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Roll The Dice…One More Time

South Detroit doesn't exist.  Many richards have told us that many times.  Something about geography and bottled water. I don't know the precise equation, having dropped out of Northern before I could attain my prestigious associate's degree in advanced Pharmacy.

Physically, it's a myth.

But spiritually, in a place where we live that is not real life, it's everything.  It's less than a minute to go and it's a Wing lead in a game that means way too much to way too many.

Steve Perry has been replaced by a young Filipino who sounds exactly like his predecessor. It's weird.  But it doesn't matter. It could be Al Sobotka singing it. It just doesn't matter. It's the timing.  That's everything.

I need to hear that song.  Tonite. 

Two weeks ago we were at some middle school function. There was a band. They were not very good, but don't tell them I said that.  They were playing a song with flutes and recorders and silly drums.  Somebody had a trumpet.  I recognized the tune but I couldn't place it.  My wife, who knows every Wing score before I watch the game on DVR but somehow doesn't give away the result and do you have any idea how hard that would be? She nudged me and said, "that's got to be an omen."

It was that song.  I know. Like I've said...it's cheesy.  But holy hell if it isn't the greatest thing ever because when we hear it, you know the end is nigh.

We need to hear that song. Tonite.

It's a Live Blog, bitches. For all that's good in this world, baby Jesus.  You adorable, drooling, swaddled and innocent little bundle of Helm.  Do it. Give us this game. We'll be good. I promise.

1 to the WCF.  5 to the Burning.  9 to 12. 

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bezukov's avatar

Toews didn’t even hold on to his stick… kinda says something about his intent on that play if you ask me.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/27/13 at 08:29 PM ET

monkey's avatar

CamelToes sighting.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/27/13 at 08:29 PM ET

Primis's avatar

What a trainwreck Wings PP is so far.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:30 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

The difference between the PP and PK units of these two teams has been staggering the past two games.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 08:31 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Apparently you can do anything when on the PK.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/27/13 at 08:31 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Ugh! What a waste!

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/27/13 at 08:32 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Refs are never going to call a penalty on Saad for anything are they?  He have immunity or something?

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:32 PM ET

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Get in the damn puck to the front of the net.

Posted by CJBear71 on 05/27/13 at 08:32 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

This has just been men vs. boys so far—unfortunately, the team in red look like the boys.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 08:32 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Wake the *#$%@& up.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/27/13 at 08:33 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Can’t mow the lawn if the lawnmower isn’t running.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/27/13 at 08:33 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Need more drink.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/27/13 at 08:34 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Second period is usually our best for offense. Let’s hope Jimmy can keep us in it until then.

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/27/13 at 08:34 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Was trying to post the “special teams” bus….but Panoramio seems to be jacked up.

WHich one of you bitches broke it?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 08:34 PM ET

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So now Jimmy has to hold the puck for 5 seconds before he gets a whistle?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/27/13 at 08:35 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Is Edzo giving good advice to the Red Wings right now?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/27/13 at 08:35 PM ET

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Wow…..blatant interference there

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/27/13 at 08:36 PM ET

monkey's avatar

slllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww whistle

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/27/13 at 08:36 PM ET

Bent's avatar

UGH.  Why do they feel they need to point out every so called “missed call” on Chicago but never mention the wings?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/27/13 at 08:36 PM ET

Primis's avatar

So now Jimmy has to hold the puck for 5 seconds before he gets a whistle?

Posted by Valek on 05/27/13 at 08:35 PM ET

That’s 3 seconds quicker than in Chicago.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:36 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Well played Q.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/27/13 at 08:36 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Quincey????Wow!

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/27/13 at 08:36 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Q with a Lidstrom-esque play there

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 08:36 PM ET

Norskirama's avatar

Is Edzo giving good advice to the Red Wings right now?

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/27/13 at 08:35 PM ET

Edzo and good advice=oxymoron

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 05/27/13 at 08:36 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Held stick on Pav there.  nice no call.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/27/13 at 08:37 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Wow.  Dats almost scored through all six blackhawks on the ice.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/27/13 at 08:37 PM ET

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So there’s just not going to be an interference call on Chicago at all I guess

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/27/13 at 08:37 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Edzoe=moron

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 05/27/13 at 08:36 PM ET


fixt

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 08:37 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Edzo and good advice=oxymoron

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 05/27/13 at 08:36 PM ET

Edzo = moron.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:37 PM ET

Norskirama's avatar

Edzoe=moron

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 05/27/13 at 08:36 PM ET


fixt

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 05/27/13 at 08:37 PM ET

Merci beaucoup for the fix.

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 05/27/13 at 08:38 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

HOly hel is my stream behind.  Q just did his thingy….

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 08:38 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I like angry playoff Ericsson.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:39 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Keep at it Wings - You are DUE!!!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/27/13 at 08:40 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Keep at it Wings - You are DUE!!!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer’s chair on 05/27/13 at 08:40 PM ET

That only works if you are CHI and the league will direct the refs to invent PP’s for you.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:41 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Somebody bundle me.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/27/13 at 08:41 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Oh god, the curse of Brandon Inge.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 08:42 PM ET

Bent's avatar

So Inge is wearing a Red Wings shirt now?  Seen him in penguins gear the other day.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/27/13 at 08:42 PM ET

Tuba Guy's avatar

I like Brandon Inge again.

Posted by Tuba Guy from Royal Oak, MI on 05/27/13 at 08:42 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Wings looking better.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/27/13 at 08:42 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Believe!  I Do!!!


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/27/13 at 08:43 PM ET

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