Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/27/11 at 07:55 AM ET
from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News,
Mike Grier was still sitting by himself in the far corner of the quiet visitors’ dressing room in Wells Fargo Center about 20 minutes after the season ended, in full equipment with his head buried in his hands. He was in tears while thinking about the game, the year to remember, his future.
You don’t come across many people like Grier. He’s a veteran leader and consummate professional, the kind of player you want on any team in any sport. It might take a few days, it might take longer, but the agony he suffered after the Sabres’ 5-2 loss to the Flyers in Game Seven eventually will subside.
On Tuesday, he was practically inconsolable.
“You know, the guys battled hard all year,” said Grier, his voice cracking. “I gotta block that shot on the first goal. I tried to catch it. It went off my glove and went in. It gave them some momentum. It’s just disappointing. I don’t know how much longer I have to play.”
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