Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/02/05 at 01:55 PM ET
Mike Babcock was gliding on the ice with the Detroit Red Wings during a morning skate, usually a time for players to get in a light workout before a game. But the new coach didn't like their pace, and he let them know it. "Let's go!" Babcock shouted. Instantly, the players started skating faster because they understand the days of coasting and relying on their resumes are over. "I thought our first morning skate failed to prepare us, because we were lollygagging that night," Babcock explained. "These guys are used to doing it a certain way, but why would we practise going slow?
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