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MIKE GRIER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Playing days at an end, Grier looks for new goals

As always, Mike Grier was game, but he also wanted to be selective. If he were going to continue his NHL career, the 36-year-old winger wanted it to be back in Buffalo, one of the four cities he called home over his 1,060-game career, or here in Boston.
Via Boston.com
December 11, 2011  |  Discuss

Grier retires after 14-year NHL career

Forward Mike Grier is retiring after a 14-season NHL career that featured stints with four teams, including two separate stops with the Buffalo Sabres. The 36-year-old announced his retirement in a release issued by the NHL Players' Association on Thursday. Grier was a free agent after completing a one-year deal with the Sabres last season. Selected by St. Louis in the ninth...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Ex-Sabre Grier retiring after 14 seasons in NHL

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Forward Mike Grier is retiring after a 14-season NHL career that featured stints with four teams, including two separate stops with the Buffalo Sabres.
Via SI.com
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

ESPN Wants You To Know Rare U.S. Black NHLer Retired Today

Mike Grier announced today that his 14-year career in the NHL is over. Of course ESPN took this as an opportunity to remind you that U.S. black guys don’t play hockey and that contrary to what you’ve been told, U.S. black dudes playing hockey is rare. Did you read that carefully. Black guys from Detroit, Pittsburgh, Boston, etc. don’t play hockey. Don’t make it to the NHL...
Via Busted Coverage
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Former San Jose Shark Mike Grier retires from NHL

Grier, who also played for the Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabres during 14 seasons, announced his retirement from the NHL Thursday
Via Inside Bay Area
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Sail On, St. Sebastian Arrow

Mike Grier retired today. A fine Oiler winger over several seasons, we could use four like him today. Sail on Mike Grier. We didn't forget you, never will.
Via Lowetide
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

U.S.-born black player Grier retires from NHL

Forward Mike Grier, who played for the Oilers, Capitals, Sabres and Sharks during 14 seasons, announced his retirement Thursday.
Via ESPN
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Veteran Grier announces retirement from NHL

Mike Grier announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday. The 36-year-old Grier had played in over 14 seasons - including the last two with the Buffalo Sabres. "I was very fortunate to be able to play 14 seasons in the NHL with some great players," Grier said in a statement. "The memories and friendships that I have built during my time in the league will last...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Mike Grier Retires

from the NHLPA, Mike Grier, a hard-working and dependable winger who played his career with the Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals, Buffalo Sabres and San Jose Sharks, announced his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL) following a career that spanned 14 seasons. Grier, 36, appeared in a total of 1,060 regular season NHL games, recording 162 goals and 221 assists...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Sabres lack identity

You remember Mike Grier? Good dude. Played hard every night. Very easy to figure out what he brought to the table; Leadership, grit and checking. He had a identity because he played hard every night and it was easy to figure out what he was doing right. I have no clue what the Sabres identity is today and frankly, I don't even think they do. In watching the last couple of...
Via Buffalo Wins
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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