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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 will pick 9th overall in 2017 NHL Draft; Devils get #1 pick

The NHL Draft Lottery gods have spoken, and they haven't looked down favorably on the Detroit Red Wings. Saturday night in Toronto, the NHL revealed the order for the 2017 NHL Draft. The Red Wings will pick 9th overall at this years draft, after falling...

Roger Goodell wipes his boogers on a girl with one leg at the NFL Draft because he’s a scumbag

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Roger Goodell is a scumbag. Arguably the most powerful commissioner in sports is already hated by the fans of the NFL, as noted by the constant booing he received as he walked to the podium 32 times to announce the first round picks on Thursday...

Red Wings say ‘Thank You’ to the fans in heartfelt video that will give you goosebumps

It's been a weird last couple weeks around the Detroit hockey scene. For the first time in a long time, the Stanley Cup Playoffs have gone on without the Detroit Red Wings as participants. The Wings also played their final game at Joe Louis...

NCAA awards Detroit with 2020 Frozen Four; 2021 March Madness

Little Caesars Arena will be the place to be for entertainment in Detroit, and that couldn't be more true come the Spring of 2020 and 2021. The NCAA announced on Tuesday that Detroit and Little Caesars Arena will be the host for the 2020 Frozen...

GOTTA SEE IT: Cat rushes onto field, climbs Marlins home run sculpture during game

Did an alley cat just turn into a rally cat? Tuesday night in Miami, a cat found its way onto the field during the Marlins - Braves game at Marlins Park. Nobody knows for sure how the feline got out there, but when it...

Lack of expected offseason moves is concerning as Red Wings summer begins

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Today was locker room clean out day at Joe Louis Arena, perhaps the final time some of these players will ever set foot in that building. The team took part in a team photo and gathered their things in preparation to say goodbye for...

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill will coach Team USA at World Championships

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USA Hockey announced this afternoon that Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill will be the boss behind the bench at the upcoming IIHF World Championships. https://twitter.com/craigcustance/status/851829629186977792 It's Blashill's first time coaching the National team, although he was the goaltending coach for Team USA at the...

Bob Probert’s family spreads his ashes in Joe Louis Arena penalty box

The Detroit Red Wings welcomed over 90 team alumni back to say goodbye to Joe Louis Arena on Sunday, and among those in attendance was the family of former Wings enforcer Bob Probert. Probert suffered a heart attack on Lake St. Clair in the summer...

Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson retires

Longtime Michigan Wolverines hockey coach Red Berenson will announce his retirement today, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press. https://twitter.com/georgesipple/status/851510080902135808 He addressed the team at 3pm and the Wolverines sent out a press release just moments ago. The 77-year old Berenson just finished his 33rd...

Red Wings close Joe Louis Arena with tribute video that will give you chills

The Detroit Red Wings closed Joe Louis Arena in style on Sunday evening, defeating the New Jersey Devils 4-1 in front of a raucous sold out crowd that featured over 90 alumni in attendance. Over the past couple weeks, we've seen tribute videos pour in...

SOUND OFF: PETA losers want to suck the fun out of a major Red Wings tradition

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The perennial fun-suckers of America are at it again. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA for short, have set their small minded sights on a new target: Joe Louis Arena and the Detroit Red Wings. According to a report, PETA is asking the...

BREAKING: NHL will not take part in 2018 Winter Olympics

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According to a report out of Canada's SportsNet, the NHL has officially decided not to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next February. https://twitter.com/pr_nhl/status/848985459589914624 This will be the first Olympic Games since the 1994 games in Lillehammer, Norway that the games will...

STREAK SNAPPED: Red Wings officially eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoff contention

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All good things must come to an end, and I guess that holds true even for the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings amazing 25 season long playoff streak was officially snapped on Tuesday night, as they were eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoff contention. Detroit's...

Red Wings famous playoff streak could end as early as tonight

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It's absolutely no secret that the Red Wings have struggled this season. Fans have been forced to accept that the team they've watched be so dominant for so long is now so awful. It's going to be even harder for fans to accept that...

