1. Detroit Red Wings: Revisiting the 2001-02 NHL Season

    They were arguably the most talented NHL team of all-time. Littered with future Hall-of-Famers, they cruised through the regular season and the playoffs en route to the franchise's 10th Stanley Cup overall and third in six seasons...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about over 2 years ago 1,398 reads 9 comments

  2. Austin Jackson's New Approach at the Plate Paying Dividends

    It's still very early in the year, but Austin Jackson is really getting my hopes up. When Detroit traded away my favorite player at the time in Curtis Granderson after the 2009 ...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about over 2 years ago 557 reads 1 comments

  3. Detroit Tigers: 5 Role Players Who Will Be Crucial in 2012

    Everyone knows the big names. Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder will all need to have their typical dominant seasons for the Tigers to succeed in 2012...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about over 2 years ago 866 reads 2 comments

  4. NHL Trade Rumors: Shane Doan Deserves Trade to Red Wings, Chance at Cup

    For two seasons in a row the Detroit Red Wings have played the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round of the NHL playoffs...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about over 2 years ago 2,333 reads 12 comments

  5. NHL Trade Rumors: Pavel Kubina Would Be Great Addition for Red Wings

    With the first couple of significant defensive trade pieces moving earlier this week in Hal Gill and Nicklas Grossman , we could see a domino effect occur over the next few days...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about over 2 years ago 590 reads 0 comments

  6. MLB: Joel Zumaya's Career with Detroit Tigers Appears over

    About four months ago, I wrote an article wondering aloud whether the Detroit Tigers should give oft-injured fan favorite Joel Zumaya one last chance, with a new contract...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about over 2 years ago 1,336 reads 6 comments

  7. Detroit Red Wings: Top 5 Opponents If They Host Next Winter Classic

    Last week, a report surfaced from MLive.com indicating the Detroit Red Wings are a likely candidate to host the 2012/13 Winter Classic...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about almost 3 years ago 862 reads 22 comments

  8. Detroit Red Wings: Ian White Has Found a Home in Detroit

    At 27 years old and already playing for his fourth NHL team, Ian White can be considered a bit of a journeyman...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about almost 3 years ago 1,061 reads 3 comments

  9. NFL Power Rankings Week 13: Comparing Each NFL Team to a Family Guy Character

    Now that we are three quarters of the way through the NFL season, each team has had time to show their true character. Most teams have a very distinct personality, and I'm going to try to match each NFL team with a Family Guy character...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about almost 3 years ago 12,575 reads 59 comments

  10. Detroit Red Wings: Johan Franzen Scoring Means Good Things Ahead for Red Wings

    Johan Franzen has had a very good start to the 2011/12 NHL season, and that bodes very well for the Red Wings' chances at a 12th Stanley Cup...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about almost 3 years ago 383 reads 5 comments

  11. MLB Playoffs 2011: 5 Keys to a Detroit Tigers Victory in Game 5

    There are few things in sports more exciting than a playoff series coming down to the final game. One team is going to the ALCS for a chance at the World Series, and for the other ...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about almost 3 years ago 195 reads 0 comments

  12. Detroit Tigers Bullpen Will Put Them over the Top in MLB Playoffs

    The Detroit Tigers ' bullpen has been largely overlooked during their recent surge towards the postseason...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about almost 3 years ago 754 reads 2 comments

  13. Detroit Tigers: Should the Tigers Re-Sign Joel Zumaya?

    Joel Zumaya has become the MLB 's version of Greg Oden . When Zumaya is on the mound, he's a beast. The problem is that he's never playing...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about almost 3 years ago 739 reads 10 comments

  14. Detroit Red Wings: 5 Players Who Need to Step Up in 2011-12

    The Detroit Red Wings franchise is peppered with a litany of prime time performers who stepped up their game when given the opportunity and kept the Big Red Machine running...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about almost 3 years ago 2,347 reads 15 comments

  15. 2011 Season Will Cement Tom Brady as Greatest QB of All Time

    When the confetti is falling from the rafters of Lucas Oil Stadium after Super Bowl XLVI, Tom Brady will be regarded as the greatest quarterback of all-time. There is currently an argument to be made for Joe Montana, John Elway, or Peyton Manning ...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about almost 3 years ago 1,079 reads 6 comments

  16. Detroit Tigers Appear Destined for the 2011 World Series

    The Detroit Tigers are looking more and more like a team of destiny. They are currently on a 12-game win streak, the team's longest since 1934, and are doing it in spectacular fashion against their division rivals...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about 3 years ago 65 reads 9 comments

  17. Confessions of a Jamaal Charles Fantasy Owner, Week 2

    Yikes. Who saw that coming? I almost don't know how to feel about what happened on Sunday, when the lowly Buffalo Bills marched into Arrowhead Stadium and put a whoopin' on a Chiefs team that was simply terrible...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about 3 years ago 589 reads 2 comments

  18. Detroit Tigers 2012: Predicting the Opening Day Lineup

    I wonder what the Detroit Tigers roster will look like in 2012. It's a phrase I'll bet not many people are pondering right now due to the fact that Detroit is deep in a playoff ...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about 3 years ago 9,849 reads 35 comments

  19. Detroit Tigers: Doug Fister Is the Steady Hand to Bring Detroit Playoff Success

    I wrote an article not long ago previewing the Tigers ' potential playoff opponents, should they make the playoffs themselves. In that article, I wrote that I assumed Rick Porcello would take the reins as Detroit's No...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about 3 years ago 639 reads 6 comments

  20. Confessions of a Jamaal Charles Fantasy Owner, Week 1

    Jamaal Charles is thought by most to be in line for a massive season in 2011. I know I am one of millions of people who took him in their fantasy league as their No. 1 running back and likely first-round choice...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about 3 years ago 1,819 reads 0 comments

  21. New England Patriots: 5 Reasons Aaron Hernandez Is Primed for a Breakout Season

    Aaron Hernandez is about to blow up. He had a great rookie campaign in 2010, but he lost some of the spotlight to fellow tight end Rob Gronkowski as the year progressed...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about 3 years ago 3,183 reads 2 comments

  22. Detroit Tigers: Analyzing the Tigers' Potential First-Round Matchups

    With the summer beginning to wind down and the division leaders beginning to pull away from the pack, the playoff picture is becoming fairly clear. We've managed to whittle the AL teams down to 4 potential playoff teams outside of the Central...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about 3 years ago 582 reads 9 comments

  23. Detroit Tigers: Papa Grande Making a Case to Be the Tigers' MVP of 2011

    There has been a ton of talk about Justin Verlander's amazing season that is likely to win him his first of hopefully many Cy Young awards...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about 3 years ago 1,342 reads 1 comments

  24. Detroit Tigers: Fielding an All-Time Roster

    From 1894 to 2011 there have been 1,545 different men to wear a Detroit Tigers uniform. What I am going to list is a lineup of only the cream of the crop of those men at their ...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about 3 years ago 2,277 reads 14 comments

  25. Detroit Tigers: Jacob Turner Gives Tigers Fans Glimpse into Next Season

    Heading into the weekend's trade deadline, Jacob Turner's name was a frequently used one when discussing trade possibilities to solidify the Tigers ' rotation for the stretch run this year...

    Ryan Bourdeau Written by Ryan Bourdeau about 3 years ago 1,101 reads 3 comments