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Developing The Prospects In Grand Rapids

09/30/2019 at 2:28pm EDT

from Peter J. Wallner of Mlive,

It’s hard to predict where the Grand Rapids Griffins will finish this season, but with so former No. 1 picks, it’s easy to know the interest level.

That would be high, as in the Griffins might be more interesting than the Detroit Red Wings this season.

The AHL team, which opened practice Monday ahead of Saturday's opener in Chicago, will be home to the highest-profile young players in the organization with a roster that includes five No. 1 picks....

“No question, it’s a huge responsibility and one that we don’t take lightly,” Griffins coach Ben Simon said. “We are going to be measured a lot with how we develop these young kids. That doesn’t change anything. The expectation is going to be on them to have the ownership to take charge of their careers.”

It will make for an interesting mix as each look to develop and impress in different ways.


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