Hurricanes’ Lack stretchered off ice after Athanasiou scores overtime winner for Detroit

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The Detroit Red Wings walked away overtime winners in their 4th straight overtime, as Andreas Athanasiou beat Carolina Hurricanes goalie Eddie Lack to give Detroit a 4-3 win. The spectacular goal (which you can watch below) was overshadowed by an injury sustained by Lack on...

GOTTA SEE IT: Anthony Mantha’s filthy mitts give Red Wings thrilling OT win in Montreal

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Anthony Mantha scored a goal of the year candidate for the Detroit Red Wings as he fired a shot past Montreal goaltender Al Montoya, 4:10 into overtime, giving the Wings a 2-1 win against the Canadiens. https://youtu.be/Rn8IoC0Qk3Y The goal was Mantha's 15th of the season and...

NHL Commissioner: ‘Assume NHL won’t be at 2018 Winter Olympics’

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The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea begin in less than 11 months, and it appears one of the main events will be without the best in the world. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told fans to 'assume we aren't going' (to the games) in...

JUST IN: Western Michigan, Michigan Tech draw NCAA Hockey Tournament berths

The NCAA Hockey Tournament field has officially been announced, and while neither Michigan State nor Michigan are dancing this year, we still have two Michigan-based teams that are battling to play for a shot at the Frozen Four. The Western Michigan Broncos and Michigan Tech...

GOTTA SEE IT: Michigan Tech scores in double overtime to clinch NCAA Tourney bid

The Michigan Tech Huskies are heading to the big dance...on ice! Shane Hanna's goal 6:35 into the 2nd overtime period broke a 2-2 stalemate and gave the Huskies their first WCHA Tournament title since 1981. https://twitter.com/wcha_mhockey/status/843294236724400129 By winning their conference tournament, Michigan Tech has clinched a...

JUST IN: Miguel Cabrera leaves WBC game with back tightness

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Can the World Baseball Classic be done with, already? The injuries have been mounting for teams with players playing in the WBC, and late on Thursday night the Tigers may have lost another one. Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera left the game early with back tightness,...

JUST IN: Former Michigan DB Jourdan Lewis facing domestic violence charge

Nov 28, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Michael Thomas (3) makes a catch over Michigan Wolverines cornerback Jourdan Lewis (26) in the third quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
According to multiple reports and the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's office, former Michigan defensive back Jourdan Lewis has been charged with domestic violence. He is being accused of assaulting his girlfriend on March 15th when police were called to his Ann Arbor residence. After an investigation,...

NCAA Tournament First Round start times, broadcast info, and odds for MSU & U-M announced

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The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament gets underway this week and start times and broadcast information is beginning to trickle out. Michigan and Michigan State are both set to begin their NCAA tournament runs on Friday. The No. 7 seed Wolverines open against No. 10 seed...

BLOODY FIGHT! Former Wolverine Jacob Trouba gets in bloody battle with Calgary’s Sam Bennett

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For the 2nd time this week, a fellow Michigander gets in a spirited bout in an NHL hockey game. Earlier this week it was Holland's Luke Witkowski (WMU). This time it was Rochester Hills native and former Michigan Wolverine Jacob Trouba of the Winnipeg...

JUST IN: Michigan basketball team plane slides off runway; all safe

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The University of Michigan men's basketball team is looking for new travel plans, after their DC-9 charter aircraft aborted takeoff and slid off the runway at Detroit Willow Run Airport on Wednesday afternoon. https://twitter.com/bradgalli/status/839578482724204545 https://twitter.com/shepmatt/status/839575831039078401 All were reported safe and there were no injuries according to FOX...

FIGHT!! Former WMU Bronco Luke Witkowski goes toe-to-toe with New York’s Tanner Glass

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One of the best hockey fight's we've seen all season took place on Monday night in Tampa, as Lightning defenseman and Holland, Michigan native Luke Witkowski took on New York Rangers forward Tanner Glass. https://twitter.com/bradytrett/status/838918786967302144 Witkowski spent time in Kalamazoo as a member of the Western...

OUCH: Goal-less Riley Sheahan nails Coach Blashill on the bench with puck (w/ VIDEO)

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As if we needed more reasons to ridicule Riley Sheahan. The only Red Wings forward yet to light the lamp this season somehow managaed to fire a puck right at head coach Jeff Blashill on Saturday night in Edmonton. Blashill was cut but he's...

