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Born and raised Michigander. Former mixed martial artist, currently attempting to figure out how to golf without embarrassing myself. Very passionate Michigan sports fan. Wolverines, Red Wings, Tigers, Pistons and Lions. Life is good as a fan of Michigan sports!

Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead limited in practice leading up to game in New Orleans

Although the Detroit Lions are at full strength in practice, not all of their bodies are at 100%. As the team prepares for this Sunday's match-up with the New Orleans Saints, linebacker Tahir Whitehead appears to be fighting through a knee injury, which he has felt the...

JUST IN: Red Wings F Justin Abdelkader out 2-4 weeks with ‘slight MCL sprain’

Another day, another injury for the Red Wings. This time, Justin Abdelkader has fallen victim. https://twitter.com/HeleneStJames/status/804728297401778176 The injury occurred in the first period after a collision with Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck in Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss. Although forward Drew Miller is available to fill in the lineup, general manager Ken Holland told...

If things don’t change soon, Red Wings could be in sticky situation now and in the future

We're closing in on the quarter mark of the NHL schedule, and whether it's a surprise to anybody or not, the Red Wings are really struggling this season. Could this finally be the year that general manager Ken Holland tears the team apart and sells at the trading...

Sam Martin and Lions special teams unit having spectacular season

If there has been anything we can rely on week in and week out with the Lions, it's the fact that punter Sam Martin is always on top of his game. As fellow writer Julius Porter mentioned in a work this morning, Martin is the closest thing to...

Detroit Red Wings D Alexey Marchenko to miss ‘a couple weeks’ with upper body injury

While licking their woulds after a tough 3-2 loss on Sunday evening at the hands of the Calgary Flames, it turns out that the final score isn't the only thing that didn't turn out in Detroit's favor. It has been announced that defenseman Alexey Marchenko will...

Ameer Abdullah to see doctor; return later this season ‘realistic’

When Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah went down with a foot injury in week two, it was widely assumed that his season was over. The team released very few details on the extent of the injury, but he underwent surgery the week of the...

Stafford family looking to help a family in need for Christmas

Although we've been accustomed to seeing Kelly Stafford's Instagram posts ripping NFL officials or boasting about her husband, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, her most recent post was far from the norm. “Matthew and I wanted to reach out to all of you to see if you knew...

Just In: Red Wings recall F Tyler Bertuzzi

In response to the news that Darren Helm will miss the next six to eight weeks with a dislocated shoulder, the team was quick to announce that they are bringing a familiar face back to Hockeytown. https://twitter.com/DetroitRedWings/status/799095178967609344 Tyler Bertuzzi, who recently concluded a three game stint with the Red...

Lions sign S Don Carey to one-year extension

It seems as though Lions general manager Bob Quinn is staying true to his theory on the importance of special teams, as 29-year-old safety Don Carey has been signed to a one-year contract extension. https://twitter.com/FieldYates/status/798871216186683392 The deal comes with a $375,000 signing bonus. Carey, who is primarily used in special...

Niklas Kronwall to make season debut tonight vs. Winnipeg

After missing the first 11 games of the season, Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall is set to make his return to the lineup this evening. Kronwall is battling a left knee that is said to be permanently bad, which held out of the entirety of training...

Kerry Hyder: the best Lions player that nobody knows

Overall, the Lions' defensive unit this season has generally left us annoyed, angered, and frustrated. Gone are the days when the team was a nightmare to run the ball against, as well as the days that saw the defense carry the bulk of the...

With current situation, Detroit Lions smart for not pursuing Jamie Collins

Since the New England Patriots traded star linebacker Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns for a third round draft pick, there has been some criticism directed towards Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn for not being in on the festivities. Collins was drafted by the Patriots in the second...

Breaking: Lions acquire CB Johnthan Banks from Tampa Bay for 2018 seventh round pick

The Lions have made a move on deadline day, and it's a move that hardly cost them a thing. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/793486597320769537 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Banks in the second round of the 2013 draft, but he hasn't exactly done much in the NFL. Banks was told on...

