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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Steve Perry has been replaced by a young Filipino who sounds exactly like his predecessor.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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WestWing's avatar

That’s not penalty.  No worse than what Dickel did to Kronwall really.  And we’ve heard about a million times by now (thanks NBC) what a clean hit that was.

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

monkey's avatar

no power plays

Refs noticed.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/27/13 at 08:08 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Pie slice?  What the fuch is Emerick talking about?

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

klank's avatar

shut em down, boys.  LGRW!

Posted by klank from the finest hot tub in Marin on 05/27/13 at 08:08 PM ET

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Of course you’re going to get hit in the head when your head is only at the level of the top of the boards

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/27/13 at 08:09 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Pie slice?  What the fuch is Emerick talking about?

Pie.  Everyone likes pie.  And waffles.  And squirrel squibs.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/27/13 at 08:09 PM ET

Chet's avatar

hjalmerwhoev high sticks Quincey, is cleanly missed or brushed by Franzia, draws 2.

F this team.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 05/27/13 at 08:09 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Pie slice?  What the fuch is Emerick talking about?

If I had to guess, I’d say Doc’s a glue sniffer.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 08:10 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Its a DIVE!  He did not touch his fricking head!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 05/27/13 at 08:10 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Shorty?  Anyone?  Shorty?

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/27/13 at 08:10 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

I’d say Doc’s a glue sniffer.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 09:10 PM ET

And farts also…I saw it on the internet

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 08:10 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

FUCH YOU

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/27/13 at 08:10 PM ET

Chet's avatar

btw 19.. when 93 plays soft, he’s GOTTA be Franzia.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 05/27/13 at 08:11 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Yay PK!!!

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/27/13 at 08:11 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Another fuching penalty?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/27/13 at 08:11 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Zebra suckage is huge!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/27/13 at 08:11 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Too many men?  Good grief…will SOMEbody please get these guys a rulebook?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 08:11 PM ET

jsquigg's avatar

5 on 6 boys, 5 on 6.  What a joke of a league.

Posted by jsquigg on 05/27/13 at 08:11 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Jeez Louise!!!! Can’t be doing stupid penalties!

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/27/13 at 08:11 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Oh for *#$%@&’s sake.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/27/13 at 08:12 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Too many men?  Since when do they call that?

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/27/13 at 08:12 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Man I can’t for the even-up PP’s for DET that will never come.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:12 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Who is Justin and what is he doing in our neighborhood?

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/27/13 at 08:13 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

The refs are looking for anything to punish Red wings..this is getting to obvious..

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 05/27/13 at 08:13 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Too many men?  Since when do they call that?

Since their jerseys didn’t say Pittsburgh on them.

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

monkey's avatar

The refs are looking for anything to punish Red wings..this is getting to obvious..

Work harder, play smarter.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/27/13 at 08:14 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Nyquist.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/27/13 at 08:15 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

I want it noted that there were just 6 Red Wings who did NOT just get a penalty called on them for wearing the Winged Wheel

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 08:15 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Z.  Keep the pressure on.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/27/13 at 08:15 PM ET

jsquigg's avatar

O’Hallaran (don’t care if I spelled it right) is one of the worst officials in all of sports.  Great penalty kill, now we need to finish these Cawks!

Posted by jsquigg on 05/27/13 at 08:15 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Work harder, play smarter.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/27/13 at 09:14 PM ET

Bingo. Bango.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/27/13 at 08:16 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Shouts outs to the ECHL.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/27/13 at 08:17 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Does Crawfords mask have lipstick on the Blackhawk head?

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/27/13 at 08:18 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Shouts outs to the ECHL.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 05/27/13 at 09:17 PM ET

Former Western Mich. Bronco goaltender Riley Gill the starter with the winning Reading Royals.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:19 PM ET

Tony Perkis's avatar

I second the Franzia Chet. I want to see FranZEN that made laid a great hit on Cindy in the finals that almost made her cry and then throw his ass off of him. “Get OFF me Cindy!”

Posted by Tony Perkis from Drinking at Robert's Lounge with Billy Batts on 05/27/13 at 08:19 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/27/13 at 08:20 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

11 missed 51 ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/27/13 at 08:20 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Cleary chose poorly on that rush.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:20 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Cleary chose poorly on that rush.

Is he going to turn to dust and blow away in the wind?

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/27/13 at 08:21 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

sloppy passing…

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/27/13 at 08:22 PM ET

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