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Die hard Red Wings and Lions fan. Washed up hockey player, now beer leaguer and referee.

WATCH: Nick Jensen scores a beauty on Matt Murray

The Detroit Red Wings picked up their second straight win on Sunday, a 5-2 victory at Pittsburgh. Defenseman Nick Jensen got the ball rolling for Detroit on Sunday with this beauty of a first goal on Pittsburgh goalie Matt Murray.   Jensen and forward Justin Abdelkader found themselves in a...

Thomas Vanek expected to return tonight against St. Louis

The Detroit Red Wings take on the St. Louis Blues Wednesday night at home, looking to end a four-game losing streak. The team received good news today as co-leading scorer Thomas Vanek is expected to return to the lineup after missing Sunday's game in...

Red Wings’ Petr Mrazek records first shutout of season

Petr Mrazek's back is going to be sore tomorrow after carrying the Detroit Red Wings to a victory Saturday night against the Nashville Predators. Mrazek stopped all 42 Nashville shots, recording his first shutout this season and his first since February 8th of last...

Lions WR Anquan Boldin reportedly considering retirement

Although Anquan Boldin expressed interest in returning for a 15th NFL season recently, he is reportedly considering retirement, per Kyle Meinke of mLive. Boldin turns 37 this year, but had a productive 2016 season with the Detroit Lions. He led the team with eight touchdown...

WATCH: Danny DeKeyser talks about his big game-winning goal with FSD

In a back-and-forth hockey game which featured a lot of scoring, the Detroit Red Wings were victorious against the New York Islanders. After the Islanders tied the game at four late in the third period, Danny DeKeyser threw a shot on net that pinballed...

Petr Mrazek to start for Red Wings vs. Islanders; defense pairings remain the same

Petr Mrazek will get his first start since the All-Star break as the Detroit Red Wings host the New York Islanders on Friday night. Jared Coreau started in Detroit's 4-3 loss to New Jersey on Tuesday night. https://twitter.com/AnsarKhanMLive/status/827549860920455168 Mrazek has struggled this season and gave up...

OTD: Red Wings F Johan Franzen scores five goals against Ottawa

Six years ago today, Johan Franzen scored five goals for the Detroit Red Wings in a 7-5 win against the Ottawa Senators. Franzen became the first Red Wing to score five goals in a game since Sergei Fedorov did it in 1996. Franzen's hockey career...

Despite All-Star selection, Frans Nielsen has not been worth his contract

When the Detroit Red Wings signed center Frans Nielsen to a six-year, $31.5 million contract in the offseason, the team never expected Nielsen to be able to replace Pavel Datsyuk. Frankly, nobody can replace Pavel Datsyuk. The Red Wings did, however, expect Nielsen to...

Set to return from injury, Dylan Larkin must step up for Red Wings

Dylan Larkin is set to return from injury when the Detroit Red Wings take on the New Jersey Devils Tuesday night. This final stretch of the season is vital for both Larkin, who has struggled to find consistency, and the Red Wings, who are...

Red Wings’ Tomas Jurco confused about lack of play, requested trade earlier in season

After a promising rookie campaign in 2013-14 with the Detroit Red Wings, forward Tomas Jurco has struggled to produce. He has been a healthy scratch for most of this season, playing in only 12 games. He is the only player on the Red Wings...

5 Reasons why the Detroit Red Wings WILL keep their playoff streak alive

This has been a roller coaster season for the Detroit Red Wings. Their season-long struggles have been well documented, and many believed that Detroit's 25-year playoff streak would finally be snapped this year. Now, the Red Wings have found life again. They have won three...

5 Players the Detroit Lions MUST re-sign

The Detroit Lions have several players who are pending free agents this offseason. Bob Quinn will have some important choices to make as to who he should keep and who he should let walk. There are five players in particular that Quinn and the...

The case for keeping Thomas Vanek

Thomas Vanek has been great for the Detroit Red Wings this season after signing a one-year, $2.6 million contract. However, Detroit's playoff streak is in jeopardy (they are second to last in the Atlantic Division), making Vanek's future with the Red Wings uncertain. If Ken...

5 Red Wings who could be moved at the trade deadline

With the NHL trade deadline approaching on February 28, the Detroit Red Wings and general manager Ken Holland will have some tough decisions to make. While there is still a slim chance that the Red Wings could make the playoffs for a 26th consecutive season, it...

5 Players who will not be on the Detroit Lions next season

Despite making a playoff appearance and proving many doubters wrong, the Detroit Lions are still a long way from being Super Bowl contenders. General manager Bob Quinn will have some difficult choices to make this offseason as the Lions have several pending free agents...

