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I'm originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan but grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. I've been a lifelong Red Wings fan as well as other Detroit sports; hockey has always been #1. I'm currently pursuing a journalism degree at Eastern Michigan University.

MUST SEE: Insane TD catch by Marvin Jones!

Talk about a spectacular catch! In what has been regarded as Detroit's biggest game of the season thusfar, the annual Thanksgiving matchup wasn't going quite as planned as the Detroit Lions trailed the Central Division-leading Minnesota Vikings entering the fourth quarter. The Lions didn't start...

GOTTA SEE IT: USHL goalie scores goal and celebrates in style!

Hockey fans know that the goaltender scoring a goal is an extremely rare feat. Household NHL names like Martin Brodeur, Ron Hextall, Jose Theodore, and Detroit's Chris Osgood were all able to accomplish that task during their careers. However, a USHL goaltender decided to...

Red Wings to test new policy to encourage fans to be in their seats

The Detroit Red Wings enjoyed hundreds of consecutive sellouts at Joe Louis Arena and were routinely at the top of the NHL in terms of attendance. The trend is continuing at Little Caesars Arena, where every game thusfar has been announced as having been...

Speedy Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou re-adjusting well to NHL life

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When the Detroit Red Wings and speedy forward Andreas Athanasiou finally ended their contract standoff last month, the team knew they were getting back a valuable piece of their offensive attack. For some players, missing their squad's training camp could potentially hamper their performance, but Athanasiou...

GOTTA SEE IT: Blue Jackets G Sergei Bobrovsky robs Red Wings in OT

Okay, we're not sure whether or not to categorize this as a fantastic save, or a perfectly wasted opportunity of what should have been an easy goal. Either way, it makes for a fantastic highlight. http://gty.im/871279404 The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets were knotted...

MUST SEE: Quinn Nordin gets in Jim Harbaugh’s face after missed kick

Just about everything went the way it was supposed to in the first half for the University of Michigan football team against the University of Maryland. The Wolverines built themselves a comfortable 28-0 lead, and were well on their way to another victory. But the...

BREAKING: Former MLB Cy Young winner Roy Halladay dies in plane crash

Former two-time Cy Young Award winner and eight-time All Star Roy Halladay was killed when his ICON A5 light sport aircraft crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. After initial reports couldn't confirm the identity of the pilot, it was soon confirmed that it was indeed Halladay. https://twitter.com/PascoSheriff/status/928008361592967169 A...

JUST IN: Detroit Lions Monday Night Football inactive list revealed

It's a pivotal matchup for the Detroit Lions against their divisional foes, the Green Bay Packers tonight on Monday Night Football. Though the Packers won't have franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers available tonight, the Lions still face a tough test tonight in front of a national...

11/6 GAME PREVIEW: Detroit Red Wings at Vancouver Canucks

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Following their solid 4-0 shutout victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday afternoon, the Detroit Red Wings continue their Canadian road swing with a stop in Vancouver to play the Canucks. Head coach Jeff Blashill hasn't yet indicated who starts in net for Detroit,...

MUST SEE: Kansas City Chiefs score amazing TD against Cowboys

This may not involve the Detroit Lions, but this play executed by the Kansas City Chiefs against the Dallas Cowboys this afternoon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington is one of the best and most uncommon you'll see this season, or maybe at all! With two...

VIDEO: Red Wings Frans Nielsen scores in 700th career game

Today is a milestone in the career of Detroit Red Wings forward Frans Nielsen, who is appearing in his 700th career game. Why not make it an even more special occasion by scoring a goal? He did just that, giving the Red Wings an early...

Demolition for Pontiac Silverdome gets underway next month

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It's the end of an era in metro-Detroit, where a once proud stadium that hosted the Detroit Lions, several headline concerts, other sporting events and even a papal mass is set for demolition. The Pontiac Silverdome will finally meet its demise next month. Demolition is...

Report: Could WrestleMania 35 be coming to Detroit?

According to reports, Detroit could be soon revealed as the location of WrestleMania 35, which would mark the third time that the home of the Detroit Lions has hosted professional wrestling's biggest event. The report also listed Philadelphia and New York as other possibilities. But...

JUST IN: Tigers part ways with long-time member of coaching staff

The Detroit Tigers have announced that one long-time member of their organization will not be a member of new manager Ron Gardenhire's staff moving forward. For the first time since 2005, Gene Lamont won't be a member of the Tigers. The team announced earlier today that...

Eric Ebron addresses trade rumors following loss to Steelers

NFL: NFC Wild Card-Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks
Following the Detroit Lions dropping a disappointing Sunday night game to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ford Field, maligned tight end Eric Ebron addressed the rumors that have been swirling around ahead of the NFL Trade Dealine on Tuesday. With just 15 catches for 160 yards in...

VIDEO: Andreas Athanasiou buries his first goal of the season!

Andreas Athanasiou has scored his first goal since ending the contract standoff between him and the Detroit Red Wings that caused him to miss the first several games of this season. Standing alone in the slot, he took a feed from Dylan Larkin and one-timed it...

