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Steve Perry has been replaced by a young Filipino who sounds exactly like his predecessor.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

One more goal to ruin the narrative, boys.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 09:39 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…..................Gawd dammit…let’s go to Toronto!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 05/27/13 at 09:39 PM ET

Bent's avatar

So, barring another goal here, you are telling me the winning goal could be that fuching JOKE of a penalty shot?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/27/13 at 09:39 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnner!

More youth goals!

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/27/13 at 09:40 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

So, barring another goal here, you are telling me the winning goal could be that fuching JOKE of a penalty shot?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/27/13 at 10:39 PM ET

FML…....................

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 05/27/13 at 09:40 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Can they?  YES THEY CAN.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/27/13 at 09:40 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

T R I P

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 05/27/13 at 09:41 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Johnny’ll do ya

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 09:41 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Dangles tripped.  No call O’Halloran chokes again.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/27/13 at 09:41 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

So, barring another goal here, you are telling me the winning goal could be that fuching JOKE of a penalty shot?

Effin’ refs…

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/27/13 at 09:41 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Jonny DidDoYa

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 05/27/13 at 09:41 PM ET

Stevis's avatar

After running to his mommy on line changes all game, no it is most certainly not leadership by Toes.

Posted by Stevis on 05/27/13 at 09:42 PM ET

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For fuchs sake, quit trying to shove Toews leadership down our throats Pee-Air

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/27/13 at 09:42 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

FUCH

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/27/13 at 09:42 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I don’t know that the NHL has done a bigger screwjob to the Wings than this game.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 09:43 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Fuch O’Halloran.  Fuch Walkom.

Goddamn this fuching league.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/27/13 at 09:43 PM ET

Bent's avatar

And it was too.  Fuching figures.  Enjoy the gift, you assholes.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/27/13 at 09:43 PM ET

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Great game by the zebras…way to be the difference makers.

Posted by Garth on 05/27/13 at 09:43 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Faux me…....this league has become an embarAssment.

Absolute BullShit

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 05/27/13 at 09:43 PM ET

TeamDub's avatar

Fuch O’Halloran.  Fuch Walkom.

Goddamn this fuching league.

Exactly.

I’m fuching furious right now.

Posted by TeamDub from The gratch. on 05/27/13 at 09:44 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Game six.  Red Wings played well in stretches, but just poorly enough to lose.  Their best players need to step off the milk cartons for game 7.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 09:44 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

see ya Wed, 19.

winner take all.

leave it all on the ice, boys.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/27/13 at 09:44 PM ET

SYF's avatar

What a goddamn gift to the Cawks, O’Halloran.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/27/13 at 09:44 PM ET

Wings_in_NYC's avatar

That B effin S penalty shot decides this game?? Wow. Disgusting not only for the Wings, but for hockey in general. How in the bloody hell was that worthy of a penalty shot I will never know.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 05/27/13 at 09:45 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

Did the league deliver or did we just lose our minds for ten minutes.  Either way, they’ve rest on Wednesday will be unbearable.

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/27/13 at 09:45 PM ET

klank's avatar

of course the penalty shot was the difference.  not gonna win playing the last 15 min of each period.  we’re gonna need 60 strong min Wednesday.

LGRW!

Posted by klank from the finest hot tub in Marin on 05/27/13 at 09:46 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

No time for “what if"s and “if only"s.

Just go to Chicago and fuching WIN GAME 7.

They did it in Anaheim, and they can do it again.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/27/13 at 09:46 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Did the league deliver or did we just lose our minds for ten minutes.

Yes.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 09:47 PM ET

MsRedWingFan's avatar

F*CK YOU to hell BETTMAN AND YOUR LITTLE CORRUPT OFFICIALS TOO and take NBC announcers with you   ...
As much as I love hockey I am not sure I can watch much more of this bullcrap

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 05/27/13 at 09:47 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

it’s really incredible how spell checks can send you into another dimension. I meant to refer to the looming love fest   And it will be torture.

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/27/13 at 09:47 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

And it will be torture.

Posted by MoreShoot on 05/27/13 at 10:47 PM ET

No.  It will be sublime.  Because the Wings will win.  And that’s the best “fuch you” there is.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/27/13 at 09:49 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

7 game series. Cha-Ching says the NHL.

Thanks Gary. Ass.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/27/13 at 09:51 PM ET

SYF's avatar

“Injuries and OFFICIATING,” said Gramps.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/27/13 at 09:51 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

No.  It will be sublime.  Because the Wings will win.  And that’s the best “fuch you” there is.

I support this.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 09:51 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

GWG on that bullshit penalty shot call.  Thanks, Gary.Ass.

this is Gary’s NHL.  this is what he wants.  he wants certain teams to make it, and others not to.  what a *#$%@& joke.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 05/27/13 at 09:52 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

No.  It will be sublime.  Because the Wings will win.  And that’s the best “fuch you” there is.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/27/13 at 10:49 PM ET


I’m with you on this one MsRedWinger.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/27/13 at 09:53 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Game Seven.  Wednesday night.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/27/13 at 09:54 PM ET

TeamDub's avatar

Time for some motherfuching culpability.

2 coach challenges per game - goals, calls, NON-CALLS whatever. Reviewed by the asshats in Toronto.

At least take the “it’s a fast game” argument out of the equation.

So friggin’ peeved at this joke of a league, but perhaps the hockey gods just need a little bit bigger laugh when the Wings blow chitcago out, at home, in game 7.

Do it. For history.

For the chirrins.

Posted by TeamDub from The gratch. on 05/27/13 at 09:54 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Once again the reffs determine the difference in a Wings playoff game.

The boys came out flat in the 3rd and paid for it. Smitty’s shitty play costs 2 more goals.

We can still do this. We have been in this elimination spot say 6 other times in the last month. Whats another?

See you all Wednesday.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 05/27/13 at 09:55 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

2 coach challenges per game - goals, calls, NON-CALLS whatever. Reviewed by the asshats in Toronto.

Anybody see the flaw in this plan?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 09:56 PM ET

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