Gustav Nyquist and Brendan Smith get a lot of the publicity among the Red Wings’ minor leaguers but keep an eye on Tomas Tatar with the Grand Rapids Griffins. Tatar is actually leading the Griffins with 11 goals and 21 assists (he also has 10 assists). Nyquist is next with 20 points (eight goals, 12 … Continue Reading →
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The Grand Rapids Griffins finally lost a hockey game. The Red Wings’ minor league affiliate saw their eight-game win streak end Sunday 3-2 to Milwaukee in Grand Rapids. Goaltender Petr Mrazek lost his first pro game, after opening the season with six consecutive victories. Tomas Tatar and Francis Pare scored for the Grffins. Tatar, one … Continue Reading →
There is pro hockey going on, and not far from Detroit. In case you haven’t noticed, and you probably haven’t, the Grand Rapids Griffins have won seven consecutive games. The Red Wings’ minor league affiliate defeated Chicago Friday 4-3, with Tomas Tatar scoring a late game-winning goal, his second goal of the game. Grand Rapids … Continue Reading →
You have to feel bad for Chris Conner. The Westland native was playing so well since being called up by the Red Wings, but will now miss about two weeks with a fracture in his hand. To replace Conner, the Wings called up Tomas Tatar. Still, a tough blow for Conner, who was making such a positive impact.