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Jeff joined the DSN crew in 2011 He is currently the Managing Editor of DSN, and also covers news from the NHL. He resides in Phoenix, AZ where is is pursuing a career as an airline pilot.

Idiot NBC analyst Mike Milbury says The Joe’s been ‘a dump since the day they opened it’

NBC's Mike Milbury is back at it again. The controversial loser seen on the NHL on NBC had some colorful things to say about the Detroit Red Wings prior to the Wings - Bruins game. First, he took a shot at Detroit's record this...

INJURY UPDATE: Pistons’ Caldwell-Pope strains rotator cuff; Will miss remainder of road trip

The Detroit Pistons announced on Friday that guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will miss time due to a Grade 2 left rotator cuff strain suffered Thursday night against Golden State. https://twitter.com/Keith_Langlois/status/820006123830841344 https://twitter.com/DetroitPistons/status/820006149760122881 He is out for tonight's game against the Jazz and is likely to miss the road trip finale...

ON THIS DATE: Tomas Tatar scores goal for his late father (w/ VIDEO)

3 years ago today, Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar took the ice in Los Angeles, just a day after his father passed. As fate would have it, Tatar potted a huge 3rd-period game-winning goal and looked up to the sky in memory of...

WMU’s ‘Row the Boat’ slogan will stay in K-Zoo

Western Michigan fans were thrown for a bit of a loop on Friday morning, when most woke up to the news that head coach PJ Fleck is leaving the program to take the head coaching job at the University of Minnesota. One of the...

CHECK IT OUT: Fan captures WMU OT goal to win GLI title

The Western Michigan Broncos are 2016 Great Lakes Invitational Champions, and it was thrilling until the very end. Colton Conrad scored in overtime to break a scoreless tie and give the Broncos the final GLI championship at Joe Louis Arena. A fan in the crowd,...

GOTTA SEE IT: Tempers flare in Wings – Leafs alumni game

Kris Draper and Gary Roberts were chirping back and forth in the Red Wings - Maple Leafs Centennial Alumni Game on Saturday afternoon. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfDQXJ66dEw

JUST IN: Tigers bring back C Alex Avila with one-year deal

The Detroit Tigers announced today that they have signed a familiar face. They're bringing back catcher Alex Avila on a one-year deal, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. The deal is worth $2 million. https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/812401025533485056 https://twitter.com/detroittigerspr/status/812399213107617792 The Tigers parted ways with Avila after the 2015 season and...

CHECK IT OUT: Oilers’ Patrick Maroon gets emotional seeing son celebrate his goal

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Hockey players are some of the easiest athletes to relate to, and they often times show us a more human side to athletics. That was on display on Tuesday night as the Edmonton Oilers were in St. Louis to play the Blues. Edmonton forward Patrick...

GOTTA SEE IT: Little Red Wings fan steals the show at Joe Louis Arena

A 6-4 victory over the Anaheim Ducks was huge for a multitude of reasons for the Detroit Red Wings over this past weekend, but that came second towards the tail end of the game when one young fan stole the show. And apparently, he earned first star...

MUST SEE: NHLers think Dylan Larkin, Connor McDavid have the need for speed

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Ask anyone around the NHL on who are the fastest players on the ice. Just about every answer you will get is one of the sport's two brightest young talents - Edmonton's Connor McDavid, and the Detroit Red Wings' very own Dylan Larkin.

GOTTA SEE IT: Broadcasters go nuts during Red Wings/Hurricanes ice delay

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Things got a little weird during the Fox Sports Carolina broadcast last night while we were waiting for the Red Wings and Hurricanes to take the ice, something that never actually happened due to poor ice conditions.

GOTTA SEE IT: Lions hype video will get your blood pumpin’

There are tons of Detroit Lions hype videos made by some very creative fans, but this one might take the cake. A fan named Kenny McClendon made this one and it's enough to make you wish every day was Sunday. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3mMn6JJ17Q GO LIONS!