Why the Detroit Red Wings should call up Anthony Mantha

After recently announcing that they would be without forward Thomas Vanek for longer than expected, the Detroit Red Wings face a challenging situation. Vanek's condition has been downgraded to "week-to-week," which likely means that nobody realistically knows when he will be able to return. He's missed the...

Jonathan Ericsson proving to be an early season surprise

The 2015-16 season was admittedly a bad one for Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson. His play regularly drew ire from fans, who quickly became annoyed with poor defensive decisions, turnovers with the puck, and an overall lack of physical play from the six-foot four-inch tall 220...

Anthony Mantha off to great start in Grand Rapids – should he be in Detroit?

After the Red Wings signed Thomas Vanek to a one-year deal in free agency this off-season, the writing was all but on the wall for prospect Anthony Mantha. Although he showed that he has the potential to help the Red Wings last season (by scoring two goals...

Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager makes the case – Stafford might be the best QB in the NFL

The first overall draft pick of the 2009 NFL draft, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has endeared himself to the city of Detroit since his career with the team began. Now, he finds himself among the best quarterbacks to currently play the game. “Matt Stafford is one...

Lions announce inactive players vs. Rams

With a tough task on their hands today against the Los Angeles Rams, the Lions are going to take on that task without one of their best inside offensive linemen. Larry Warford (hip) will sit today's game out. Rookie Graham Glasgow will likely get the start in his...

Justin Abdelkader gets his ‘A’

Red Wings left winger Justin Abdelkader has earned his first opportunity to display his leadership abilities. https://twitter.com/AnsarKhanMLive/status/783323387317878784 Abdelkader takes over as one of the assistant captains for Pavel Datsyuk, who retired and moved back to his native Russia. Forward Henrik Zetterberg and defenseman Niklas Kronwall will remain in their roles as captain and assistant...

Lions sign RB Mike James to practice squad, release RB George Winn

With more questions regarding the depth at the running back position, the Lions have brought a new piece into the fold. https://twitter.com/caplannfl/status/783034773790986241 Mike James, who played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013 and 2014, has run for 332 yards on 79 career carries. He spent the...

Rookie running back Dwayne Washington ‘building confidence in coaching staff’

Detroit Lions rookie running back Dwayne Washington, who impressed during the preseason, is doing his part to keep eyes on him to this point of the season. “I think he’s building confidence in our coaching staff and the other offensive players on the team with the...

Teryl Austin: ‘We need to get a little bit more from everybody’

As the Detroit Lions prepare for this Sunday's matchup with the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, defensive coordinator Teryl Austin is expecting more from his defensive unit as a whole. “We need to get a little bit more from everybody," he said via the Detroit Lions. "I think when...

Jim Caldwell not concerned with Golden Tate’s slow start

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate has gotten off to a bit of a slow start in 2016. Slow enough to concern head coach Jim Caldwell, though? Unlikely. "I think they study and they know who you are," Caldwell said via the Detroit Lions. "He’s been in...

Projected lineups for Red Wings preseason opener

Rejoice, hockey fans! We're one step closer to hockey. The Pittsburgh Penguins will make their way to the Joe Louis Arena this evening as the Red Wings begin the preseason portion of their schedule. Although the game will not be televised, we do have an idea of...

Caldwell expects good plays, bad plays with Taylor Decker and Laken Tomlinson

With young and inexperienced pieces in place on the Lions offensive line, head coach Jim Caldwell seems rather encouraged by the play he has seen from the youngsters, most notably Laken Tomlinson and Taylor Decker. He is also quite understanding that not every play will be perfect, but...

Jim Caldwell ‘certainly’ comfortable with Andre Roberts returning kicks

Through three games (and five kickoff returns), Detroit Lions kickoff return man Andre Roberts has been less than sensational. With teams now starting at the 25 yard line following a touchback, the 20 yard average-per-return line that Roberts is sporting is not very good. In Sunday's 34-27 loss to...

