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Born and raised in Detroit, I proudly follow my Detroit sports teams from Chicago — especially the Red Wings and Tigers. An avid writer, I currently work in marketing as an editor and strategist. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @aschmels

WATCH: Pistons’ Reggie Jackson ices Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler at free throw line

The Detroit Pistons were up 98-97 over the Minnesota Timberwolves with just over six seconds left in the fourth quarter last night when Minnesota's Jimmy Butler went to the free throw line to shoot three. After Butler made the first two, Reggie Jackson took it upon himself...

GOTTA SEE IT: Red Wings’ Anthony Mantha records Gordie Howe hat trick

Anthony Mantha had a big game last night. In addition to 25 penalty minutes, the Canadian forward also recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick. That’s a goal, an assist, and a fight in the same game. https://twitter.com/TheAthleticDET/status/930997775726206978 In total, Mantha finished the game with two goals...

FIGHT NIGHT! Red Wings and Flames BRAWL during blowout!

In case you missed it, the Detroit Red Wings got into a good old time hockey brawl with the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night: https://twitter.com/BradyTrett/status/930995917959831552 And another look at the brawl: https://twitter.com/burchie_kid/status/930995450882281473 Detroit took the win 8-2 with goals from Anthony Mantha (two goals), Andreas Athanasiou (two goals), Justin Abdelkader, Gustav Nyquist,...

EDITORIAL: Detroit Red Wings’ goaltender Petr Mrazek has got to go

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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. On Sunday, November...

WATCH: Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar scores 200th career point!

Last night, the Detroit Red Wings beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 thanks to a late goal from Tomas Tatar. After a seven-game point skid, the Wings' forward had his shot deflected into the net with 1:14 left in the third for his 200th career point and...

Andreas Athanasiou joins Detroit Red Wings lineup in loss to Tampa Bay

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A bit sooner than anticipated, forward Andreas Athanasiou joined the Detroit Red Wings' lineup in Florida tonight. It was just last week that the restricted free agent signed a one-year deal with Detroit. The team suffered their sixth straight loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning...

Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard is doing his job, but isn’t getting help

Believe it or not, Jimmy Howard is doing his job in the net for the Detroit Red Wings. Unfortunately, he isn’t getting the support he needs to rack up the wins. In fact, the Wings goaltender suffered his first career loss against the Buffalo...

BREAKING: Andreas Athanasiou signs 1-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings

  The Detroit Red Wings and restricted free agent Andreas Athanasiou have finally come to an agreement. After months of waiting, the two sides have agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.387 million: https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/921480689941323776 It was looking like Ken Holland and the 23-year-old were close to a...

LOOK: Henrik Zetterberg scores beautiful wrap around goal vs Maple Leafs

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs
Down 2-0 halfway through the first period, Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg scored a beautiful wrap around goal on the Toronto Maple Leafs to bring the Red Wings within one. Take a look: https://twitter.com/myregularface/status/920803393295171585 The veteran forward beat goaltender Curtis McElhinney to the far post. Here it...

O Captain! My Captain! Detroit Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg turning back the clock

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Detroit Red Wings
Last night, the Red Wings took on the Vegas Golden Knights to wrap up a four-game road trip. Detroit's 6-3 victory came on the 15th-year anniversary of captain Henrik Zetterberg's first goal in the NHL. https://twitter.com/DetroitRedWings/status/918875089692692481 The win put the Wings at 4-1-0 on the season, a fast start that's been...

Detroit Red Wings: Andreas Athanasiou saga continues

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The Andreas Athanasiou saga continues this morning, as reports indicate Red Wings general manager Ken Holland has been taking calls with the restricted free agent. Reports first surfaced in mid- to late-August that the 23-year-old forward was considering leaving Detroit. Throughout the summer, Athanasiou and the Wings tried to...

Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez puts Birmingham home on the market

On Tuesday, October 10, Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez listed his Birmingham, Michigan, home for sale for $1.9 million. https://twitter.com/detroitnews/status/918166884759031808 The news supports speculation that the Tigers won’t be picking up the righty’s contract next season. Sanchez was traded to Detroit in 2012 along with second...

Jimmy Howard starts season with stunning save percentage

With two starts on the season, Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard has a .961 save percentage, bringing his career save percentage to .916. This comes along with two wins for the Wings. The season opener at Little Caesars Arena marked win 200 for Howard, who collected 37 saves...

U-M vs MSU: All-time performers by position

Welcome to rivalry weekend, as the Michigan Wolverines host the Michigan State Spartans at the Big House on Saturday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. (ET). These two teams have a long history full of devastating upsets and complete blowouts dating back to 1898. Before our...

Sobotka: Quality of ice at Little Caesars Arena a non-issue for Detroit Red Wings

Tonight, the Detroit Red Wings kickoff the regular season at Little Caesars Arena against the Minnesota Wild at 7:30 p.m. (ET). In addition to other concerns regarding the Wings sharing the multi-use arena with the Pistons, many fans are worried how the ice will fare. A top concern: Humidity...

Update: Detroit Red Wings resume talks with Andreas Athanasiou

The Detroit Red Wings have resumed talks with Andreas Athanasiou. However, the two sides are still not close to a deal, so nothing has really changed. https://twitter.com/AnsarKhanMLive/status/915303896679092226 Both Ken Holland and Darren Ferris, Athanasiou's agent, said that there are no updates at this time. The Wings offered the forward...

Throwback Thursday: Detroit Tigers win fourth consecutive AL Central crown

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, the Detroit Tigers shut out the Minnesota Twins 3-0 to clinch the American League Central Division title. https://twitter.com/jschmels/status/913401864737165312 David Price went 7.1 innings, allowing no runs on just four hits with eight strikeouts and two walks. Price had joined the team at the trade...

REPORT: Detroit Tigers sign son of Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez

Among the mini fray of news that happened with the Detroit Tigers recently, the team has signed Dominican infielder Pedro Martinez Jr., son of Hall of Fame right-handed pitcher Pedro Martinez. https://twitter.com/Enrique_Rojas1/status/913074764427792385 Martinez, an international free agent, plays third base and has also spent time at first. However, unlike...

EDITORIAL: The pros and cons of the Red Wings and Pistons sharing the same venue

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. Andre Drummond recently...

Drummond: Little Caesars Arena doesn’t acknowledge the Pistons enough

Is Little Caesars Arena favoring one of its home teams over the other? Detroit Piston center Andre Drummond seems to think so. https://twitter.com/AndreDrummond/status/912051237109030912 After a visit over the weekend, Drummond couldn't help but notice the abundance of Red Wings memorabilia throughout the new venue. During Monday's team media day,...

Still no update on Andreas Athanasiou and Red Wings contract agreement

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In case you missed it: The Detroit Red Wings and Andreas Athanasiou still have not come to a contract agreement. While the Wings offered the forward a two-year deal at $1.9 million per year last week, it hasn’t been accepted. In fact, Athanasiou’s camp...

REPORT: MLB reviewing circumstances of umpire hit by Detroit Tigers pitch

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers
An unnamed source told The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is reviewing the circumstances of a play from Wednesday, September 13, Detroit Tigers' game. During the play, catcher John Hicks failed to stop a pitch from Buck Farmer and the ball hit home plate umpire Quinn Wolcott in...

LOOK: Detroit Red Wings 2017 training camp roster revealed

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Detroit Red Wings
On Friday, September 15, the NHL season officially kicks off when the Detroit Red Wings have their first training camp practice in Traverse City, Michigan, at Centre Ice Arena. Here’s a full look at the training camp schedule. https://twitter.com/DetroitRedWings/status/908039460390137857 So, who will we see take the ice...

