Found April 14, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
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After the Detroit Red Wings’ 3-2 victory on Friday night, the Wings returned to Detroit, but will have to cross their fingers that Al Sobotka can work some miracles on Joe Louis Arena’s ice as Nickelback will be occupying the Joe, and tomorrow the forecast calls for nearly 80-degree temperatures and thunderstorms, yielding a less than “sunny” outlook for the Joe’s almost always excellent ice surface—though I have little doubt in Sobotka’s ability to far surpass the soup the Wings were playing on in Nashville—as the Wings and Predators renew acquaintances via a bizarre noon start (WDIV will begin their pre-game show at 11:30 AM tomorrow). With the Joe unavailable, the Red Wings practiced at City Sports Arena, and the Predators remained in Nashville, with the Wings’ and Predators’ beat writers and the national press corps spending this morning and early afternoon skipping practice to fly to Detroit (amidst some “heavy weather” dotting their flight paths) and set up shop in the Motor Cit
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