OOPS! Kronwall’s brutal turnover leads to Flames goal (w/ VIDEO)

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Niklas Kronwall has had plenty of moments he'd like to forget this season, but what happened Friday night in Calgary is one of the veteran defensman's biggest "oops" moments he's had in his career. The Detroit Red Wings defenseman is 36 years old and...

BUZZER BEATER: Tomas Tatar beats the clock to tie the game against Calgary

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Sports fans are used to seeing buzzer beaters in the month of March, just usually not on the ice. Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar took matters into his own hands late in the 3rd period on Friday night, scoring with just over 1...

Red Wings deal Thomas Vanek to Florida

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The Detroit Red Wings have sent forward Thomas Vanek to the Florida Panthers. https://twitter.com/tsnbobmckenzie/status/836983172801970176 https://twitter.com/craigcustance/status/836985267248455680 In return, Detroit gets a 3rd round pick and a prospect, which seems like a steal for the Panthers. If this is all Detroit got for Vanek, Holland will get skewered by...

Red Wings trade Steve Ott to Montreal

It's officially trade deadline day in the Motor City, and the Red Wings have made yet another move, sending grinder Steve Ott to the Montreal Canadiens. https://twitter.com/canadiensmtl/status/836808629143683072 In return for Ott, the Wings will receive a 6th round pick in 2018. The Wings will surely look to...

RUMOR: Red Wings talking trades with Maple Leafs

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The NHL trade market is set to ramp up in the next few days, as teams have until Wednesday at 3pm to set their rosters for the playoffs. As first reported in the 2nd intermission of the Maple Leafs - Canadiens game on Hockey Night...

BREAKING: Red Wings trade F Tomas Jurco to Blackhawks

The Detroit Red Wings have traded forward Tomas Jurco to the Chicago Blackhawks. In return for Jurco, the Wings receive a 3rd round pick from Chicago in the 2017 NHL Draft. https://twitter.com/marklazerus/status/835250179435606016 Jurco has barely seen the ice this season, as he's been a healthy scratch...

Red Wings F Gustav Nyquist suspended 6 games by NHL

The NHL Department of Player Safety came down relatively hard on the Detroit Red Wings' Gus Nyquist on Wednesday, handing him a six game suspension for his reckless high stick to the face of Minnesota's Jared Spurgeon in the 1st period of Sunday's game. https://twitter.com/tsnbobmckenzie/status/831990413108113410 Nyquist...

Red Wings to wear ‘Mr. I’ patch honoring Mike Ilitch

The Detroit Red Wings will be honoring owner Mike Ilitch with a special shoulder patch on their jerseys starting tonight when they host the St. Louis Blues in the first game at home since the longtime Detroit icon passed away last Friday. https://twitter.com/detroitredwings/status/831880906935762944 In addition to...

Red Wings F Gus Nyquist sends dirty cheap shot to Wild’s Spurgeon (VIDEO)

Detroit Red Wings forward Gus Nyquist could be in some hot water with the NHL Department of Player Safety after he sent a cheap shot high stick to the face of Minnesota's Jared Spurgeon in the 1st period of their Sunday afternoon tilt in...

FLASHBACK: Mike Ilitch speaks at Steve Yzerman jersey retirement

Detroit has lost a true icon in Red Wings and Tigers owner Mike Ilitch. In 2007, the Red Wings owner was on hand and gave a wonderful speech as the team was retiring the jersey of longtime captain Steve Yzerman. The video is grainy,...

BREAKING NEWS: Red Wings & Tigers owner Mike Ilitch dies at age 87

According to multiple reports, Detroit icon Mike Ilitch passed away at a local hospital at the age of 87. Ilitch, who owns the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers founded the Little Caesars Pizza corporation in 1959. In 1982, he purchased the Red Wings and...

JUST IN: Red Wings D Ericsson out long term with broken wrist

The Detroit Red Wings will be without defenseman Jonathan Ericsson for up to 2 months after he suffered a fractured wrist in Thursday night's 6-3 loss to the Washington Capitals. Reports unconfirmed by the team say he could be out 6-8 weeks. https://twitter.com/detroitredwings/status/829889190292815872 The injury occurred...

