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Bye OLN, Hello NBC and Don’t Try To Pretend It Shouldn’t Be ESPN Because You Know It Should Be

A new year. A new network. The same commissioner which means the same pathetic, tired excuses for not having the world’s only sports network as the true and just host for hockey.

But hey, the house that Costas built can pretend they’re a hockey haven, eh?  Hey, Gary? Did Lorne Michaels tell you we need a shootout in tonite’s game too? Just wondering.

Whatever.  I started writing this Live Blog at 2300, something like 12 hours before the game actually starts because I literally overslept the last one. I picked it up again this morning at 0600, two hours before it starts at 8pm.  I don’t understand it and I don’t expect you to either.  But here’s something to chew on: we used to hate Dallas when they were in our division. That was a nifty little venom-fest for a few years with crazy Eddie and fat Hitch and Choppers and the gang.  Then they went away.  Some of the bile remained and now everybody hates Steve Ott.  But that’s league-wide and I try to avoid lumping us in with fans of other teams because I’m pretty sure we don’t share their…sophistication.

And we’ll hate them again soon, Dallas that is.  Because Gary’s bringing them back to us, placing them in the Konstantinov division with us and Baby Brother and Bubba and the Hummers and the Brittle Bitches and the token Candian(en)s plus Pinky.  So we can be all apathetic and shit when it comes to hating the Stars tonite, but that’s gotta change and we’ll make that transition over the summer.

Meanwhile?

It’s a Live Blog, bitches.

12 in ‘12.

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Yzersyuk's avatar

Ugh #2

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/04/12 at 12:10 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Oh hey, look who had no idea where the play was.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/04/12 at 12:11 AM ET

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Open or not, that’s a save that has to be made.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/04/12 at 12:11 AM ET

jimathor's avatar

sonuva

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 01/04/12 at 12:11 AM ET

calquake's avatar

Every time I flip over to the Maize and Blue it’s Va Tech that has the ball.  Good grief.

And good grief on that goal.

Posted by calquake on 01/04/12 at 12:11 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Jimmy a little flat footed.  Looked surprised on that one.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/04/12 at 12:12 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

jimmy has been so good stopping that short side stuff. need to hug the pipe more.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/04/12 at 12:12 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

E52. WTF. Seriously, get your head out of your ass

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/04/12 at 12:12 AM ET

jimathor's avatar

Oh look, it would appear a certain someone wasn’t hacking/tripping/ruining the game, instead he was wandering around clueless, good ‘ol reliable, three and a bit million Eeee Fifty Poo.

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 01/04/12 at 12:13 AM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Nice!

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 01/04/12 at 12:14 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Nyquist gets a poooooint

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/04/12 at 12:14 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

how did that go in?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/04/12 at 12:14 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Emmerton!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/04/12 at 12:14 AM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

MWAHAHA Emmerton to the rescue.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/04/12 at 12:14 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Emmerton!!  bad angle goal, but we’ll take it.  Looks like it could be one of those games.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/04/12 at 12:15 AM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Kari Lehtonen channeling his inner marty turco

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/04/12 at 12:15 AM ET

calquake's avatar

Looks like it could be one of those games.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/03/12 at 09:15 PM ET

It certainly does Ollie.

Posted by calquake on 01/04/12 at 12:15 AM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Now let’s see if they can hold on to a 2 goal lead.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 01/04/12 at 12:16 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Kari Lehtonen channeling his inner marty turco

Heh. What is ol Mawty doin these days anyway? Got his squeegee out on a corner somewhere no doubt.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/04/12 at 12:16 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

We’re major backyard astronomers in our house.

And don’t forget, I am from, “Somewhere in the Cosmic Dust.”

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/04/12 at 12:18 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

03:51 Cory Emmerton (4) Wrist Shot - Assists: G. Nyquist (1) & B. Stuart (4)

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/04/12 at 12:18 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Every time I flip over to the Maize and Blue it’s Va Tech that has the ball. 

Posted by calquake on 01/03/12 at 09:11 PM ET

Must have something to do with the fact that every time I flip the channel over there, Va Tech converts on a 3rd and long.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/04/12 at 12:20 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Aww. Weak Jimmy

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/04/12 at 12:21 AM ET

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Where’s the dong, Jimmy?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/04/12 at 12:21 AM ET

calquake's avatar

Looks like a night for bad goals.

Posted by calquake on 01/04/12 at 12:22 AM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

Ugh #3 I really don’t want to say Ugh anymore.

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/04/12 at 12:22 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Shit. That looked weak

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/04/12 at 12:22 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

This game has 8-7 written all over it.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/04/12 at 12:22 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Looks like it could be one of those games.

This bears repeating.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/04/12 at 12:22 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Three goals against?  Not acceptable.

Michigan playing pretty well defensively, but offense sucks.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/04/12 at 12:23 AM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Aaaaaannnnndddd…...so much for the 2 goal lead.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 01/04/12 at 12:23 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Pavel has no luck today. Damn

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/04/12 at 12:24 AM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Heh. What is ol Mawty doin these days anyway? Got his squeegee out on a corner somewhere no doubt.

I hear he is playing for ??? in the Spangler Cup somewhere in Europe

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/04/12 at 12:24 AM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Dats!!  You gotta put that in the net!

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 01/04/12 at 12:24 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

This game has 8-7 written all over it.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/03/12 at 09:22 PM ET

As long as it’s 8-7 Wings.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/04/12 at 12:24 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Dats whiffing on an empty net? Does not bode well

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/04/12 at 12:24 AM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Mule!

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 01/04/12 at 12:30 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Moose!!!!!!!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/04/12 at 12:30 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Holy seeing eye mule

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/04/12 at 12:30 AM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

M M MULE from Dats Love it

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/04/12 at 12:30 AM ET

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