Found January 15, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
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Fox Sports Detroit's Dana Wakiji wrote an excellent article discussing the state of the Red Wings' defense, speaking to Wings coach Mike Babcock, new captain Henrik Zetterberg, youngsters Brendan Smith and Jakub Kindl, would-be top pair defenseman Jonathan Ericsson and alternate captain Niklas Kronwall about the state of the team's somewhat thin defensive corps. She found that Kronwall is taking something of a stand regarding those who suggest that the Wings' Lidstrom and Stuart-less blueline will serve as its Achilles' heel: "I think in here we truly believe that we have the right pieces, and hopefully, that's something we'll show you here in the next few games," Kronwall said. Babcock has never been one to focus on what the Wings don't have. He's thinking there's an opportunity available for anyone who wants to take it. "Nick played 23-4-5 minutes and Stuie played 23-4-5 minutes, so there's a ton of ice time...
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