The Detroit Tigers ended up with the day off on Tuesday; their game last night at Comerica Park was postponed due to the snow and the cold. No makeup date was announced. The Tigers and Indians will try it again tonight; Anibal Sanchez will get the start. First pitch is at 7:08pm.
Grand Rapids Griffins head coach Jeff Blashill was named AHL Coach of the Year (read more here). The Griffins will play for a second-straight Calder Cup starting next week following their final two games of the regular season this weekend. The Griffins are home on Friday night; face off time is 7:00pm on NewsRadio WOOD 1300 and 106.9fm.
The Detroit Red Wings start their 23rd-straight playoff run on Friday night in Boston against the top-seeded Bruins.
It’s now official – two members of the Michigan Wolverines will go pro. Both Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III announced their intent to enter the NBA Draft at a press conference on Tuesday (read more here).
The Red Wings and the Griffins, the Tigers and the Whitecaps … and now the Pistons will share an affiliation with a new NBA development league to Grand Rapids. The team coming from Springfield, Mass. and will play at the DeltaPlex. The team will be locally owned by the SSJ group, but will be overseen by Pistons management for personnel and basketball-related decisions. Home games will be played at the DeltaPlex with the regular season will run November until April. The one thing the team does not have, yet, is a name ... and they are asking for your help -- read more here.