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Gambling In The Neon…It’s All About The Road From Here On In

And for the first time ever, Jackson Browne makes a Live Blog appearance.  Okie will get the reference.  Kate might too. RWBill also.  Actually, all you bastards (and bastardettes) are older than me. You should all get it. Except for Herm, who's still like 16 which makes what we did with H2H disgusting and illegal.

The storyline from this point forward is going to be incredibly simple: If the Wings win on the road they're in.  If they don't, the streak stops at 21.  That simple.  We've all read about what a great job our Uncle Mike has done with an injury-depleted lineup. The Diggers are writing daily manifestos, pledging their love and everlasting allegiance to their very own Joe Carroll.  And now that Justin Abdelkader scored a clutch, skilled, late-game goal the other night in the most tense of all situations? You, we, I have nothing to bitch about.  Validation for Mike Babcock. By all means, keep that checking line together.

Oh, I'm posting this early because I predict Darren Helm plays today and when it's announced I want to look smart.

But it's the road.  The Road. That's going to determine our joy quotient the rest of the way.  JB (not the JB mentioned above but that's a nifty coincidence) will explain below.  It's a Live Blog, bitches.  

 

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MsRedWinger's avatar

WHAT?

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:10 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Why didn’t Badcock play Howard after the shutout? No, really.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/13 at 03:10 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Craptastic.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/13 at 03:11 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Rummy working on his honey do list is having more fun than we are…

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:11 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

my ears are bleeding.

what a frickin slaughter we are watching.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 03/09/13 at 03:12 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Calling Monkey. Please pick up your football, socks, and lotion.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 03/09/13 at 03:12 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Wow bouncing off our sticks and skates.  Craptastic.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/09/13 at 03:12 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Rummy working on his honey do list is having more fun than we are…

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:11 PM ET

I think you just defined irony.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/13 at 03:12 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Wow bouncing off our sticks


Man I hate it when that happens.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/13 at 03:14 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

And to think, I was looking forward to this game - - dumbass me

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/09/13 at 03:15 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Here comes # 4.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/13 at 03:16 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

DET imploding against CBJ = deja vu

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/09/13 at 03:16 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

1 shorty plzkthks.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/13 at 03:16 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

next three goals are huge ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/09/13 at 03:17 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Since the Wings don’t seem to have any offense today you would think Babs would maybe make some line changes?  But nnnoooooooo…

Posted by calquake on 03/09/13 at 03:18 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Gotta shoot that Smitty.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/13 at 03:18 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Did I just see Pavs, Emmerton, and Miller?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/13 at 03:21 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Ken’s excited call of the scrum in front of the CBJ net tells you all you need to know about this stinker.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/09/13 at 03:22 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Sigh.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:23 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Since the Wings don’t seem to have any offense this season, you would think Babs would maybe make some line changes?  But nnnoooooooo…

Posted by calquake on 03/09/13 at 03:18 PM ET

Fixed.

Let’s Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/13 at 03:23 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

So the wings open up the second half of the season the way they started the regular season.. Like Garbage.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 03/09/13 at 03:23 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Thank you Kate.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/13 at 03:24 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

DET don’t start winning on the road, they’ll be golfing early - - says Capt. Obvious

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/09/13 at 03:24 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Here’s #4

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/09/13 at 03:25 PM ET

calquake's avatar

The whole team looks flat and disinterested.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/13 at 03:25 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

The Dmen are screwing up royal today.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/09/13 at 03:26 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

The whole team looks flat and disinterested.

Posted by calquake on 03/09/13 at 03:25 PM ET

I blame Badcock. Then again, I blame Badcoxk for everything.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/13 at 03:27 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Franzen out with Cleary and Pavs.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/13 at 03:28 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Paul Wood said the BJs are also doing a good job containing our 3rd and 4th lines.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:28 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Hey all, just tuning in and I’ve got audio only. Do they look as bad as the LB and Mick and Ken make them sound?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/09/13 at 03:30 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

mick not happy aboot the callS ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/09/13 at 03:30 PM ET

Bent's avatar

How come diving never gets called in Detroit’s favor?

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/09/13 at 03:31 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Unsportsmanlike?  Abby took a dive?  Really?

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/09/13 at 03:31 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Diving? Right.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 03/09/13 at 03:31 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Badcock is punishing everyone today. Abby out with Z and Brunner. And he gets the gate to boot. The zebras are EXTRA SUCKY today.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/13 at 03:31 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Preach on Mick.  That’s a fact.

Prolly shoulda been just a dive.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/13 at 03:32 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Geeze Franzen.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 03/09/13 at 03:32 PM ET

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Columbus guy does a 360 on a hold, but only now is a dive going to be called.  Right….

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/09/13 at 03:33 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

I blame Badcock. Then again, I blame Badcoxk for everything.

Love ya cosmic dust woman smile

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/09/13 at 03:33 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Good and bad Kronner.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/09/13 at 03:33 PM ET

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