Red Wings hope for 'different opportunities' to stay sharp during long layoff

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Red Wings hope for 'different opportunities' to stay sharp during long layoff
Red Wings hope for 'different opportunities' to stay sharp during long layoff

Detroit – The Red Wings saw their regular season come to an official end last week. At least now they know they can begin preparing for next season. But when will that season begin? And how are Wings players going to stay in hockey shape, with no games for a long time? NHL commissioner Gary Bettman acknowledged last week the 2020-21 regular season might not begin until December or January, which would mean an approximately nine-month span between meaningful hockey games for the Wings and six other teams who aren't part of this summer's 24-team playoff format. It's necessary, and the Wings understand the unique circumstances, but it's less than ideal. “I've had some discussions with some of the

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