Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Grier is Interested in wearing the Winged Wheel

Motownchollis from Winging it in Motown actually contacted Unrestricted Free-Agent Mike Grier's agent...and I became bitterly jealous of those connections, but that's beside the point.

Apparently, the leading free-agent horse for Red Wing nation (and Detroit native) Grier has expressed interest in joining the Dynasty.

"Several teams have contacted me as they see Mike as a very solid asset and
a plus for their organization. Detroit is a first class organization in which
Mike has expressed interest. I believe the Red Wings respect Mike as a
player and true professional. We’ll have to see where it goes from here."

Respect? I'd say so. Grier is a gritty player who's willing to dig pucks out of the corners, back check, and lay the body on the line for his team. Nevermind him trying to take Datsyuk's head off and running into his own teammate (I'll post a link to that later), the 34 and a half year old right winger could easily live up to his 26.5 points per season average while playing in Hockeytown.

His cap hit would be manageable and ol' Kenny might still have room to sign another depth player. Sure, a player being "interested" in playing for Detroit might not be earth-shattering news (who ISN'T at least interested in playing here?), but at least it's news. Once Happy Days is finally over on Thursday, I say this: sign him.

He looks pretty good in red, doesn't he?

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