Detroit Red Wings: A Handful of Griffins a Phone Call Away

CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 02: Grand Rapids Griffins left wing Matt Puempel (73) is congratulated by Grand Rapids Griffins left wing Matt Lorito (28), Grand Rapids Griffins defenceman Filip Hronek (13), Grand Rapids Griffins center Ben Street (10), and Grand Rapids Griffins left wing Eric Tangradi (26) after scoring a goal during the first period of the American Hockey League game between the Grand Rapids Griffins and Cleveland Monsters on February 2, 2018, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 02: Grand Rapids Griffins left wing Matt Puempel (73) is congratulated by Grand Rapids Griffins left wing Matt Lorito (28), Grand Rapids Griffins defenceman Filip Hronek (13), Grand Rapids Griffins center Ben Street (10), and Grand Rapids Griffins left wing Eric Tangradi (26) after scoring a goal during the first period of the American Hockey League game between the Grand Rapids Griffins and Cleveland Monsters on February 2, 2018, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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The Detroit Red Wings brought in veteran forward Chris Terry to play in Grand Rapids to start the season.

It seems Terry was brought in to replace Eric Tangradi who has moved on, becoming a member of the New Jersey Devils system.

Terry, a 5th round pick back in 2007 is 29 years old. Terry spent last season playing for the Laval Rocket, the minor league affiliate of the Montreal Canadians.  Terry posted nice numbers scoring 32 goals and adding 39 helpers.  An alarming number last season was being minus 33.  That is something that drastically needs to be improved.

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Chris Terry has spent the majority of his NHL time playing for the Carolina Hurricanes.  Terry played in 138 games notching 20 goals with the Canes.  Terry has 22 NHL goals but has never had a plus rating.

I expect Terry to play in Grand Rapids as a top 6 forward and serve as a leader to the young members of the Detroit Red Wings franchise.

Terry is a cheap depth winger for the franchise.  Terry will make $400,000 in Grand Rapids.  If his services are needed in Detroit the cap hit is $675,000.

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Terry can be a reliable fourth line winger.  He is used to playing around 10-11 minutes a night as an NHL player.  His experience will limit mistakes, and he is a low-risk player that will most likely not be needed in Detroit.  If a tonne of injuries happens to occur, Detroit knows what they have in Chris Terry.