Jim Leyland’s reasons for bringing back Brad Ausmus will make your head explode

The future of Brad Ausmus and the Detroit Tigers has been a topic of conversation since the season started. In fact, Tigers fans haven’t been shy about calling for his departure. https://twitter.com/ZackSleaze/status/903639278042918912 However, Jim Leyland has a different perspective. In an interview on the Jamie and...

Could Tyler Bertuzzi crack the roster for the Red Wings come opening night?

Tyler Bertuzzi may be the only Grand Rapids Griffins player to join the Red Wings roster for the 2017–18 season. At least, he’s one of the most likely Griffins to be on the Detroit lineup. https://twitter.com/MLiveSports/status/907185307371569152 Bertuzzi is the nephew of former Red Wing Todd Bertuzzi....

5 players who could be the next great Detroit Tigers ace

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers
As part of the rebuild, the Detroit Tigers have stacked quite an impressive pitching pool. In fact, recent transactions have put the club in the running to be ranked as one of the best pitching farm systems in the league. With the trade of Justin...

LOOK: Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias posts photo with his new baby

Earlier today, it was announced that Jose Iglesias would be out on paternity leave, as he and his wife welcome a new baby. https://twitter.com/cmccosky/status/905446301231439874 We'd like to congratulate the proud dad on his new baby! Iggy posted a picture to his Instagram this afternoon and it looks like the...

‘Just-in’ time: Meet the newest crop of Detroit Tigers prospects

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Philadelphia Phillies
It's safe to say that Thursday, August 31, (Friday morning for those who fell asleep) is a day Tigers fans will never forget. First, Justin Upton (and cash) went to the Los Angeles Angels for RHP Grayson Long and a player to be named later....

LOOK: Justin Upton posts Instagram message for Tigers fans

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers
Guys, Justin Upton just posted a message on Instagram to Detroit Tigers fans, and I'm crying. https://www.instagram.com/p/BYetV1yFwRl/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BYf2whHlXl0/ Out of nowhere, news came out that J-Up was headed to sunny California, in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels for pitcher Grayson Long and a player to be named later. The...

Brad Ausmus thinks he’s an MD, gives opinion on Miguel Cabrera’s back

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
Miguel Cabrera didn’t play yesterday after leaving Monday night’s game in the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies with lower back tightness. But don’t worry, Brad Ausmus put on his MD hat when he told the Detroit News, “Quite frankly, I think he’s going...

What do Victor Martinez’s heart issues mean for his career?

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals
On Sunday, Victor Martinez was sent back to the disabled list for a second time this season due to an irregular heartbeat. The Detroit Tigers DH isn’t the only professional athlete to suffer from an irregular heartbeat; in fact, he’s not the only MLB player to...

JUST IN: Andreas Athanasiou considering leaving Red Wings

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Forward Andreas Athanasiou may not be with the Detroit Red Wings for the 2017–18 season. According to sources, the restricted free agent is in talks with the KHL for a one-year deal. https://twitter.com/CraigCustance/status/900154198620344322 This summer, Athanasiou and the Wings have been trying to negotiate a contract,...

Verlander is still good: 47th on career strikeout list

In his career, Justin Verlander has thrown 2,356 strikeouts in 378 starts over 13 seasons, putting him at 47th on the all-time list. Forty more and the right-hander will be tied with Sandy Koufax (44th). Koufax threw 2,396 strikeouts with the Dodgers — in...

3 players the Tigers MUST call up in September

The Detroit Tigers season is over. It’s time to get some prospects playing time in the big leagues. With a number of veteran players nursing minor injuries, there’s no reason we can’t give the boys a day off. Here are the TOP three prospects...

Justin Verlander and the Cubs, a potential trade

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. The...

The Detroit Tigers need Daniel Norris… eventually

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
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. Tigers...

Martinez, Wilson/Avila Trades: Return Prospects Performance

Let’s face it, the 2017 season is over for the Detroit Tigers. Now it’s time to focus on some of the prospects the clubhouse acquired in late July. When news broke that J.D. Martinez was headed to Arizona, the general consensus was that Al Avila...

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