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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.




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Griffins Storm Back

Down two games to zero in a best of five, Grand Rapids rallied for three straight wins to move on. We got Marchenko back on defense from the Red Wings, plus Teemu Pulkkinen, the leading goal scorer in the AHL playoffs (six). He led the league in goals during the regular season despite splitting time in […]

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Nothing You Can Do About That

I can’t believe I watched the referees ruin another playoff game. As Darren Oliver stated after one period of play, “the reffing was atrocious.” Despite outplaying Tampa Bay with many more shots on goal, it stayed 0-0 for two periods. Try sustaining momentum with one dirty team allowed to poke and prod and then the […]

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WTF NHL?

AFTER ALL THE HORSE SHIT the Red Wings have took against their goalie, among all the dirtiness Tampa Bay produced, WE GET THE SUSPENSION? That was a perfectly clean hit by Niklas Kronwall. This is a travesty, especially with the way they’ve been acting, undercutting Petr Mrazek’s legs. It was a good hit,” Babcock said. […]

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Tale of Two Halves

It’s too bad Detroit dug themselves an early hole, otherwise we’d be celebrating in the Motor City. For now, we’ll wait ’til game seven. We trailed 3-0 after 30 minutes of play, then essentially worked a 2-0 score in our favor the rest of the way. Tampa changed nothing, meaning they stayed dirty once again. […]

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Red Wings Claim Game Three

Justin Abdelkader returned from injury just in the nick of time, helping Detroit fight off some dirty play. You wouldn’t guess Stevie Y’s team would be so gay. But, they are. At one point in the third period, they took Petr Mrazek out from under his skates with a slash, and Abdelkader had seen enough. […]

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Fuckin’ Red Wings

Petr Mrazek earned the start at goalie in game one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Grand Rapids Griffin saved 44 shots – a new Red Wings record in a debut. Some of them were impractical, but he still made them. Seven penalties against us put Detroit at a constant disadvantage. Nonetheless, we fought through […]

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Ending the Season Strong

The Red Wings shutout Carolina 2-0 to complete the 2014-15 regular season. Petr Mrazek saved all 35 shots he faced from the Hurricanes. Our Griffins really stepped up while some veterans rested. Grand Rapids’ Ferraro scored his first goal of his career to put us on the board early. It was pivotal, as the score […]

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One Step Closer

All the leaders of the Red Wings stepped up to make sure they beat the Carolina Hurricanes in our final home game of the season. We should be fine, but it has gotten tight towards crunch time in the Eastern Conference. This win puts us two points with two road games to go away from […]

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