WATCH: Canadiens’ Andrew Shaw throws major tantrum in penalty box

We're guessing Montreal's Andrew Shaw won't be receiving any Lady Bing votes next spring after throwing this little temper tantrum while in the penalty box during a game in Anaheim.

FLASHBACK: Islanders set NHL record with 2 goals in 3 seconds

The New York Islanders made a little history on Wednesday night. After scoring with :26 seconds to take the lead against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Islanders scored just 3 seconds later into an empty net. https://twitter.com/PR_NHL/status/804175260111216640

CHECK THE REPORT: Lions sign QB Jake Rudock to active roster, release injury report

The Detroit Lions have signed former University of Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock to the active 53-man roster, according to multiple reports and confirmed by the team on Twitter. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/801502585135964160 https://twitter.com/Lions/status/801499544647303171 The move prevents the Bears from signing him and suggests the Lions have plans for him this...

Las Vegas NHL franchise to be known as ‘Vegas Golden Knights’

The NHL's 31st team at long last has a name and a logo. On Tuesday night, the NHL announced that the new franchise to be based in Las Vegas will be known as the 'Vegas Golden Knights'. League execs including commissioner Gary Bettman and team...

Lions TE Pettigrew returns to practice, WR Fuller waived

For the first time in 11 months, Brandon Pettigrew is back practicing with the Detroit Lions. The veteran tight end began the year on the physically unable to perform list (PUP) but is holding out hope that he can make a comeback sometime in...

Notre Dame football ordered to vacate wins in academic misconduct case

NCAA violations by a student trainer will force the University of Notre Dame to vacate wins from the 2012-13 and 2013-14 football seasons, the Associated Press announced on Tuesday morning. https://twitter.com/AP_Top25/status/801115625649242112 The trainer is accused of academic misconduct for 2 players who allegedly received extra academic...

GALLERY: Best signs from ESPN’s College GameDay in Kalamazoo

The setting was perfect. The enormous crowd, the snow falling, the ESPN College GameDay set and crew. Western Michigan and the city of Kalamazoo put on a show for all the world on Saturday morning when GameDay came to town. As always, GameDay featured...

Red Wings’ Helm out at least 6 weeks with dislocated shoulder (w/ VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings will be without speedster Darren Helm for at least 6 weeks, head coach Jeff Blashill announced to the media on Wednesday evening. https://twitter.com/SWhyno/status/799005136249094144 Helm was checked by Tampa forward Nikita Nesterov in the 2nd period of last night's game and didn't return....

Tigers’ Fulmer left off Topps MLB All-Rookie team

The annual Topps MLB All-Star Rookie team was unveiled today, and the results are enough to make your blood boil. Of course, Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager was on the list, as he deservedly won the NL's Rookie of the Year award. Missing from...

WATCH: What WMU’s ‘Row The Boat’ motto really means

Western Michigan and their undefeated Bronco football team are getting a boatload of attention this week (pun intended) when ESPN's College GameDay hits the road to Kalamazoo. Surrounding the Broncos since head coach P.J. Fleck took over the team has been the phrase 'Row...

Red Wings’ Ott won’t face hearing for blasting Tampa’s Paquette (w/ VIDEO)

Steve Ott is known for mixing things up a bit, and that's one of the reasons why the Red Wings brought him here this past summer. Tuesday night against Tampa Bay, Ott delivered one of the biggest hits we've seen so far this young...

Lions’ LB Levy practices for 1st time since Week 1

He's back! Well, sort of. Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy returned to the gridiron for his 1st practice since Week 1. https://twitter.com/ttwentyman/status/798972869837516800 https://twitter.com/paulapasche/status/798972864082935808 Levy has been sidelined with knee and quad issues and his desire to even play for the Lions has been questioned in the time...

REPORT: Tigers, Dodgers discussing Kinsler trade

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network and FOX Sports, the Los Angeles Dodgers have discussed a possible deal for Tigers 2nd baseman Ian Kinsler in the recent days. https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/798968400580116485 https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/798969342796955652 This comes days after reports surfaced that Detroit was talking about trading outfielder JD Martinez to...

