Nothing against him, but he could get three times more money when exploring offers from KHL and Europe, than staying only at AHL-salary. Like he said, he will never be in NHL, so it's time to move on. AHL Championship is a perfect way to end his 5-year AHL-career.
Is there any other videos of those Championship celebrations/interwievs? I'd like to see them collected in here.
Pare may decide to stick around because he like the city and the team. Travis Richards did the same thing instead of pursue work in other cities or countries. Money is just part of the equation and it may not be the only major factor.
Also why does everyone have Raedeke coming back? He played in half the regular season games and no playoffs in his final year of his contract. I think it would be a major surprise if he were to be brought back.
An exciting bunch of prospects down there. And a winning experience sure beats a losing one. This team should be loaded for the next couple years. The Wings develop from within strategy is sure going to make for some good Griffins hockey.
Looked pretty weird that Nick Jensen was there at celebrations, and didn't play a single game. Even Sproul played at 2 regular season games, but didn't see him there.
Junior guys were sent back to start bulking up for the summer. Some of the Griffins guys are pretty active on Twitter, don't check it a lot but of course last night they were all over it. Jensen basically said he felt weird being out there on twitter, didn't know what to do with his hands, aka he wouldn't touch the trophy.
My actual opinion is with him signing later and finally up to speed probably on the system they would of had to think hard on who to come in if another guy went down with Almqvist out. But him coming on the team sent Sproul home to prepare for the summer.
Gotta give Kenny Holland some credit for all the talent he's brought in, the upcoming future looks bright in the D. Many of those kids will likely be hoisting the Stanley Cup in the near future... they are all winners.