DRW Grind Line @ DC Sports

The Grind Line was one of the most famous lines in Detroit Red Wings history.

It was a forward line that coach Scotty Bowman put together in the late 1990’s/

Originally, the Grind Line in Detroit consisted of three players, Kris Draper, Joe Kocur, and Kirk Maltby, during the Red Wings heyday in the late-1990s. Draper played the center position and was known for his speed and ability to win face-offs. Maltby played left wing and served as a checking forward and agitator in the Wings’ left wing lock defensive scheme. Kocur played right wing and served as a physical presence and team enforcer.

During the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals, the line was effective against the Philadelphia Flyers famous “Legion of Doom” line.

After the 1998 season, Darren McCarty replaced Joe Kocur as the third linemate. The line was effective at “grinding” and wearing against the opposition’s top scoring line by providing an enforcing presence, helping the team win four Stanley Cups.

Detroit Red Wings ‘Grind Line’

What:          Detroit Red Wings Grind Line (Darren McCarty, Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby)

When:         Saturday, June 11, 2022

Where:        DC Sports store, it’s on the lower level by JC Penny @ Lakeside Mall (14000 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, MI)

Time:          1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tickets:       Call (586) 566-8331 to reserve your ticket

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Detroit Red Wings ‘Grind Line’

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