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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.

Red Wings players sound off following brutal loss in Boston

Thursday night was bad for the Detroit Red Wings. The fans know it, the coaches know it, but most importantly, the players know it. A night after playing their most complete game of the season against Philadelphia, the Wings played possibly their most incomplete...

Leafs’ Kadri to have hearing after hit on Glendening [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The NHL Department of Player safety announced today that Kadri was assessed a 4-game suspension for his hit on Glendening. This means he'll sit out the Leafs' remaining 4 games in their season with no carryover into next season. https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/717017369944723456   Original story: Toronto Maple Leafs forward...

REPORT: Datsyuk considering return to Russia after this season

Well here's a bit of a surprise. According to Elliotte Friedman of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk is considering moving back to Russia at the end of this season. https://twitter.com/thegoldenmuzzy/status/716428301473071104 Now, let's not overreact to this news. It's widely known...

Today is dark, but the future is shining bright at Michigan State

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.   There...

GOTTA SEE IT: Richards scores with 1 minute left to boost Wings to Stadium Series win

They call him Mr. Outdoors, and that's exactly what Brad Richards was on Saturday night. Richards, playing in his NHL record 5th outdoor game, scored the biggest goal of the night with 60 seconds left in the 3rd period to break a 3-3 tie...

GOTTA SEE IT: Nyquist ties Stadium Series with no-look highlight reel goal

This just in... We have found Gustav Nyquist! The goose was let loose at Coors Field on Saturday night, as Nyquist scored an absolutely ridiculous backhand, top shelf, no-look goal on Semyon Varlamov. The goal was Nyquist's first goal in 12 games and 15th...

GOTTA SEE IT: Tatar opens the Stadium Series scoring for Detroit

The Red Wings and Avalanche are off and running in the NHL Stadium Series at Coors Field in Denver! Just 5:07 into the opening period, Tomas Tatar got things started for the Wings, with his 17th goal of the year and first goal since...

Red Wings ship D Jakub Kindl to Florida

The Detroit Red Wings have cleared some cap space and have sent defenseman Jakub Kindl to the Florida Panthers in exchange for draft picks. According to George Richards of the Miami Herald, the Panthers get Kindl while the Red Wings get a 6th round...

REPORT: Red Wings to face Maple Leafs outdoors on New Years Day 2017

Winter Classic Part II? That's the word on the street from NHL insider Elliotte Friedman on Saturday night. According to Friedman, the Detroit Red Wings will likely travel to Toronto to battle the Maple Leafs outdoors on New Years Day 2017. https://twitter.com/detsportsnation/status/698687167023820800 https://twitter.com/mirtle/status/698687113131327489 There are multiple outdoor games...

WATCH: Spartans down Wolverines in overtime to win inaugural ‘Duel in the D’ trophy

The other day, Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio mentioned all the hardware that's been filling up trophy cases around East Lansing lately. Well, the Spartan hockey team better make room for one more. The Michigan State Spartans knocked off the 7 Michigan Wolverines...

NHL: Michigan Tech alum John Scott named All-Star Game MVP

It was an amazing weekend and one that NHL All-Star captain John Scott won't soon forget. The Michigan Tech Huskie alum scored 2 goals in the Pacific Division's opening round matchup against the Central Division, and he then led his team to a 1-0...

GOTTA SEE IT: Dylan Larkin feeds Jaromir Jagr to tie All-Star Game

Dylan Larkin to Jaromir Jagr. Add that to the things I never thought I'd hear! The 19-year old Larkin chipped the puck up to the 43-year old Jagr to pull the Atlantic Division into a 2-2 tie with the Metro Division. Check out the...

ESPN Report: Lions WR Calvin Johnson is planning on retiring from the NFL

And there it is. The news Lions fans have been dreading since the end of the regular season. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson told head coach Jim Caldwell on the day after the regular season ended, that the 2015...

JUST IN: Dylan Larkin wins ‘Fastest Skater’ competition, sets new all-time record (w/ VIDEO)

Holy wheels, Dylan Larkin! The Detroit Red Wings rookie superstar started the NHL Skills Competition with a flash on Saturday night, not only winning the "NHL Fastest Skater" competition but breaking the all-time record previously held by Mike Gartner. Larkin's time around the rink was...

NHL: Finding Ovechkin’s All-Star replacement is a no-brainer

The NHL All-Star Game is this weekend in Nashville, and while teams around the league are sending their best players to play in a 3-on-3 tournament, one of the biggest stars will be absent. Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been ruled out for the...