Red Wings defense will get much needed shake-up in Los Angeles

Without a true number-one defenseman, the Detroit Red Wings have struggled. Niklas Kronwall is playing on a permanently bad knee and has slowed down. Danny DeKeyser has taken a huge step back after signing a six-year, $30 million contract. All season long, Detroit's defense has...

Why Golden Tate is about to run circles around the Seahawks

Since signing with the Detroit Lions after enjoying a Super Bowl victory with the Seattle Seahawks, wide receiver Golden Tate has exceeded expectations. Tate was originally signed to serve as a complimentary receiver alongside Calvin Johnson, but he has flourished with the Lions and...

Red Wings need Petr Mrazek to find his game in a hurry

For Detroit Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek, the new year will hopefully be a fresh start. After signing a two-year, $8 million contract in the off-season, Mrazek has been inconsistent and downright mediocre. Mrazek was expected to be a rock for the Red Wings in...

3 Detroit Lions who MUST dominate against the Seattle Seahawks

The Detroit Lions choked on the big stage Sunday night, dropping the season finale at home to the Green Bay Packers 31-24 and missing an opportunity for a division championship and a home playoff game. Instead, the Lions are entering the playoffs as the...

The time has come to put an end to “Same Old Lions”

Being a die-hard Detroit Lions fan is full of anger, disappointment, and pain. Year after year, high expectations are shattered and the team often finds a way to reach new lows. Lions fans have experienced the only 0-16 season in NFL history and have...

WATCH: Mantha’s overtime goal lifts Red Wings over Senators

The Detroit Red Wings found themselves in yet another overtime game against the Ottawa Senators Thursday night. Going into the game, the Red Wings had a record of just 2-4 in overtime this season. However, the Red Wings were able to secure the victory...

WATCH: Xavier Ouellet fights Michael Raffl

The Detroit Red Wings showcased some old-time hockey Sunday against the Philadelphia Flyers, as defenseman Xavier Ouellet fought Michael Raffl in the third period. Raffl blindsided Steve Ott in the neutral zone, and Xavier Ouellet took exception. For those who want fighting out of hockey,...

Jim Caldwell deserves credit for Lions’ success

When Bob Quinn was hired as the new general manager for the Detroit Lions, many thought that the Jim Caldwell era in Detroit was over. However, Quinn decided to keep Caldwell as head coach, and it was thought that Caldwell was simply a bridge...

Matthew Stafford is officially the ‘Comeback Kid’ of the NFL

The Detroit Lions won a close game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, with a final score of 20-17. The victory came after yet another fourth quarter comeback drive, engineered by none other than Matthew Stafford. Matthew Stafford now has eight game-winning drives in the fourth...

Red Wings look to end Flyers’ eight-game win streak

The Detroit Red Wings host the red-hot Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, who have won eight straight games. The Red Wings, meanwhile, have lost three of their last five. Detroit and Philadelphia have split the season series thus far, with both games being played in Philadelphia....

Anthony Mantha starting to blossom for Red Wings

When the Detroit Red Wings drafted Anthony Mantha with the 20th overall pick in 2013, the team had lofty expectations for him. After all, he was a pure goal-scorer in juniors, recording 160 goals and 154 assists in 224 games. At 6-foot-5 and 204 pounds, Mantha...

Henrik Zetterberg continues producing for Red Wings

Even at 36 years old, Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg continues to produce. Zetterberg now has goals in three straight games and has recorded seven points over his last six games. His goal in Sunday's game against the New York Islanders was the...

FLASHBACK: Matthew Stafford throws three TD’s at New Orleans

The Detroit Lions take on the New Orleans Saints on the road this week, looking to extend their division lead in the NFC North. The last time the Lions visited the Saints was on Monday night football in Week 15 of last season. Matthew Stafford...

Special teams prove to be the difference for Red Wings in win over Stars

Special teams can often make or break a hockey team, and they proved to be the difference for the Detroit Red Wings as they defeated the Dallas Stars 3-1 Tuesday night and extended their point streak to four games. The Stars scored just 16 seconds...

Tomas Jurco returns to Red Wings lineup vs. Dallas

After off-season back surgery that has kept him sidelined since April 7 of last season, Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco will return to make his season debut tonight against the Dallas Stars. He will play on the fourth line with Riley Sheahan and...

Detroit Red Wings impressive against Montreal Canadiens despite loss

The Detroit Red Wings dropped a hard-fought game against the league-best Montreal Canadiens Saturday night in overtime, losing 2-1. While Montreal denied the Red Wings of a third consecutive win, the Red Wings were the better team throughout the game and arguably would have...

WATCH: Tomas Vanek scores a beauty in shootout vs. Buffalo

Tomas Vanek has been a key contributor on offense for the Detroit Red Wings this season when healthy. Despite missing 11 games due to injury, Vanek remains second on the team in goals with four. Vanek played a strong game for the Red Wings against...

