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Time Is A Wicked Drug

I don't know what the weather's like in Michigan today. I could check, because Al Gore invented a device that would help.  But I'm too lazy, as you're aware.

I do know that it's going to be 83 and sunny here in Florida, so I'll be at the beach.

During the early afternoon, my mind will wander. 

It will wander to the majesty of Darren McCarty's knee cap and what it must have sounded like when that knee cap made violent contact with Claude Lemieux's face twenty years ago. Repeated, violent contact. 

My mind will wander to the pulpy mess of blood left on the JLA ice as Lemieux wobbled to the dressing room.

Glimpses of flying Shanahans and little Mike Vernons, each of them attacking Patrick Roy (now jobless in case you didn't know) from different angles and for different reasons.

McCarty again, finishing the game and starting a run (you know, one of those "runs" Jeff Blashill mentions from time to time).

Wondrous memories of that day and what followed in the weeks and months and years to come.

Enjoy your Sunday.

It's a Live Blog, bitches.  

LGRW.

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Beach Run starts at 12:30, could have ran this morning but its just healthier this way.
Will check to see if the Wings “started” and hoping still they run.

Posted by Hockeyful from The Best Beach in America on 03/26/17 at 11:11 AM ET

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The best part of that kneeing was watching Mac drag Lemieux to the Wings bench and prop him up and finish that beating straight up whore style.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/26/17 at 11:15 AM ET

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Riley on the 2nd line again. Good grief will the madness ever cease?

Posted by ChillDistiller from Michigan on 03/26/17 at 12:31 PM ET

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I love the way week night games start 10-15 minutes after the listed start time regularly, but I’m just a few minutes late to an early weekend game and it’s already started. 

L.G.R.W.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 12:38 PM ET

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Ugh….Emerick said “culture”.  That word is getting as annoying as process.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 12:47 PM ET

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crap 0-1

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 12:50 PM ET

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PP….time to wake up?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 12:53 PM ET

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Sloppy, Abs.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 12:57 PM ET

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I guess the plus to Abby’s penalty is I didn’t have to watch 2 full minutes of what was a mess of a PP.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 12:58 PM ET

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Budd Lynch goal for   cheese  1-1

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 01:07 PM ET

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Section 211A for this train wreck. Guys can’t complete a pass to save their lives.

Posted by TreKronor on 03/26/17 at 01:26 PM ET

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Bad penalty Abdelkader, bad penalty Kronwall.  Love the great veteran leadership

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 01:29 PM ET

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FUCH YOU OLSUCK!!!!  Emerick mentions Z getting interfered with in OT the other night and he mentions how Detroit’s so good at those pick plays.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 01:35 PM ET

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Are you serious?  No penalty for the tackle?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 01:42 PM ET

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Emerick really needs to lose the word “sashay” from his vocabulary.  It’s clownish

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 01:45 PM ET

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Emerick you clown, losing points in OT isn’t what cost the Wings the playoffs.  Why are the Triumvirate of Suck ultra stupid today?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 01:53 PM ET

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Oh Jimmy….

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 01:56 PM ET

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Ah….Larkin tip, sorry Jimmy 1-2

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 01:57 PM ET

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And of course it’s the guy’s first goal of the year.  Want you’re first goal of your career, first goal of the year, maybe your in a goal scoring slump.  The Wings are your answer.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 01:58 PM ET

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Tuned in to see Larks show his inner Errickson skills. Get it back kid

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 03/26/17 at 02:05 PM ET

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When did Larkin punch Olsuck’s dog?  Because Ed-zero just rails on him constantly, like his offensive output is one of the main reasons the Wings are as bad as they are this year.  Why does everyone give the veterans, who other than Z are universally worse to much worse than last year a pass?  It almost never gets talked about and if it does it’s a tiny blurb after a long diatribe about the youngsters needing to learn to play in the men’s league.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 02:07 PM ET

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The Wings are out of the playoffs because 23 Games this year they have scored 1 or fewer goals !!!!

28% of your schedule you fail to score 2 goals???? Not even Terry Sawchuck would have saved this team….

 

Posted by Down River Dan on 03/26/17 at 02:17 PM ET

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Hey a PP goal when they really needed it.  That’s hardly happened all year.  2-2

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 02:23 PM ET

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Listening to the radio broadcast today, and Chris Chelios with some pretty candid comments on Babcock as coach.

He said veteran free agents didn’t come here because they didn’t want to play for Babs.

He also said that he tried his hardest to win over Babcock, but nothing he did could change the fact Babs didn’t like him. Also said, there were a lot of people he didn’t like…

Stuff we all kinda sorta knew .....but I don’t believe anyone actually came out and said it. I found it pretty interesting to hear Chelios’s candid comments.

Posted by Down River Dan on 03/26/17 at 02:24 PM ET

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Shot to the head not a penalty….ok

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 02:25 PM ET

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NBC already pimping a Pen(is)/Cawks Final

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 02:26 PM ET

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Mantha needs to learn the saucer pass from Z

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 03/26/17 at 02:37 PM ET

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Good call….unfortunately

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 02:41 PM ET

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Not sure how you allow such good chance there

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 03:01 PM ET

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Wings?  Going to extra time?  Can’t be

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 03:02 PM ET

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Listening to the radio broadcast today, and Chris Chelios with some pretty candid comments on Babcock as coach.

He said veteran free agents didn’t come here because they didn’t want to play for Babs.

He also said that he tried his hardest to win over Babcock, but nothing he did could change the fact Babs didn’t like him. Also said, there were a lot of people he didn’t like…

Stuff we all kinda sorta knew .....but I don’t believe anyone actually came out and said it. I found it pretty interesting to hear Chelios’s candid comments.

Posted by Down River Dan on 03/26/17 at 02:24 PM ET

Man do I feel vindicated. wink I’m not going to look for any prior comments I have made, but, they’re out there.

 

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/26/17 at 03:05 PM ET

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AA   cheese

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 03:07 PM ET

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Happy To See You!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 03/26/17 at 03:09 PM ET

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And of course Olsuck comments on AA jumping on the ice early.  Why is the fool allowed to Detroit games with his blatantly and obvious hatred for the Wings?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 03:10 PM ET

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And of course Olsuck comments on AA jumping on the ice early.  Why is the fool allowed to Detroit games with his blatantly and obvious hatred for the Wings?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/26/17 at 03:10 PM ET

I’ve actually sent NBC e-mails asking this exact question.  I got all liquored up one night and complied a bunch of his comments as well as his reactions showing obvious bias….not one singe   reply.  Not that I expected them to say “Well shit Jeff, you’re right we never saw that?  We better yank that sorry bastard right now”  But at least something saying “your comments were noted” “received”  “quit emailing us please we’ve told you the next one will be a restraining order”  NOTHING

Oh well

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/26/17 at 04:08 PM ET

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I’ve actually sent NBC e-mails asking this exact question.

Same here. No response. After all it’s NBC, Nothing But Crap. mad

Posted by bigfrog on 03/26/17 at 07:10 PM ET

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