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Matthew Stafford And The Lions Are Exploring Trade Options

Matthew Stafford And The Lions Are Exploring Trade Options

Photo: Leon Halip / Getty ALLEN PARK, MI, January 22, 2021 ~ Matthew Stafford has spent his entire NFL career with the Lions. During this time, he has made 282 touchdown passes and over 45,000 passing yards, both records for the franchise. Stafford’s contract with the Lions goes until 2023, though this past weekend, multiple…

Bobby Ryan is Making a Comeback

Bobby Ryan is Making a Comeback

Photo: Dave Reginek NHLI / Getty DETROIT, January 22, 2021 ~ Red Wings winger Bobby Ryan is currently at the top of the team’s leaderboard, with four goals and a shooting percentage of 57.1.  Ryan’s tiebreaker goal in the second half of Tuesday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets made him the first player to score…

Detroit Lions Introduce Dan Campbell as New Head Coach

Detroit Lions Introduce Dan Campbell as New Head Coach

Photo: Fred Kfoury III / Icon Sportswire via Getty ALLEN PARK, MI, January 21, 2021 – The Detroit Lions on Wednesday introduced Dan Campbell as the team’s new head coach.  Campbell comes with over 20 years experience in the NFL, most recently as as assistant head coach/tight ends coach for the New Orleans Saints.  During his five…

Dylan Larkin named Red Wings 37th Captain in Team History

Dylan Larkin named Red Wings 37th Captain in Team History

Photo: Scott Grau / Icon Sportswire via Getty DETROIT, January 13, 2021 – The Detroit Red Wings today announced that center Dylan Larkin has been named the team’s captain, becoming the 37th captain in franchise history and the first Michigander and native metro Detroiter. Additionally, centers Luke Glendening and Frans Nielsen will serve as alternate…

What’s Next for the Detroit Lions?

What’s Next for the Detroit Lions?

  (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) ALLEN PARK, January 8, 2021 ~ There are less than four months until the 2021 NFL Draft, and the Detroit Lions need to find a new head coach and a new general manager. The Lions own the 7th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, after finishing in last place in…

Red Wings Release 2020-21 Season Schedule

Red Wings Release 2020-21 Season Schedule

Photo Credit: (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) DETROIT, December 23, 2020 – The Detroit Red Wings today released their 2020-21 regular-season schedule. The 2020-21 campaign marks the 95th season for the Red Wings in the National Hockey League, and the fourth at Little Caesars Arena. The Red Wings open the season at home on Thursday, Jan. 14…

Spielman to Assist Lions in GM and Head Coach Search

Spielman to Assist Lions in GM and Head Coach Search

Photo ~ Icon Sports Wire/Getty ALLEN PARK, MI, December 16, 2020 ~ The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that former Detroit Lions Defensive MVP Chris Spielman will rejoin the organization as Special Assistant to Chairman Sheila Ford Hamp and President & CEO Rod Wood.  In his role, Spielman will assist Hamp and Wood in their search for…

New Lions Leadership Raises Hopes for Playoffs Run

New Lions Leadership Raises Hopes for Playoffs Run

Photo ~ Nuccio DiNuzzo / Getty Images December 8, 2020 ~ Steve Courtney and Paul W. Smith talk with Interim Head Coad Darrell Bevell about the Lions’ win this past Sunday against the Bears in this, his first NFL game as Head Coach.  Could the Lions be Wild Card bound?!?

Matthew Stafford Talks Management Changes with Mitch Albom

Matthew Stafford Talks Management Changes with Mitch Albom

Photo:  Grant Halverson / Getty Images DETROIT, December 1, 2020 ~ Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford speaks with WJR’s Mitch Albom about the team’s recent dismissals of Head Coach Matt Patricia and General Manager Bob Quinn. Get Matthew’s perspective on what these changes mean for the remainder of the season and the future of the…

Lions fire head coach Matt Patricia, General Manager Bob Quinn

Lions fire head coach Matt Patricia, General Manager Bob Quinn

            By Michael Stets  Two days after the embarrassing 41-25 loss to the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving, the Lions have fired head coach Matt Patrica and general manager Bob Quinn. Quinn was hired in 2016, replacing Martin Mayhew, who was fired midseason in 2015 after the Lions started out 1-7. Two…

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