Rookie Miles Killebrew impressive in Lions win over Jaguars

The defense came up big for the Detroit Lions in their win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, making several big plays throughout the game. One of the many bright spots on defense was rookie safety Miles Killebrew, who led the team with five tackles despite...

Red Wings searching for a boost in secondary scoring

The Detroit Red Wings have lacked secondary scoring all season long. Several players have not lived up to expectations thus far, and many have even been a disappointment. In order for the Red Wings to continue their pursuit for a 26th consecutive playoff appearance,...

WATCH: Steve Ott pots first goal with Red Wings secures 3-1 victory over Vancouver

The Detroit Red Wings won their second straight game last night against the Vancouver Canucks 3-1, largely due to the stellar play of Jimmy Howard. The Red Wings received an insurance goal late in the third period from an unlikely source, as fourth line...

Eric Ebron finally proving his worth to Lions

Since being drafted by the Detroit Lions at 10th overall in 2014, tight end Eric Ebron has received plenty of criticism by fans. Many would have rather seen the Lions take Odell Beckham Jr. or Aaron Donald, who were both selected after Ebron and...

Dylan Larkin back on track after slow start

The Detroit Red Wings are on a three game skid after dropping a heartbreaker in overtime against the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night. However, one bright spot as of late has been the play of Dylan Larkin. After failing to score a goal and recording just one...

Is it time to give Jimmy Howard another shot as starting goalie?

After the opening month of NHL action, the Detroit Red Wings find themselves sitting at second place in the Atlantic Division with 12 points (6-4-0). Their impressive and somewhat surprising start can be attributed to an improved offense and the goaltending tandem of Petr...

Petr Mrazek stellar between the pipes as Red Wings win sixth straight

The Detroit Red Wings (6-2-0) came away with their sixth straight win last night against the St. Louis Blues (4-2-2) in a shootout, thanks in large part to the play of Petr Mrazek. Mrazek stopped 31 of 32 shots in regulation and overtime along with seven...

Steve Ott Eager to Face Former Team

Although many Red Wings fans were not thrilled to hear that the team signed Steve Ott to a one-year deal in the offseason, he has proven to be a valuable asset for Detroit thus far. In the four games he has played in this season,...

Datsyuk among most respected players in NHL [Video]

It was announced earlier today that Pavel Datsyuk is unlikely to return to the NHL next season, opting to possibly play in his home country of Russia instead for one last season, or more. Datsyuk has spent his entire career with the Detroit Red Wings,...

Anthony Mantha lone bright spot in Red Wings loss

In a key game on the road against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Detroit Red Wings were brutal. That's not an understatement, either. They were out-shot 23-3 in the first period and made several costly turnovers and mistakes throughout the game. Once again, their comeback...

Detroit Lions Re-Sign TE Tim Wright

The Detroit Lions have re-signed tight end Tim Wright, whom they acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season for placekicker Kyle Brindza. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Appearing in nine games for the Lions last season, Wright recorded nine receptions for 77...

Chris Osgood belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame

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. Last week,...

What’s up with Petr Mrazek?

To open the first six weeks of 2016, Detroit Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek recorded a 10-2-1 record, 1.31 goals-against-average, and a .951 save percentage. At that point, Mrazek led all goalies in save percentage and goals-against average. Recently Mrazek has taken a step back,...

Jimmy Howard appears back in All-Star form

Jimmy Howard was spectacular for the Detroit Red Wings in their 3-2 overtime win over the Dallas Stars, and may very well have stolen the game for the Wings. He made 39 saves in the victory, his first since December 3rd. Howard bailed out the...

Why the Red Wings should target Jiri Hudler

With the trade deadline approaching, several teams have reportedly been showing interest in Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent this off-season. It has not been revealed which teams have expressed interest in the 32-year old Czech, but...

Will the Lions draft a Quarterback in 2016?

The Detroit Lions have not drafted a quarterback since drafting Matthew Stafford first overall in 2009. This year's draft could change that as the Lions may select a quarterback to groom as Stafford's backup. The Lions have not had a solid backup QB since Shaun Hill was...

New Red Wings arena to be known as ‘Baddest Bowl in Hockey’?

With the Detroit Red Wings' new arena set to open in Fall 2017, Olympia Entertainment, owned by the Ilitch family, has two new trademarks that could potentially be used for the arena. These trademarks are "The Baddest Bowl" and "The Baddest Bowl in Hockey." It...

Euro Twins’ reunion sparks Red Wings offense

After dropping back-to-back road games after the All-Star break, the Detroit Red Wings have won two straight home games for the first time in two months. Detroit pummeled the New York Islanders 5-1 on Saturday, and surged for three goals in the third period...

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