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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Babcock on Grigorenko

Igor Grigorenko was in the Red Wings' all-NHL lineup, Tuesday, taking Dan Cleary's spot on the left side of the third line. Grigs logged 11:35 in ice time, had one shot on goal and was an even plus-minus. Here's coach Mike Babcock's post-game take on the Russian ...
"You come here and you find out what the tempo's like and you find out what fitness is. You're behind and you're trying to catch up. He's done a real good job. He's gotten better and better and better. He's really good with the puck. He sees the ice. He knows hockey. It's just the pace that kills him.
"I know he wants to be here and we sure like the skill level he has. Can he get a pace and a tempo to his game so that he can help us? Time will tell."


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