OUCH: Jonathan Ericsson leaves game after awkward hit from Backstrom (VIDEO)

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson was forced to leave Thursday night's game against the Washington Capitals with what the team is calling an upper-body injury. https://twitter.com/detroitredwings/status/829858554412666885 Ericsson was leveled behind the net by Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom and some are questioning whether the hit deserves...

HELLO? SIRI?: NHL official pulls out iPhone for video review

Maybe he just needed to phone a friend? Maybe he needed help with the definition of "goal" or in this case "offside". Whatever the case may be, first year NHL linesman Ryan Daisey thought it necessary to whip out his iPhone during an 8-minute review...

BLIND REFS: Minnesota goal stands even when they’re clearly offside (VIDEO)

Another night, another officiating controversy in the National Hockey League. Last night in Detroit, tonight in St. Paul. The play in question tonight was even more cut and dry than last night's debate on whether Columbus forward Brandon Dubinsky went full Paul Bunyan on...

GARBAGE CALL: Red Wings lose after blind refs blow missed slash on Zetterberg (VIDEO)

Hot wings are usually a good thing, but not tonight. The Red Wings and their 20,000 fans at Joe Louis Arena are steaming tonight after a blown call cost the Wings a possible extra point in the standings tonight as the Columbus Blue Jackets...

JERSEY THIEF: Tom Brady’s game jersey vanishes after Super Bowl LI win

Controversey always seems to find the New England Patriots, doesn't it? Following one of the greatest comebacks not just in NFL or Super Bowl history, but in all of sports history, New England QB Tom Brady returned to his locker after a post game...

INJURY UPDATE: Kronwall, Nielsen out tonight; Howard to play tonight in GR

A few injury notes from Nashville, where the Detroit Red Wings morning skate concluded just a couple hours ago. The Wings will be without the services of Niklas Kronwall tonight, as he is dealing with a lower body injury. Kronwall is considered day-to-day. Forward...

NOT SO NICE: NFL stars read ‘Mean Tweets’ about themselves on Kimmel

One of the best parts of Jimmy Kimmel's show is when famous people come on and read mean tweets about themselves. It seems like NFL stars like Odell Beckham Jr and Rob Gronkowski aren't immune to some hate. Check it out in the latest...

GOTTA SEE IT: Jimmy Fallon’s puppy gang pick Super Bowl LI winner

Can't decide whether to pick the Pats or the Falcons? Stumped on the Brady vs Ryan debate? Well have no fear, Jimmy Fallon and a bunch of puppies are here! https://youtu.be/pJdkbft2IUc The puppies usually do a pretty good job picking winners of March Madness and the...

JUST IN: Red Wings place D Alexey Marchenko on waivers

The Detroit Red Wings announced they have placed defenseman Alexey Marchenko on waivers. The move comes in order to make room for Brendan Smith to be brought back on the active roster after being on injured reserve. https://twitter.com/ansarkhanmlive/status/827571507438063616 Detroit needs right handed defensmen, and Marchenko has...

GOTTA SEE IT: Ref cam catches plenty of NHL All-Star Game goals

The NHL All-Star Weekend is complete and the Metro Division took home the championship trophy, errr check. As always, the 3 on 3 format gave us plenty of goals. Here are a bunch of goals courtesy of the CBC referee cam! https://youtu.be/VwAPVIE9ago

CHECK IT OUT: Justin Bieber gets roughed up by Chris Pronger in NHL Celeb Game

The NHL went all out this past weekend with the All-Star Game in glitzy Los Angeles. In addition to some of the 100 greatest NHL players of all-time being in attendance, the event also brought out plenty of celebrities, none more famous than Canadian...

RUMOR: Blackhawks showing interest in Red Wings’ Nyquist, Tatar

It's almost that time of year! The NHL trade deadline is just a few weeks away, and with the Detroit Red Wings playoff hopes growing slimmer with each passing day, the trade rumors are heating up. According to Chicago beat writer Mark Lazerus, the Chicago...

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