Nylander to Grand Rapids - What They're Saying

Taking a quick swing 'round the hockeysphere to see how the Michael Nylander grand return to Grand Rapids is playing. Please feel free to add additional links and thoughts in the comments:

Official Announcements:


Griffin NHL Transactions HL Transactions

Reporting and Analysis:

Caps Insider (1)

Caps Insider (2) 

Washington Post


 In the Room

 Washington Times

Loose Pucks


Grand Rapids Press: Hello, Peoria!


Japers' Rink gets its woad on.


Babcock's Death Stare applauds, mostly, though he's concerned about how this might impact ice time and oxygen for Wings' prospects, and looks back to Nyls' first game as a Griff.


Russian Machine Never Breaks gets out the whiteboard to break down the plays - and the playas.


On Frozen Blog will nearly certainly have more, later.


Grand Rapids Snapshots notes:

While some Red Wings fans would like to see the Wings make a play for Nylander, his $4.875 million salary cap hit for this season and next season would make doing so absolutely ravage the Wings when Valtteri Filppula, Niklas Kronwall, Dan Cleary, Jason Williams, and Johan Franzen return, and there's no way that Nylander would have agreed to go to Grand Rapids if the Wings planned on playing him until their injured players return and then demoting him.  Not gonna happen.

 On the Wings has a question.

Hendricks Hockey looks at all that lovely new cap room and has a suggestion for a personnel move.

Finding the cloud in the silver lining.

Spector's Hockey speculates.

Ed Frankovic has made GMGM a list.  Which boxes get checked off?

Fine-tuning the guest list for the post-loan party. Or is that the entertainment?

 Steve Kindle had the goods, early.


What's the opposite of "A day that will live in infamy?"   This.

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