This is Mike Grier. When he played for the Oilers, Grier was a very effective 3rd line winger who often played on a line with Todd Marchant and Ethann Moreau. Grier could score 20 goals one season, 9 the next, penalty kill and was never involved in a no-hitter.
I liked him fine.
Tonight, Grier’s San Jose Sharks return home after a bumpy east coast road trip. They may be suffering from jet-lag or they may be looking for someone to Econoline Crush.
One of the positives for Edmonton these days is that Hemsky is doing his Guy Lafleur act and creating about 1,000 scoring chances a night. One of the negatives is that they’re playing Dwayne Roloson into the ground and at this point the Garon trade looks like one of David Staples’ errors.
Not a must win tonight, but if they do get a W and then can win against Dallas…….