'He doesn't fight and he doesn't threaten. In his first two years, opponents frequently challenged his courage, but then it tailed off. Mike Grier doesn't drop the gloves and no one asks him to. He goes about his business of hard checking, tough fore checking, intelligent back checking and digging out pucks for the skilled scorers on his line, Chris Drury and Derek Roy.'
The Sabres Report - May 31, 2006