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Starting Early: Live Blogging The Game That Should Have Been And Listening To The Emperor

Interesting sidenote to the Game 7 ditty that many of you have stricken from your alcohol-riddled memories: the Wings were the better team. The Wings are always the better team.  But by the time G7, R2 rolled around last year…Detroit was rolling.  Here’s what we said when we kicked off the last Live Blog of last season...

And here’s something else:  Wings win tonite and they become the favorites. I mean, THE favorites.  The favorites to beat Vancouver, the favorites to win the whole damn thing.  San Jose wins and nobody with a brain cell picks them to go any further than five or six games against the Canucks.

You can’t argue with that. You just can’t.  Nothing was exaggerated and nothing was wrong.  Had the Wings won that, Vancouver would have been history.  And Boston’s not built to deal with the depth of Detroit.  Nobody is, really.  Except for Columbus…and Washington.

It’s so early. Golly, it’s early.  But you have to figure that the Wings feel a little dirty after getting their asses handed to them by the worst team in the league, just after a spanking in DC.  You have to think that if any night is ripe for a reckoning, it’s tonite. 

So, Live Blog this bitch. Go on now. Live blog it.  Before you do, because you dig your Live Blogs and whatever else falls on this site from time to time when I get the energy to write, click here and do what the Emperor tells you to do.

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stonehands-78's avatar

Early?

Yep.
But that’s the type of energy the Wings need.
Early with a kick.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/28/11 at 05:20 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Thanks, Chief.  The Wings were then, and are now, the better team.  It’s a question of will, as Uncle Mike put it in such perfect Uncle Mike fashion today.

We’ll see who has more will tonight.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 10/28/11 at 05:31 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Hi Chief, early but excited, to see some Wing action.
Oh and Wings are the “FAVORITES”, always!

Lets Go Red WINGS!
Lets Go Red WINGS!
Lets Go Red WINGS!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 10/28/11 at 05:42 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

One of the things I love most about this team is the calm demeanor that everyone has. From top to bottom, it’s the most professional of all professional teams in sports. But, having said that, I would like for someone to just have a stick-and-bottle-throwing hissy fit when the team plays like shit the way they have the past couple of games. Instead of Babs pulling out the book of sports cliches after every loss, I almost wish he would just snap and start slamming doors and ripping dry erase boards off the walls and tearing up carpet and…well you get the point. Maybe that’s just what’s needed right now, a “Holy shit, He’s serious!!” moment in the locker room. I don’t know, maybe I’m wrong but it sure couldn’t hurt.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 10/28/11 at 06:53 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

To those of the 19 who remember what I posted about my Dad last year, just about this same time of year…. well I got the best news in a LONG time today.
He’d been undergoing some new type of radiation since they took him off chemo as the cumulative affects of chemo were doing as much harm as good…. anyway…. his latest CT scan showed a 25% reduction in tumor size!!!! His last 3 scans had showed “stable-no growth” results which is considered very good news given the cards he’s been dealt.
The news from today has me on cloud 10.
Life is good today.
Aaaaaand….. LET’S GO RED WINGS.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 10/28/11 at 08:09 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

his latest CT scan showed a 25% reduction in tumor size!!!! His last 3 scans had showed “stable-no growth” results which is considered very good news given the cards he’s been dealt.
The news from today has me on cloud 10.
Life is good today.

Great news, MO!

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 10/28/11 at 08:13 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Great!, MO.
Super news!!!

And, Yeah!

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/28/11 at 08:15 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Awesome news Mo. Here’s to continually improving health.

And to celebrate, howabout a Wings win?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/28/11 at 08:18 PM ET

HockeyTownTodd's avatar

Very good news, MO.  I hope he continues to improve.

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 10/28/11 at 08:25 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Posted by MOWingsfan19 on 10/28/11 at 06:09 PM ET

I was just thinking about you and how your dad was doing yesterday.  Very excellent news indeed.

Posted by calquake on 10/28/11 at 08:30 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Thanks for sharing MO and Awesome News!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 10/28/11 at 08:36 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

The news from today has me on cloud 10.
Life is good today.

