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Tomas Jurco’s Game-Winning Goal Sends Grand Rapids Griffins to Calder Cup Finals: Video

Tomas Jurco, one of the bright young prospects in the Detroit Red Wings’ organization, propelled the Grand Rapids Griffins into the AHL’s Calder Cup Finals on Wednesday night. With the Griffins and Oklahoma City Barons tied at 4-4 in Game 7 of their conference final series, Jurco split a pair of Barons defenders and snapped home the goal that stood as the game-winner. The Griffins...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Anibal Sanchez Rolls as Detroit Tigers Rout Tampa Bay Rays: Video

Anibal Sanchez continues to prove that the Detroit Tigers’ decision to re-sign him was a wise one. Sanchez lowered his ERA to 2.65 on Tuesday (though he’s just 6-5) by rolling through the Tampa Bay Rays in a 10-1 win. Sanchez allowed a run in the second inning, as Evan Longoria led off with a triple and then scored on a sac fly. He shut the door after that, though, striking out...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Should Forgo Experience, Take a Chance by Hiring Indiana Pacers’ Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw is the most dynamic coaching candidate on the market, and that’s why the Pistons must make him their top priority. (LoftRat, Flickr) During the process to select the Detroit Pistons’ successor to Lawrence Frank, I’ve reported the news but haven’t taken a stance. As the search nears a close, it’s time to name Brian Shaw as my horse in the race. Coming off a few...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Carter-Williams to Detroit Pistons in Chad Ford’s Latest ESPN Mock Draft

If Chad Ford’s latest 2013 NBA Mock Draft is accurate on information, we’re a lot closer to a Detroit Pistons-Trey Burke combination than at any point in the past few weeks. Ford has the Pistons selecting Michael Carter-Williams at No. 8 overall … but Burke slipped all the way to Sacramento at 7, with Ford noting that the Magic (No. 2 pick) “aren’t sold on (Burke) as the...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

The Detroit Sports Show: Red Wings’ 2013 Season Wrap-Up

With the Detroit Red Wings’ 2013 season coming to a difficult end in a Game 7 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, the latest episode of The Detroit Sports Show podcast will take a look back at the Wings’ playoff run. We’ll also take a look-ahead to the 2014 season and free agency — specifically, how much did the play of the Wings’ young guys late this year dictate...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Despite Everything, Tigers off to Best Start Since 2009

Before everyone worries too much about the Detroit Tigers’ persistent problems in the bullpen, the offense’s occasional lack of clutch production and a few issues with the starting staff, let’s look at the positive. It’s June 3 and the Tigers are in first place. Compared to the past three years, they’re off to a much better start in all the major categories, be it offensively...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers 2013 MLB Draft Tracker

The 2013 MLB Draft takes place on June 6-8, with the first round set to be broadcast on the MLB Network. The Detroit Tigers hold the 20th pick in that opening round, the 19th pick in Round 2, then the 20th pick again in every round from 3 through 40. Detroit also owns the 39th-overall pick in the “Competitive Balance Round A” — the pick was acquired as part of the Anibal Sanchez...
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June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

History Repeating for Detroit Tigers, Thanks to Mediocre Bullpen and Curious Managerial Moves

Leyland yet again has Tigers fans questioning his decisions, despite last year’s World Series run. The Detroit Tigers have the best hitter in baseball, Miguel Cabrera, who has a chance to repeat as Triple Crown winner at the heart of a loaded lineup. They have arguably the best rotation in baseball, even with Justin Verlander slumping for a bit and Rick Porcello’s ERA up over...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

GIF: Jason Hammel Ejected After Hitting Matt Tuiasosopo

Jason Hammel would like to forget the fourth inning he had against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. After allowing three straight homers to start the inning, Hammel hit Matt Tuiasosopo with a pitch and was immediately ejected by home-plate umpire Hunter Wendlestat. A GIF of the incident, via CBSSports.com Hammel and the Orioles argued that he had thrown an off-speed pitch — it...
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June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Victor Martinez, Jhonny Peralta, Alex Avila Hit Back-to-Back-to-Back Homers: Video

Victor Martinez, Jhonny Peralta and Alex Avila became the Detroit Tigers to hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in a game since Robert Fick, Juan Encarnacion and Shane Halter pulled the trick a dozen seasons ago. Martinez was first up against Baltimore starter Jason Hammel in the fourth inning Saturday, and he ripped a line shot over the wall in right. Jhonny Peralta then turned on...
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June 01, 2013  |  Discuss
STAYING IN THE D

Datsyuk looking for extension

Good news for Detroit Red Wings fans - Pavel Datsyuk supposedly is looking for a multi-year contract extension from the team.

