The Griffins are waiting to see who they'll face in the Western Conference Finals between Utica Comets and Oklahoma City Barons. Utica is up 3-2 in the series with game 6 tonight and game 7 (if Oklahoma win) on Wednesday night. The schedule for the Eastern Conference Finals between Manchester Monarchs and Hartford Wolf Pack has already been released. The ECF starts May 21st, with the first two games in Manchester on Thursday night and Saturday night, so my bet would be that the WCF would start on May 22nd, with the first two games in Grand Rapids on Friday night and Sunday afternoon...
He chooses not to write anything at all. Writing was invented by foreigners.
I laughed out loud...
Cherry is effin ridiculous.
"He's only the beat coach because he's a good OL' Canadian boy, and yes a genius, just like I was when I was the best thing since time traveling Brian McGrattan made sliced bread. Yes I was the best thing since Brian McGrattan invented sliced bread, trust me."
This kid is going to decide whether Babs stay or not ........ supposedly.
Yeah all that business sounds like horse s*** to me. I highly doubt a decorated coach is basing his decision on one players performance, Specifically a player who's never played in the NHL and isn't named Connor McDavid.
Mantha will be fine. He had to work through a lot to come into pro hockey for the first time, both being a kid and having had a broken leg. Despite that he had a solid season. Because of the hype, expectations for him were far to high. He'll come into next season knowing what to expect and be ready to kick some ass.
We traded back to get Mantha, knowing that he would still be available. We got our guy and were able to add, what is turning out to be, another very good player. It is way too soon to give up on Mantha, I have no doubt he'll be a top 6 NHLer in a few years, and Bertuzzi may have been drafted to be a bottom 6 agitator but he's looking more and more like a top 6 guy. I guarantee we win that trade.