1. The Five Defining Moments in Detroit Pistons Draft History

    The Detroit Pistons drafting of players has been one of hit or miss. In the case of the Bad Boys, they selected a great combination of players along with some other pick-ups to win back to back titles in 1989 and 1990...

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  2. The 2009 NHL Awards: My Predicitions

    Here are my picks for the 2009 NHL Awards which are in Las Vegas for the first time this Thursday night. Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP) - Nominees are Alexander Ovechkin, Pavel Datsyuk, and Evegni ...

    Michael Mrock Written by Michael Mrock about 5 years ago 213 reads 3 comments

  3. 2009 Stanley Cup Final Game Seven: The Perfect Storm

    The 2-1 Game Seven victory by the Pittsburgh Penguins gave them the Stanley Cup in shocking fashion. On paper the Red Wings have a much more talented and experienced lineup in comparison to ...

    Michael Mrock Written by Michael Mrock about 5 years ago 337 reads 1 comments

  4. Stanley Cup Final Game Six: 2-1 Adds Up to Seven

    The 2-1 victory in Game Six by the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Detroit Red Wings means Joe Louis Arena will host a Game Seven on Friday night...

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  5. 2009 Stanley Cup Final Game Five And Beyond: 5-0, The 12th and Bettman

    The Detroit Red Wings in a few hours will face the Pittsburgh Penguins for the possibility of winning their 12th Stanley Cup and second straight Cup celebration in Mellon Arena...

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  6. 2009 Stanley Cup Final Game Four: Penguins' 4-2 Win Makes It 2-2

    The assumed dominance by the Red Wings in the 2009 Stanley Cup Final took a hit on Thursday in Game Four, when they were defeated 4-2 by the Pittsburgh Penguins. The win by the Pens in a rowdy Mellon Arena tied the series 2-2...

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  7. 2009 Stanley Cup Final Game Three: Pens Power Play Proves Performace

    The 4-2 victory by the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Three of the Stanley Cup Finals did little to cement their presence as equal to the Detroit Red Wings...

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  8. 2009 Stanley Cup Final Game Two: 3-1 All Over Again

    On Sunday, the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 to go up 2-0 in the 2009 Stanley Cup Final. Even though in last season's Final, when the Wings went up 2-0, the Pens hadn't scored yet...

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  9. Stanley Cup Final Game One: May the Quirk Be with You

    The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 behind three goals from the most unlikely of scorers in the most unlikely of ways. Even through the NBC coverage was skewed in Crosby's favor, the Wings proved to be the better team...

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  10. The 2009 Detroit Lions: Schwartz, Linehan, and Cunningham

    The 2009 Detroit Lions have gone through a complete overall from the 0-16 team of last season. The most important changes were to the coaching staff...

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  11. The 2009 Detroit Lions: The Larry Foote Interview

    This offseason, Larry Foote joined the Detroit Lions via the free agent market. As a member of two Super Bowl championship teams with the Steelers, Foote brings a new attitude to the ...

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  12. NHL Western Conference Finals Game Five: A 2-1 OT Clincher

    The Red Wings won 2-1 in overtime to not only defeat the Blackhawks but also punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals and with home ice for the second year in a row against the Penguins...

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  13. Western Conference Finals Game Four: Hossa Has Arrived

    On Sunday the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Chicago Blackhawks in a game that proved how deep they are as a team. Even with Pavel Datsyuk, Niklas Lidstrom, and Kris Draper out with their own ...

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  14. The 2009 Detroit Lions: New Formations in Town

    Now that the Detroit Lions are under a new coaching staff, it is apparent for the success of the franchise that they call a different playbook from what was done in the prior regimes...

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  15. Western Conference Finals Game 3: 4:23 and Thunder

    Friday's 4-3 win in overtime by the Blackhawks over the Red Wings was not a pretty game by either side. Each team would show flashes of brilliance and also show times in which they let the opposition exploit their weaknesses...

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  16. Western Conference Finals Game Two: Second Tier Gets It Done

    The Red Wings are now up two games to zip against the Blackhawks. However, such a series lead is really insignificant. In last year's Stanley Cup Finals, the Wings were up two games to zip, and the Pens hadn't scored yet...

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  17. The 2009 NFC North: Black and Blue All Over Again

    The Detroit Lions will have their hands full with the NFC North in 2009. The Bears, Packers, and Vikings did retool but not as extensively as the Lions...

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  18. 2009 NHL Western Conference Finals Game One: The Original Six In '09

    The first game of the Western Conference Finals offered a great deal of intrigue to the first Original Six conference final since 1995...

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  19. Western Conference Semi-Final Game 7: From Ducks To Hawks

    What measures the quality of a championship team is how it handles adversity. The Detroit Red Wings endured such adversity from the Anaheim Ducks...

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  20. Western Conference Semi-Final Game Six: On to Game Seven

    On Tuesday the Detroit Red Wings were supposed to close out the Ducks in Game Six and then fly back to Detroit to prepare to face the Chicago Blackhawks. Instead they lost in a mind-numbing 2-1 debacle...

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  21. The 2009 Detroit Lions: 0-16 No More

    The NFL season might start on Sept. 10, when the Tennessee Titans face the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, but the story of opening weekend will be when the Detroit Lions face off against the Saints in New Orleans...

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  22. Red Wings-Ducks: Game Five Done, Detroit Has One More to Go

    The Red Wings are now one win away from the Western Conference Finals after defeating the Ducks 4-1 before a rowdy Joe Louis Arena crowd. Johan Franzen started the scoring by shooting to the net with his head pointed in another direction...

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  23. Western Conference Semi-Final Game Four: Detroit Red Wings Back to Being Wings

    The 6-3 score in Thursday's Game Four was the wake-up call for the Red Wings. They host Game Five on Sunday night with a restored sense of self...

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  24. Red Wings-Ducks, Game Three: The Whistle Heard Around the World

    To look upon the whistle by Brad Watson that called off Marian Hossa's goal with about a minute to remain as the only reason why the Red Wings lost on Tuesday is wrong...

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  25. Detroit Lions: Are You Ready for Some Foote-Ball?

    The Detroit Lions' signing of Larry Foote on Wednesday has given the Honolulu Blue a boost of relevance to the league. Their draft strategy of avoiding the marquee defensive linebackers and lineman until the later rounds now makes perfect sense...

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