Red Wings Cancel Prospects Tournament Due To Labor Uncertainty
The first effects of NHL labor uncertainty were felt yesterday when the Red Wings cancelled the annual prospects tournament scheduled to be held in Traverse City, Mich. Eight NHL clubs were scheduled to participate in the tournament in early September: the Red Wings, Sabres, Hurricanes, Blue Jackets, Stars, Wild, Rangers and Blues. Red Wings GM Ken Holland said the tournament was cancelled "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." Holland said all eight teams were committed to having the tournament in Sept. '13.