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When Ford Field freezes over

NHL ice guru Dan Craig cools down college hockey's biggest stage

Updated: April 8, 2010, 10:07 AM ET
By David Albright | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- Dan Craig walked out of Ford Field on Tuesday night and knew trouble was brewing.

The NHL's facilities operations manager, in charge of the ice surface for this weekend's Frozen Four being played in this cavernous NFL stadium, could feel a change in the weather -- and one that wasn't for the better.

The normal temperature here in early April is 53 degrees. Thanks to an unwelcome warm front that arrived in town overnight, the thermometer reached 67 ...

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