Originally written February 10, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
The Detroit Red Wings proved that they can still out-skill as well as out-will teams in their 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, but today's game against Los Angeles (12:30 PM EST, NBC/TSN/97.1 FM, and the Wings are collecting smoke detectors for charity), but the Red Wings know they're in for a challenge and a half as they wrap up a slate of 4 games played over the course of 6 nights and afternoons--and 3 in 4 "days"--against the ornery Kings. They spoke very bluntly about the team's status as one whose forward momentum and identity-building progression are provisional upon today's outcome while speaking to the Macomb Daily's Chuck Pleiness: "It feels like we’re a work in progress and we gotta continue to get better,” said Wings coach Mike Babcock, whose squad last followed up a win over the Blues with a loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. “I thought we played a good game last game, came back and followed it up. Now we gotta ...
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