitting the net Franzen.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 04/12/13 at 11:18 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

hossa franzen that sums it all up

Posted by DAN M on 04/12/13 at 11:19 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

//sigh//

Night ya all!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/12/13 at 11:19 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

they are right where they thought they would be, Mick

losers again

Posted by Hootinani on 04/12/13 at 11:19 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

*#$%@& this shit

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 11:20 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

got a point

see ya sunday, sunday, sunday 19.

g’nite

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/12/13 at 11:21 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Very good to get a point out of Chicago.  Great effort.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/12/13 at 11:21 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

no shootout in the playoffs, right James?

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/13 at 11:22 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

and the always important 1 point is the takeaway…...

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 04/12/13 at 11:22 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Catch ya ll on Sunday when we play Bubba at the jukebox

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 04/12/13 at 11:24 PM ET

Tuba Guy's avatar

look at that, Brandon Inge is playing baseball this year…

Posted by Tuba Guy from Royal Oak, MI on 04/12/13 at 11:24 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Sure glad we are out of the west next year. Won’t miss shitcago and their douchnozzel fans. Good riddance.
Impressive gutty road point.
Bleachheaded bimbo slobbering over the cawks on the NHL network saying they will have a long playoffs run. We shall see.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/12/13 at 11:26 PM ET

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Gonna be the one to say it…go calgary.

Posted by maltby18 on 04/12/13 at 11:26 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Toewes interview on the ice liking the De-troit Sucks chant by the fans.What a classy captain. Not.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/12/13 at 11:32 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Very good to get a point out of Chicago.  Great effort.

They’re special.  They explored overtime.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 04/12/13 at 11:34 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Damn Calgary gave up the late tying goal, PHX got at least 1 point, playing OT now.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/12/13 at 11:37 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Well, one piece of good news, PHX only gets 1 point.  Logjam.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/12/13 at 11:42 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Dallas, 1 game in hand and 1 more ROW.
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7.  MIN 46 (18) - 1game in hand
8.  DET 45 (17)
9.  DAL 43 (18) - 1 game in hand
9.  PHX 43 (15)
9.  CBJ 43 (14)

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/12/13 at 11:50 PM ET

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http://youtu.be/7nqcL0mjMjw

Posted by maltby18 on 04/12/13 at 11:52 PM ET

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