Russian Five debuted 22 years ago today

Hockey was forever changed on October 27, 1995, during a tilt between the Detroit Red Wings and Calgary Flames. It was the night that Red Wings head coach Scotty Bowman sent five former Soviet Red Army players onto the ice in Calgary, and into history....

Zetterberg: “We aren’t good enough to win games”

It was a frustrating night for the Detroit Red Wings as they dropped yet another game to their Atlantic Divisional rivals, the Tampa Bay Lightning. A penalty-filled parade led to Detroit losing by a 3-2 final, extending their winless skid to six games following...

INJURY UPDATE: Who will and won’t be available for Detroit on Sunday night?

The Detroit Lions received both good and bad news on the injury front ahead of their Sunday night matchup at Ford Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After being sidelined on Thursday, rookie receiver Kenny Golladay was once again absent late Friday with an injured hamstring....

MUST HEAR: Hilarious song parody about Eric Ebron’s dropped passes

Simon and Garfunkel fans who have been hoping to hear a Weird Al Yankovic parody of one of the legendary duo's songs will surely appreciate this. Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron's struggles have been known for some time now, and fans have grown more...

Ice at Little Caesars Arena getting cold reviews

The ice surface at Joe Louis Arena was widely regarded as among the best in the NHL, from both the Red Wings players who called the venue home to opponents. But since the move to Little Caesars Arena, the term "home ice advantage" hasn't exactly...

Red Wings hold candid team meeting following Sunday night’s loss

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Though the Detroit Red Wings got off to a promising 4-1 start to this season, they've gone winless in their past four, dropping their record to 4-4-1. Following their listless performance against the Vancouver Canucks at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday night, a team meeting...

WATCH: Jeff Blashill blasts team’s “embarrassing” performance

The effort put forth by the Detroit Red Wings during Sunday night's 4-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks wasn't their best, to say the least. Following the setback that dropped the team to 0-3-1 in their past four games, head coach Jeff Blashill spoke to...

JUST IN: Red Wings and Rangers swap AHL players

The Detroit Red Wings already made a move today, sending forward Riley Sheahan to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Scott Wilson. Now, they've made another move - this time with a fellow Original 6 team. The Red Wings have sent defenseman Ryan Sproul to the...

LOOK: The best fan signs from ESPN’S “College GameDay”

It's rarely a friendly affair when the Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions get together on fall Saturday afternoons, and Penn State wasn't about to break the trend. The rival of the Wolverines hosted ESPN's "College GameDay" ahead of Saturday's tilt, and the fans...

WATCH: Tomas Tatar’s sick tip-in goal

Talk about getting a great tip! Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar scored his first of two goals on Friday night at Little Caesars Arena against the Washington Capitals on a pretty re-direction of Dylan Larkin's feed. Larkin turned and fired the puck, and Tatar,...

JUST IN: Red Wings increase offer to RFA Andreas Athanasiou

The Detroit Red Wings and restricted free-agent forward Andreas Athanasiou have been unable to come to terms on a new contract for this season, and that has led to the young forward traveling overseas to Switzerland to assess his playing options while things are worked out...

You will not believe what a national outlet said about Little Caesars Arena

Popular sports website Deadspin couldn't help but notice the scores of empty seats at Little Caesars Arena for the Pistons' first home game back in the city of Detroit in three decades. But rather than talk about the actual issue, they decided to be unoriginal and...

VIDEO: Justin Abdelkader scores on penalty shot

https://twitter.com/NHL/status/920093923409911808 It had appeared as though the Detroit Red Wings had gotten themselves on the board after trailing 2-0 early in the 2nd period against the Tampa Bay Lightning. However, Lightning coach John Cooper challenged the goal, saying that Justin Abdelkader had interfered with goaltender Andrei...

ROSTER NEWS: Detroit Pistons pick up player options on two players

As the NBA regular season draws closer, the Detroit Pistons have made two moves towards the future as their final roster takes shape. The team announced on Sunday that they'd picked up the fourth year option on Stanley Johnson and third year option on Henry...

MUST SEE: Jamal Agnew returns punt for TD

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It wasn't looking good for the Detroit Lions in the 4th quarter of this afternoon's game against the New Orleans Saints in the Big Easy. That's when Lions cornerback Jamal Agnew decided to do something about it. With the score, Agnew is now the 5th player...

BREAKING: Detroit Lions inactive list revealed, key player OUT vs. Saints

The Detroit Lions head into New Orleans for a matchup with the Saints (1:00 PM, FOX) while looking to get back on track from last week's disappointing loss to Carolina. Ahead of this afternoon's tilt, the team has released the injury report, and it isn't looking...

WATCH: Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints hype video

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The Detroit Lions will look to get back on track following last week's loss to Carolina when they pay a visit to the Big Easy for a matchup with the New Orleans Saints. Check out this hype video to get you in the mood for...

