Three things: Hated Detroit sports nemeses; on Frans Nielsen’s ‘numbers’ and ‘most important players’

Of Red Wings-related note this morning:

  1. WDIV’s Jason Colthorp, David Bartkowiak Jr. and Derek Hutchinson have created a bracketed set of the most despised athletes in Detroit sports, and their list of Red Wings nemeses include eight hated players, including a Wings alumnus:

2.’s Arthur J. Regner examines Frans Nielsen’s 2018-2019 season “By the Numbers” this morning…

100 – On Jan. 18 in Calgary, Nielsen notched his 100th career point as a Red Wing when he drew the second assist on Mike Green‘s goal at 4:16 of the third period in Detroit’s 6-4 loss to the Flames. Thomas Vanek picked up the primary assist.

200 – Nielsen reached another Red Wings milestone on Jan. 11 when he played his 200th game as a Wing against the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg. In Detroit’s 4-2 loss, he had an assist on Dennis Cholowski’s power-play goal at of 6:50 of the third period. In 230 games with Detroit, Nielsen has 109 points (43-66-109) is minus-25, has been assessed 46 penalty minutes with an average ice time of 16:33 per game. His face-off percentage is 49.9 percent and he has notched seven game-winning goals.

3. And Bob Duff penned a list of the Red Wings’ “most important players” for Featurd, and he chooses Andreas Athanasiou, Filip Hronek and Jimmy Howard as the Wings’ most pivotal players at forward, defense and in goal.

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