You made it the farthest of all our teams – congratulations on making the Conference Finals, Gs.

The Griffins nearly won game five, a pivotal 2-2 tiebreaker in Grand Rapids. We threw everything but the kitchen sink back at Utica in a 3-2 loss where we allowed all 3 goals in the first period. We lost 1-0, essentially, to close the series, despite pelting the goal in both games.

It was a joy to watch more young Red Wings develop. Dylan Larkin and Teemu Pulkkinen are going to anchor us for a long time to come.

And coach Jeff Blashill will become the Red Wings new coach after the Babcock betrayal. Maybe it’s meant to be.