Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 10/19/14
The injury-depleted Detroit Red Wings have slipped to fourth place in the Western Conference thanks to dropping three of their past four games, and coming off a 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators on Saturday night, the Wings doubly re-set their body clocks—losing one hour when first returning from Nashville’s Central Time Zone, losing another thanks to “spring forward,” and three more via a Sunday evening flight to Los Angeles which deposited the team in California—for a three-game road swing which starts with a rematch against last Friday’s opponent in the revenge-minded Los Angeles Kings—at what would be the equivalent of 12:27 AM EST. When the Wings’ players gather on the ice at the Kings’ practice facility later today, probably after Red Wings GM Ken Holland, who will spend Monday morning at the GM’s meetings, is on the golf course in Palm Beach, Gustav Nyquist will rejoin a cast of characters who haven’t even tried to skate since Friday in Todd Bertuzzi (groin), Pavel Datsyu...
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