Danny DeKeyser gets drilled in the face with puck; Shrugs it off like it’s no big deal (VIDEO)

File this one under the "ouch" column. Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser took a puck to the face last night in Buffalo and didn't miss a shift. Yep, you read that right. Sabres forward Evander Kane took a clapper from the corner boards...

Dylan Larkin (somehow) finds Henrik Zetterberg for unreal goal (VIDEO)

Dylan Larkin is simply unreal. We're seriously running out of words to describe the All-Star rookie forward for the Detroit Red Wings. Not only did he score his 5th game-winning goal of the year on Friday night against Buffalo, but he made an absolutely...

NBC’s Pierre McGuire almost interviews wrong Red Wings coach (VIDEO)

Let's be honest, nobody really likes NBC's Pierre McGuire. The often criticized analyst took his usual antics to a different level on Wednesday during the Red Wings - Blues game. McGuire often weasels his way onto the bench during a TV timeout to get...

BREAKING: Tigers sign OF Justin Upton to 6-year deal

The Detroit Tigers have found a solution to their outfield woes. On Monday evening, the Tigers inked free-agent outfielder Justin to a 6-year, $132.75 million dollar contract. The deal does in fact include an opt-out clause after the 2nd year. Detroit will forfeit their...

REPORT: Tigers nearing deal with OF Justin Upton

UPDATE: Justin Upton is a Detroit Tiger! Click here for details The thermometer read 11 degrees at Comerica Park today, but as Metro Detroit turns up the heat, so do the Tigers. According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Tigers are in talks to bring...

Final AP College Football Poll: Bama unanimous No. 1, Sparty finishes at No. 6

The AP released their final poll for the 2015-16 College Football Season after Alabama secured yet another National Championship under Nick Saban's watch. The Crimson Tide were a unanimous pick for No. 1 team this season, receiving all 61 first place votes. Meanwhile, the...

51st Great Lakes Invitational begins today

Where: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit Tuesday’s schedule: Michigan State (5-11-2) vs. Michigan Tech (10-6-2), 3:30 p.m. EST; Northern Michigan (6-6-6) vs. No. 10 Michigan (9-3-3), 7 p.m. Wednesday’s schedule: Third-place game, 3:30 p.m. EST; Championship game, 7 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Detroit The 51st annual Great Lakes Invitational...

JUST IN: Odell Beckham Jr’s suspension upheld

UPDATE: The NFL has upheld the suspension for New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. He will miss Sunday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/679790583032995841 Earlier this afternoon, ESPN's Ron Jaworski tweeted that Beckham would be available to the Giants this week, setting off a firestorm...

LOOK: “Spirit of Detroit” goes ‘Green and White’ for MSU

It's good to be green, and apparently the City of Detroit agrees! Michigan State announced on Sunday evening that the famous "Spirit of Detroit" statue in Downtown Detroit will wear a massive Michigan State Spartan football jersey for the holiday season. On Monday morning,...

Sports Illustrated butchering Dantonio’s name the latest in disrespect towards MSU

Here we go again, Spartan Nation. Once more, a national publication with a global reach has shown Michigan State another form of disrespect. As if fans not wearing Green and White need more examples of why fellow Spartans walk around town with a chip...

Eric Ebron’s excuses only adding to Lions embarassment

The Detroit Lions were officially eliminated from the NFL Playoffs on Sunday afternoon after a tough and somewhat controversial loss to the St. Louis Rams. Following the game, Lions TE Eric Ebron spoke out on the officiating and how the referees, in his view,...

Joakim Soria signs 3-year deal with the Kansas City Royals

You know it's the MLB Winter Meetings when deals are being finalized in the wee hours of the night (or morning). According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Kansas City Royals have signed former Tigers closer Joakim Soria. The deal appears to be a 3-year...

Tigers nearing 2-year deal with P Mark Lowe

According to multiple reports, the Detroit Tigers are closing in on a 2-year deal with free agent relief pitcher Mark Lowe. The 32-year old Lowe split the 2015 season with the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays, and has a career 3.80 ERA to...

JUST IN: Michigan to play Florida in Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

It's been confirmed to multiple sources that the Michigan Wolverines will play the Florida Gators in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. The game will take place in Orlando, Florida on January 1st at 1pm and will be televised by ABC. Michigan finished #14...

HIGHLIGHTS: Michigan State is College Playoff bound after B1G title win over Iowa

Michigan State defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 16-13 to win the Big Ten Championship and advance to the College Football Playoff.

GOTTA SEE IT: Gus Nyquist scores OT game winner for Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings have recorded points in all 10 of their last 10 games after a thrilling comeback win on Saturday night against the Nashville Predators. Justin Abdelkader scored with just minutes left in regulation and in the 3 on 3 extra session,...

