Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/05/10 at 09:35 AM ET
from Mike Heiika of the Dallas Morning News,
He confirmed he will be in Detroit for a press conference on Friday to sign with the Red Wings.
I asked him why he didn’t need to skate to see if he really wanted to play again.
“We had scheduled this trip and it kind of fell in the middle of all of that, and they have been nice enough to wait for me, so I just knew I wanted to play and I knew we needed to get this done. They have some contracts that they need to take care of, and this just felt right and makes sense to me.”
Did you give any thought to playing in Minnesota or San Jose or any other place really?
“I did, but Detroit pushed very hard from the start. They want me there, they think I can help, and they’re very open about it. That was neat. It’s such a good organization and they really, really believe they’re going to have a great team this year. They said the injuries were ridiculous last year, and they’re ready to bounce back from that. I really think they’re a team where you can think about winning it all.”
To have a guy like Mike Babcock show so much confidence in you has to be a pretty good feeling.
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