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Detroit MI Buick LaCrosse Receives High Marks in Car and Drivers ?Car Designers Graded’

Detroit MI Buick LaCrosse is General Motors’ newly-graded, A student. In the newest issue of Car and Driver, Phil Patton, a teacher at the School of Visual Arts in New York and automobile-design writer for the New York Times, graded all of the major car designers ranging from American automakers like General Motors, Ford and Chrysler to European automakers such as Volkswagen, BMW, and Jaguar.

Top-students such as the Ferrari and Jaguar, both with A’s, were followed closely by Kia and Detroit MI automaker General Motors with their cars, including GM’s stylish Buick LaCrosse, being graded at an A-.

The designer for Buick, Ed Welburn, is said to be reviving the Buick with the LaCrosse concept. Rated above BMW, Audi and Ford—all graded with B’s—General Motors should be proud of Welburn for putting them on the map of high-class design.

It should be mentioned that carmakers who may have been considered higher on the design-pole were not called out as such this time around. Subaru’s WRX along with Porsche and its new Panamera were ranked at a B-. Porsche got this grade for the Panamera’s changed and stretched figure. It is hard to modify any part of a Porsche with such a classic and unchanging history of design.

Average students who received passing marks were Honda/Acura with a C- and Mitsubishi’s little “bean on wheels”, the i-MiEV, who took a C.

The lowest-graded kid in class this issue was Toyota/Lexus with a D+. This Japanese company’s new design campaign “Vibrant Clarity” for Toyota and “L-Finesse” for Lexus came up short with bland curves and overall dull appearance, according to Phil Patton.

This month’s report card may have been disappointing for some, but reward-worthy for others like the Buick LaCrosse who can now show off its new gold star to its proud parents in Detroit MI. Congratulations to all high-graded students, and to those who graded less than expected, maybe it’s time for a study group.

Here at Michigan Auto Times we’re not surprised the LaCrosse received high marks in design because we named it our Top Pick for Family Sedan.

MI Auto Times covers all Michigan automotive news all the time, featuring newly released vehicle recall information, relevant Michigan automaker news, vehicle ratings and comparisons, and everything else auto-related Michigan and world readers need to know.

 

2010-11 Detroit Red Wings NHL Predictions and Odds

Most NHL franchises would call a season in which they put up 102 points and won a playoff series a success, but most NHL franchises aren’t the Detroit Red Wings. The Wings finished second in the Central Division to Chicago, which was the first time since 1999-2000 that the Wings didn’t win the division.

And, sure, they went and won a Game 7 in Phoenix to advance to the Western Conference semifinals. But they were dominated in five games by San Jose. It was the earliest Detroit—a Cup finalist the previous two years—had been KO’d since 2006. The Coyotes series was the first time in 17 consecutive postseasons that Detroit didn’t have home-ice advantage in the first playoff round.

There was a stretch there that it looked like Detroit might actually miss the playoffs as injuries decimated the team before it surged at the end; after the Olympic break, Detroit was an NHL-best 16-3-2.

Top contributors like Henrik Zetterberg, Tomas Holmstrom, Valtteri Filppula, Niklas Kronwall, Johan Franzen and Daniel Cleary all missed time. Overall, the Wings lost 312 man games to injury. So by simply staying healthier the team should improve this year.

The Detroit Red Wings schedule opens at home against Anaheim, with a great early clash at Chicago on a night the Hawks will raise their new Stanley Cup banner in the faces of their bitter rivals.

Detroit Red Wings Offseason Moves
The Wings were fairly quiet this offseason, with the big-name acquisition behind the addition of former Star Mike Modano. But this isn’t the Modano you remember as the 40-year-old, who had never played outside the Stars’ organization in his career, who is coming off his lowest-scoring season since 1995.

The Detroit native had 14 goals and 30 points in 59 games, fading to being a fourth-line center in Dallas. He will probably center the third line in Detroit with Jiri Hudler and Cleary. Hudler is back from one year spent in the Russian KHL. He had 36 goals and 99 points in two Wings seasons before spending the year in Russia.

Detroit also added veteran defenseman Ruslan Salei through free agency. But the big news on that defense was the Wings convincing future Hall-of-Famer Nicklas Lidstrom to come back for one more season at age 40.

The only loss of note in the offseason was that the Wings let Jason Williams walk. He was injury-prone anyways and had 15 points in 44 games last year.

Detroit Red Wings Predictions: Outlook
The Wings still have as much talent as anyone, but this is an aging roster whose championship window may have closed. Valtteri Filppula was the only Red Wing under 29 last season who scored more than 30 points. This year the Red Wings could open with a roster of 13 players who are 30 or older. That number includes two 40-year-olds in Modano and Lidstrom.

Detroit’s top line of Pavel Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Holmstrom is one of the best in the league. Datsyuk, however, is coming off a down year by his standards. He tied with Zetterberg for the team-lead in points last season, but his 70 were 27 fewer than he had in 2008-09, when he was a Hart Trophy finalist.

Filppula, Franzen and Todd Bertuzzi will be the second line. Franzen missed 55 games with a torn knee ligament last season. He was a 34-goal scorer in 2008-09 and followed with 12 goals in the postseason and expects to be back at full speed.

The addition of Hudler and Modano should make the third line that much better, and Hudler is very good on the power play as he had six goals and 22 assists with the man advantage two seasons ago.