BREAKING: Tigers’ Fulmer wins AL Rookie of the Year

https://twitter.com/MLB/status/798311884676075520 https://twitter.com/FOX2Sports/status/798313723001765888 The Major League Baseball Writers Association has spoken and they've chosen Detroit Tigers rookie starting pitcher Michael Fulmer as 2016 American League Rookie of the Year! Fulmer beat out Indians CF Tyler Naquin and Yankees C Gary Sanchez to become the first Tigers rookie to...

JUST IN: ESPN’s College GameDay heading to Kalamazoo

College Football's most popular pregame show is taking their talents to Kalamazoo! ESPN College GameDay has announced they'll be rowing their boat to Waldo Stadium for undefeated Western Michigan's next challenge against the Buffalo Bulls next Saturday. https://twitter.com/CollegeGameDay/status/797832199294881792 https://twitter.com/Coach_Fleck/status/797834429037244416 https://twitter.com/ESPNCFB/status/797829196722688000 WMU is one of only 2 undefeated teams...

Red Wings F Vanek downgraded to week-to-week

The Red Wings will be without one of their best offseason signings for a little bit longer, as forward Thomas Vanek's status has changed from day-to-day to week-to-week, according to head coach Jeff Blashill. https://twitter.com/DetroitRedWings/status/792800020122787840 If Vanek's ailment (hip flexor) keeps him out long term, Detroit...

NHL fines Red Wings F Ott for spearing Zdeno Chara

Detroit Red Wings forward Steve Ott has been fined $2,222.22 by the NHL for spearing Boston's Zdeno Chara during the 1st period of Saturday night's game. https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/792792000126824448 Below is a clip of the incident. There was no penalty called on the play. https://twitter.com/KyleWIIM/status/792504589929025540  

BREAKING: Lions trade LB Van Noy to New England

The Detroit Lions have traded linebacker Kyle Van Noy to the New England Patriots in return for a draft pick. The deal will send Van Noy and a 2017 seventh-round pick to New England in exchange for a 2017 sixth-round pick. https://twitter.com/FieldYates/status/790997814746738688 ESPN first reported the trade. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/790991702232276992 Social Reactions https://twitter.com/Justin_Rogers/status/791022171040649216 https://twitter.com/Justin_Rogers/status/791010304343760896 https://twitter.com/pfrumors/status/790999827207380993 https://twitter.com/badboyskip/status/791060337688584192

Lions CB Darius Slay questionable for matchup with Houston

The Detroit Lions won their third game in a row on Sunday vs the Redskins, but in doing so they also lost one of their star players on defense. Cornerback Darius Slay left the game with a hamstring injury, and his status for Sunday's game in...

BREAKING: Ausmus to return as Tigers manager for 2017 season

The Detroit Tigers officially announced this afternoon that manager Brad Ausmus will return for the 2017 season https://twitter.com/DetroitTigersPR/status/783716057303257088 The team made the news official after a report from the Detroit News' Chris McCosky surfaced last night that the team would pick up their option on Ausmus. In...

Detroit Lions sign WR Aaron Dobson, invite Joique Bell to workout

As the injuries mount for the Detroit Lions after two weeks of play, management looks to the free agent pool for help. On Tuesday, the Lions signed former New England wide receiver Aaron Dobson, and also brought in former running back Joique Bell for a...

Detroit Tigers to send scout to Tim Tebow’s workout

Should Detroit Tigers fans prep themselves for Tebow Time? According to the Detroit Free Press, director of amateur scouting Scott Pleis said someone from the Tigers will be in attendance when Tim Tebow hosts a workout in Los Angeles next Tuesday. https://twitter.com/GeorgeSipple/status/768448067624312832 The former NFL quarterback...

WATCH: Michigan State posts Mike Sadler tribute video

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlDNDeKj8Xo Spartan Nation lost a great one on Saturday night, as former All-American punter Mike Sadler was tragically killed in a car accident in Wisconsin.

