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Wings, Hawks, Gary’s 13 Game Regular Season: Perfect.

I'm not going to lie. I'd forgotten about this thing until about thirty minutes ago.  Thankfully for you, I usually only need about six minutes to type a standard fact-based, non-biased work of art to keep you happy for a pop or two.

The Hawks are undefeated, invincible, a wrecking ball of talent and starch.  

The Wings are battered, Helm-less, down three defensemen and laden with rookies, castoffs and Swiss men.

Surely, all signs point to a Chicago walk in the park.

Right?

It's a Live Blog, bitches.  

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NIVO's avatar

i hate hearing that effing song that whoever wrote was too stupid to put words in it. Nice lyrics dooooooooosh

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/27/13 at 07:13 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

need a Zamboni to clear a path to the penalty box… sweet.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/27/13 at 07:16 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Dear Babcock,

No more rookie forwards on the blue line please, thanks.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/27/13 at 07:17 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

our turn?

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/27/13 at 07:17 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Brunner having a tough shift

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/27/13 at 07:17 PM ET

Bent's avatar

PP is up to it’s old tricks I see.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/27/13 at 07:17 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

We look good so far

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/27/13 at 07:18 PM ET

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Now that’s the PP I remember from the first 3 games.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/27/13 at 07:18 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Nice hit Gator

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/27/13 at 07:18 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Great shift by the grinders

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/27/13 at 07:19 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

One rush into the zone, one frantic, harried shot attempt and then right back out.  The DET PP basically just trades rushes up and down the ice with the other team most of the time.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/27/13 at 07:19 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

i think the Hawks got more shots on goal that we did on that power play.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/27/13 at 07:19 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think the Wings got as many shots on goal as the Hawks on our PP.

Posted by dougie on 01/27/13 at 07:19 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Boom Boom Line. I dig it.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/27/13 at 07:20 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

Fil shouldnt be out there, you can see that knee hurting. He cant cut sharp at all, straight line hes ok, but check him out.

Also, does Crawford know his mask was done in pencil?

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/27/13 at 07:20 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Great shift by the grinders

Jeebus, I hope that’s not the best the Wings can come up with this game.

Posted by calquake on 01/27/13 at 07:21 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Jeebus, I hope that’s not the best the Wings can come up with this game.

Dont be holding your breath

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/27/13 at 07:24 PM ET

ChowYunCat's avatar

Turned it on for a giveaway straight to Hossa. Not good.

Posted by ChowYunCat on 01/27/13 at 07:25 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

That ice looks rough.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 01/27/13 at 07:25 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Is Fox Detroit seriously advertising Lifetime’s “Double Divas” during Wings’ games this season???

big surprise

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/27/13 at 07:28 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

I thought the rink had two ends?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/27/13 at 07:29 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Rope-a-dope hockey.  Interesting tactic.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/27/13 at 07:30 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I thought the rink had two ends?

Yeah, the home end and the rear end. cheese

Posted by calquake on 01/27/13 at 07:30 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

how about getting the puck out?!

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 01/27/13 at 07:30 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

I remember being a fan of a team who could make it look like a power play even when it wasn’t.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/27/13 at 07:32 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

DET just getting abused by CHI #1 line

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/27/13 at 07:33 PM ET

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Blatant interference let go there.  Guess it’s ok to check a guy chasing the puck carrier.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/27/13 at 07:33 PM ET

TEMO's avatar

Was that a chicago PP?  Sure looked like it!

Posted by TEMO from LANSING, MICHIGAN, U.S.A. on 01/27/13 at 07:34 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Kronwall has developed a really nice touch passing the puck—to the other team.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/27/13 at 07:34 PM ET

The Hurricane's avatar

I remember when the Wings used to get breakaway opportunities…

Posted by The Hurricane on 01/27/13 at 07:35 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Was that a chicago PP?  Sure looked like it!

It almost looked like five-on-five for a couple minutes.  But that was while Chicago had a man in the box.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/27/13 at 07:36 PM ET

ChowYunCat's avatar

Feels as if any play where Franzen’s trying for possession along the boards ends up on the other team’s stick.

Posted by ChowYunCat on 01/27/13 at 07:36 PM ET

dougie's avatar

I remember when I could get through the first period without yawning.

Posted by dougie on 01/27/13 at 07:36 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

I remember when I could get through the first period without yawning.

Getting old sucks

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/27/13 at 07:37 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Another 2 minutes of futility

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/27/13 at 07:37 PM ET

The Hurricane's avatar

CRAP, we’re on the PP.

Posted by The Hurricane on 01/27/13 at 07:37 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Getting old sucks

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/27/13 at 07:37 PM ET

Agreed, until you consider the alternative

Posted by dougie on 01/27/13 at 07:38 PM ET

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Feels as if any play where Franzen’s trying for possession along the boards ends up on the other team’s stick.

Posted by ChowYunCat on 01/27/13 at 07:36 PM ET

If it’s 2 Wings against 1 opponent and Franzen is one of the Wings, I still expect the other team to get it.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/27/13 at 07:38 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Power man advantage Play, Wings

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/27/13 at 07:39 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

A couple of chances - - for us - - for a change

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/27/13 at 07:40 PM ET

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