Amid another disappointing stretch, Detroit Red Wings lack leadership. No captain to steer the ship, no player deserving. The Detroit Red Wings are amid another rough patch in a season littered with them.
What’s The Grind Line? Apart from the once-famous line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, and either Joe Kocur or Darren McCarty, The Grind Line is also The Hockey Writers’ weekly column about the Detroit Red Wings.
Ross Dettman/Wolves GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS 5 at Chicago Wolves 2 ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Grand Rapids Griffins snapped a three-game losing streak to the Chicago Wolves and took sole ownership of third place in the Central Division with a 5-2 victory at Allstate Arena on Saturday night.
Although there won’t likely be any suitors, Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman should try and trade Darren Helm amid hot streak. If I were a betting man (which I am), I’d bet Darren Helm remains a Detroit Red Wings past the Feb.
Sam Iannamico/Griffins Cleveland Monsters 2 at GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS 4 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Turner Elson smacked a backhand under the glove of Veini Vehvilainen with 1:23 remaining on Friday and Joe Veleno added an empty-netter to push the Grand Rapids Griffins past the Cleveland Monsters by a 4-2 count at Van Andel Arena.