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The NHL Expansion Draft had the hockey world up in arms. As all eyes focused on the fate of Petr Mrazek, who was exposed instead of veteran goaltender, Jimmy Howard, Vegas set their sits on Red Wings Prospect, Tomas Nosek. Still reveling in the aftermath of a Calder Cup victory with the Grand Rapids Griffins, … Continue reading Nose Goes | Las Vegas Nabs Tomas Nosek
By now, the confetti has settled and the great halls of the Van Andel Arena have fallen silent; void of the hockey fans that graced them only a few days ago. The echos of the crowd chants and whistles have faded into summer. For now, the famous “Freezer on Fulton” will be transformed night after … Continue reading Quest for the Calder | Finishing Touches
Quest for the Calder – A Friendly Reminder to the Fans I starred blankly at the TV screen from my perch on the couch at the downtown Grand Rapids Peppino’s. There’s no way the team I just watched get destroyed by Syracuse was the same one I saw the night before. Crestfallen and dismayed, I … Continue reading Quest for the Calder | Fan Edition
Anyone who was under the assumption that this would be an easy series is likely second guessing their assumptions – as well they should. Grand Rapids and Syracuse faced off at the Van twice so far this weekend and each game bore markedly different atmospheres. Game 1, held on Friday, packed a healthy crowd of … Continue reading Calder Cup Finals | GR vs da ‘Cuse