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I am a recent Oakland University graduate. I have been a Detroit sports fan my whole life, especially the Red Wings and Lions. I love writing about sports and all things hockey.

OTD 6/4/08: The Detroit Red Wings won their eleventh Stanley Cup

On June 4, 2008, the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games during the Stanely Cup Finals. Let's take a look back at the Red Wings recent championship team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YwYosRJbnw Detroit won the president's trophy for being the best team during the regular...

5 Detroit Tigers who deserve All-Star consideration

Originally published 5/31/17 The Detroit Tigers (24-28) are not off to a good start so far during the 2017 campaign. They are currently in fourth place in the AL Central, four games behind the Minnesota Twins. With how bad the Tigers have been, some players still...

Game Day Thread: Tigers rally late but fall short to Houston, lose 7-6 in series finale

Detroit Tigers (22-24) vs. Houston Astros (32-16) First Pitch: 8:10 EST Stadium: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX Weather: 84° • Sunny • PoP 0% Media: Fox Sports Detroit/ 97.1 The Ticket Tigers Lineup: Ian Kinsler (2B) Tyler Collins (CF) Miguel Cabrera (1B) Victor Martinez (DH) J.D. Martinez (RF) Justin Upton (LF) James McCann (C) Dixon...

Zimmermann was better, offense wasn’t as the Tigers drop second game 6-2

Detroit Tigers (21-23) vs. Houston Astros (31-15) First Pitch: 8:10 EST Stadium: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX Weather: 80° • Thunderstorms • PoP 60% Media: Fox Sports Detroit/ 97.1 The Ticket Tigers Lineup: Ian Kinsler (2B) Nicholas Castellanos (3B) Miguel Cabrera (1B) Victor Martinez (DH) J.D. Martinez (RF) Justin Upton (LF) Mikie Mahtook (CF) James...

Tigers offense goes quiet in Houston, losing series opener 1-0

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers (21-22) vs. Houston Astros (30-15)   First Pitch: 8:10 EST Stadium: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas Weather: 76° • isolated thunderstorms • 30% PoP Media: MLBN / Fox Sports Detroit / 97.1 The Ticket Tigers Lineup:   Ian Kinsler (2B) Alex Avila (C) Miguel Cabrera (1B) Victor Martinez (DH) J.D. Martinez (RF) Nicholas Castellanos...

Top 10 Forwards in Detroit Red Wings History

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There have been many Hall-of-Fame players to walk through Detroit and play for the Red Wings. Some are still playing, but most are retired. We are blessed as fans to have watched many of these players wear the Winged Wheel. Here is a list of...

JUST IN: Dylan Larkin scores beautiful goal against Russia [Video]

The Detroit Red Wings are not in the playoffs this year, but Dylan Larkin is still making the highlight reel for Team USA in the 2017 MWC. With Russia leading 2-1 early in the second period, Dylan Larkin let a laser go off of his...

Anthony Mantha named Detroit Red Wings Rookie of the Year

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The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association has named Anthony Mantha as the Detroit Red Wings Rookie of theYear. At times Mantha showed greatness with the Wings this season. He scored 17 goals and added 19 assists in 60 games at the NHL level. Mantha was also second...

Game Day Thread: Tigers offense shines, defeat White Sox 7-3 in series finale

Chicago White Sox (13-10) vs. Detroit Tigers (12-12) Box Score via MLB.com First Pitch: 1:10 EST Stadium: Comerica Park, Detroit Weather: 51°F • Showers • 60% chance of PoP Media: Fox Sports Detroit/ 97.1 The Ticket Tigers Lineup Ian Kinsler (2B) Tyler Collins (CF) Nick Castellanos (3B) Victor Martinez (DH) Justin Upton (LF) Alex Avila...

GRADE ‘EM: Detroit Red Wings fail to make the grade

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The playoff streak of 25 years came to a sudden halt this season when the Detroit Red Wings finished with just 76 points, their fewest win total over an 82-game slate since the 1990-91 season, the first year of the playoff streak. There is a...

