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Is Detroit Red Wings' Jimmy Howard a Top-Tier Goaltender?

The Detroit Red Wings have been the NHL's best team over the last 20 years. During that span, though, their goaltenders have rarely received credit for the club's elite-level status.<p>That includes current goaltender Jimmy Howard, who backstopped the Wings to a first-round victory over the Anaheim …

Ice Hockey

How Johan Franzen Has Put Himself in the Running for Detroit Red Wings' Team MVP

Technically speaking, the Detroit Red Wings’ most valuable players are Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk.<p>However, Johan Franzen has utilized the absence of the latter to put together what could be a serious bid for team MVP for the 2012-13 season.<p>Since Datsyuk went down to injury against the …

Michigan Wolverines vs. Kansas State Wildcats: Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Preview

Michigan (7-5, 3-5 Big Ten Conference) will play Kansas State (7-5, 5-4 Big 12 Conference) in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl—previously known as the Copper Bowl or the Insight.com Bowl.<p>Michigan began the season 5-0 before slumping to finish 7-5, while Kansas State began the season 2-4 before winning …

College Football

How do you photograph an NFL game during a blizzard?

The back pages of newspapers are littered with perfectly focused snapshots of star sportsmen frozen in a moment of graceful athletic ballet. These images are so commonplace and their quality so high that we rarely stop to think about just how much effort, patience, and endurance goes into the …

The Most Disappointing Detroit Red Wings so Far in 2013-14

The Detroit Red Wings are still adjusting to their move to the Eastern Conference, and their coaching staff is still trying to find the key to success.<p>Injuries to star forwards Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg would put a strain on any lineup, but the pressure is mounting on those who are …

NHL

Snow is making NFL Week 14 extremely awesome/difficult

The weather outside is FOOTBALL<p>We love snow football. We think all football games should be played in some sort of cold precipitation, because it reminds us of one time of the year schoolyard touch football games turned into tackle football games with no major injuries. (Also, grit and miserable …

Daniel Alfredsson gets standing ovation in return to Ottawa (Video)

Sure, there was some question as to what kind of response Daniel Alfredsson would get from Senators fans as he returned to Ottawa in a different …

Ice Hockey

Top Jim Leyland Replacement Options for the Detroit Tigers

After eight seasons, three AL Central titles and a pair of American League pennants, Jim Leyland has stepped down as manager of the Detroit Tigers. Few skippers in the game were as well liked and respected as Leyland, who, at 68 years old, may have managed his last game in the major leagues.<p>Fox …

Baseball

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Lions vs. Bears 2013 odds: Lions open as road favorites

The Lions are favored by only 3.5 points to beat the Bears at home.<p>The Chicago Bears host the Detroit Lions in a huge NFC North showdown in Week 10. Vegas is predicting a close match -- according to Oddsshark, the Lions are favored by 3.5 points on the road.<p>The Lions got a week off after a dramatic …

Report: Billups likely to play Thursday vs. Cavs

The Detroit Pistons are currently without their top three guards -- Brandon Jennings (tooth, jaw), Rodney Stuckey (finger) and Chauncey Billups …

Giant Steps

How Pistons center Andre Drummond became the man<p>Joe Dumars noticed the size first. Then he thought about the potential. The second pick of a loaded …

Cody McLeod gets five-game suspension for ‘violent collision’ with Wings’ Kronwall

The Department of Player Safety has completed deliberation on Cody McLeod for the nasty hit that sent Niklas Kronwall off the ice on a stretcher …

Gardner, Gallon: Backups to breakout stars

Following Michigan's 63-point output against Indiana a week and a half ago, quarterback Devin Gardner and wide receiver Jeremy Gallon took questions …

Daniel Alfredsson seals it against Senators

The rookie @TonyMitchUNENO had a double-double for the #Pistons tonight. http://t.co/pr7QNiC6XE

Brendan Smith sets up Drew Miller for goal

Friday Lions open thread

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Miguel Cabrera is ready for today's Negro Leagues Weekend tribute game. The #Tigers will suit up as the Detroit Stars.

Tomas Tatar dekes around Boston Bruins [Video]

Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar dangles his way around Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly and all the way to beat goalie Tuuka Rask to make it …

Ice Hockey

Jonas Gustavsson goes behind-the-back on save

Big Ten Network on Twitter: "Once again, here are the official 2013 All-Big Ten Football Teams - http://t.co/VPQYetBY7e http://t.co/yT7IqVyQtZ"

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Iowa Beats Michigan