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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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Nate A's avatar

Gustav with the nice read and the intercept. Not sure it was offside, but he should know better than to dance crossing the blue line.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/04/12 at 12:19 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Posted by calquake on 01/03/12 at 10:17 PM ET

I love it when you guys are on your game!

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

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Rugged? The man’s a goblin.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/04/12 at 12:20 AM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

Shoot Happy, SHOOT!!

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/04/12 at 12:20 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Game is getting chippy. Detroit penalty in 5…4…3….

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/04/12 at 12:21 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Good defensive stick from Huds

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/04/12 at 12:22 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Jimmuh

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/04/12 at 12:22 AM ET

Yzersyuk's avatar

Ugh x4 . . .

Posted by Yzersyuk on 01/04/12 at 12:23 AM ET

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Could see that coming with the way the Wings were playing around with the puck and not getting it deep in the Stars’ zone.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/04/12 at 12:23 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Frack!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 01/04/12 at 12:23 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Fasten your seatbelts.  That was a brutal turnover and goal

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/04/12 at 12:23 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

what the ‘ell?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/04/12 at 12:23 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Ouch.

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

Little Redhead's avatar

...ugh…

Come on WINGS!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/04/12 at 12:23 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Jimmuh
Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 01/03/12 at 10:22 PM ET

Looked like he was screened

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

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Fuch!

This is the most public yet of my many humiliations.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

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

MsRedWinger's avatar

Come on, Red Wings, DO NOT let this slip away!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/04/12 at 12:24 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Switched up the whozit with ...Uh?

Tryin to win a game here Boss.

It ain’t broke, let’s stop fixin it.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 01/04/12 at 12:25 AM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

We blame Big E for that…!!!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/04/12 at 12:25 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Looked like he was screened

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 01/03/12 at 10:24 PM ET

He has not looked good tonight.  Not saying their all his fault, but he doesn’t look like Jimmah.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/04/12 at 12:25 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Sigh

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/04/12 at 12:25 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

8-7 Wings. Per WestWing.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/04/12 at 12:26 AM ET

SYF's avatar

I’m back from dinner and I see a 5-4 Wings game?  WTF.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/04/12 at 12:26 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Who said 8-7?  We may get there…

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/04/12 at 12:26 AM ET

SYF's avatar

I so not happy about the four goals.  I’ll catch up the LB after this game.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/04/12 at 12:27 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Looked like he was screened
Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 01/03/12 at 10:24 PM ET
He has not looked good tonight.  Not saying their all his fault, but he doesn’t look like Jimmah.
Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 01/03/12 at 10:25 PM ET

wholeheartedly agree

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/04/12 at 12:28 AM ET

Wingfan191's avatar

Evening y’all, I’m 38,000 feet above Montana or something on the way back to Seattle from Detroit and got the ken kal calling the game on my phone.  Damn I love the future.  Just heard te stars score that 4th goal, but good to see the wings putting up 5 so far.

Posted by Wingfan191 from Bothell, WA (originally from Troy, MI) on 01/04/12 at 12:28 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Well, that’s typical of a Gulutzan coached team.  Stubborn persistence.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/04/12 at 12:28 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

The Ginger got high sticked. No call.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/04/12 at 12:28 AM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Russia 5 Canada 1 so far…Yihaaa

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/04/12 at 12:29 AM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

sphincter minutes.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/04/12 at 12:29 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Russia 5 Canada 1 so far…Yihaaa

Posted by Gary Bettman SUCK from Florida on 01/03/12 at 10:29 PM ET

Wow.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/04/12 at 12:30 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Bullshit!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/04/12 at 12:31 AM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

The ultra rare “Lizard Punch”

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 01/04/12 at 12:31 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Heh heh, Lids punched Morrow right in the teeth. I laugh

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/04/12 at 12:32 AM ET

SYF's avatar

“Joe Louis Punch.”  Holy… who remembers that?

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/04/12 at 12:32 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

sphincter minute of the game.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/04/12 at 12:32 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Hang on, Wings!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/04/12 at 12:33 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

hahaha Bert throws Ott into the bench for taking a run at Pav. Awesome.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/04/12 at 12:33 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Intense.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/04/12 at 12:33 AM ET

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