Author Archives: Max DeMara

Marek Zidlicky Traded to Detroit Red Wings for Conditional Third-Round Pick in 2016

As many expected, the Detroit Red Wings did add a defenseman before the trade deadline, however it wasn’t the one many folks expected it to be. All morning long, Detroit appeared to be working on a trade with the Toronto … Continue reading

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Detroit Red Wings Deal Two Prospects, Second Round Pick for Winger Erik Cole

Sunday night, the Detroit Red Wings decided they didn’t want to wait for Monday afternoon’s trade deadline to address at least one of their needs. The Red Wings dealt defenseman Mattias Backman, center Mattias Janmark and a second-round pick to … Continue reading

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Spartan Jump Shots, Badger Edition: Michigan State vs. Wisconsin Preview and Prediction

On Thursday night, the Michigan State Spartans were abruptly stunned at home in overtime by the Minnesota Golden Gophers, ending their winning streak and injecting new fears of the tournament bubble. The task doesn’t get any easier for the Spartans … Continue reading

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Spartan Jump Shots, Golden Gopher Edition: Minnesota vs. Michigan State Preview

The Michigan State Spartans won another game they had to on Sunday night, outlasting the Illinois Fighting Illini on the road to the tune of a 60-53 win. The victory helped nullify an earlier loss to Illinois at home. Next … Continue reading

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Rapping Red Wings: Be Critical Of Jimmy Howard in Regulation, But Blame NHL for Shootouts

Maybe I’m simply a hockey purist, but in the old days, there was something to be said about a good, old-fashioned regular season tie. After laying it on the line for three periods and overtime, both teams got to feel … Continue reading

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Spartan Jump Shots, Fighting Illini Edition: Michigan State vs. Illinois Preview and Prediction

Fresh off three of their most exciting, sound victories of the year, the Michigan State Spartans have gained new momentum and new life as crunch time begins to hit college basketball in late February. Mentally and physically, they seem a … Continue reading

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Reggie Jackson Could Be Long-Term Difference-Maker Detroit Pistons Have Craved

After the Detroit Pistons swung a deal for Reggie Jackson on Thursday, many people wondered what the team could possibly be thinking. Jackson, disgruntled in Oklahoma City, was one of the bigger names available, and certainly a player few thought … Continue reading

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Detroit Pistons Strike at NBA Trade Deadline, Nabbing Reggie Jackson and Tayshaun Prince

For those who were expecting the semi-quiet day Stan Van Gundy appeared to promise in Auburn Hills as the NBA trade deadline ticked down, surprise! The Detroit Pistons were actually one of the most active teams in the league, pulling … Continue reading

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