Matt Dery’s Daily Update 12-17-10
Mike Babcock has listened to some of his veteran players who wanted him to start Chris Osgood at home Sunday to go for career win number 400 in front of the Joe Louis fans. Tonight Jimmy Howard is in net for Detroit as they travel to Chicago to skate with the Blackhawks. Wings already have 8 road wins this season including one at the United Center October 9th. Pregame is at 8:10 tonight on 97.1 The Ticket.
Pistons go for back to back wins for the first times since November 14th. John Kuester’s team entertains the L.A. Clippers which features rookie sensation Blake Griffin. The Clippers are 0-11 on the road. Pregame is at 7 on WWJ.
Drew Stanton once again is taking most of the first team reps at practice today in Allen Park and it’s expected that Shaun Hill is still just not healthy enough to play Sunday in Tampa. Jim Schwartz did announce today at practice that we would not name a starter till Sunday.
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany has heard the outrage and admits that he may have to rethink naming the football divisions the Leaders and the Legends. Delany says he is open to making a change and admits that 90 percent of the Big Ten fans do not like the names.