“Anything in life can be a grind if you let it, if you’re soft between the ears. You get to play in the NHL and you get to play every day, I don’t know how bad that can be. I don’t know where the grind is.
“Let’s just get ready to go. We got Toronto in our building (on Tuesday) and we need something positive. I think it’s real important as a group, you got to stay together and each guy’s got to bring his personal best each and every night.”
—Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, to MLive.com.