Lerg Receives Academic All-America Honor

Jeff Lerg truly exemplifies what it means to be a student-athlete at Michigan State University. He has just been named Academic All-America of the Year by ESPN The Magazine. This is the second year in a row that he has received this honor with his 3.814 GPA in finance. Lerg will be greatly missed next year both for his leadership and extraordinary play between the pipes. Click here to read more about Lerg's Award.

On a side note, the Wings were defeated 2-1 in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Despite the loss, it was a great ride for Justin Abdelkader. Hopefully, we will see him with the Red Wings all season next year... I have already begun to think about our Spartans in 2009-10. I'm looking forward to seeing an improved Michigan State hockey team. We have brought in some skilled recruits and the return of Sucharski and Tropp will be crucial. I think Palmisano has the capability to become another great Spartan goaltender. We have some young forwards that gained a great deal of experience last year, and we should be solid on defense. I'm not expecting a CCHA championship team , but we should see steady improvement all season.


Game 6 Tonight

The Red Wings could win the Stanley Cup tonight in Pittsburgh. It is hockey so anything can happen, but I think the Wings win in a close 1-0 or 2-1 game. The city of Detroit needs some positives right now, and the Red Wings could provide a morale boost with a Stanley Cup. I wish game 6 was in Detroit, so they could win it at The Joe in front of all their fans.

Our Spartan on the Wings, Justin Abdelkader has been a great story with a goal in each of the first two games of the Stanley Cup finals. He has been replaced in the lineup by some veterans the last few games, but he has been a large part of Detroit's success. I read a great article about him on msuspartans.com. I'm glad to see that he is as good of a person as he is a hockey player. This is the kind of professional that young hockey players should look up to and want to be like for what he does both on and off the ice.