Former MSU punter Mike Sadler, Huskers punter Sam Foltz killed in car accident

Some extremely sad news for the Michigan State and Big Ten community today. Former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler was tragically killed in a car accident in Wisconsin on Saturday night. Also killed in the accident was Nebraska punter Sam Foltz. LSU kicker Colby...

WATCH: Buckeye, Spartan fans troll Harbaugh’s “Who’s got it better than us?” rap video

Michigan State and Ohio State fans usually don't see eye to eye but when they do, it usually involves the University of Michigan. "Who's got it better than us?", asked Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh a few months back. Well, after a rap video featuring...

Red Wings F Teemu Pulkkinen out 4-6 months after shoulder surgery

The Detroit Red Wings will be without one of their young forwards to begin the season, as forward Teemu Pulkkinen could miss 4-6 months after undergoing shoulder surgery, according to MLive.com. https://twitter.com/AnsarKhanMLive/status/750359613095182336 Pulkkinen is one of the Red Wings restricted free agents this summer. The 24-year old...

Red Wings heading for another lackluster off-season after missing out on Stamkos

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REPORT: Monday Night Football voice Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN

Get ready for a new voice on Monday Nights in the fall. According to the Sports Business Journal, Ann Arbor native Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN and will be joining NBC Sports where he is expected to become the voice of Thursday Night Football. Neither Tirico...

Red Wings’ future is dark as long as Ken Holland calls the shots

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Red Wings showing their true colors again vs. Lightning

Insanity. The definition of insanity is doing the same exact thing over and over again and expecting a different result. After watching the 1st round series between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning it's pretty clear, the Red Wings from top to bottom...

WATCH: Red Wings playoff OT goals from the streak

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What's better than playoff hockey? Overtime playoff hockey. There's nothing quite like full-on 5-on-5 sudden death overtime. Every rush is a thrill and every scoring chance stops your heart. So get your blood pumping with 23 minutes of OT goals from the Red Wings' playoff streak. https://youtu.be/8l-ZkGCNGyA

Former Tigers broadcaster Paul Carey dies at age 88

Longtime Detroit Tigers broadcaster Paul Carey has passed away tonight, according to a report from WXYZ Detroit.  Carey was a Michigan-made man through and through. Born in Mt. Pleasant, he attended both Central Michigan University and graduated from Michigan State University. Carey began his radio...

JUST IN: Red Wings – Lightning series schedule released

It's playoff time, Hockeytown! The Detroit Red Wings will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2nd straight year. Here is the Round 1 schedule for the Red Wings and Bolts: Game Date Time (ET) TV Venue 1  Wed. April 13  7:00pm  NBCSN, CBC  Amalie Arena 2  Fri. April 15  7:00pm CNBC, CBC   Amalie Arena 3  Sun. April 17 7:00pm CNBC, CBC  Joe...

Red Wings management call out Anthony Mantha…again

Detroit Red Wings management is at it again. Not even a year after Red Wings senior vice president Jim Devellano called out one of the Red Wings top prospects, Anthony Mantha, current GM Ken Holland made it clear that Mantha is a disappointment in the...

Red Wings feature Mike Green — “There’s More to the Story”

The Red Wings did a real nice feature on defenseman Mike Green and how he got started with hockey, his early career with Washington, and his decision to sign with Detroit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJBnvqrcsuo

Rangers put playoff berth on a platter for Red Wings in season finale

After 81 regular season games, it all comes down to 1. And it really won't get much easier for the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday afternoon (12:30pm ET, FSD). The scenario is simple. Win in regulation or overtime, and you're in. In the playoffs, that...

LeBron James goes undercover as pizza employee (w/ VIDEO)

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I love when athletes go undercover doing jobs that everyday people do. It's pretty fun when you show up to your favorite joint and see a hometown star working the counter. Odds are you'd probably recognize them. The same can't be said for people at...

WATCH: Bruins announcer had a brutal time pronouncing ‘Athanasiou’

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We get it, athletes names aren't always the easiest to say, especially hockey players. Boston Bruins play-by-play man Jack Edwards was reminded of that on Thursday night when the Red Wings were in town. It's pretty clear to us that Edwards didn't do any...

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