WATCH: Red Wings deal Golden Knights first ever loss

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The Detroit Red Wings came into Las Vegas last night with a chance to halt the Vegas Golden Knights' historic winning streak - that is, winning the first three games for an expansion franchise and looking for number four. No expansion team had ever accomplished...

DeAndre Levy: Lions tried to silence me from talking about CTE

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Earlier this year, former Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy filed a grievance against the team in August for $1.75 million for allegedly misleading him regarding a knee injury. He's now upped the ante, stating to a congressional subcommittee on brain injuries in football that his former team...

FIGHT NIGHT! Red Wings Tomas Tatar opens a can of whoop-ass on Erik Haula!

Well, there's something you don't see every day! On Friday night, Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar, known more for scoring goals than throwing haymakers, engaged in the fisticuffs with Vegas Golden Knights forward Erik Haula! Haula took exception to a clean check from Tatar...

Red Wings fans notice Little Caesars Arena goal horn isn’t quite the same as The Joe

Joe Louis Arena left an indelible impression on generations of Detroit Red Wings fans, but it's fair to say that it was more so for what happened on the ice rather than the actual structure. The fans who arrived at Little Caesars Arena for the first...

Martin Frk sniping his way into Red Wings fans hearts

Detroit Red Wings Fox Sports play-by-play commentator Ken Daniels exclaimed, "There it is! There's the weapon!" after forward Martin Frk scored scored during last night's victory over the Arizona Coyotes, one-timing a pass from Mike Green from the left faceoff circle that beat goaltender Louis...

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill listed among possibilities of NHL coaches being fired

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Washington Capitals
Detroit Red Wings fans likely won't be surprised at the latest prediction from the sports website Bovada.lv. The site, described as "a trusted online gambling site offering sports betting, online casino games and betting on horse racing", has listed Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill...

VIDEO: Former Red Wing scores first ever home goal for Vegas Golden Knights

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The Vegas Golden Knights are the first NHL expansion franchise to start their season with wins in their first three games, and a former Detroit Red Wings forward had a hand in ensuring the third victory started off on the right foot. Tomas Nosek was selected...

NOT SO FAST: Red Wings say they haven’t banned octopus tossing fan from LCA

Earlier today, we reported on a surprising story involving the beloved octopus tossing tradition Red Wings fans have. A fan from Windsor who attended Detroit's season opener on October 5 was allegedly banned for life from Little Caesars Arena for throwing octopi onto the ice...

Fan banned for life from Little Caesars Arena for octopus toss

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Well, this is certainly an odd and unexpected development in Red Wings fandom. The octopus toss has been a long and cherished tradition for Red Wings fans attending home games at Joe Louis Arena, and naturally, they wanted it to continue at the brand new...

WATCH: OSU marching band trolls Michigan during half-time show

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While most of us were watching the Michigan Wolverines battle their in-state rival Michigan State Spartans at the Big House, Michigan's other rival was busy doing some trolling during their half-time show. The Ohio State Buckeyes marching band put on quite a display, with mascot...

BREAKING: Andreas Athanasiou ‘headed to Switzerland tonight’

His initials may be "AA", but fans are likely to give him an "F" based on the entirety of this situation. The news that Detroit Red Wings fans were hoping to not hear regarding speedy forward Andreas Athanasiou has just been confirmed. According to TSN...

VIDEO: Anthony Mantha scores first goal at Little Caesars Arena

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It was a historic night at Little Caesars Arena, as the Detroit Red Wings played their first regular season home game in a different venue from Joe Louis Arena since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. Forward Anthony Mantha scored the first ever goal...

MUST SEE: NBCSN’s farewell to Joe Louis Arena

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The Detroit Red Wings play host to the Minnesota Wild tonight in their first regular season game at Little Caesars Arena. Before the Red Wings officially christened their new home, NBCSN aired one final tribute to their former home Joe Louis Arena. We dare you...

2017-18 Detroit Red Wings Season Preview

The Detroit Red Wings enter the 2017-18 season with more questions than answers after missing the playoffs for the first time in a quarter-century. And thanks to tight cap space, the team that will be taking the ice at Little Caesars Arena is largely...

Ex-Red Wing Jiri Hudler’s crazy flight

We all can recite the best lines from the 1980 comedy Airplaine!. Of course, one memorable scene sees an elderly woman turning down whiskey in lieu of a few lines of cocaine.  According to a Czech newspaper, former Detroit Red Wings forward and current free-agent Jiri Hudler...

Lions DB Miles Killebrew had friends wounded in Las Vegas shootings

The horrific carnage that took place in Las Vegas on Sunday night served as another sobering reminder of the presence of pure evil in the world that affects all walks of life. For one Detroit Lions player, the tragedy hit close to home. Defensive back...

ROSTER UPDATE: Red Wings make round of cuts as final roster takes shape

The Detroit Red Wings have made moves to solidify what their roster will look like on opening night when they host the Minnesota Wild at Little Caesars Arena on October 5, including several cuts. Coreau, Parenteau Waived Goaltender Jared Coreau was waived on Sunday, and will...

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