Detroit Lions waive LB Zaviar Gooden

Despite playing an important role in the Detroit Lions defense on Sunday, linebacker Zaviar Gooden has been waived. After being promoted from the practice squad because of the immense amount of injuries at the linebacker position, Gooden secured three tackles in the team's 34-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers. DeAndre...

Red Wings to wear honorary Gordie Howe patch all season

Every time the Detroit Red Wings take the ice this season, the team will honor Mr. Hockey. In commemoration of the passing of legend Gordie Howe, the Red Wings have announced that they will wear a patch showcasing Mr. Hockey's iconic No. 9 on both...

Dan Cleary re-signs with Griffins, Red Wings re-sign RFA Ryan Sproul

The gift that just keeps on giving: Dan Cleary. After playing last season with the Grand Rapids Griffins, the team has re-signed him to a one year contract today. Financial terms of the contract have not been released. https://twitter.com/BradGalli/status/779317192038809601 In his first season with the Griffins in 2015-16, the...

Abundance of injuries at linebacker putting Lions in tough spot

It's been one injury after another for the Lions lately, especially at the linebacker position. After numerous players went down in Sunday's 16-15 loss to the Tennessee Titans, the Lions are considering their options leading up to this weekend's game against the Green Bay Packers. As it stands right...

Red Wings News and Notes: Jurco, Zetterberg, Pulkkinen, Kronwall, Sproul

We're a little less than three weeks away from the start of the 2016-17 NHL regular season. For now, some of the league's best players are competing in the World Cup of Hockey, while the rest are in training camp preparing for the preseason...

2016-17 Red Wings Outlook: Darren Helm

DARREN HELM POSITION: Center/Wing AGE: 29 CONTRACT: 2016-17 will be the first year of a five-year contract with an average cap hit of $3.85 million 2015-16 REGULAR SEASON STATS: 77 games, 13 goals, 13 assists, 32 penalty minutes, -2 rating 2015-16 PLAYOFF STATS: Five games, one goal, six penalty...

MLB team payrolls again proving that a World Series cannot be bought

Mid-September's arrival means that the baseball playoff races are in full swing. As of this writing, teams across the league have between 16-18 games remaining on their schedules, and the only race with an already definitive outcome is in the National League Central, as...

2016-17 Red Wings Outlook: Jimmy Howard

JIMMY HOWARD POSITION: Goaltender AGE: 32 CONTRACT: 2016-17 is the fourth year of a six-year contract with an average cap hit of $5,291,667 2016-17 REGULAR SEASON STATS: 37 games, 14-14-3 record, 2.80 GAA, .906 save percentage CAREER REGULAR SEASON STATS: 371 games, 183-113-53 record, 2.45 GAA, .915 save percentage,...

Teryl Austin expects DeAndre Levy will play Sunday

Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy missed practice on Wednesday while nursing a quadriceps injury, but defensive coordinator Teryl Austin expects to see him suit up for the home opener on Sunday. "I'm planning on having him," Austin told the Detroit Free Press. Although the defense as a whole struggled at...

2016-17 Red Wings Outlook: Mike Green

MIKE GREEN AGE: 30 POSITION: Defense CONTRACT: 2016-17 will be the second year of a three-year contract worth $18 million, with an average cap hit of $6 million 2015-16 REGULAR SEASON STATS: 74 games, seven goals, 28 assists, 38 penalty minutes, -6 rating 2015-16 PLAYOFF STATS: Five games, one...

2016-17 Red Wings outlook: Jonathan Ericsson

Jonathan Ericsson Age: 32 Position: Defense Contract: 2016-17 will be the third year of a six year contract worth $25.5 million, with an average cap hit of $4.25 million 2015-16 regular season stats: 71 games, three goals, 12 assists, 56 penalty minutes, +2 rating 2015-16 playoff stats: Five games,...

