MLive’s Steve Kaminski filed an article discussing five things that are integral to the Grand Rapids Griffins’ 2020-2021 season, and flexibility may be the most important issue:
The nature of the AHL is a fluid one, but even more so this season since a positive coronavirus test results can change everything. Griffins coach Ben Simon said the players have to be even more ready
“It’s always an ever-evolving puzzle I think in trying to find the right guys in chemistry like that,” Simon said during a Monday Zoom call. “But I think the reality of it is in the American League the roster can change with one phone call. We try not to get set in our ways too much or our hopes too high to lock anything down. Today we did power plays and penalty kills, and we used everyone on the PKs and everyone on the PPs because if there is a phone call that comes and guys are called up, guys have to know what they are doing and what their responsibilities are and just the identity we want to play with.
“We got some ideas what we want, but again, we have to be a little more realistic with the crazy world that we live in right now.”