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John Niyo: Brendan Smith’s rookie miscues emerge at worst time for Wings

The collapse didn't officially start until Smith lost his man just before the Wings lost their lead — and maybe the series — in the opening minute of the third. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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John Niyo: Wings bracing for Game 6: End it now, or else

If you're the slightest bit surprised the Red Wings are back home for a Game 6 in the Western Conference semifinals tonight, after whiffing on their first series-clinching attempt Saturday in Chicago, then Daniel Cleary has a message for you. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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John Niyo: Wings’ Jimmy Howard accepts big money for starring role without ego

Afterward, as reporters peppered Jimmy Howard with questions inside the Red Wings' dressing room, the goaltender deflected them all with ease, too. He talked about confidence, but steered clear of cockiness. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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John Niyo: Red Wings are winning mind game with Blackhawks

There are so many questions that still need answering at this point it's hard to know where to start. Or where and when this'll all finish for Detroit and Chicago in their last wild West showdown. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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John Niyo: Red Wings get under the Blackhawks’ skin — and right back in the series

They found their legs. And then they used them. Again and again, shift after shift, the Red Wings did, pulling together until they'd pulled even, skating away with Game 2 against the Chicago Blackhawks. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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John Niyo: Trey Burke, trust put to the test

The consensus national player of the year announced he was turning pro last month, and last week the point guard announced he was bypassing more high-profile sports agents to sign with his father, Benji Burke, a newly licensed agent, and his cousin, Alonzo Shavers, who has a relatively small list of NFL clients. Full News […]

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John Niyo: Jimmy Howard can’t bail out Red Wings in opener

This one was hardly Howard's fault. For nearly 50 minutes, he was about the only reason the Wings still had a chance to steal an early series lead, or at least force overtime. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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John Niyo: Red Wings still trying to figure future of Valtteri Filppula

They've held on this long. But how much longer can they keep holding on? That's the immediate question, as the Red Wings flew to California on Saturday after forcing a win-or-else Game 7 against Anaheim on Sunday night. But that's also a question about the future. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from […]

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John Niyo: Red Wings’ Jimmy Howard stands tall to earn another winner-take-all match

Howard stood there in his crease and just shook his head, wondering how a simple game of 5-on-5 could've become so lopsided. At times, it seemed as if he was the only one playing defense. At times, he probably wished he was. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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John Niyo: Lions GM Martin Mayhew likely will draw the line at No. 5

I think it's a safe bet that, if the Lions are indeed making the pick at No. 5 — and not trading down — there's a good chance the selection will be a … safe bet. And probably one that weighs 300 pounds. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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John Niyo: Athletes, fans press on after Boston tragedy

As federal, state and local authorities searched for answers Tuesday in Boston, where the crime scene stretched a dozen city blocks and from which the images of the carnage traveled around the world, the rest of us were left to do the same. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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John Niyo: John Beilein’s bond with Michigan players grows deep in special season

So much for the worries about Beilein not being able to recruit NBA talent. He's going to spend the next week fretting about four-fifths of his starting five declaring for the draft. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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John Niyo: Michigan’s Spike Albrecht making the most of opportunity

Now, suddenly, he's Big Man On Campus, at least according to his roommate, freshman guard Nik Stauskas, one of the Wolverines starters. And Albrecht even has a straight-laced 60-year-old acting as his wing man. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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John Niyo: Admiring coaches Beilein and Boeheim become Final Four foes

John Beilein was listening. And Jim Boeheim was watching. Some 30 years later, they both are talking about what they saw and heard ages ago in upstate New York, when Boeheim already was well into his Hall of Fame coaching career at Syracuse and Beilein was just getting started across town at Division II Le […]

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John Niyo: Izzo, Krzyzewski get the attention, but players will decide MSU-Duke duel

Don't believe what you hear on television Friday night. Michigan State is going to beat Duke. Either that, or Duke is going to beat Michigan State. But Mike Krzyzewski isn't going to beat Tom Izzo. And Izzo isn't going to beat Coach K. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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