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Winging It In Motown Welcomes New Contributor

-Editor's Note: We'd like to welcome a new member to the WIIM family, as we got a great find in Jason "Stripe" Kasiorek, the manager of, the web's best fan source for coverage and news on the Wings' AHL affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins.  Jason is going to be bringing us news from the western half of the state this season so we'll be able to keep track of how the future Red Wings are developing.  Please give him a warm welcome.-

Hello, my Name is Jason and I have been around hockey for most of my life at one level or another. I currently reside in Grand Rapids, MI with my wife, two daughters and Griffindog. I have been a Red Wings fan since Randy Ladoucer wore #19, but will admit to having a soft spot for the Oilers as well. I currently run a website primarily dedicated to Grand Rapids Griffins, current farm team of the Red Wings. I have been writing about hockey for the last ten years for a couple different sites most notably Red Wings Central. My favorite former Wing is Gerard Gallant closely followed by Chris Chelios.

I'm excited to be joining the WIIM crew to bring you Griffins news all season. We'll have recaps of almost every Griffins home game at Griffinscentral which will be linked here at WIIM and I'll be bringing you team and player status updates as the season goes along. Please let me know if you have any questions. There's also always a good group of people at the Griffinscentral message boards to help out if you're looking for info. Looking forward to another year of hockey!