It’s a hockey-centric episode tonight (Monday) on “The Knee Jerks,” my weekly gabfest on Blog Talk Radio with my co-host, Al Beaton, as we talk all things Detroit Red Wings and NHL with Kahn. Ansar Kahn, that is.

Khan has been the Red Wings beat writer for Mlive.com and Booth Newspapers since the 2000-01 season, and for several years prior to that for the Oakland Press. You can get the latest Red Wings insight from Kahn online at Mlive. After getting the scoop on the Wings and NHL, the Knee Jerks will spew all sort of thoughts on the past week of Detroit sports.

Tigers: We’ll give our thoughts on all the trade rumors surrounding the supposed availability of Curtis Granderson, Edwin Jackson, Brandon Inge and even Miguel Cabrera. There’s nothing wrong with listening to offers, but what do I think of some of the proposals being thrown around by the MSM? I’ll give you a hint. Starts with “ludi”, ends in “crous”.

Lions: Another Sunday, another loss. Same old, same old, right? Not exactly, as Matthew Stafford showed a toughness in getting beat up by an aggressive Vikings defense we never saw from such luminaries as Joey Harrington and Scott Mitchell.Coming up for the Lions is a huge game with the Browns. Why “huge” when they are playing the 1-7 Browns? The 1st overall pick in 2010 may be at stake.

Wolverines: Another Saturday, another loss. Another Monday, another possible NCAA “issue”. But it is tOSU week, so could it be possible the staggering to the end of the season Wolverines can step up their game? Uh…no. However, John Beilein’s basketball team started the season with a bang, as Manny Harris had a triple double in a win over NMU. Funny how the Wolverines’ fanbase is now pinning all their winning hopes on the hoopsters, when they were persona non grata a little more than two years ago.

Pistons: Charlie Villanueva and Ben Gordon are showing signs of being a solid one-two scoring punch . Even more unexpected is the offensive firepower backup PG Will Bynum is bringing off the bench and the surprisingly effective Ben Wallace.

As always, At the end of the show, we’ll also name our respective Jerk of the Week!

Tune in at 11PM every Monday night for the latest and greatest in sports talk…sports talk with a Detroit attitude! Of course, if you can’t tune in live, the podcast will be available for download and streaming at our show page Tuesday morning!

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