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jfb392 12-01-2011 11:17 AM

Mike Grier retires
 
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TORONTO (December 1, 2011) – Mike Grier, a hard-working and dependable winger who played his career with the Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals, Buffalo Sabres and San Jose Sharks, announced his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL) following a career that spanned 14 seasons.

Grier, 36, appeared in a total of 1,060 regular season NHL games, recording 162 goals and 221 assists for 383 points. He also played in 101 NHL playoff games, as his teams qualified for the playoffs in 11 of his 14 seasons in the league.
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Mike and his wife Anne, and their three children, will reside in the Boston area.
http://www.nhlpa.com/news/media-rele...ces-retirement

Afino 12-01-2011 11:19 AM

Godspeed, Mike.

You'll find your way into coaching somewhere.


Just hopefully not involving breakaways....

HiddenInLight 12-01-2011 11:20 AM

Maybe the sabres will sign him as an assistant coach to whip the pansyness out of our forwards.

omglolnub 12-01-2011 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by BigZackKassian (Post 40256303)
Godspeed, Mike.

You'll find your way into coaching somewhere.


Just hopefully not involving breakaways....

Too soon, too soon! :cry:

littletonhockeycoach 12-01-2011 11:21 AM

A gritty hockey player and a classy team guy at all times. Solid. Happy he was part of the Sabres organization.

Jame 12-01-2011 11:23 AM

One of my all time favorite Sabres.

Hope to see him involved with the organization again sometime soon

OpethianSabre20 12-01-2011 11:26 AM

Definitely one of my favorite players to ever wear the Sabres uniform.

I think only good things could come from him working in the Sabres organization. Happy retirement Mike! :handclap:

sabresfan129103 12-01-2011 11:29 AM

This is really weird. I was just thinking last night if Grier had officially retired or not. In any case good luck to him. He didn't have that much talent, but effort was never a question with him. One of the hardest working guys out there.

funkymag77 12-01-2011 11:30 AM

Best of luck in your future endeavors Mike.

ephmrl 12-01-2011 11:31 AM

Congrats on the great career, Mike!

ZZamboni 12-01-2011 11:34 AM

Thanks for your time with the Sabres. There are players on the roster who are better overall because you were on the team.

imyourhuckleberry 12-01-2011 11:35 AM

Best of luck to a classy guy, good voice in the locker room, good on the pk..... But I never bought into the "tough, gritty" part. He was notorious for U-Turning a check unless it was in the playoffs.

ZZamboni 12-01-2011 11:55 AM

Double post :rant:

jBuds 12-01-2011 11:56 AM

Class act. Hard worker who led by example. Good luck to you sir

dire wolf 12-01-2011 12:19 PM

Congrats to Grier on a great career. I'd love to find a spot for him in the organization. Is he living in Buffalo?

1point21Gigawatts 12-01-2011 12:49 PM

Good luck to Grier in his future endeavors. He was easily one of the hardest working players to skate in a Sabres uniform. I wish he had a Cup ring to show for his career because he damn sure worked hard for one.

PanicItsVanek26 12-01-2011 12:54 PM

I'll never forget seeing Datsyuk dangle Grier and then Mike ran into his San Jose teammate.

gallagt01 12-01-2011 12:55 PM

It's a shame that while he obviously wants to keep playing, he's come to the realization that he just can't swing it in this league anymore.

A solid career for a guy who was very clearly a solid teammate. Congrats, Mike. Come coach the Sabres.

jfb392 12-01-2011 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by dire wolf (Post 40258883)
Congrats to Grier on a great career. I'd love to find a spot for him in the organization. Is he living in Buffalo?

From the article:
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Mike and his wife Anne, and their three children, will reside in the Boston area.

slip 12-01-2011 01:14 PM

One of the sad side-effects of the current salary-cap system. Pre-cap, he'd be a lock to make a number of teams needing depth/leadership.

Good luck in all your future endeavors Mike (although I'm still a little peeved he chose the Sharks over us back in the day).

Duddy 12-01-2011 01:22 PM

congrats on the career Mike.


good luck for your future

Chainshot 12-01-2011 01:36 PM

Best of luck Mike!

Sean McG 12-01-2011 02:23 PM

Sucks we didn't have any room for him, one of my favourite Sabres ever. They had his jersey in the store for 80 bucks and I was tempted to get it, can't imagine he isn't coaching soon.

Myllz 12-01-2011 02:24 PM

I wouldn't be surprised to see him back here in some capacity at some point.

Old Navy Goat 12-01-2011 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Myllz (Post 40264647)
I wouldn't be surprised to see him back here in some capacity at some point.

They need a new skills coach to work on their shooting and he'd be a perfect candidate for it.


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