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Detroit Cancels Prospect Tournament

Paul for George who shall return within minutes… like 20 or so….

from Bill Roose of the Wings website,

With the uncertainty of a player lockout looming in 30 days, the Red Wings have decided to cancel next month’s NHL prospects tournament, which has annually been held in Traverse City since 1998.

Out of respect for the northern Michigan community and the eight teams and their prospects, Wings general manager Ken Holland indicated that cancelling the four-day event now is in the best interest for everyone. The tournament was to begin on Sept. 15, the same day that the current collective bargaining agreement expires.

“Due to the uncertainty surrounding the collective bargaining agreement and the advance commitments required from the various parties including hotels, airlines, teams, players and their families, we have determined that it is in everyone’s best interest to cancel this year’s tournament,” Holland said in a prepared statement.

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