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12-01-2011, 11:17 AM
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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.
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12-01-2011, 11:19 AM
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Godspeed, Mike.

You'll find your way into coaching somewhere.


Just hopefully not involving breakaways....

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12-01-2011, 11:20 AM
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Maybe the sabres will sign him as an assistant coach to whip the pansyness out of our forwards.

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Godspeed, Mike.

You'll find your way into coaching somewhere.


Just hopefully not involving breakaways....
Too soon, too soon!

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12-01-2011, 11:21 AM
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A gritty hockey player and a classy team guy at all times. Solid. Happy he was part of the Sabres organization.

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12-01-2011, 11:23 AM
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One of my all time favorite Sabres.

Hope to see him involved with the organization again sometime soon

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12-01-2011, 11:26 AM
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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!

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12-01-2011, 11:29 AM
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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.

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12-01-2011, 11:30 AM
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Best of luck in your future endeavors Mike.

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12-01-2011, 11:31 AM
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Congrats on the great career, Mike!

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12-01-2011, 11:34 AM
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Thanks for your time with the Sabres. There are players on the roster who are better overall because you were on the team.

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12-01-2011, 11:35 AM
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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.

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12-01-2011, 11:55 AM
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12-01-2011, 11:56 AM
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Class act. Hard worker who led by example. Good luck to you sir

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

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12-01-2011, 12:49 PM
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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.

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

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12-01-2011, 12:55 PM
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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.

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12-01-2011, 01:00 PM
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Congrats to Grier on a great career. I'd love to find a spot for him in the organization. Is he living in Buffalo?
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12-01-2011, 01:14 PM
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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).

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12-01-2011, 01:22 PM
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congrats on the career Mike.


good luck for your future

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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.

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12-01-2011, 02:24 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised to see him back here in some capacity at some point.

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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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