Helene St. James Detroit Free Press Published 6:52 PM EDT Mar 16, 2019 It's been a decade since the Detroit Red Wings last had a player reach 30 goals. While it won’t mean much for this season, it’s good for the organization’s future that two guys might hit the mark over the final 10 games. Andreas Athanasiou reached 26 after delivering his sixth two-goal performance of the season in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders at Little Caesars Arena. It took a stellar performance from Jonathan Bernier to secure the victory, but Athanasiou stood out for the way he played at both ends of the ice. “The way he’s playing right now he should get that marker,” Dylan Larkin said. “He’s dynamic. He’s an explosive scorer. The way he skated, not many people can defend that. He played the right way. Good for him. It’s huge for our team – if he can produce at the center ice position, it’ll be … [Read more...] about It’d be ‘huge for’ Red Wings if Andreas Athanasiou does this
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Helene St. James Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EST Feb 8, 2019 At just 19, in his first season of pro hockey, Michael Rasmussen is hinting at how much impact he can have as the Detroit Red Wings rebuild. He contributed a goal and an assist in Thursday’s 4-3 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights at Little Caesars Arena, leading all players with seven shots on net. “He looked great,” Jimmy Howard said. “He played with a lot of confidence and that’s great to see. “He’s found his niche here in the NHL. He’s got to use that big body to create havoc in front and just get his stick on pucks or bang home rebounds.” Rasmussen hadn’t played for the Wings since Jan. 4, sidelined by a nagging hamstring. He’d just resumed practicing when the Wings went into their All-Star/bye-week break. That long of a layoff prompted a decision to send Rasmussen to Grand Rapids for a three-game conditioning stint. … [Read more...] about Why Detroit Red Wings rookie Michael Rasmussen is a menace
Lynn Henning The Detroit News Published 8:30 PM EST Jan 14, 2019 After a four-month national hunt for a new baseball TV captain, Fox Sports Detroit and the Tigers have decided they had their man all along. Matt Shepard will be introduced Tuesday as FSD’s play-by-play choice to replace Mario Impemba, who along with Rod Allen, was discharged after the two men tussled following a Sept. 4 Tigers broadcast in Chicago. The move was confirmed by sources with knowledge of the agreement who requested anonymity because of the search’s highly sensitive nature. With his deep, almost thunderous on-air voice, Shepard, 53, filled in skillfully for Impemba last summer when a wedding and funeral required a substitute. He was summoned then again Impemba departed in September and impressed executives who began to call his replacement stint “Sheptember.” Shepard is expected to be introduced at Tuesday night’s Red Wings game at Little Caesars Arena, along with … [Read more...] about Matt Shepard is new Detroit Tigers television play-by-play choice
Robert Snell The Detroit News Published 11:31 PM EST Nov 15, 2018 Detroit — High-profile lawyer Mike Morse received a duffel bag full of cash in January from his former brother-in-law, who is expected to be indicted alongside others next month in connection with a bribery conspiracy that benefited Morse, according to federal court records. Morse, a well-known personal-injury lawyer due to his firm’s television commercials and roadside billboards, was notified about the money in a text message that included a photo of the duffel bag and a four-letter curse aimed at Morse's rival, Southfield attorney Geoffrey Fieger, according to the records. In the text message, former brother-in-law Mark Radom wrote: "F--- Feiger." The duffel bag photo and the text message are the latest developments to emerge from a civil lawsuit notable for its revelations about an ongoing grand jury investigation involving the FBI, Internal Revenue Service and a federal … [Read more...] about Lawyer Mike Morse got bag of cash amid bribery probe, lawsuit claims.
Helene St. James Detroit Free Press Published 10:21 PM EST Nov 9, 2018 For a second straight game the Detroit Red Wings pushed back on a two-goal deficit. Their outing Friday at Little Caesars Arena against the New York Rangers featured, as it usually does, terrific goaltending from Jimmy Howard and Henrik Lundqvist. The Wings didn’t start well and a double minor in the second period was costly. But Justin Abdelkader and Andreas Athanasiou scored early and late, respectively, in the third period to force overtime. Dylan Larkin won it, 3-2, with 5.1 seconds to play in OT when he finished a pass from Athanasiou. • Box score Howard delivers again Howard made a clutch save on Rangers forward Chris Kreider early in the first period as the Wings were outplayed by an opponent to start a game for the third straight time. While Darren Helm sat in the penalty box for a delay of game, Frans Nielsen and Abdelkader created a scoring chance at the … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings pull off comeback, stun Rangers in OT, 3-2