Quick Hits: The Lack of Momentum Edition
In Red Wings Land
Grand Rapids Griffins carry long losing skid, but fresh start, into playoffs | Detroit News
Any hockey team will tell you that ideally, you like to go into the postseason with some momentum. Even if it’s just a little.
But the Griffins, the Red Wings’ minor-league affiliate, will open the American League playoffs Friday in Chicago having lost nine straight games.
Momentum? Maybe, but it was going in the opposite direction.
I literally did a double take when I read that the Griffins lost *NINE STRAIGHT GAMES* to end the regular season.
I, admittedly, haven’t paid close attention to them this season, so this is a surprise to me. I know the Red Wings took a bunch all of their players for a stretch there, but yikes. I guess I won’t hold my breath when it comes to expecting them to win another Calder Cup, so let’s just hope that Filip Zadina has a great series.
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Around the League
King Clancy Trophy team nominees announced by NHL | NHL.com
Jimmy Howard gets the nod from the Red Wings.