Henrik Zetterberg would like to see Little Caesars Arena take on a challenge that other multi-sport arenas have yet to pass. The ice at the Wings’ new $863-million home has gotten lukewarm reviews so far, from the first time the Wings tried it in late September through now, a span of five home games. “Halfway through the periods, if the puck starts bouncing, you just have to take more care of it,” Gustav Nyquist said. “Make sure you are maybe not trying to make that extra play because it might roll on you instead of making a safer play.” After Friday’s game against the Washington Capitals,Tomas Tatar said the ice “is really soft. When you try to make a move there is a lot of snow.” The Wings enjoyed good ice at their former home, Joe Louis Arena, but then again, that building wasn’t also home to an NBA team, as LCA is. Players say the ice has improved from the first exhibition game, and Zetterberg urged patience.
Red Wings sound off on ice conditions at Little Caesars Arena
Detroit Free Press | Oct 24