2016-17 Red Wings Outlook: Danny DeKeyser

DANNY DEKEYSER AGE: 26 POSITION: Defense CONTRACTS: 2016-17 will be the first year of a six year contract, with a cap hit of $5 million per season. 2015-16 REGULAR SEASON STATS: Eight goals, 12 assists, 44 penalty minutes, +2 rating 2015-16 PLAYOFF STATS: Five games, one assist, four penalty...

2016-17 Red Wings Outlook: Andreas Athanasiou

ANDREAS ATHANASIOU POSITION: Right wing/center CONTRACT: 2016-17 will be the third year of his entry level contract, which comes with a cap hit of $628,333 if he is on the NHL roster. He will be a restricted free agent after the season. 2015-16 REGULAR SEASON STATS: 37...

2016-17 Red Wings Outlook: Justin Abdelkader

JUSTIN ABDELKADER POSITION: Right wing/left wing AGE: 29 CONTRACT: 2016-17 will be the first year of a seven-year contract worth $29.75 million 2015-16 REGULAR SEASON STATS: 82 games, 19 goals, 23 assists, 120 penalty minutes, -16 rating. 2015-16 PLAYOFF STATS: Five games, one goal, 35 penalty minutes CAREER REGULAR SEASON STATS: 480 games, 80 goals, 94 assists, 417...

2016 NFC North Power Rankings

As is always the case when September rolls around, there is a certain optimism in the air. Evenings are getting cooler, fantasy teams are being drafted, and projections for the upcoming season are being made. It's FINALLY football season. As for our beloved Detroit Lions, the...

Jim Caldwell comments on Lions’ wide receiver situation after cuts

After a round of cuts on Monday, 10 cuts in total, the Detroit Lions roster is now at 78 players. Three more moves need to be made before Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline to get the team to the league's 75 player mandate, although wide...

Jim Caldwell ‘concerned’ with Lions preseason offense

After the Detroit Lions first team offense played the entire first half in Saturday's 30-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, head coach Jim Caldwell is among those who are not impressed up to this point. He proceeded to express some of his concerns on Monday. “Yeah, you know, the big...

Holland: Red Wings ‘probably not’ a Stanley Cup contender

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland has vocalized his thoughts on the team for the upcoming season, although his opinion on the team might not sit well with fans. "I don't know that there are more than five or six legitimate Stanley Cup contenders; we're...

Jim Caldwell on Graham Glasgow: ‘He’s competing with himself’

One of the more intriguing position battles that has emerged throughout the offseason and in the preseason for the Lions is the battle at center. Although the team already had experienced center Travis Swanson, they took a flier on former University of Michigan center...

Red Wings make pitch to Jimmy Vesey, who will not sign with Detroit

Jimmy Vesey, who is still in the process of determining which team he will sign with, has at least made it clear that he will not be signing with the Red Wings. After being drafted by the Nashville Predators with the 66th pick of the 2012...

DeAndre Levy eyes season opener for return

After being taken off the non-football injury list this morning, Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy has revealed that he is hoping to play in the season opener on September 11 when the team travels to face the Indianapolis Colts. Levy missed the majority of the 2015 season, missing...

Detroit Tigers season described through song

Ah, the life of a Tigers fan. We've seen a lot of ups and downs over the last handful of years, why would this year be any different? This year alone has seen it's fair share of peaks and valleys, leaving us all wondering...

Darius Slay struggles with Antonio Brown in Lions/Steelers joint practice

It was a tough day at the office for Darius Slay as the Detroit Lions ran a joint practice with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Steel City. At one point, Antoino Brown was having his way with the Lions cornerback, to the point where he told...

MUST SEE: J.D. Martinez goes deep in first at bat since June 16

If you missed Wednesday night's game, you missed something special. Lucky for you, there is plenty of video evidence. J.D. Martinez, who hadn't swung a bat in the big leagues since June 16, strolled to the batter's box as a pinch hitter in the bottom...

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