Red Wings Mid Season Review

The Red Wings are off for a bit for the All-Star break, and today we are going to be reviewing the first half of their season and what they can do to be better in the second half. To stay updated, make sure you follow my Twitter here and like my Facebook page here.

The Red Wings enter the day with a record of 19-21-8, and they are 13th out of 16 teams in the Eastern Conference. Dylan Larkin has the most points on the team with 38 and has 30 assists, also a team high. Anthony Mantha leads the team with 16 goals.

I want Detroit sports teams to win just like any fan wants to see their favorite team win, but the Red Wings need to rebuild this year and it appears that is what they are doing. The Red Wings need more stars on their team to go with Larkin, and they can either wait and try to attract someone in free agency, or they can trade away picks, players, or a combo of both to try and get a star. Personally, I think draft picks are essentially useless in the NHL unless you have a top 3 pick, so if the Red Wings can trade their pick over the summer when the draft order is announced, they might be able to get a star. But if they see a player they think is too good to pass up on entering the draft, they can pick him.

I also believe that the Red Wings should not fire Jeff Blashill until he is coaching a team that has good players. You cannot judge a coach if he is given a bad team, and that is what Jeff Blashill has. If the Red Wings assemble a good lineup next year, however, and Blashill still cannot get them to win, then he can be fired.

In short, don’t get too angry at the way the Wings are performing this year because it could all just be a plan for the future by Ken Holland.

MLB The Show 17: Road to the Show Mode Review

MLB The Show 17 is a video game available on PlayStation 4. (Because Sony is the publisher of this game, it is not available on any other company’s gaming console.) My favorite game mode is Road to the Show. Today we are going to be reviewing the Road to the Show mode. Please follow my twitter and like my facebook page.

In Road to the Show (RTTS), you create your own professional baseball player, play in the Topps Amateur Showcase where you get scouted and determine your draft potential, and then get drafted to a major league team.You then play in their farm system and the better you perform, the faster you get called up to the majors. You get training points every game based on how you hit, ran, and fielded. You can then spend those training points to upgrade your stats.

This year, there was a new feature added to RTTS. There are cutscenes where your manager, hitting coach, and agent can talk to you, and you get different responses that you can choose based on what you want your character’s personality to be. You can also buy equipment, which will give your player better stats. You can buy bats, gloves, cleats, shin guards, compression sleeves, and even rituals that all make your player perform better!

The character that I created is a left fielder for the Toronto Blue Jays. I was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays and then traded to the Blue Jays. I am in 2018, which is my third season.  (You can continue using characters from previous versions of MLB The Show game on the next year’s version.) I am using the character that I created on MLB The Show 16  on MLB The Show 17. Since my character is in his 3rd season, I will have to play 3 more seasons before I become a free agent.

My favorite part of RTTS mode is the fact that you get to play in the minors and work yourself up to the majors, just like real players. I also love playing at all the different stadiums and doing bat flips when I hit a long home run.

Road to the Show is my favorite mode in MLB The Show and is the most creative mode in the game.

Tigers Week In Review : Season Catch-Up

Welcome to the first edition of Tigers Week In Review, and today we will be doing a season catch-up. I will tell you how the Tigers have been doing so far this season.

Overall Record: 8-5, 1st AL Central

Top Hitter: Miguel Cabrera, .250 AVG, 3 HR, 7 RBI

Top Pitcher: Michael Fulmer, 3.00 ERA, 1 Win, 16 Strikeouts

Cold Player: Ian Kinsler .200 AVG, 2 HR, 5 RBI

Rising Player: Alex Avila has a .538 AVG with 2 homers and 5 RBI’s in just 13 at-bats.

The Tigers are doing well, but they need to win their Central Division games if they want to space themselves from the rest of the Division. Right now they are just 1 game ahead of Chicago.

All stats are from April 19, 2017, at 9:30 PM.