Found April 19, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
The Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators held dueling practices at their respective rinks (albeit with the Predators using their practice facility and the Wings, who face an incredibly steep uphill climb in attempting to force Game 6 and a delay in the commencement of our annuall Nicklas Lidstrom watch), at the same time, on Thursday, and MLive’s Ansar Khan reports that the Wings only made one change to their practice lineup: Wings on ice for practice. Brendan Smith has joined team for practice rather than skate with Black Aces. ... Wings on ice for practice. Brendan Smith has joined team for practice rather than skate with Black Aces.Continue reading "Red Wings-Predators practice day report in progres: Wings need more shoot, Preds’ Gill improving"

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