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Tensions boil over at Red Wings practice, leading to an altercation; Patrick Kane addressed the issue publicly

Published March 14, 2024 at 12:56
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There has been a lot going on with the Detroit Red Wings lately. Not only have the Wings dropped out of their Wild Card position while owning a six-game losing streak, but to make matters worse, a scrum broke out during their practice on Wednesday with two teammates having to be separated from one another.

A lot of fans are reacting to the video of the Red Wings practice scrum and it brings forth speculation on this being part of the reason the Red Wings season is spiraling out of control. The stretch towards the end of the season is when playoff teams tighten up and solidify their spot for the post season but Detroit has done anything but that as of late.

Regardless of what fans think, the players know best about what's going on behind the scenes and several Red Wings players are finding that it's nothing to worry about and that it's needed right now to fire up this squad.

22-year-old defenseman Moritz Seider spoke about competition in practice and why it's important:


"It's healthy competition, it's good competition. We want to get better and it's the only way to get better." - Seider on the altercation between his teammates at practice

Three time Stanley Cup Champion, Patrick Kane had this to say on the situation:

"I don't think it's a bad thing either. I think I'd be worried if we were walking around here all smiles, all happy and everything's okay." - Patrick Kane on the bigger picture as the Red Wings try and keep pace with the Lightning and Islanders


With 17 games remaining for the Detroit Red Wings, it's now all hands on deck to try and end their six-game losing skid, because they'll have to stop the bleeding if they want to have any chance at leapfrogging the Islanders or Lightning to secure a post-season berth.
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