As the Free Press’s Helene St. James has noted, well, on her Twitter account, Red Wings executive Kris Draper, who is now a “special assistant to the GM” (Ken Holland), has joined Twitter at @kdraper33, and despite this afternoon’s Suter/Parise scuttlebutt, which MLive’s Ansar Khan discusses in a reaction-to-story column, St. James reports that Draper’s status as a “Grind Line” legend has allowed him to join the fray without reading endless, “When are we gonna get Suter/Parise/Semin/etc.” tweets sent in his direction:
Draper, going by the handle @kdraper33, had been on for about three months, he told the Free Press, before sending his first tweets on Thursday. He was inspired by going to Wrigley Field in Chicago, site of the 2009 Winter Classic between the Red Wings and Blackhawks. Back then, Draper played for the Wings; now he’s part of their front-office.
“Brought back good memories of the winter classic and sent a tweet,” Draper texted while at the Tigers-Cubs game.