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12-01-2011, 03:12 PM
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They need a new skills coach to work on their shooting and he'd be a perfect candidate for it.
that's funny

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12-01-2011, 04:01 PM
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Best of luck to Mike, he was one of my favorites. Always came off as a good guy.

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12-01-2011, 04:07 PM
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Grier was a great player, and though his states weren't world class, he was always hard working and played solid. I'd love to see him coach, seems like a player that would do well in that capacity.

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12-01-2011, 04:37 PM
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Godspeed, Mike.

You'll find your way into coaching somewhere.

Just hopefully not involving breakaways....
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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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One of my all time favorite Sabres.

Hope to see him involved with the organization again sometime soon
Given that he's moving back to Boston, it doesn't sound likely that he'd want a job with the Sabres. Personally, I wish the Sabres had hired him to the Player Development role instead of Numminen. The Sabres prospects (and some veterans) could use a mentor to show them what the value of a solid work ethic is more than another former defenseman to work on technics.

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12-01-2011, 04:45 PM
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ESPN's headline: "U.S.-born black player Grier retires from NHL"


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12-01-2011, 04:57 PM
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ESPN's headline: "U.S.-born black player Grier retires from NHL"

I saw that. What class... NOT

Whose boneheaded idea was that? I mean seriously...

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12-01-2011, 05:05 PM
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You gotta wonder what someone does with the rest of their life when they retire so early. I would buy a sail boat and take it out on the lake. and some day, the inner harbor will look nice.


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12-01-2011, 05:35 PM
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ESPN's headline: "U.S.-born black player Grier retires from NHL"

Wow

So that's what ESPN saw him as .... Just a US born black hockey player. That is not cool.

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12-01-2011, 05:39 PM
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That's just awkward wording all around.

Always liked Grier.

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12-01-2011, 05:41 PM
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Nice....

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12-01-2011, 05:44 PM
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I'm gonna miss ol' stonehands.

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12-01-2011, 05:57 PM
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Class act and glad he realized it was time. I'm thinking he'll enjoy retirement for a bit and probably try to get into coaching at some level next off season.

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12-01-2011, 06:29 PM
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Congrats to Grier for an awesome career. Shame he couldn't win Big Shiny though

Although now I'm torn. Part of me would like to see him involved with the Sabres, but if he's living in Boston...would LOVE to see him return to our alma mater and get his start at BU. I'm sure Parker can find room for him on that staff somewhere...

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12-01-2011, 06:38 PM
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Nice....
Now there's a line. Vanek - Kennedy - Grier. Eek.

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12-01-2011, 06:54 PM
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Best wishes for you and your family in your retirement, Mike.
Thanks for being part of the team....

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12-02-2011, 05:29 AM
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ESPN's headline: "U.S.-born black player Grier retires from NHL"

Just saw that too. So bad.

The article it links to is pretty good too, that's the sad thing.

EDIT: Here's the article: Mike Grier retires after 14 seasons Note how "U.S. Born Black Guy" is not in the title of the actual AP article....


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12-02-2011, 05:31 AM
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Nice....
Mike's passion for the game was unquestionable. Loved that guy.

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12-02-2011, 10:36 AM
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What we are is Grier's gift to us. What we become is our gift to Grier.


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12-02-2011, 11:44 AM
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Class act and glad he realized it was time. I'm thinking he'll enjoy retirement for a bit and probably try to get into coaching at some level next off season.
Paul Hamilton mentioned on WGR today that Regier told him he thinks retired players should take a year off to get the routine of playing out of their system and enjoy time with their families, which then allows them to approach any coaching prospects with some perspective and renewed energy. I thought it sounded like smart advice. I can see Grier potentially looking at some type of coaching role, even if it's with his alumni, Boston College.

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