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The Daily: Hanas Finds Net for Griffins; Bruins’ Surprise Signing Draws Ire



Cross Hanas, Red Wings prospect
Cross Hanas has five goals in his first 10 games for the Grand Rapids Griffins

Defenseman Simon Edvinsson’s play in Grand Rapids receives plenty of scrutiny from the Detroit Red Wings and their fans. Likewise, Jonatan Berggren’s strong start makes fans wonder when he will be called up. But left wing prospect Cross Hanas deserves as much attention as both of those prospects.

In his first professional season, Hans has put up five goals and two assists for seven points in his first 10 games for the Grand Rapids Griffins.

The Texas native scored the Griffins in their 4-1 road loss to Rockford IceHogs Saturday. The Griffins have a video of the goal on their website:

The 2020 second-round pick (No. 55) has 18 shots on goal over those 10 games. Hanas managed 86 points in 63 games for the Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks last season.

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Hockey Now Network

Boston: Commissioner Gary Bettman criticized the Bruins for their controversial decision to sign Mitchell Miller. Boston Bruins. 

Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now wrote that the Bruins lost the respect of some fans and the NHL for signing Miller. The Arizona Coyotes gave up their draft rights to him after learning he severely bullied a classmate in high school. Bruins players, including captain Patrice Bergeron, didn’t appreciate the signing either.

New York: Stefen Rosner writes that the Islanders’ ineffective power play is holding them back. New York Islanders.

Pittsburgh: How can veteran defenseman Kris Letang not be worried after the Penguins lost to the Seattle Kraken for the second time in a week?  Pittsburgh Penguins

Vegas: Owen Krepps of Vegas Hockey Now has the details of the Golden Knights’ seventh consecutive win. Vegas Golden Knights

Washington:  Capitals offer “no excuses” after losing their fourth consecutive game. Washington Capitals.