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04-21-2013, 02:07 AM
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Where's Mursak?

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04-21-2013, 06:08 AM
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Where's Mursak?
A couple of guys were getting rested while they held some tryouts heading into the playoffs, Mursak being one of them. Ferraro and Almquist two other.

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04-21-2013, 05:11 PM
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Pulkkinen with his first assist. Sproul was also out on the point on the five man unit.

Pulkkinen - Ferraro - Juco
Almqvist - Sproul

Came on the PP by Ferraro for a 3-0 lead. Ferraro ties Tatar for the team lead.

Almqvist the other assist.

Hoggan has the first two.

Tatar sitting today with Paetsch, Skinner, Sheahan, and Pare.

Sproul is extremely impressive in terms of size and skating. Pulkkinen is not shy in the corners, he will have a very east transition to at least the AHL level, of course Finland players are more familiar with this size of ice.

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04-21-2013, 05:21 PM
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Pulkkinen with his first assist. Sproul was also out on the point on the five man unit.

Pulkkinen - Ferraro - Juco
Almqvist - Sproul

Came on the PP by Ferraro for a 3-0 lead. Ferraro ties Tatar for the team lead.

Almqvist the other assist.

Hoggan has the first two.

Tatar sitting today with Paetsch, Skinner, Sheahan, and Pare.

Sproul is extremely impressive in terms of size and skating. Pulkkinen is not shy in the corners, he will have a very east transition to at least the AHL level, of course Finland players are more familiar with this size of ice.
another thing I would add is Pulkkinen's speed doesn't hurt his game at all and he leveled Nicklas Jensen in the 1st which was nice to see. the guy makes his own offense and doesn't need others to make chances but Jurco and him work well together.

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04-21-2013, 05:26 PM
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another thing I would add is Pulkkinen's speed doesn't hurt his game at all and he leveled Nicklas Jensen in the 1st which was nice to see. the guy makes his own offense and doesn't need others to make chances but Jurco and him work well together.
He is a more willing passer than shooter here as well. But that line of Pulkkinen - Ferraro - Jurco has too much talent for a team with nothing to play for. They are absolutely dictating terms right now to the Wolves anytime they step on ice.

When Sproul decides to go it is really a sight. He takes three long strides and boom, problem is as he is finding out in the pros someone immediately slides in behind him waiting for the mistake, it is really a more all or nothing kind of play. Hasn't burned him yet and it is fun to watch, but you can see where the +/- comes from. He is always trying to make it 3 on 2 or 4 on 2, relentlessly pushing pace.

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04-21-2013, 06:28 PM
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Sproul has a shot in both the wrist and slapper that you actually don't see when he really brings it. It just disappears until you hear a thud or the scramble starts because it is back in play. Somebody said over at Red Wings live that he reminds them of Al Iafrate, that really is one of the best comparisons I have heard.

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04-21-2013, 07:40 PM
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round 1 schedule
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Western Conference Quarterfinals – Series “G” (best-of-5)
3-Grand Rapids Griffins vs. 6-Houston Aeros
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 26 – Grand Rapids at Houston, 8:05
Game 2 – Sun., Apr. 28 – Grand Rapids at Houston, 6:05
Game 3 – Wed., May 1 – Houston at Grand Rapids, 7:00
*Game 4 – Fri., May 3 – Houston at Grand Rapids, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sat., May 4 – Houston at Grand Rapids, 7:00
http://theahl.com/first-round-playof...ounced-p183334

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04-21-2013, 10:32 PM
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Best of five, really? Didn't know that was used in the AHL. Makes it a lot easier for an upset than a best of 7...

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04-21-2013, 11:12 PM
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Best of five, really? Didn't know that was used in the AHL. Makes it a lot easier for an upset than a best of 7...
It does indeed especially with the lower seed getting the first two games. Silly if you ask me.

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04-22-2013, 12:02 AM
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It does indeed especially with the lower seed getting the first two games. Silly if you ask me.
Only in the first round though, right?

I'm happy with Houston. Minnesota's a playoff bound team right now so there won't be any (dis)advantage.

Season series:
GR @ HOU 2-1 SO
GR vs HOU 0-1
GR vs HOU 2-5
GR vs HOU 2-0
GR @ HOU 3-2
GR @ HOU 5-1

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04-22-2013, 12:06 AM
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Only in the first round though, right?
Yes, that is at least what I remember. Never know, I don't keep up with AHL rule changes I pretty much figure them out when it happens and I go wha???

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04-22-2013, 06:17 AM
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Is there anywhere to watch these games or do you have to buy that package ?

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A Pulkkinen article from MLive, with comments from coach Blashill: http://www.mlive.com/griffins/index....4/post_16.html

Red Wings Central's latest article on the Griffins: http://www.redwingscentral.com/2013/...-playoff-push/

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04-24-2013, 08:55 AM
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I would go:
Tatar-Sheahan-Mursak
Jurco-Ferraro-Pulkkinen
Hoggan-Glendening-Pare
Grant-Aubry-Callahan

Skinner-Billins
Paetsch-Almqvist
Evans-Sproul

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I would go:
Tatar-Sheahan-Mursak
Jurco-Ferraro-Pulkkinen
Hoggan-Glendening-Pare
Grant-Aubry-Callahan

Skinner-Billins
Paetsch-Almqvist
Evans-Sproul
I think Lashoff will be on the team by friday, no? if so, who's out? evans?

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04-24-2013, 10:29 AM
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You've seen it with teams like Washington and Ottawa and Toronto...it's good to have the young guys learning how to win on a pro level, albeit not the NHL. I like that the won their division and they've got a chance to go pretty far in these playoffs. While I'd like some of these guys to play on the big club...they're at least getting their due minutes in the AHL and they're doing well.

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04-24-2013, 02:16 PM
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Griffins released this playoff preview:



Looks like Pulu is in for the playoffs and Sproul might get some time.

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I think Lashoff will be on the team by friday, no? if so, who's out? evans?
I think Lashoffs done in the AHL

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04-24-2013, 03:17 PM
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I think Lashoff will be back in the AHL pretty soon. Not this year but when he clears waivers in the upcoming seasons.

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Will we have XO on the Griffs is his team is eliminated? AA?

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Griffins add Tvrdon.

http://www.griffinshockey.com/news/r...medium=twitter

Must be just for practice but it's great for him to back at it.

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He's cured from the bloodclot problem?

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The most recent news: http://redwings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=667665

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04-26-2013, 01:46 PM
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sounds like we have our answer on whether he was going to return to the Giants. probably starts in Toledo.

also just wondering how will the missing rib effect his game?

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