Connor Cook addresses MVP trophy exchange with Archie Griffin (w/ VIDEO)

The postgame festivities went off almost without a hitch following the Spartans 16-13 win over Iowa in the Big Ten title game. We say almost because there was an exchange between QB Connor Cook and Archie Griffin that didn't exactly go as planned. You...

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit gives his thoughts on Michigan State

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit gave quite a few compliments to Mark Dantonio's Spartan squad before they take the field on Saturday in the Big Ten Championship against the undefeated Iowa Hawkeyes.

WATCH: 2015 Big Ten Championship Hype Video

LET'S GO GREEN!!!!

VIDEO: Whoops!! Gus Nyquist beats Mike Smith from center ice

Gus Nyquist scored on Mike Smith from center ice to give the Detroit Red Wings a commanding 3-0 lead in the 1st period of their game on December 3rd against the Arizona Coyotes. The Red Wings would go on to win 5-1 and are...

Jeff Daniels narrates epic intro for Lions Thursday Night Football game

Few are prouder to be Michiganders than Chelsea's own Jeff Daniels. Prior to the Packers - Lions game at Ford Field, Daniels narrated one of the most epic intro's we've ever seen as CBS began game coverage. Check it out below:   https://twitter.com/NFL/status/672591024682721281

GOTTA SEE IT: Brendan Smith and Kyle Chipchura drop the gloves at The Joe!

Brendan Smith and Kyle Chipchura of the Arizona Coyotes gave us one of the best fights we've seen in quite some time! Check out these two beauties tangle as the 1st period comes to an end.

Gotta See It: Abdelkader drops the mitts and fights Josh Gorges (w/ VIDEO)

The Red Wings don't fight often, so every chance we get to witness some old time hockey, we'll take it! Justin Abdelkader didn't appreciate the way he was hooked by Josh Gorges of the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night, and the two went toe...

Richards scores shootout winner as Wings down Sabres (w/ VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings don't like to make things easy on themselves, do they? After blowing a pair of 2-goal leads, the Red Wings ultimately came away with a 5-4 win in the shootout against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night at Joe Louis...

Road to the Desert: Week 14 College Football Playoff Rankings

With 1 final weekend left before the College Bowl season gets underway, and there's much to figure out still. Here are the College Football Playoff Rankings for this week: https://twitter.com/CFBPlayoff/status/671842715433172993 https://twitter.com/CFBPlayoff/status/671842863395635200 https://twitter.com/CFBPlayoff/status/671843013086187521 https://twitter.com/CFBPlayoff/status/671843138541977600 https://twitter.com/CFBPlayoff/status/671844497496535040 https://twitter.com/CFBPlayoff/status/671844532976128000

Mike Ilitch sheds light on Scherzer, Dombrowski departures

The cameras and lights were all on Jordan Zimmermann on Monday afternoon, as the Tigers welcomed the latest star pitcher into their rotation at a press conference at Comerica Park. And while Zimmermann was the reason everyone came, Mike Ilitch made sure not all...

Michigan State/Ohio State is highest-rated game this season

Michigan State became a serious College Football Playoff contender with their 17-14 win on the road against #3 Ohio State on Saturday evening, and now the entire nation knows it. According to ESPN, the Spartan's victory at Ohio Stadium drew a 7.0 overnight rating, which...

Red Wings tease Stadium Series jerseys

Get ready, Hockeytown! The Detroit Red Wings will unveil the jerseys they will wear in Colorado for the 2016 Stadium Series game tomorrow night. The team gave us a good tease via their Instagram account this afternoon as to what they may look like. Through...

Michigan State could hold a playoff spot as soon as this week

An amazing week for Michigan State athletics was capped off on Saturday evening with a huge 17-14 win for the football team over the defending champion Ohio State Buckeyes. With #9 MSU knocking off #3 OSU, there is sure to be some movement in...

Tomas Jurco scores hat trick in 1st game back with Grand Rapids (w/ VIDEO)

Tomas Jurco scored 3 goals and added an assist and the Grand Rapids Griffins defeated the San Diego Gulls, 7-4 on Friday night at Van Andel Arena. Check out the highlights and post-game reaction from the stars!

Gotta See It: Mike Green buries 1st goal as a Red Wing; Larkin stays red hot

It was a pretty good night for the Red Wings on Friday, as they took down one of the best teams in the Western Conference, the L.A. Kings, 3-2. Not only did Mike Green pot his 1st of the year and 1st as a...

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