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Steve Perry has been replaced by a young Filipino who sounds exactly like his predecessor.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

F this league.

Posted by TeamDub from The gratch. on 05/27/13 at 09:17 PM ET

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Guess the call came down from on high from the garden gnome…..need the Hawks in the playoffs still.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/27/13 at 09:17 PM ET

Bent's avatar

So the Hawks have been gifted two goals thanks to non-calls…

And a third due to a “call”

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/27/13 at 09:17 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Do not believe what I’m seeing right now.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/27/13 at 09:18 PM ET

monkey's avatar

God damn it.  *#$%@& you.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/27/13 at 09:18 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Three goals were huge.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 05/27/13 at 09:18 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Cawks/Sharts…these are your orders from Mr. MaGoo.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 05/27/13 at 09:18 PM ET

jsquigg's avatar

What a fuching joke of a fuching league.  Piece of shit official calling complete bullshit.

Posted by jsquigg on 05/27/13 at 09:18 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Can’t wait for the “even it up calls” to start going our way now that the game has been decided.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/27/13 at 09:19 PM ET

SYF's avatar

This…league.  This mutherfuching league.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/27/13 at 09:19 PM ET

Wings_in_NYC's avatar

How the hell is THAT a penalty shot???? Cola touches him with the stick. He didn’t mug him or anything. Wow. Complete BS. Done with this one for the night.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 05/27/13 at 09:19 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

GREAT SAVE BY CRAWFORD!  Thank gawd that was not one of those knucklers!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 05/27/13 at 09:19 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Nails can’t believe it himself.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/27/13 at 09:20 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Can’t wait for the “even it up calls” to start going our way now that the game has been decided.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/27/13 at 10:19 PM ET


Indeed

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 09:20 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

GREAT SAVE BY CRAWFORD!  Thank gawd that was not one of those knucklers!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, SCP Round #2….whore style on 05/27/13 at 10:19 PM

That or one of those shots that hits a patch of ice

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 09:20 PM ET

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Not that I am writing off this series but no team is beating the Pens this year.  So we’re all playing for runner up

Posted by bababooey on 05/27/13 at 09:20 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

This still stinks…!!!  Let’s go Red Wings !!!!  Clap Clap Clap

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 05/27/13 at 09:21 PM ET

Wings_in_NYC's avatar

Even up calls will come with 40 seconds left when it doesn’t matter just to even up the penalty minutes on the score sheet. Complete horsesheeeet.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 05/27/13 at 09:21 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Getting screwed here. Time to light a fire…win it or burn it down…...

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 05/27/13 at 09:21 PM ET

Bent's avatar

The wings get hauled down ALL THE TIME, and they NEVER get penalty shots called.  A stick tap is worth one?  Fuch O’Halleran, Bettman, and this JOKE of a fuching hockey league!

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/27/13 at 09:21 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

The kids have taken this team farther than anyone expected, but it’s time for Detroit’s best players to step out of the shadows and join the series.  It simply has to happen in order for them to have any chance.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 09:22 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Only hope here is to get one in a hurry.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 09:22 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

The fix is in 19. The league wants a shitcago left coast series at all costs. This is just sickening. Fuch off Gary. Ass

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 05/27/13 at 09:22 PM ET

SYF's avatar

No call on Dangles being held.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/27/13 at 09:22 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

A yawning net?

thefuq?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 09:22 PM ET

Wings_in_NYC's avatar

Paging Mr. Mule….Mr. Mule to the goddamn net.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 05/27/13 at 09:23 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Skate. Your. Ass. Off.

 

NOW!!!

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 05/27/13 at 09:23 PM ET

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Wasn’t there a time when you took your free hand off the stick and wrapped it around someone it was an automatic penalty?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/27/13 at 09:23 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

At Datsyuk’s farewell conference:

” You wonder why we all leave to go play real hockey….Screw you Gary.  Ass. “

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 09:23 PM ET

SYF's avatar

TEN Cawks against the Wings six all fuching game long.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/27/13 at 09:25 PM ET

Stevis's avatar

We are getting hosed.  And yet I can’t help but wonder where the top 6 are on the scoreboard in all this.  Depth scoring is supposed to be the supplement.

Posted by Stevis on 05/27/13 at 09:25 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Get some scoring chances, Wings.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/27/13 at 09:25 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

I’ve been watching, well was until that BS call.

Before that was sticking a power drill into my voodoo doll of Brendan Smith.

For fuchs sake.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/27/13 at 09:26 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

We are getting hosed.  And yet I can’t help but wonder where the top 6 are on the scoreboard in all this.  Depth scoring is supposed to be the supplement.

Posted by Stevis on 05/27/13 at 10:25 PM ET

Abso-fuching-lutely

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 09:26 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I’m pretty sure Kyle Quincey is brain-damaged and/or mentally challenged.  There is no other explanation there.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 09:26 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

He is holding ABBY’ss stick you stupid ass!  Blow the whistle

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 05/27/13 at 09:27 PM ET

Bent's avatar

DOes Chicago ever do anything wrong?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/27/13 at 09:27 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Great….

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/27/13 at 09:27 PM ET

Primis's avatar

We are getting hosed.  And yet I can’t help but wonder where the top 6 are on the scoreboard in all this.  Depth scoring is supposed to be the supplement.

Posted by Stevis on 05/27/13 at 10:25 PM ET

They’re getting held, slashed, and interfered with constantly, that’s where.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 09:27 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

We are getting hosed.  And yet I can’t help but wonder where the top 6 are on the scoreboard in all this.  Depth scoring is supposed to be the supplement.

Bingo.  The players we count on to make a difference on the scoreboard have come up very small in this series.  That has to change

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

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Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977.  No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y.  Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation.  There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature.  Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome: wphoulihan@gmail.com