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Interesting.  Last year at this time? Here we were...

What if the Wings get ten points out of a possible twelve and slip into 7th, or even 6th?  Do any of you really believe Detroit couldn't take down Anaheim or Vancouver in the first round? 

We have an entire summer to light the torches.  If the Wings don't get in, if the streak stops, we can start anew with our bellows and bitterness toward Tick Tock, the guy we used to love so blindly. 

But not yet.  It's time to bathe in the stress the next two weeks promises us.  22's an amazing number, a remarkable feat.  Reaching it would crush so many.  It's time to remind ourselves just how great it will be to throw in the faces of so many that excellence in Detroit is the norm.  Just get in, bitches.  I do like this team.  It's just taken a year to remember that.   

I would bet you that we like this team even more now than we did one year ago.  In terms of affection and giving credit where it's due?  Unquestionably, we really like this team.

It's funny. Last year at this time, we were considering any option that would mean avoiding Chicago in the first round.  That turned out to be justified because I don't think that team would have given the Hawks the run it did without the confidence gained by a 7 gamer with the poultry.  

Now, in dirty places you don't like to admit your minds wander to, we're thinking..."just not Boston."  Hell, I'd love a first rounder with Pittsburgh. Love it.  Especially if, you know, those two guys are back. 

But that's down the road. Way down the road.  8 games down the road. 

There can be no let up, of course. None. Every game matters. Every game is a playoff game. Every single one.  

I had a feeling I'd be back for the playoffs. Schedules seemed to align. Paul said it was ok if I dropped in when the postseason started. Well, this is the playoffs. Just like it was last year.  

It's a Live Blog, bitches...so have your remotes handy.  Go green. Go white. GO BLUE and LGRW.

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Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

The Butt Clinch Minute

Posted by dougie on 03/30/14 at 07:31 PM ET

+19! Way to go Dougie.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 06:34 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

YEsssssssssssssss WINGS WIN

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/30/14 at 06:35 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

two points!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/30/14 at 06:35 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Incredible. How bout those fuching KIDS??

Posted by dougie on 03/30/14 at 06:35 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Incredible. How bout those fuching KIDS??

Posted by dougie on 03/30/14 at 07:35 PM ET

Freakin’ amazing.

Posted by SK77 on 03/30/14 at 06:36 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Yeaaaaaaaaaa! LGRW

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 03/30/14 at 06:36 PM ET

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Wooo! Hoooo! On to the Bruins, and maybe we get Pasha back by the end of the week!

Posted by Lidstromfan on 03/30/14 at 06:36 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

HUGE WiN!  Two big fat juicy points!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 06:36 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

The Kids are Awesome!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/30/14 at 06:37 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Yes, the kids are awesome!  Two huge wins in a row.  Now, somebody kidnap the Chief and hold him hostage. He is bringing the Wings some good karma.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/30/14 at 06:40 PM ET

WingFanFormerlyInLA's avatar

Great game for playing last night in Toronto.

Posted by WingFanFormerlyInLA on 03/30/14 at 06:55 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Hellz yes

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/30/14 at 07:02 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Had stuff to this weekend and missed Chief’s comeback. Great to have you again, sir.

And I’m yet to tell the 19 via A2Y, but I passed the bar exam recently. Hope to be back in here in the future after things settle down (not working since September). (also, Gamecenter is cool, but the delay kills LBs).

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 03/30/14 at 07:04 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Herm, CONGRATS!  And you’re right about gamecenter. I have it too.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/30/14 at 07:44 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Good to hear Herm, next step NHLPA Agent!

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/30/14 at 09:02 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Congrats Herm!  not an easy task !

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/31/14 at 12:00 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

What do the POS charts look like after a 10 day break?  Remarkable changes.

This first is the entire Eastern Conference, complete with the Bruins going completely whore style.


Conf Long 30 Mar

More down to what we care about, the Laffs collapse was timely and beneficial as much as it is hilarious.

POS 30 Mar 14

The Wings have never had a great streak all year, not unexpected considering the roster churn every game.  The polar opposite streaks of the Bruins and Leafs is easily demonstrated while Detroit keeps plugging right up the middle, just enough better than average to stay in the playoff race.

mov avg 30 Mar 14

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/31/14 at 12:11 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Nyquist….are you *#$%@& kidding me??????

Wow!

Posted by WingFanFormerlyInLA on 03/30/14 at 05:39 PM ET

Zackly what I said when he scored.  The hottest player in the league and he’s in a Wings sweater. 

Glad to have you back, Chief.  Say hi to the shooters and kick some ass.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 03/31/14 at 12:48 PM ET

SYF's avatar

And I’m yet to tell the 19 via A2Y, but I passed the bar exam recently. Hope to be back in here in the future after things settle down (not working since September). (also, Gamecenter is cool, but the delay kills LBs).

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 03/30/14 at 08:04 PM ET

Outstanding.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 03/31/14 at 12:53 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

And I’m yet to tell the 19 via A2Y, but I passed the bar exam recently. Hope to be back in here in the future after things settle down (not working since September). (also, Gamecenter is cool, but the delay kills LBs).

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 03/30/14 at 08:04 PM ET


Jeff Winger: “I’m in a bit of a jam. The Bar Association just suspended my license. Turns out my law degree was not legitimate.”
Duncan: “I thought you had a Bachelor’s from Columbia.”
Jeff Winger: “Now I have to get one from America. And it can’t be an e-mail attachment.”

Posted by pgoody on 04/01/14 at 12:40 AM ET

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