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Roll The Dice…One More Time

South Detroit doesn't exist.  Many richards have told us that many times.  Something about geography and bottled water. I don't know the precise equation, having dropped out of Northern before I could attain my prestigious associate's degree in advanced Pharmacy.

Physically, it's a myth.

But spiritually, in a place where we live that is not real life, it's everything.  It's less than a minute to go and it's a Wing lead in a game that means way too much to way too many.

Steve Perry has been replaced by a young Filipino who sounds exactly like his predecessor. It's weird.  But it doesn't matter. It could be Al Sobotka singing it. It just doesn't matter. It's the timing.  That's everything.

I need to hear that song.  Tonite. 

Two weeks ago we were at some middle school function. There was a band. They were not very good, but don't tell them I said that.  They were playing a song with flutes and recorders and silly drums.  Somebody had a trumpet.  I recognized the tune but I couldn't place it.  My wife, who knows every Wing score before I watch the game on DVR but somehow doesn't give away the result and do you have any idea how hard that would be? She nudged me and said, "that's got to be an omen."

It was that song.  I know. Like I've said...it's cheesy.  But holy hell if it isn't the greatest thing ever because when we hear it, you know the end is nigh.

We need to hear that song. Tonite.

It's a Live Blog, bitches. For all that's good in this world, baby Jesus.  You adorable, drooling, swaddled and innocent little bundle of Helm.  Do it. Give us this game. We'll be good. I promise.

1 to the WCF.  5 to the Burning.  9 to 12. 

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Pugna Vox's avatar

Weak call.

Posted by Pugna Vox from Idiot Out Wandering Around on 05/27/13 at 08:18 PM ET

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Shit. Where was the interference call on Howard?

Posted by CJBear71 on 05/27/13 at 08:18 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Bullshit on a cracker

Posted by dougie on 05/27/13 at 08:18 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

The PK of death has picked a fine time to re-surface

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 08:18 PM ET

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BS!  2 minutes for playing defense.

Posted by maltby18 on 05/27/13 at 08:18 PM ET

dougie's avatar

WEAK effing call

Posted by dougie on 05/27/13 at 08:19 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

..ugh…

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/27/13 at 08:19 PM ET

Primis's avatar

The less-deserving a penalty against DET is, the higher the likelihood the other team gets a goal, I swear.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:19 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 08:19 PM ET

Wings_in_NYC's avatar

And here we go. COME ON, BOYS!!!! GET IT BACK!!

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 05/27/13 at 08:19 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Doc with the same joke he makes every game.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/27/13 at 08:20 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Anyone tell the Wings they’re gonna have to actually try to close out the series?  It’s not 3 games.  Gotta win 4.

This team barely looks interested and no one will stand up to Bickell, it’s pathetic.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 05/27/13 at 08:20 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Refs working the pro-Hawk agenda early on.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:20 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

O’halloran and Rooni are the refs by the way…

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/27/13 at 08:20 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Fuch!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 05/27/13 at 08:20 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

answer, boys

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/27/13 at 08:20 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

“the integrity of the scoring area” —I swear they just make shit up

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 08:20 PM ET

Tony Perkis's avatar

Please say, “the integrity of the scoring area,” again please, Pierre.

Posted by Tony Perkis from Drinking at Robert's Lounge with Billy Batts on 05/27/13 at 08:20 PM ET

Bent's avatar

O’Halleran huh?  Well it’s official, the fix is in.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 05/27/13 at 08:20 PM ET

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Fuch….nice interference by the ref

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/27/13 at 08:20 PM ET

Wings_in_NYC's avatar

Oh dear god….a whole night with these NBC morons.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 05/27/13 at 08:20 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Come On Wings - lets hear a BIG response.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/27/13 at 08:21 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

bring on game 7 hey we did it in anaheim, see ya wedsnesday

Posted by pgoody on 05/27/13 at 08:21 PM ET

Pugna Vox's avatar

CBC crew called the penalty “chintzy”

Good ol Canadian understated honesty.

Posted by Pugna Vox from Idiot Out Wandering Around on 05/27/13 at 08:22 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Good grief…CBC is just as bad…I think I’d rather just mute it and keep up with you bitches.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 08:23 PM ET

Primis's avatar

bring on game 7 hey we did it in anaheim, see ya wedsnesday

Posted by pgoody on 05/27/13 at 08:21 PM ET

Feel free to show up then.  It’ll be empty, there’ll be no game.

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:23 PM ET

Tony Perkis's avatar

I’d love to see Franzen’s big ass finish a check hard on their d-men.

Posted by Tony Perkis from Drinking at Robert's Lounge with Billy Batts on 05/27/13 at 08:23 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Come on Wings…. this is not the way to take control!

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/27/13 at 08:23 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

How about interference on that play?

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/27/13 at 08:23 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Why the fuch is every Wing I see flat-footed?  They’re letting Chicago come at them with speed.  That’s exactly how they’ve got beat every game they’ve lost to’em.

Every game they won, they were physical, finished checks, forced the play.  Tired of this soft shit they get to playin’ once they have a little success.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 05/27/13 at 08:24 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

C’mon, Mule!

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/27/13 at 08:25 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

How about interference on that play?

Wasn’t even all that subtle either

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 08:25 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Good 2 on 1 - Run and Attempt - Keep at it WINGS!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/27/13 at 08:25 PM ET

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Wings have had a little more possession 5 on 5. Let’s kick the pressure up and get a goal dang it. Make the Joe erupt!

Posted by CJBear71 on 05/27/13 at 08:27 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Frant-sen…fuchin CBC

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/27/13 at 08:27 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Leadership!

Posted by Primis on 05/27/13 at 08:28 PM ET

Tony Perkis's avatar

I see a lot of Hawks flopping on the ice like fish.

Get bitter Toews.

Posted by Tony Perkis from Drinking at Robert's Lounge with Billy Batts on 05/27/13 at 08:28 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Who knew Toes was such an *#$%@& d-bag?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/27/13 at 08:28 PM ET

Wings_in_NYC's avatar

Ah crap! My stream….she quit!

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 05/27/13 at 08:28 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Why the fuch is every Wing I see flat-footed?

That’s what I’m seeing too. Getting beat to the puck, not winning puck battles, and getting caught flat-footed. We are better in the face-off circle though.

Toes to the box. Let’s tie this up Wings!!!!!

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/27/13 at 08:29 PM ET

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Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977.  No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y.  Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation.  There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature.  Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome: wphoulihan@gmail.com