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Abel to Yzerman

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Steve Perry has been replaced by a young Filipino who sounds exactly like his predecessor.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

ESPN brings up a good point:  someone is now going to horribly overpay Brian Bickell this coming offseason.

That’s pretty funny.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 07:55 PM ET

behind the net in G.R.'s avatar

It is fitting that today is Memorial Day. Movie sellection for tonight Blackhawk Down. Lets do this tonight and end this game with the handsake line.

Posted by behind the net in G.R. on 05/27/13 at 07:55 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

ESPN brings up a good point:  someone is now going to horribly overpay Brian Bickell this coming offseason.

That’s pretty funny.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 07:55 PM ET

Haha…let em.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 07:56 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Bickell….the guy is a fricking lummox.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 05/27/13 at 07:56 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/27/13 at 07:58 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Pacing the floor,can’t sit still, can’t imagine why. Maybe take the pups for a short stroll in the yard

Posted by dougie on 05/27/13 at 07:59 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

I’m glad Eddie and Doc this think is a big joke.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/27/13 at 08:00 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

I’m glad Eddie and Doc this think is a big joke.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/27/13 at 08:00 PM ET

I wonder if they think it’s as big a joke as THEY are

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 08:00 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

What are you bitches drinking?

Batting first is New Belgium Ranger IPA. Next is Founders Centennial.

m./

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/27/13 at 08:02 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I’m glad Eddie and Doc this think is a big joke.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/27/13 at 08:00 PM ET

Just subtle interference with the broadcast.  Edzo’s gotten away with it for years…

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:02 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Pacing the floor,can’t sit still, can’t imagine why. Maybe take the pups for a short stroll in the yard

Posted by dougie on 05/27/13 at 07:59 PM ET

You should try alcohol.  9 out of 10 Dentists, agree alcohol cures pacing….eventually.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 05/27/13 at 08:04 PM ET

behind the net in G.R.'s avatar

What are you bitches drinking?

An Arnold Palmer with top shelf vodka added in.

Posted by behind the net in G.R. on 05/27/13 at 08:04 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Just subtle interference with the broadcast.  Edzo’s gotten away with it for years…

Edzo is about as subtle as a loud, smelly fart in church.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 08:04 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

L.G.R.W.

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

Primis's avatar

Backstrom has all kinds of time to shoot at empty nets in empty arenas now.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:06 PM ET

Pugna Vox's avatar

Sing it. Drop it. Burn it.

Burn it all.

Posted by Pugna Vox from Idiot Out Wandering Around on 05/27/13 at 08:06 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Just subtle interference with the broadcast.  Edzo’s gotten away with it for years…

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:02 PM ET

+19

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/27/13 at 08:07 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

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

Rumbear's avatar

Karen…....on Memorial Day.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 05/27/13 at 08:08 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Karen Newman.Yay!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/27/13 at 08:09 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I know Chris Vannini posted on Twitter earlier that he wishes they’d give out t-shirts for playoff games at the Joe, but I love that they don’t.  Everything is red and white anyways without it, and beat writers from other NHL teams have come in and commented it’s almost more intimidating that way… knowing everyone comes TO The Joe that way on their own instead of having it engineered with a giveaway.

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

Avatar

Hey Chief. Before this gets going, thank you for your service man.

Now…  LGRW!

Posted by CJBear71 on 05/27/13 at 08:10 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Karen needs some Spanx

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

Little Redhead's avatar

Thanks those that are serving and those that served.

Thanks Karen - Awesome!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/27/13 at 08:10 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Karen needs some Spanx

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

Spandex?

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

bezukov's avatar

Spandex?

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 05/27/13 at 08:11 PM ET

You heard the man.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/27/13 at 08:12 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Thanks those that are serving and those that served.

Thanks Karen - Awesome!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer’s chair on 05/27/13 at 08:10 PM ET

My pleasure

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 08:12 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

James.

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

Little Redhead's avatar

Go JIMMAH Go!!!!!

Keep it up WINGS!!!!!

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

SandysWingingit's avatar

Whoa… let’s try some action at the other end of the ice, eh?

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/27/13 at 08:14 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I did something tonight I have not done yet for the playoffs.

I’m rocking the red #11 Cleary during the game.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:14 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Spanx, the anti Spandex. google it. My mom used to call it a girdle.

Posted by dougie on 05/27/13 at 08:14 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Whoa… Wally just shot the puck… twice in two touches.  I must be drunk.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/27/13 at 08:15 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Evening bitches.  I see the NBC announcers are starting with the narratives already.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/27/13 at 08:16 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Nice play Yak.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/27/13 at 08:16 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Wow Kindl, what a play against Hossa.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:16 PM ET

Tony Perkis's avatar

What!? I was about to say: great plays by Kindl. But I guess not…

Posted by Tony Perkis from Drinking at Robert's Lounge with Billy Batts on 05/27/13 at 08:17 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Thats a plain old puck battle.  Bullshit call.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/27/13 at 08:17 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Shit!

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/27/13 at 08:17 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Bullshit.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/27/13 at 08:17 PM ET

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