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May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander Campaigns for Spot in 2013 Home Run Derby

Justin Verlander has yet to record a hit in his MLB career, posting an 0-for-24 (with nine sacrifice bunts) as a Detroit Tiger. But that reality has not stopped Verlander from dreaming about a spot in this year’s Home Run Derby on All-Star Weekend. Verlander is not on Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby ballot, which allows fans to vote for up to three players per league...
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May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Weekend Update: Team Fails to Plate Enough Runs, Loses Series to Pittsburgh

Kevin.Ward, Wikimedia The Detroit Tigers concluded an interesting series with the Pittsburgh Pirates this week, and some old, familiar offensive problems have been creeping up once again, hurting the team. Rick Porcello, Anibal Sanchez and Doug Fister have reason to be upset with their teammates wielding bats. Each pitched phenomenally against the Pirates and all were deserving of...
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May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Mock Draft Watch: Shabazz Muhammed, Michael Carter-Williams, CJ McCollum in Play

There’s less than a month until the 2013 NBA Draft takes place on June 27 at the Barclays Center. The Detroit Pistons will pick No. 8 overall on that evening. Which player will be donning Pistons’ red, white and blue ater the eighth selection? An update on some of the latest mock drafts • SI.com: Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse Though Trey Burke’s stock in the top...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Offseason Look-ahead: 5 Questions Ken Holland Must Answer

The Detroit Red Wings’ exciting playoff run came to a sudden and disappointing end Wednesday, as the Chicago Blackhawks scored a Game 7 overtime victory to bounce the boys from Hockeytown out of the postseason. And now, the Wings’ attention turns toward what should be a very interesting offseason. Their ability to rebuild on the fly in 2013 leaves Detroit with plenty of questions...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

A Heartbreaking Finish, Yes, but Detroit Red Wings Fought Tooth and Nail to the End

Someone asked me a few hours before Game 7 of the Red Wings’ series with the Chicago Blackhawks if a Detroit loss would lead me to classify this season as a disappointment. My answer as of about 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon: Yes. I’m a fool. Let me backtrack for a moment before continuing on that train of thought. The designation of this season as potentially unacceptable was...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Valtteri Filppula Injured After Slewfoot by Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw

The Detroit Red Wings lost Valtteri Filppula — a clutch Game 7 performer throughout his career — early on Wednesday night against the Blackhawks after he was injured sometime during a first-period shift. Whether or not he tweaked something prior to a confrontation with Chicago’s Andrew Shaw, a slewfoot from the Blackhawks’ forward certainly did not help matters. Here’s...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Can the Red Wings Find More Game 7 Magic?

Well, here we are again. Two consecutive Game 7′s for the Red Wings. The high-flying Blackhawks have buttoned things up since falling behind 3-1 in this series and showed us all why they are the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. And the Red Wings may have gotten a little complacent after taking three in a row, but the Hawks weren’t going down without a fight. Turnovers in the defensive...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rumors of Detroit Pistons’ Front Office Power Struggle Could Favor Phil Jackson, Brian Shaw

During the middle of last week, some of the most telltale nuggets were revealed as the Detroit Pistons attempt to finalize answers in a search for a new head coach. With their second interview of Maurice Cheeks, Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News reported that the Pistons had concluded the interview process for their vacant head coaching position. They haven’t formally interviewed...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Thaddeus Lewis Addition Puts Heat on Kellen Moore for Detroit Lions’ No. 3 QB Job

Do the Detroit Lions have any future plans for Kellen Moore? We might know that answer within the next few weeks. That’s because the Lions claimed QB Thaddeus Lewis off waivers on Tuesday, a move that should the fan-favorite Moore on notice. While the 25-year-old Lewis is far from an elite prospect and he was just squeezed out of Cleveland’s depth chart, the Duke product does...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rapping Red Wings Series Reset: Detroit’s Two Chances During This Game Seven? Slim and None

The Detroit Red Wings blew their only real opportunity to eliminate the Chicago Blackhawks with a bad third period on Monday. Thanks to that performance, they’ll now head to the United Center for their once unlikely funeral. Choruses of “Detroit sucks” and catcalls of Jimmy Howard’s last name following goals await them. It won’t be the worst collapse in Red Wings’ playoff...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss
CONTROVERSIAL?

Frolik's penalty shot goal forces Game 7

The Detroit Red Wings already were in trouble in Game 6 before the refs decided to award Michael Frolik a penalty shot. Frolik then shoveled some dirt on the Wings’ grave, burying that penalty shot past Jimmy Howard. The Wings led 2-1 heading to the third period, only to see Chicago quickly erase that gap and then take the lead with a pair of goals. Frolik then blocked a Carlo...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Anibal Sanchez’s Near No-Hitter Extends a May Trend for Detroit

Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer in America, and in more ways than one, this particular summer certainly feels like it could be a carbon copy of the last few for Detroit Tigers’ fans. The events to begin the holiday weekend certainly helped prove that point. Following a dominating sweep in Cleveland, Anibal Sanchez flirted with a no hitter, as Detroit’s right...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

TDSS Tigers Recap, Game 46: Anibal Sanchez Comes Within 2 Outs of No-Hitter

Anibal Sanchez kept the Minnesota Twins hitless through 8.1 innings on Friday night. And then Joe Mauer dumped a little bit of rain on the party. Mauer broke up Sanchez’s no-hit bid with one down in the ninth, ripping a line shot directly over Sanchez’s head and into center field. Sanchez finished off his brilliant night by striking out Josh Willingham and Justin Morneau to complete...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Rapping Red Wings Series Reset: Chip-and-Chase Game Propelling Detroit Dominance Over Chicago

How do you beat a great hockey team in the playoffs and nullify their star players in the process? With plenty of hard work and commitment to a unique game plan. The Detroit Red Wings have immasculated the Chicago Blackhawks with this approach, especially with a dump in game buoyed by a ferocious forecheck. In football, they’d be dinking and dunking their way down the field to...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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