The Afternoon Shift – Oct. 21

Darren McCarty

It’s become a minor trend recently for longtime NHL tough guys to play for the Griffins before landing TV gigs. In September, CBC hired Brad May as its AHL analyst, less than six months after he wore a Griffins sweater and just a couple months after he and Aaron Downey made a joint appearance on TSN’s Off the Record. (We can’t manage to locate video of that episode anywhere, but enjoy this previous OTR clip with Downey.)

Darren McCarty, who might be remembered by Griffins fans as fondly for the hat trick he scored in his Van Andel Arena debut in 2008 as for his four Stanley Cups with Detroit, joined Versus as an NHL analyst last November. He recently made his NHL predictions, and you’ll never guess whom he picked to win the Western Conference. Or, for that matter, Lord Stanley’s Cup. 

Today’s Griffins links:

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Alumni news and notes:

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