Amongst this afternoon's Red Wings-related news:
If you missed it, Valtteri Filppula signed a lockout contract with Jokerit Helsinki of the Finnish SM-Liiga;
And in case you haven't already figured it out, the NHL's cancelation of preseason games yielded an indefinite "delay" in the holding of training camps, and the Free Presss (no author cited) reports that the losses in terms of revenues from both the Red Wings' 8-team prospect tournament and their main camp have yielded immediate consequences for Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, MI:
We’ll get through it,” Centre Ice executive director Terry Marchand said. “It’s going to be a tough year for us, but we’re got a lot of great support within our different organizations and the community.”
Marchand said the rink has raised ice time rates by $10 an hour to help compensate for some for the lost business. Rates are $230 an hour, or $140 an hour for times Monday through Friday before 3 p.m.