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Slipping Into Darkness…Bring On Baby Brother And Live Blog It

An early Live Blog for a game that’s bigger than most.  Deal with it.

That’s Bullet Bob up there, by the way. It took close to three months but our Horschackian commissioner has finally allowed little baby brother out of the front yard and into the alley with the sticky street and the smelly stuff.  It’s dank and it’s scary back here Patrick.  It’s places like this where boys with names like “Corey” don’t wander.  Rivalries have a unique obscenity to them.  There can be no elegance to a real rivalry.  They’re dirty and things happen that shame adults after the fact. The Wings used to have a rival like that, but then that team started to suck so bad that the ferocity became a joke.  Now? Good god. Pathetic Denver hacks are using pulpits like SI to beg for, yes, relevancy (good call, JJ).

And you would tune in for a current Avs-Wings Winter Classic, too, because it would be something new, something different.

 

Rivals don’t beg Adrian.  They just don’t.  It’s sad and it’s over.  Let it go because, aside from an occasional giggle at your expense, it’s just not that fun anymore. 

Relevant hatred doesn’t need sniffling hacks like Dater begging the mean old mainstream to please, just please, take notice of a team in Denver that absolutely nobody gives a shit about including the last dozen people in Denver who even realize there’s a team there. 

You know what builds real hate, Adrian?  Stuff like this.

You think Patrick Kane doesn’t absolutely despise Johan Franzen for treating him like a spoiled little sissy boy, on national TV, in a playoff game?  That’s real, visceral, legitimate hatred Adrian.

Oh, sure.  Denver hates Franzen too…for essentially making the entire franchise his bitch, repeatedly. But that’s it and that’s all Adrian. There is nothing else there and I promise you there will never be a Classic in Denver because nobody gives a shit about the Dive. Nobody.  Even a draw like the miracle manger baby’s favorite team wouldn’t be enough to get that game to Colorado.

We’ve got a new old rival now Adrian.  And this one’s got all the ingredients.  Cups have been won on each side but the inferiority complex remains in Chicago, as it should.  Baby brother knows. He does.

“Ever since I’ve been here, we’ve maybe beat them in the regular season and obviously lost (to them) in the (2009) playoffs, but we’ve never really dominated them or got the chance to say that we’re officially a better team than them,” said 23-year old Patrick Kane, who scored the winning goal in overtime of Game 6 in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final but dreams of ending the Wings’ season someday. “Even though we’ve had some ups against them in the regular season, we’ve never beaten them in the playoffs.”

Still with us Adrian?  Patrick Kane is a spoiled punk but he’s got it. He understands that until Chicago throws a hammer into the bad man’s junk the Hawks and their coiffed fan base will just have to swill in the fact that they’re one step behind professional sports’ gold standard. 

This is bound to get ugly because that’s what’s been decreed.  Six games crammed into a short period of time.  Each game essentially determining the division because it’s going to be tight all year Adrian. All year.  Denver?  Any chance of them grabbing an 8 seed?  Yeah, that Classic’s coming to Denver realllllll soon. 

Something wicked this way comes because that’s what happens when teams with hate in their hearts let emotions get the best of them.  And that’s a rivalry defined.  Ugliness is around the corner because it’s been building for a few years.  There’s only been one playoff series in the last decade between these two but that’s enough. There were isolated episodes in that series…the mouthpiece thing and the spear to the nuts that probably cost us a Cup…but now you get the feeling it’s time that the hate took over for a long-term run. 

And Adrian, one final word from you?

I want to see some other teams play hockey.

LOL (seriously)...too bad bitch. 

It’s a Live Blog.

 

 

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WestWing's avatar

I think Bert got that one!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 12/31/11 at 12:39 AM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Boom.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 12/31/11 at 12:39 AM ET

monkey's avatar

The “something in favors” have it.  Drink buddy.