All right MO! Thank you for the good news.

And…..........

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 10/28/11 at 08:37 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

so, sj is on a three game winning streak on the road no less, the wings wallowing with a two game losing streak and unable to score more than one goal a game.is it too much to ask for four goals from the wings tonight and a win?

i think not. will the REAL red wings please stand up.

lgrw!

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 10/28/11 at 08:48 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

MOW - that’s awesome news!  So glad to hear it!

Let’s go Red Wings!!!!!

(ugh, school is interfering with my Wings game watching.  DVR is set for game tonight.)

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 10/28/11 at 08:51 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Just wanted to stop in and say thanks to many of you for the donation today.

It sure helps and a complete game from the Wings tonight would be a nice way to finish the night.

Also, great news on you dad MOW, day by day…

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/28/11 at 09:07 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Paul, this asylum doesn’t run without the caretaker.  Our pleasure to help you give us our “meds”.

Posted by calquake on 10/28/11 at 09:11 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Great news MO, ya’ bastard!

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 10/28/11 at 09:12 PM ET

TeamDub's avatar

Good to hear, Mo - here’s to continued good news!

Go ‘Wings!

(2 exclamation points in one two-line post. HUZZAH.)

Posted by TeamDub from The gratch. on 10/28/11 at 09:13 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Great news, MO - thanks for telling us.

LET’S GO WINGS - TIME FOR SOME SHARK SOUP!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 10/28/11 at 09:18 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Posted by MOWingsfan19 on 10/28/11 at 06:09 PM ET

Great stuff MO.  Those of us lucky enough to have ever had a close bond with our fathers know exactly where you’re coming from.

Red Wing hockey was one of the first things my dad and I bonded over.  I still think about him often when I watch games. 

A toast to you and your pops MO!!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 10/28/11 at 09:21 PM ET

Behind_Enemy_Lines's avatar

Howdy bitches,
Great news for your family MO.
O boy do I hate me some Sharts.
LGRW smoke these fools.

Posted by Behind_Enemy_Lines from the Big House,January1,2013. on 10/28/11 at 09:24 PM ET

Trish's avatar

Hey y’all, home for the weekend.  Been a gamewrecker lately, so if it starts to go downhill I’ll just take off, like a hoser . . .

LGRW

Posted by Trish from PalmBeachCntyFL on 10/28/11 at 09:35 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Awesome News MO! Now.. Lets go Wings.. Please.. Show up tonight.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 10/28/11 at 09:36 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

the pre-game song is being sung.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 10/28/11 at 09:37 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

...and there’s the wink!

Lets Go Red WINGS!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 10/28/11 at 09:39 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

puck drop!

FSD FEED

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 10/28/11 at 09:39 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Either Merf got wider, or the space between the benches got smaller.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/28/11 at 09:41 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

JIMMAH

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/28/11 at 09:42 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Oh boy, the PK.  Here we go…

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 10/28/11 at 09:42 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Either Merf got wider, or the space between the benches got smaller.

Dollar Hot Dog Night is the culprit.

Posted by calquake on 10/28/11 at 09:42 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

TPH with the first penalty of the game?

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 10/28/11 at 09:43 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Stu saves 2 goals on that sequence.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/28/11 at 09:43 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

someone cover pavelski

SOMEONE

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/28/11 at 09:45 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Jeebus, saves saves saves. I believe.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/28/11 at 09:45 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Holy Hell.. Jimmah..

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 10/28/11 at 09:45 PM ET

testgrenade's avatar

WOW! Save Howard, Save Stuart!

Posted by testgrenade on 10/28/11 at 09:45 PM ET

calquake's avatar

What the hell is going on out there…

Posted by calquake on 10/28/11 at 09:45 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

So Stu has 4 saves on the nite. Damn impressive.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/28/11 at 09:45 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Well that was a crazy ass fire drill.  Brad Stuart and Jimmeh save the day though.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 10/28/11 at 09:46 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

PK

a team effort

A+

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 10/28/11 at 09:46 PM ET

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