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#2576479 Mrazek has been lights out in Grand Rapids

Posted by Smite on 01 March 2015 - 08:41 AM

Since being reassigned his numbers are out of this world.


5 GP

5 Wins

3 Shutouts

4 Goals Against

0.80 GAA

146 SA

142 SV

.972 SV%


Keep it up!

#2575550 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by Smite on 27 February 2015 - 08:57 AM

MRW: When Pulkkinen raises his stick for the puck on the power play.




When then the don't get him the puck


When they do get him the puck


#2574315 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by Smite on 24 February 2015 - 09:50 AM

Went to bed when it was 2-1 and we lose in a shootout. Go figure


Don't worry the Wings did the same. 

#2573485 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by Smite on 22 February 2015 - 12:59 AM

Griffins win again... 2-0

They are now 1st in there division

Mrazek with the shutout.


Keep it rollin' boys!

#2573477 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Smite on 22 February 2015 - 12:47 AM








#2572860 Jurco to GR

Posted by Smite on 21 February 2015 - 02:25 PM

updated lines for tonight


Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive  2h





Miller-Glendening-Jurco Andersson,

Cleary rotating in

#2572661 Nashville Predators to Host Alumni Game vs. Detroit Red Wings

Posted by Smite on 20 February 2015 - 04:35 PM

sorry for hijacking the tread. It would be a great Alumni Game.... in 10 years when the teams have enough retire players to make the interesting. 


this is the last comment I promise.


After debating that this is fake gif this tread was epic. Edit: Reddit url 


[–]Tkavil 72 points

2 hours ago  

How is this fake?

I was at this game, this man was shovelling the ice right before the 3rd period however the ref didn't notice him and dropped the puck. Detroit won the draw so rather than continue and risk a too many men penalty, they substituted one of their forwards and let him join the play. I heard this morning that they signed him to a 1yr 900k deal, he'll most likely be with the Grand Rapid Griffins for about 12 years though before getting called up again.


[–]MapleLeafsBear 15 points

2 hours ago  

That's just how Detroit develops their players -- spend 8 years in the AHL while playing with a shovel. Once you learn how to score with a shovel you get a stick.


[–]CunnedStunt [score hidden]

an hour ago  

"Back home, we fight bear with shovel. So I come to Detroit with already shovel experience. They tell me score with shovel, so I score with shovel, and now I am score with stick in NHL." - Pavel Datsyuk

#2572658 Nashville Predators to Host Alumni Game vs. Detroit Red Wings

Posted by Smite on 20 February 2015 - 03:55 PM

I just found this gem... I think it fits here.... well its not a alumni, but involves the preds. 



#2572615 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Smite on 20 February 2015 - 12:07 PM

If my math is correct Buffalo has 38 points on the season with 24 Games left. If they win out that will give them 86 points. We have 74 Points.... so our magic number for last place is 6.5 with 26 games remaining....






#2571695 Pavel Datsyuk demos Shooter Tutor

Posted by Smite on 18 February 2015 - 12:12 PM

Found this kind of interesting, 





#2571534 Tyler Bertuzzi

Posted by Smite on 17 February 2015 - 04:28 PM

I'm really starting to think that Bertuzzi may have it in him to become more than a 4th line grinder. Chances are, he'll never become a top 6 forward at the NHL level, but a really good bottom 6 guy is very likely.


Unfortunately, I haven't been able to watch many of his games this season, I'm pretty sure I only caught one at the beginning of the season... I watched about a dozen last year and I really liked what I seen, and by the sounds of things and the highlights that I've caught, he is becoming that much more of a dynamic player in the past 6 months. I'm definitely going to make a point to watch a Guelph game or two over the next couple weeks to see how much he has grown.


He is currently ranked 7th in the league with 84 points (40 goals, 44 assists) and 1st on his team, 27 points ahead of the teams second highest point producer...


I am going to see him play next month in Kitchener. I saw him in his first season with Guelph, it will be interesting to see how his game has changed. 

#2571521 2/14 GDT : Jets 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by Smite on 17 February 2015 - 02:26 PM

A little late getting to this.... ******Disclaimer: I have not read anything from this thread***** 


I made my annual trip to Detroit to watch this game. This year my father joined me. First time since my first trip to Detroit 13 years ago. This means a lot to me because he coached me all through my playing career. 


Sorry about the potato quality picture.



Started off with a Deep dish at pizzapapalis (its my pre-game ritual) then headed down to the Joe.


Good seats in the 200 level where Detroit Shot twice. Met a lovely couple's first game and on they're honeymoon. They were big time Grand Rapids Griffins fans.


Now to the game, this is what stood out:


I am sure anyone who watched this game knows Jimmy was just not good. Bad angles and very, very rusty. Good to see him bounce back against Montreal. Weiss looked bad, uninterested and just not present. I don't know if it is his minutes or not happy to be on the 4th line. 


Jurco is trying hard to get out of a slump, but all his gambles made him look bad. Trying to be too fancy.  Then he would make up for it the next shift. My name for him was Dr. Jurko and Mr. Hyde.


Tatar was not bad but not good. Did not really notice him.


Now for the good:

Z was controlling the play when he was on the ice and Abby was tough. He took a beating in front but stood his ground. Kronwall and Big E was our best defensemen (besides the OT breakaway) 


The great:

Helm was flying, he looks like he does not want to lose his spot with Datsyuk. He all out hustle, creating time and space for Tatar and Datsyuk. However the best player by far was number 13, my father was in awe with the stuff he did on the ice. I think he summed it up the best "I now know why you drive 3 hours once a year to watch a hockey game. That man is worth the price of admission."


Favorite moment was how the roof blew off the Joe when Datsyuk tied the game. 


My .02

I will now go back read what everyone else thought.

#2571511 Teemu Pulkkinen called back up

Posted by Smite on 17 February 2015 - 01:48 PM

Wow, finally some decent lines... If the (for Helm) was next to Andersson's name instead of Jurco's, those lines would be as close to I would want them as they're ever going to get...

I agree on the Andersson part, but I would keep Helm with Datsyuk and move Glendening back to center with Miller and Jurco. 

#2571492 Teemu Pulkkinen called back up

Posted by Smite on 17 February 2015 - 12:34 PM

He is reported to be on the top line with Abby and Z


Lines: Abdelkader-Zetterberg-Pulkkinen

Tatar-Datsyuk-Jurco (for Helm)



Cleary rotating in

#2571437 Teemu Pulkkinen called back up

Posted by Smite on 17 February 2015 - 10:44 AM

I almost as happy is this guy