Game Day Thread: Tigers rally late but fall short in extra innings, 6-4 to the White Sox

Chicago White Sox (13-9) vs. Detroit Tigers (11-12) Box Score via MLB.com First Pitch: 1:10 EST Stadium: Comerica Park Weather:  46°F • Cloudy • 5 % chance of PoP Media: Fox Sports Detroit / 97.1 The Ticket Tigers Lineup: Ian Kinsler (2B) Mikie Mahtook (RF) Nick Castellanos (3B) Victor Martinez (DH) Justin Upton (LF) ...

Game Day Thread: Tigers sloppy defense derails Boyd’s quality start, Tigers lose 7-3

Chicago White Sox (12-9) vs. Detroit Tigers (11-11) Box Score via MLB.com First Pitch: 7:10 EST Stadium: Comerica Park, Detroit Weather: 61°F • Cloudy • 10% chance of PoP Media: Fox Sports Detroit / 97.1 The Ticket Tigers Lineup:  Ian Kinsler (2B) Tyler Collins (CF) Nick Castellanos (3B) Victor Martinez (DH) Justin Upton (LF) Alex...

The Detroit Lions WILL select one of these players in Round 1 of the NFL Draft

NFL: NFC Wild Card-Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks
The Detroit Lions have had a great offseason so far improving their offensive line to help Matthew Stafford. The Lions now need to focus on the draft and solidifying the defensive side of the ball. The Lions did not have a solid defense last season....

5 Moves the Red Wings must make to get back on track

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The Detroit Red Wings missed the playoffs for the first time in 25 years this season. They were also sellers at the trade deadline for the first time in a long time when they traded away Thomas Vanek, Steve Ott, Tomas Jurco, and Brendan...

WATCH: Scotty Bowman gives his farewell speech to Joe Louis Arena [Video]

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The Detroit Red Wings played their final game Sunday night at Joe Louis Arena against the New Jersey Devils. It seemed Like old times during that game as Detroit went on to win 4-1 to close out the season. Many current and former Wings were...

EDITORIAL: It’s a no-brainer, the Red Wings must protect Petr Mrazek

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NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. Now...

Detroit recalls D Brian Lashoff from Grand Rapids

NHL: Preseason-Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks
The Detroit Red Wings recalled defenseman Brian Lashoff from the Grand Rapids Griffins on Thursday. He will add depth to Detroit's defense with a compact schedule coming up the rest of the season. https://twitter.com/BrendanSavage/status/842386659975036928 Lashoff has played 47 games for the Griffins this season recording only two...

Anthony Mantha could return to the lineup Wednesday against Colorado

NHL: Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings
After sitting out the last two games as a healthy scratch, Detroit Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha could return to the lineup on Wednesday against the Colorado Avalanche. Mantha was scratched after what head coach Jeff Blashill would like to call a "lack of competitiveness"...

Red Wings recall G Jimmy Howard from Grand Rapids

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The Detroit Red Wings have recalled goaltender Jimmy Howard from the Grand Rapids Griffins. https://twitter.com/HeleneStJames/status/839587710461440007 He was injured back on December 20, in a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, when Red Wings defenseman Nick Jensen collided into him. With the injury, Howard was originally scheduled to...

Red Wings’ D Ryan Sproul out for remainder of season

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The Detroit Red Wings will be without defenseman Ryan Sproul for the remainder of the season due to an ACL injury. https://twitter.com/HeleneStJames/status/839153885453299712 He slid heavily into the boards and was helped off the ice in the second period against the Edmonton Oilers Saturday night. Sproul played in...

FLASHBACK: Chris Osgood scores empty net goal

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Former Detroit Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood was known for making big saves. He was also known as one of the few goalies to score an empty-net goal. On March 6, 1996 the Wings were up 3-2 against the Hartford Whalers when they pulled their goalie...

Detroit Red Wings call up D Robbie Russo from Grand Rapids

The Detroit Red Wings called up defenseman Robbie Russo from the Grand Rapids Griffins Sunday afternoon. https://twitter.com/BrendanSavage/status/838500119444078597 Russo will likely fill the role of defenseman Ryan Sproul, who went down Saturday night with a sprained knee. A fourth round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft,...

WATCH: Tampa Bay F Nikita Kucherov fools Buffalo G Robin Lehner

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Most players like to make a move or shoot the puck in a shootout. Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov did something a little different and it might of been an accident. Watch as Kucherov fools Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner. https://twitter.com/NHL/status/838227142295040001 Did Kucherov mean to do...

