Tigers win in extra innings
Brennan Boesch hit a go-ahead two-run double with the bases loaded in the 10th inning and the Detroit Tigers rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Friday night for manager Jim Leyland’s 1,500th career managerial win.Continued ...
Freeney injury gives Saints a shot at upset
Anybody who roots for the Colts is pro-hurricane. OK, maybe that's a bit harsh.Continued ...
Ex-TC Central golfer to join pro ranks
Bill Rankin is bankin' on a ranking. Or at least hoping. The former Traverse City Central golf standout announced this week that he's turning pro after a four-year career at Michigan that saw him set several Wolverine records.Continued ...
Dennis Chase: Yankees win trade with Tigers
I think Curtis Granderson will thrive in the Big Apple. Yankee fans will love his defense, and with a short fence in right he could hit 35 to 40 homers.Continued ...
Mike Eckert: Tigers begin rebuilding
If the Detroit Tigers struggle and nobodys there to see it, does it really happen? Find out at an empty Comerica Park near you in 2010.Continued ...
- Friday, November 27, 2009
Mike Eckert: Time for new tradition
I'm curious what put people down for the count faster on Thursday -- Thanksgiving dinner or NFL football. Oh, the woes of tryptophan and an extra-large helping of hapless football.Continued ...
- Thursday, November 26, 2009
Mike Eckert: Time for new tradition
I'm curious what put people down for the count faster on Thursday " Thanksgiving dinner or NFL football. Oh, the woes of tryptophan and an extra-large helping of hapless football.Continued ...
- Monday, September 21, 2009
Hebert leads U.S. to championship
Scott Hebert, the head pro at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, won all five of his matches, and the U.S. club pros dominated Great Britain & Ireland in singles for a 171/2-81/2 victory in the PGA Cup on Sunday.Continued ...
- Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Training camp ends, Wings depart
Short but sweet. The Detroit Red Wings ended a brief three-day training camp at Centre ICE on Tuesday night with little rest in sight. The Wings host Philadelphia tonight in their exhibition opener, the first of eight games in 11 days.Continued ...
- Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Young Red Wings may step into key roles
For years, the Detroit Red Wings have banked on a stable of veteran players to help them contend for division, conference and Stanley Cup titles. But now there's a bevy of young prospects knocking on the door, ready to contribute.Continued ...
- Monday, September 14, 2009
Williams may need to brush up on his Finnish
Jason Williams suddenly needs to brush up on his Finnish, as he's been teamed on a line for training camp with Ville Leino and Valtteri Filppula.Continued ...
Bertuzzi, Williams re-join Red Wings
Todd Bertuzzi is a rookie to Traverse City and Detroit Red Wings training camp. But he certainly isn't a rookie to the NHL -- or the Red Wings. Since he came to the Wings on a trade deadline deal, he wasn't part of the team's annual visit to northern Michigan.Continued ...
Notebook: Lilja to start on injured list
Defenseman Andreas Lilja was at Centre ICE on Sunday, but he has not been cleared to play. Lilja suffered a severe concussion last season that kept him out of the playoffs, and team officials said Sunday he will start the season on the injured list. (Plus more notes from Red Wings training camp.)Continued ...
Babcock: Defense is a big focus
To illustrate his point, Mike Babcock recites the numbers. In his first four seasons as head coach, Detroit's allowed 206, 191, 179 and 240 goals. "One of those is not like the others," he said, referring to last season's dramatic rise. "We've got to get that fixed.Continued ...
Fans get close to hockey heroes
Hundreds of fans from across the region and state packed Centre ICE Sunday for a chance to watch the Detroit Red Wings in action. Players, coaches and support staff mingled with fans, who gushed about the training camp's "intimate environment."Continued ...
- Saturday, September 12, 2009
Wings try to move past loss of Cup
Dan Cleary admits he hasn't been able to forget last season's disappointing loss to Pittsburgh in the Stanley Cup finals. But the Red Wings forward thinks a remedy is at hand. "I think the best solution is to get back on the ice and get going again," he said.Continued ...
- Friday, September 11, 2009
Shortened camp awaits Wings
A lot has changed for the Detroit Red Wings since the team lost to Pittsburgh in the Stanley Cup Finals. The upcoming year will bring more changes, including a shortened training camp visit to Traverse City.Continued ...
Lashoff shows he belongs at prospects camp
Late in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers at NHL Prospects Tournament at Centre ICE, Detroit defenseman Brian Lashoff showed off what he can do. Lashoff stopped a shot on the team's empty net, skated down to the other end, got the puck back from his teammates and buried it in the back of the Rangers net.Continued ...
- Thursday, September 10, 2009
Emmerton hopes to realize dream
Cory Emmerton says he's a patient person. That's a good thing because the young forward is a prospect for the Detroit Red Wings, an organization that does not promote players to the National Hockey League until they are ready.Continued ...
Hudler cleared to play in Moscow
The International Ice Hockey Federation approved the disputed transfer of Jiri Hudler from the Detroit Red Wings to Dynamo Moscow on Wednesday.Continued ...
- Wednesday, September 9, 2009
TC's Redmond stays focused
Zach Redmond is trying to stay grounded. Redmond is the only player on his college team to have been drafted, so it's understandable that he gets some attention after his selection by the Atlanta Thrashers. However, the defenseman, who was a team captain as just a sophomore last year, lets it slide.Continued ...
- Monday, September 7, 2009
Wings' goalies ready for spotlight
A year ago, all eyes were on Thomas McCollum as he arrived in Traverse City for prospects camp as the top draft pick for the Detroit Red Wings. This year, that distinction has been passed on to Landon Ferraro.Continued ...
- Saturday, September 5, 2009
Wings prospects camp to start Sunday
A week ahead of the full-fledged Detroit Red Wings training camp here, the teams prospects are hoping to get a leg up on consideration for a roster spot with the Stanley Cup finalists.Continued ...
- Monday, August 31, 2009
TC's Hutchison ties for 12th at Seaforth
Traverse City's Randy Hutchison shot a final round 64 Sunday to tie for 12th in the Seaforth Country Classic.Continued ...
- Thursday, August 27, 2009
Hebert coasts to PGA title
This one came easy. Scott Hebert claimed his fourth consecutive Michigan PGA Championship by coasting to victory in the 54-hole tournament. The 40-year-old professional at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa entered the final round with a 5-shot lead.Continued ...
- Tigers win in extra innings