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The Left Wing Lock's Sarah Lindenau has just released the schedule for the Red Wings' main training camp, which begins its on-ice portion of activities on September 12th at Traverse City's Centre Ice Arena, and will conclude on September 17th. Lindenau already released the prospect tournament schedule, and she penned a spectacular article regarding prospects to watch at said tournament (which begins on September 5th):
Anyway, here's the training camp schedule, per Lindenau:
Updated 4x with a prospect tourney invite at 3:52 PM: Amongst today's Red Wings-related news stories:
The Wings are slowly but surely heading back to the Joe...
And I don't want to make a stand-alone entry out of this, but it is big news as the Wings have replaced Amway with a different "Official Partner" sponsor in Flagstar Bank:
As the Left Wing Lock's Sarah Lindenau has noted, the Red Wings' annual prospect tournament has produced many NHL'ers--over 400 of 'em, and it will serve as something of a proving ground for the latest group of "can't-miss" prospects this fall. Yesterday, the ECHL announced that the prospect tournament will serve as a showcase of sorts for its referees, too:
The ECHL announced on Tuesday that 14 ECHL on-ice officials, along with Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Ernst and Supervisor Mike Pearce, will work the 2013 NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich. from Sept. 5-9.
Debuting in 1988 with four teams, the NHL Prospects Tournament has expanded to now include eight clubs – Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues. Teams are divided into two divisions for a three-day round robin tournament, then ranked by their win-loss records for final placement in seventh, fifth, third and Championship games on the final day.
Okay, as those of you who've been anywhere near a computer over the past five days are probably "Olympic'ed out," here is an incredibly brief summary of the coverage of Red Wings-related stories from "out of town" sources over the past four days:
The Detroit Red Wings' players and management engaged in charity outings and took part in Olympic orientation camps. Here's a summary of the stories posited over the past three-and-change days on a source-by-source basis, save the charitable stuff (and a note that today and tomorrow, Grand Rapids Griffins assistant equipment manager Andrew "Steggy" Steghuis and Jeff Blashill are having their Days with the Calder Cup in Grand Rapids):
- The Joe Kocur Foundation held a tripleheader of charity softball games on Saturday afternoon, and a good time was had by all. Kocur talked with the Free Press's George Sipple about the possibility of a "Grind Line Reunion" during this fall and winter's Wings Alumni Association games, as well as the passing of Shawn Burr:
First Howard and DeKeyser is below...
At the Canadian Olympic Orientation Camp a few minutes ago...
My internet connection's going downhiill fast, so I just wanted to say one thing: thank you for your comments, emails, Tweets and Facebook messages. I'm gonna take tonight off and possibly Sunday and/or Monday, and then I'll get back at 'er.
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