Well, when I become inchoehere,, thekekjsk

kldkd

Posted by monkey from Finland on 12/31/11 at 12:39 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Commodore?  Are you fuching kidding me.  Awesome…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 12/31/11 at 12:39 AM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

LOL Commie with the bomb from the point.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 12/31/11 at 12:39 AM ET

Avatar

Deserved that after the no call on Dats getting hit high.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 12/31/11 at 12:40 AM ET

monkey's avatar

HDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

Posted by monkey from Finland on 12/31/11 at 12:40 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Commode Door or Bert?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 12/31/11 at 12:40 AM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Woo Hoo, Detroit 2-1

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 12/31/11 at 12:40 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

DET a little energized by back to back PK

and why not, it is so rare

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 12/31/11 at 12:41 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Don’t stop, baby.  Don’t ever stop.

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 12/30/11 at 09:39 PM ET

I get that all the time.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 12/31/11 at 12:41 AM ET

calquake's avatar

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 12/30/11 at 09:38 PM ET


OMG… she’s being attacked by… freckles.

Posted by calquake on 12/31/11 at 12:41 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Dirty redheads are apparently good luck.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 12/31/11 at 12:41 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

05:25   TODD BERTUZZI (5) TIP-IN - ASST: M. COMMODORE (1) AND J. ERICSSON (6)

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 12/31/11 at 12:42 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Wings are spending waaay too much time in their own zone.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 12/31/11 at 12:43 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

Dirty redheads are apparently good luck.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 12/30/11 at 09:41 PM ET

I concur

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 12/31/11 at 12:43 AM ET

monkey's avatar

OMG… she’s being attacked by… freckles.

I’ll protect her.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 12/31/11 at 12:43 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

I’ll protect her.

Step aside….

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 12/31/11 at 12:44 AM ET

monkey's avatar

Fa-something-vor.

This is the most technically correct.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 12/31/11 at 12:44 AM ET

SYF's avatar

05:25   TODD BERTUZZI (5) TIP-IN - ASST: M. COMMODORE (1) AND J. ERICSSON (6)

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 12/30/11 at 09:42 PM ET

A 6’3” guy tipped in a shot from the point by a 6’4” guy who received a pass from another 6’4” guy.

Ericsson is having a really decent game.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 12/31/11 at 12:45 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

crimeny

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 12/31/11 at 12:45 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Bugger. Who lost him at the blue line?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/31/11 at 12:45 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Hossa is a freak.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 12/31/11 at 12:45 AM ET

SYF's avatar

fuching Hossa.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 12/31/11 at 12:45 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

Is that ancient Greek erotica?  Impressive.

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 12/30/11 at 09:38 PM ET

It’s Sullyosis visiting his old frat house in Tucson.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 12/31/11 at 12:45 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Wally… dude…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 12/31/11 at 12:45 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Anybody not see that coming?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 12/31/11 at 12:45 AM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

I miss Hoss.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 12/31/11 at 12:45 AM ET

monkey's avatar

2-0 Wings.  Sweet.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 12/31/11 at 12:45 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Posted by RWBill from Jerry Sandusky’s defense team. on 12/30/11 at 09:36 PM ET

Pen!s blog?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 12/31/11 at 12:45 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

so an assist gets burt the Gordie Howe?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 12/31/11 at 12:45 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Damn, Fil tho someone got picked on the half boards too.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/31/11 at 12:46 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Y’all see this:

Siri Tells Little Boy to ‘Shut the F—- Up,’ Calls Him ‘Ugly’
The iPhone 4S was then sent in for repairs.

Siri….child abuse.  Steve Jobs, where are you?

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 12/31/11 at 12:46 AM ET

calquake's avatar

  OMG… she’s being attacked by… freckles.

I’ll protect her.

  I’ll protect her.

Step aside….

What I wouldn’t give to be a particular freckle.

Posted by calquake on 12/31/11 at 12:46 AM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

.....ugh…..

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 12/31/11 at 12:46 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Moose - - what happened to your hands

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 12/31/11 at 12:47 AM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

My kingdom for a Franzen goal.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 12/31/11 at 12:47 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Stu was crosschecked into Jimmy on Hossa’s shot.  Legit beef.  Shouldn’t have counted.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 12/31/11 at 12:47 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

gonna come down to who wants it more ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/31/11 at 12:48 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

Dirty redheads are apparently good luck.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 12/30/11 at 09:41 PM ET

Meh?

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 12/31/11 at 12:48 AM ET

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