Red Wings D Ryan Sproul to miss time with sprained knee

The Detroit Red Wings will be without defenseman Ryan Sproul for an extended period of time. He slid hard into the boards during the second period of Saturday nights loss to the Edmonton Oilers. After the game, head coach Jeff Blashill told reporters that Sproul will...

Red Wings recall Mitch Callahan from Grand Rapids

NHL: Preseason-Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings recalled forward Mitch Callahan from the Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday. https://twitter.com/HeleneStJames/status/836973555174666240 Callahan will likely replace forward Steve Ott in the lineup. Ott was traded to the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday for a sixth-round pick. In 53 games for the Griffins this season, Callahan...

WATCH: Justin Abdelkader scores in OT to lift Wings over Canucks

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Vancouver Canucks
The Detroit Red Wings have been busy so far at the trade deadline trading away Tomas Jurco, Brendan Smith and Steve Ott. That doesn't seem to matter to forward Justin Abdelkader. Detroit, playing in their first game after their "bye week" Tuesday night, defeated the...

Top 5 greatest hockey movies of all time

Today is the 40th anniversary of one of the best hockey movies ever created. 'Slap Shot' was funny, stupid and entertaining to watch. No one will ever forget the legendary Hanson brothers and their fighting ways. In honor of 'Slap Shot' turning 40, here is...

Drew Miller wants out of Detroit, seeking trade and fresh start

NHL: Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings sent Drew Miller down to the Grand Rapids Griffins back on January 31 and has played in just five games for the Griffins. The veteran Miller is aware of his current situation, knowing the team is willing to cut ties. The former...

WATCH: Russia defeats Turkey 42-0 at 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival

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Russia defeated Turkey 42-0 in ice hockey at the Youth Olympic Festival on Monday. The score was 15-0 after the first period and 27-0 after the second. At some point people should just feel bad for the Turkish players and goaltenders. The Youth Olympic Festival is...

What has happened to Dylan Larkin?

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Columbus Blue Jackets
The Detroit Red Wings are in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since the 1989-1990 season. They sit in last place in the Eastern Conference, 10 points behind the Boston Bruins. Everyone thought Waterford native Dylan Larkin was going to be one...

WATCH: OHL Erie Otters F Dylan Strome scores goal with opponent’s stick

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Erie Otters forward Dylan Strome had his stick stolen from him by London Knights defenseman Brandon Crawley Wednesday night. Crawley lost his stick earlier in the play and decided to sneak up behind Strome and steal his.Strome went over to Crawley's stick, picked it up...

FLASHBACK: Johan Franzen scores four vs. Sharks in 2010 WC Semis

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Let's throw it back to May 6, 2010. Detroit was down 3-0 in the Western Conference semi-finals to the San Jose Sharks. Red Wings forward Johan Franzen wasn't ready to go home just yet. He scored four goals in game four to help the...

WATCH: Detroit Red Wings and Warrior Hockey surprise FAR Flyers

The Detroit Red Wings and Warrior Hockey teamed up Tuesday afternoon as part of the NHL's 'Hockey is For Everyone' month. They surprised the Michigan FAR Flyers with a trip to Joe Louis Arena. https://twitter.com/DetroitRedWings/status/831548010656067584 During the Flyers visit, they were allowed to attend and watch...

FLASHBACK FIGHTS: Red Wings’ Jordin Tootoo takes on Calgary’s Steve Begin

The Detroit Red Wings playoff streak may come to an end this year. But we can still watch and enjoy some good fights! Former Red Wings forward Jordin Tootoo may not have been in a Wings' jersey long, but he sure did know how to...

WATCH: Mike Ilitch calls defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom ‘Rock of Gibraltar’

Mike Ilitch had great success throughout his lifetime. He wanted each of his teams to succeed so he used his money to bring in many Hall Of Fame players to Detroit. One of the most memorable would have to be defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom. Watch as...

FLASHBACK: Andreas Athanasiou scores beautiful goal on wrister against Capitals

Here's something Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou can put on his final resume: He made the great Alex Ovechkin look like a fool. This past season in a game against the Washington Capitals, Athanasiou was able to get past Ovechkin before taking a wicked...

