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Wings Welcome Warm Weather

The Wings will be spending a few days in Arizona before heading to play San Jose on Thursday, LA on Saturday and Anaheim on Sunday...

Brendan Savage of Mlive writes the Wings are looking forward to a little warmth,

"It's nice. It's really nice," goaltender Jimmy Howard said before making 44 saves in the victory over Dallas, Detroit's 13th road win in 20 games away from Joe Louis Arena this season.

"I know all of us couldn't wait to get on the plane. Even though it's not in the 70's or 80's down here, it was nice to land and see green grass.  It's about 60 degrees warmer than back there."

Not only was Michigan dealing with sub-zero temperatures when the Red Wings boarded their plane, the Red Wings were also coming off Wednesday's Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium.

The temperature at game time in the Winter Classic was 13 degrees and it snowed from the opening faceoff until the end of the shootout.

So that makes the Red Wings appreciate the warm weather even more.

"It's unbelievable," said defenseman Brendan Smith. "It's really nice. To get away from that freezing cold and get a little Vitamin D is going to be really nice for us, especially after the outdoor game. It's nice to get away from everything.

"It's kind of the start of a new season now."

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As an Arizonan who can’t handle the cold (I just finished mountain biking with a sweatshirt on for almost 2 hours), I find it amusing to read things like this. Hope they find it comfortable and not too warm, after the weather at the Winter Classic.

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 01/05/14 at 01:55 PM ET

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