Much to the disappointment of his grand plan - Alfie didn't win a cup by signing with the Red Wings in July 2013 for one year. He did record a respectable season, with 18 goals, and 49 points in only 68 games.
It seems the biggest trend this NHL offseason has been the growth of moneypuck strategies. The entire business of hockey has rapidly expanded in the past 20 years, and as business grows, ROI calculations need to be made.
I'm certainly not a world traveler, but I have been to a fair number of cities and states in the United States and the people of Detroit are some of the nicest, most resilient and inspiring people I've ever met.
Just as we did with bald eagles, peregrine falcons, sea turtles and grizzlies, we have a legal and moral duty to protect wolverines, remarkable survivors able to sniff out carrion buried beneath several feet of snow.
Stacey and I dated and fell in love. Big Ten vs. ACC. No problem, right?
"Where are you from?" It's a simple question, but for a generation of 20-somethings constantly trying to find themselves and where they belong, it's so much more than that.
A few months ago, Kellen Moore's career took one step forward. By the start of minicamp, it took two steps back when Lions GM Martin Mayhew verbally slapped it away.
Is a year-long suspension a precedent that everyone should expect when an NCAA athlete is caught using marijuana? If that is the case, expect to see more college basketball players leave for the NBA draft as soon as possible.
I'm going to celebrate on the best day of a Lions fan's year -- NFL Draft Day. But to be fair, I'm not going to analyze their ineptitude identifying talent since the Eisenhower years -- again, that would be cruel. I'm just going to start when I began following this incredibly consistent team.
Life for this 22-year-old looks very different.
It's one of the best times of the year: April. A time when many sports teams are playing, and sometimes you can't decide what outranks what. Luckily f...
Take a deep breath, Detroit. Enjoy all that oxygen because in Philadelphia they're choking on air pollution. According to the American Lung Association, Philadelphia is one of the most polluted cities in the country.
Carey went to Norfolk State. He was drafted in the sixth round by the Browns but was cut before he could even play in a preseason game. The Jaguars signed him, used him for a season -- he started 10 games -- then dumped him. The Lions signed him, dumped him, then re-signed him.
Jim Caldwell took the Colts back to the Super Bowl. Peyton Manning credits Caldwell with getting him his ring. These are all major obstacles that Caldwell will have to overcome if he's going to become a successful former Lions coach.
While the NHL operates an anti-counterfeiting program throughout the year, its focus shifts in the time periods surrounding its large-scale events, including the Winter Classic and Stanley Cup.
Last Thursday, the Detroit Lions did something they hadn't done in the previous nine years of their annual Thanksgiving Day showdown -- they won.