Perhaps the biggest question outside of health is goalie Jimmy Howard. Is he a one-year wonder? At one point the rookie started 25 consecutive games last season. He finished tied for fourth in the league with a .924 save percentage and fifth with a 2.26 goals-against average. Chris Osgood is back as Howard’s backup and might be the best No. 2 in the league even at his advanced age. Detroit was seventh in the NHL in goals-against last season and ninth in shots-against.

Detroit Red Wings NHL Odds
The Wings are 11/1 to win the Stanley Cup, 6/1 to win the West and +175 to win the Central Division (second to Chicago). Their “over/under” point total is 102.5.

NHL Predictions for Detroit Red Wings
It’s a sure thing that Detroit makes the playoffs for the 20th-straight season, a mark that’s far and away the best in the NHL. And they might have enough to battle the weakened Blackhawks’ right to the end for the Central title. This team almost has to be healthier than last year, so I would expect a trip to the conference finals but no further.

Doc Moseman is one of the pioneers of the NHL handicapping industry. Check out his Web site for up-to-the-minute NHL Odds and his famous winning hockey picks.

Detroit MI Buick LaCrosse Receives High Marks in Car and Drivers ?Car Designers Graded’

Detroit MI Buick LaCrosse is General Motors’ newly-graded, A student. In the newest issue of Car and Driver, Phil Patton, a teacher at the School of Visual Arts in New York and automobile-design writer for the New York Times, graded all of the major car designers ranging from American automakers like General Motors, Ford and Chrysler to European automakers such as Volkswagen, BMW, and Jaguar.

Top-students such as the Ferrari and Jaguar, both with A’s, were followed closely by Kia and Detroit MI automaker General Motors with their cars, including GM’s stylish Buick LaCrosse, being graded at an A-.

The designer for Buick, Ed Welburn, is said to be reviving the Buick with the LaCrosse concept. Rated above BMW, Audi and Ford—all graded with B’s—General Motors should be proud of Welburn for putting them on the map of high-class design.

It should be mentioned that carmakers who may have been considered higher on the design-pole were not called out as such this time around. Subaru’s WRX along with Porsche and its new Panamera were ranked at a B-. Porsche got this grade for the Panamera’s changed and stretched figure. It is hard to modify any part of a Porsche with such a classic and unchanging history of design.

Average students who received passing marks were Honda/Acura with a C- and Mitsubishi’s little “bean on wheels”, the i-MiEV, who took a C.

The lowest-graded kid in class this issue was Toyota/Lexus with a D+. This Japanese company’s new design campaign “Vibrant Clarity” for Toyota and “L-Finesse” for Lexus came up short with bland curves and overall dull appearance, according to Phil Patton.

This month’s report card may have been disappointing for some, but reward-worthy for others like the Buick LaCrosse who can now show off its new gold star to its proud parents in Detroit MI.

Congratulations to all high-graded students, and to those who graded less than expected, maybe it’s time for a study group.

Here at Michigan Auto Times we’re not surprised the LaCrosse received high marks in design because we named it our Top Pick for Family Sedan.

MI Auto Times covers all Michigan automotive news all the time, featuring newly released vehicle recall information, relevant Michigan automaker news, vehicle ratings and comparisons, and everything else auto-related Michigan and world readers need to know.

 

NFL – Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions – NFL Week 4 Preview & Predictions (2012-2013)

The surprising Minnesota Vikings are traveling to Ford Field in their quest to prove their legitimacy against a Lions team that isn’t off to a great start. Please show your support by leaving a like, favorite, and sharing the video on Twitter! Follow me on the Social Networks to see ALL my new videos and livestreams! www.twitter.com www.facebook.com
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NBA 2K13 Association Mode: Detroit Pistons – Pulling the Trigger on Some Trades [Y1G34 EP6]

In this episode we play the Atlanta Hawks as well as make a few moves in an attempt to acquire some younger guys and some draft picks as well. Livestream: twitch.tv Twitter: twitter.com ——————————————————————————– Weekly Schedule: Sunday: Madden NFL 13 Tennessee Titans Connected Careers Monday: NBA 2K13 Detroit Pistons Association Tuesday: NBA 2K13 Tragic Bronson MyCAREER Wednesday: NBA 2K13 Online Ranked Around the League Thursday: Madden NFL 13 Tennessee Titans Connected Careers Friday: NBA 2K13 Detroit Pistons Association Saturday: NBA 2K13 Tragic Bronson MyCAREER Schedule is subject to change for various reasons. ——————————————————————————– Here are the links to my current series’ playlists as well as some past series: NBA 2K13 Tragic Bronson MyCAREER: tinyurl.com NBA 2K13 Detroit Pistons Association: tinyurl.com NBA 2K13 Blacktop Gameplays: tinyurl.com NBA 2K13 Around the League: tinyurl.com NBA 2K12 Dee Gee My Player: tinyurl.com NBA 2K12 Drazen Petrovic Create a Legend: tinyurl.com Madden NFL 13 Tennessee Titans Connected Careers: tinyurl.com Madden NFL 13 Jeff Samardzija WR Connected Carers: tinyurl.com NCAA Football 13 Reggie Bush Road to Glory: tinyurl.com MLB 12 the Show Manny Ramirez Road to the Show: tinyurl.com MLB 12 the Show New York Yankees Fantasy Draft Franchise: tinyurl.com Minecraft Survival Let’s Play: tinyurl.com Minecraft Infernal Sky