Three Things: Griffins coach Todd Nelson on “Big Drew & Jim”; on Coreau’s NHL and AHL “numbers”; Cleary hockey school coming to Cranbrook in August

Of brief but hopefully useful Red Wings and Grand Rapids Griffins-related note:

1. Grand Rapids Griffins coach Todd Nelson appeared on ESPN 96.1 FM’s “Big Drew and Jim” show on Wednesday afternoon, and ESPN 96.1 FM posted episode without separately posting Nelson’s interview, so: Nelson appears at the 41:48 mark of the following clip, and he speaks for 8 minutes:

Listen to “BDJ: 5-2-18 FULL SHOW (Chris Frey, Jim Harbaugh, Todd Nelson Eric Reid)” on Spreaker.

2.’s Dana Wakiji’s first “By the Numbers” review of Red Wings players or prospects’ 2017-18 season examines the NHL and AHL stats of goaltender Jared Coreau, who may or may not return to the organization:

2 — Coreau earned two AHL honors this season, the first as the league’s Goaltender of the Week for the period ending Feb. 18 and the second as the league’s Goaltender of the Month for February after allowing just nine goals on 185 shots while going unbeaten in six appearances. He was 4-0-2 with a 1.46 goals-against average and .951 save percentage in February. Coreau also won AHL Goaltender of the Month in Dec. 2015.

85 — With 38 this season, Coreau now has 85 regular-season wins, putting him in fourth place on Grand Rapids’ all-time goaltending list. Tom McCollum moved into first this season with 123 victories; Joey MacDonald is second with 109; Jimmy Howard is third with 93.

Wakiji continues

3. And the Red Wings posted this on Twitter:



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