WATCH: 2002 Red Wings Stanley Cup team honored Tuesday against Columbus

The Detroit Red Wings honored the 2002 Stanley Cup team Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena when they hosted the Columbus Blue Jackets. https://twitter.com/DetroitRedWings/status/829047809898848260 The Wings' own Darren McCarty and Jiri Fischer were in attendance to do the ceremonial puck-drop at center ice. Detroit had a great...

FLASHBACK FIGHTS: Line brawl between Red Wings and Rangers [VIDEO]

On February 9, 1992 Detroit Red Wings forward Bob Probert and New York Rangers forward Tie Domi dropped the gloves. Both were well known for their fighting abilities and they didn't disappoint. After Probert and Domi were finished, both teams decided it would be a...

Frans Nielsen, Niklas Kronwall out next two games for Red Wings; Steve Ott activated

The Detroit Red Wings have put forward Frans Nielsen on short-term IR and in turn are activating forward Steve Ott. https://twitter.com/AnsarKhanMLive/status/828641726906695680 Nielsen will miss at least the next two games with a shoulder injury. Nielsen can come off IR Saturday when the Wings head to Columbus to face...

JUST IN: Toronto claims D Alexey Marchenko off waivers from Red Wings

The Toronto Maple Leafs have claimed defensemen Alexey Marchenko from the Detroit Red Wings today. Marchenko was placed on waivers Friday to make room for defensemen Brendan Smith. https://twitter.com/AnsarKhanMLive/status/827925500400173056 Marchenko will rejoin his former coach Mike Babcock. Babcock coached Marchenko for two seasons when he was the...

TBT: Gustav Nyquist scores first NHL goal [VIDEO]

Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist may not be living up to the hype we all once thought he was, but he started his career on the right foot. On March 26, 2012 Nyquist scored his first National Hockey League goal, which came against...

Dylan Larkin returning for Red Wings tonight; Drew Miller being assigned to Grand Rapids

The Detroit Red Wings and head coach Jeff Blashill announced on Tuesday that they have assigned forward Drew Miller to the Grand Rapids Griffins. https://twitter.com/AnsarKhanMLive/status/826466649914167297 https://twitter.com/greggkrupa/status/826479581876146177 Dylan Larkin, who has been sidelined the past two games with an upper-body injury, is returning to action Tuesday night against...

Red Wings’ F Dylan Larkin could return tomorrow vs New Jersey

Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin could return as early as tomorrow night when the Red Wings play host to the New Jersey Devils at Joe Louis Arena. Larkin, who was hurt late in the game against the New York Rangers on January 22, missed...

FLASHBACK: Darren McCarty takes on Turner Stevenson

Darren McCarty had some memorable fights during his career with the Detroit Red Wings. The fight he had on December 2, 1995 versus Turner Stevenson of the Montreal Canadiens, seemed like it could of lasted forever. We may never see a fight like this ever again...

TBT: Igor Larionov scores in triple overtime [Video]

The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals four games to one. The biggest moment of that series came during game three in triple overtime. It seemed like the game would never end, both teams were tired but don't...

Tomas Jurco to get another shot with Red Wings tonight against Boston

Tomas Jurco has not seen much playing time this season. In fact, he has only played in 11 games coming into tonight's contest against the Boston Bruins. https://twitter.com/HeleneStJames/status/823563504779202561 Jurco, still only age 24, will get another shot to prove he can stay in the Detroit Red...

Drew Miller back with Red Wings after being waived

It has been an interesting week for Drew Miller and it's only Monday. After clearing waivers earlier today, Miller was assigned to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins. He has since been re-called to the Detroit Red Wings because of the injury to...

Helm could return Friday against Sabres, Ott placed on IR

The Detroit Red Wings may get some much needed help on Friday when they travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres. Forward Darren Helm might return to the lineup. Red Wings' head coach Jeff Blashill told reporters that Helm's status will be determined after...

Ken Holland, Wings’ not ready to start selling

The Detroit Red Wings have had a less than stellar first half of the season thus far, but they may have turned it around after winning their last three games against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens, and the Boston Bruins. Detroit general Manager Ken Holland...

TBT: Nyquist circles the zone for 28 seconds and scores OT winner [Video]

On December 27, 2014, Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist scored an amazing overtime goal against the Ottawa Senators. Nyquist grabbed the puck in the Senators zone with 1:16 remaining in the overtime period. He then circled the zone three times, for a total of...

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